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Amid wastewater overflow threat, Florida officials urge residents to heed evacuation orders

April 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Amid wastewater overflow threat, Florida officials urge residents to heed evacuation orders

Florida officials are urging residents in the surrounding areas of a wastewater storage pond to heed evacuation orders ahead of a potential overflow of polluted water. On Friday, the Manatee County Public Safety Department warned [...]

A Recent Survey Casts New Light On America’s Racial Divide In Clean Tap Water Access

March 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on A Recent Survey Casts New Light On America’s Racial Divide In Clean Tap Water Access

Analysis of the 44 million Americans being served by water systems with recent health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violations, reveals overwhelming evidence of a clear racial divide in the provision of clean tap water in the United States. Not [...]

EPA takes action to address PFAS in drinking water

February 25th, 2021|Comments Off on EPA takes action to address PFAS in drinking water

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two actions to protect public health by addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, highlighting the agency’s commitment to address these long-lasting “forever chemicals” that [...]

New Jersey Increases PFAS Regulations to Help Make Drinking Water Safer

June 4th, 2020|Comments Off on New Jersey Increases PFAS Regulations to Help Make Drinking Water Safer

On Monday, June 1st, New Jersey became one of the few states in the US to regulate two specific types of PFAS—Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoroalkyl sulfonic acid (PFOS) —that are known to be cancer-causing [...]