Plumbing Experts Question California’s Post-Fire Water Testing Guidance

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Government agencies still defining their roles in post-fire water…
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Pesticides, Antibiotics, Heavy Metals Tarnish Europe’s Waterways

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New chemicals and medicines are being developed, then leaching into waterways, faster than researchers can study them.

With Heavy Spring Rains, Lake Erie Algal Bloom Forecast Gets Worse and Worse

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The latest Lake Erie forecast projects a large buildup of harmful cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, this summer.

Michigan leads nation in PFAS. It will lead cleanups, too, U.S. reps say

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A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing.

‘It’s Raining Plastic’: Researchers Find Microscopic Fibers in Colorado Rain Samples

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“We’re seeing plastics virtually everywhere we look,” U.S. Geological Survey researcher says.

‘Alarming’ Increase in U.S. Hepatitis A Cases, CDC Reports

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The resurgence of the viral liver disease hepatitis A is linked to drug use and homelessness.

Nitrate Pollution Rising In Private Wells in Iowa

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Report highlights lack of water quality data for household wells.
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New Zealand Waterways Fouled by Farm Runoff, Tourist Waste

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Pesticides, trash, and heavy metals litter New Zealand’s waterways.

Paradise Officials Unveil $53 Million Plan to Rid Damaged Water Pipes of Contaminants

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Two years and $53 million is the estimated timeline and cost to overcome the extensive contamination of the water system in Paradise.

EPA Says It Will Regulate Two PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

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The EPA’s PFAS action plan includes steps for regulation, monitoring, detection, and cleanup.

Despite Unity of Purpose, Familiar Schisms Appear As California Lawmakers Rekindle Clean Water Funding Debate

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Three options on are the table for helping water utilities deliver clean water.

Cleaner Coal Ash Disposal Gets Bipartisan Support in Virginia

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Virginia’s toxic legacy of storing coal ash in unlined pits near Chesapeake Bay rivers could be put to rest by a bill that now has bipartisan support.