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.
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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.

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.

Michigan PFAS by the numbers: How much is unsafe?

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Confusion runs rampant about PFAS dangers. The federal government and states can’t agree on how much is unsafe for states. Here’s a primer on what’s known so far.

Detroit Schools Shut Off Drinking Water After Finding Elevated Levels of Lead, Copper

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A task force will investigate the contamination and identify solutions.

Recovery Begins in Kerala, Where Historic Flooding Killed Hundreds

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More than 1 million Kerala residents were displaced by the worst flooding in a century.

In Kabul, Residents Chase Receding Groundwater

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The number and depth of wells is constantly increasing in Afghanistan’s capital city.
Bottled Water in Flint, Michigan. Photo by J. Carl Ganter.

What's Up with Water - Speaking of Water - Who Trusts the Tap (Bonus Episode)

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Do I trust my tap water? It turns out that the answer is very different for different groups of people.

Puerto Ricans Still Desperate for Water Weeks after Hurricane Maria

Half of the island's residents have no access to clean drinking…

UN Prepares First Evaluation of Higher Standard for Water and Sanitation

Clean water for all, a sustainable development goal, will be…

EPA Investigates Chemical Contamination of North Carolina River

Nonstick chemical was found downstream of Chemours’ Fayetteville…

No Filter: Treating Drinking Water at the Faucet Is Rarely a Utility’s Contamination Solution

Under-the-sink filters are effective. But regulators impose stringent…