Chemical contaminants called PFAS, toxic to humans at minuscule doses, are the tip of the spear for threats to groundwater in Michigan and nationally.
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Carl Ganter: Welcome to H2O Catalyst and What’s In My Water? That’s our question today. And fast emerging chemical contaminates called P-F-A-S, or PFAS, are the tip of the spear for threats to groundwater in Michigan and nationally. Nitrates, industrial chemicals and pathogens have been swept underground for decades. What else is in the groundwater […]
Courts grapple with pollution cases that pit the law against nature.
The Rundown Draft lead rule is now expected in January. The Justice Department settles a closely watched Clean Water Act lawsuit against a California farmer. Trump infrastructure executive order turns its back to the rising oceans, while the EPA will review an Obama-era water pollution standard for fossil fuel power plants. Thanks to a wet […]
The Rundown Rover Pipeline LLC agreed not to use diesel in its drilling fluid, but that’s what Ohio regulators found. House members push back against Trump’s proposed EPA budget cuts. A Senate committee forwards a Yakima River watershed bill to the Senate. The potential range for Lake Erie’s annual summer algal bloom narrows. The USGS […]
The Rundown The EPA will delay and review a rule designed to reduce power plant discharges of toxic metals into rivers and lakes. The EPA begins a science review to model how consuming lead in drinking water increases blood lead levels in children. Hydropower generation increased in 2016 because of more favorable water supply conditions […]
The Global Rundown Leaders participating in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico urged countries to reduce water risks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to postpone compliance with a rule meant to limit water pollution from power plants. An oil spill from wells damaged during protests in Colombia could contaminate […]
The Global Rundown The environmental effects of global agricultural development, expanding cities, and growing industries are still increasing, but at a slower pace than population and economic growth, according to a new study. Conflicts and instability in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged water, sanitation, and health systems, contributing to a decline in […]
Report identifies worst offenders by discharges of arsenic, lead, and mercury.
The Rundown The Energy Department identifies a path for more U.S. hydropower. The White House issues a cyberattack response plan. The EPA issues water quality recommendations to protect fish from copper and selenium, while the EPA’s internal watchdog delays an investigation into the Gold King mine spill. Federal agencies make “little progress” on a national […]
The Global Rundown Water utilities in the United Kingdom are owed more than ever before, with outstanding charges reaching more than $US 3 billion. Mexico’s state oil company announced plans to jointly invest millions in water storage and treatment projects, and a U.S. federal judge ordered a part-owner of the oil well involved in the […]