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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.

Capital Flight? Indonesia Leader Suggests Moving Government Out of Sinking Jakarta

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Unsustainable groundwater use is one factor that could prompt a political and urban restructuring in Indonesia.

Nitrate Pollution Rising In Private Wells in Iowa

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Report highlights lack of water quality data for household wells.

Is U.S. Groundwater Quality Getting Better or Worse? It’s Hard to Say

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Too little data so far for main national monitoring network.

New Estimate Finds Less Fresh Groundwater in U.S. Than Previously Assumed

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A new study demonstrates that fresh groundwater, in eastern states as well as those west of the Mississippi, is shallower than previously thought and thus less abundant.

PFAS: What You Need To Know

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Chemical contaminants called PFAS, toxic to humans at minuscule doses, are the tip of the spear for threats to groundwater in Michigan and nationally.

After Hurricanes, Pollution Hazards for Private Water Wells in the Southeast

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Floodwaters from Florence and Michael introduce bacteria and contaminants into wells.

Infographic: Household Wells in the United States

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Thirteen percent of Americans, some 42 million people, use a household well for their water supply.

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.

Thirsty Cities Drill for Water

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When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.

Toxic Water, Toxic Crops: India’s Public Health Time Bomb

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Raw sewage and industrial wastewater contaminated with metals and chemicals irrigate much of the India's food.

More Evidence of Nitrate Cancer Risk in Drinking Water

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Case builds of health damage from a common pollutant.