Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: drinking water

EPA announces new drinking water standards to limit ‘forever chemicals’

The new rule will restrict six PFAS chemicals in the water—individually, or in combination with each other or both—requiring public water systems to mitigate if the chemicals are found above allowable levels.

3M to pay $10.3 billion to settle water pollution suit over...

“We have reached the largest drinking water settlement in American history, which will be used to help filter PFAS from drinking water that is served to the public.”

Researchers develop method to permanently destroy toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in water...

“The results we obtain from these real-world field studies will allow us to further optimize the technology and have it ready."

Lack of safe drinking water for city dwellers to double by...

The report found that water scarcity is also becoming more common in rural areas, with water shortages affecting from two to three billion people for at least a month out of each year.

EPA proposes first legal limits for PFAS in drinking water

“This action has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of PFAS-related illnesses and marks a major step toward safeguarding all our communities from these dangerous contaminants.”

EPA likely underestimating amount of toxic forever chemicals in US water:...

"The EPA is doing the bare minimum it can and that's putting people's health at risk," said the policy director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Forever chemicals contaminate water in 20% of private wells, 60% of...

Environmental and public health advocates have long criticized policy makers for failing to regulate these chemicals. 

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than...

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

2.3 million Americans exposed to high levels of strontium in drinking...

High strontium in drinking water is linked to rickets in children, an extremely rare skeletal condition causing soft, sometimes deformed, bones.

Legionnaire’s bacteria found in drinking water at nine reopened schools

Recently, nine schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania found the harmful bacteria in their water.

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Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.

Progressive coalition proposes 10-point agenda to counter fascism in 2024 election

The coalition's 10-point agenda stands as a testament to the progressive movement's resilience and its unwavering commitment to steering the nation away from the precipice of authoritarianism.

Progressive powerhouses demand urgent overhaul of America’s housing policies amidst soaring crisis

The stark reality is that half of America's renters are buckling under the weight of exorbitant monthly payments, a burden that has pushed more citizens into homelessness than ever before.
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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?