Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: drinking water

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.

Trump’s EPA rolls back regulation of chemical linked to brain damage...

“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”

Sanders introduces bill aimed to combat corporate polluters and clean up...

“It is not a radical idea to demand that when people in the world’s richest country turn on their taps, the water they drink is free of toxic chemicals.”

Shell to pay up for contaminating groundwater in California

"Thankfully for this verdict, we can ensure that our residents have a safe, reliable source of drinking water, and not have to face the same issues that far too many of our fellow valley residents have to face.”

Trump EPA sets tap water limit for rocket fuel chemical 3X...

"Instead of taking action to lower the levels of this rocket fuel chemical in drinking water, the administration’s plan will endanger the health of future generations of kids.”

EPA weakens guidelines for clean-up of toxic groundwater pollution by military...

"We urgently need action to protect clean water not more deregulation."

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New study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in rainwater

Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.