Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes.
While 80 percent of wastewater in the world is not treated, even in developed countries treatment facilities are often unable to filter out dangerous bugs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold utilities in several Midwestern states accountable for coal ash waste. The agency announced it will...
"Importantly and for the first time, EPA is committing to limit PFAS in wastewater discharges.”
Since the identification of the disease off Virginia Key in 2014, it has spread to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Maarten and Mexico.
“Currently there is no way to treat, store, and release the billions of gallons of wastewater at the surface.”
"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."
"We don't know how much of an impact this has on human health, or if it has any impact at all, but this means it's entering the food chain."
"We want to get it taken care of as quickly as possible."
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