Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 4:35 PM EDT Sep 6, 2018 Washington — Experts and lawmakers told a U.S. House panel Thursday that federal regulators should act to set a national, enforceable standard to deal with drinking-water contamination by potentially harmful class of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. The current health … [Read more...] about EPA urged to set enforceable standard for PFAS in drinking water
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DETROIT — Drinking water is being shut off at all Detroit public schools because the water in 16 of them was found to have high levels of lead or copper. Officials believe old fixtures, not the water source, may be to blame. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said Wednesday that he's turning off water at all schools "out of an abundance of caution" while more tests … [Read more...] about Detroit schools shut off drinking water due to high levels of lead, copper
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 8:13 am PDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Flickr / HereStanding A class of industrially produced chemicals called PFAS are found in many products, including cosmetics, fire-retardant foams, and food packaging. Almost everyone in the industrialized world has some of these so-called "forever chemicals" in their blood. But … [Read more...] about Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates. Here’s what to know about PFAS.
A reporter was grabbed and shoved by a security guard at the EPA headquarters in Washington on Tuesday while trying to attend a meeting on water contaminants. Reporters from multiple organizations were barred from attending.The meeting took place after recently discovered emails from the agency showed that the White House and the EPA hoped to block a federal study on a … [Read more...] about Reporter shoved, barred from EPA meeting on water contaminants
Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press Updated 6:32 am, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this May 16, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, … [Read more...] about Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a ‘national priority’