The DEQ required 25 utilities in the basin, including in Fayetteville, to test for 'forever chemicals' at their sewer treatment plants for three months. One scientist called the results of those tests 'incredibly high.'
In a 10-year period marked by a dramatic increase in newly built and planned petrochemical plants, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has seen its budget slashed by nearly 35 percent and its staff cut by almost 30 percent.
PacifiCorp has chosen to throttle down production at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Plant rather than install expensive clean-coal technology there, and Wyoming regulators are now backing the plan.
An environmental group asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to order the Department of Environmental Protection to complete its review of a petition to set a health limit for a toxic PFAS chemical.
Not quite a year after a mineral processing plant illegally discharged hundreds of gallons of hydrofluoric acid into the North Toe River causing a fish kill, the facility, with five other facilities on the river, are up for discharge permit renewals from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.
The so-called "hybrid" proposal is likely to win few friends among environmentalists who want to see all of the Belews Creek plant's 12 million tons of coal ash dug out of the basin and reburied in a lined landfill.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.