Federal, state and local governments all have a hand in protecting public water systems and private wells from contamination.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, were detected in samples taken from 26 of the 28 groundwater profile monitoring wells.
Columbia County, UW-extension focusing on well water testing to provide safe drinking water for rural areas of the county
Rural water systems face unique challenges in providing clean, safe, affordable, sustainable drinking water including difficult terrain, a lack of financial stability and expertise.
An innovative process that uses naturally occurring bacteria to remove nitrate from contaminated groundwater has received approval from California's State Water Board as a treatment method.
Efforts to contain PFAS reflect growing concerns about unregulated contaminants degrading groundwater, soil and drinking water.
A recent study found chemical concentrations in the wastewater met safety standards in one California county. Activists say more testing is needed.
"We are tired of continually being polluted with toxic PFAS chemicals. This is our town and we demand clean water. Enough is enough."
A dispute between Washington state dairies and the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater contamination is being argued in federal court.
Between 1966 and 1986 a manufacturing plant owned by Gelman Sciences used a chemical called 1,4 Dioxane. Today, ground water is contaminated by that chemical.
Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, announced that the levels of PFAS found in a drainage ditch near its property showed levels of PFAS roughly 50 times higher than the recommended threshold for groundwater.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
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.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.