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What contaminants lurk in the UK's drinking water? An expert explains

Recently, a school project made an alarming discovery: the presence of five times the recommended maximum amount of lead in water samples taken from 14 schools across the UK.

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Union Carbide faces DEP consent order, new lawsuit over alleged South Charleston toxic dumping site

More than three years after a South Charleston landholding company first tried to address alleged water pollutant discharges from nearby Union Carbide Corporation with a federal lawsuit, the legal limbo is lengthening.

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EPA proposes prioritizing West Atlanta lead pollution for funding and cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to make lead contamination in West Atlanta neighborhoods a higher priority for cleanup.


Flight 93 crashed among coal mines. treating the water there was no ordinary project

Treatment ponds were the answer to a problem that threatened the creation of the memorial itself. How they came to be is still emotional for the people involved in the work.

Science project reveals high lead levels in schools’ water

Pupils at 14 schools taking part in the Great British Water Project have made a startling discovery - their drinking water contains lead that is up to five times higher than the recommended maximum.


Rio Tinto-owned mine is polluting Malagasy water with uranium and lead, NGOs say

Some sites near a Rio Tinto-owned mine in Madagascar have recorded uranium and lead levels 52 and 40 times in excess of WHO safe drinking water standards, a recent analysis found.


Inside the decades-long fight over an Ohio Superfund site

In Uniontown, Ohio, outside of Akron, residents and officials have clashed over cleanup of the Industrial Excess Landfill.

4 ways to make solar panels more sustainable

Solar panels provide the largest and cheapest source of renewable energy. But there is still room to reduce the high emissions created when building solar power infrastructure.

Toxic metals are seeping into our bones, and modern tech may be making it worse

Researchers in Israel have discovered lead contamination in the bones of humans as far back as 12,000 years ago. They warn that modern technology may only make the problem worse.


Tony Wilkin Gibart: It’s time to reclaim Wisconsin’s legacy of water protection

It certainly won't be easy, but I am optimistic that we will succeed in getting lead out of our drinking water, preventing special interests from stalling progress on nitrate contamination and preserving the power of the state to address PFAS pollution.


7 years later, 2 engineers face discipline for actions that led to Mt. Polley mine disaster

Seven years after Canada's largest mining disaster, the two engineers who were involved have been found in breach of their professional codes of conduct.

EPA plans to start cleaning up soil with lead and arsenic in Garland neighborhood by end of August

The agency said in a public meeting Thursday that the monthslong cleanup will include soil at homes, an elementary school and a vacant lot.


How did drinking water in northeast Fresno CA homes go bad?

Track key developments as the city of Fresno deals with contaminated water in upwards of 15,000 homes.

Wheeler: Infrastructure package builds on Trump's lead rule

Former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today touted the infrastructure package moving through Congress as building upon the Trump administration’s work to eradicate lead from drinking water.
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