100 miles of lead pipes supply water to Buffalo. Could Biden's plan fix that health risk?

Buffalo has so far evaded the risk that was buried beneath the city more than a century ago.
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Proposed legislation could affect Aurora water service lines

State legislators are looking at mandating elimination of lead service lines for all water utilities in Illinois.

Winter weather: Road salt use degrading roads, bridges, scientists say

Each year, Americans spread more than 48 billion pounds of salt on roadways to ward off the effects of winter weather. But it comes at a cost.


Navy contaminates local groundwater and sewer system in Maryland

PFAS substances linked to cancer have likely leached into drinking water that supplies metropolitan D.C.

Georgia-Pacific wants to spread the blame for Parchment PFAS pollution

In class action filing, papermaker points the finger at Michigan regulators and other businesses.

The places across New Jersey where too much lead has been found in the water

Drinking water violations from across the state show that New Jersey's lead problem stretches beyond Newark, Trenton and Bergen County.

Once leading the way in Florida, Clearwater's plan to turn wastewater to drinking water is on hold

David Cullen, a lobbyist for the Sierra Club, said the response to booming population growth should be to scale back development, not to look for alternative water sources to sustain overpopulation that is harming natural resources.


New testing begins after chemical linked to thyroid issues found in water at NC school

Scientists were at Lake Norman High School Tuesday to start a second round of testing after perchlorate was detected in the water on campus.


Ann Arbor, Michigan, OKs new plan to reduce PFAS in city's drinking water

Ann Arbor officials are taking additional steps to ensure city residents are drinking safe water, spending another $850,000 to try to better filter out harmful PFAS chemicals.

Waukesha testing pipes and water quality in advance of switching to Lake Michigan supply

Waukesha testing pipes and water quality in advance of switching to a Lake Michigan water supply to prevent a Flint, Michigan-style health crisis.

Upgrading wastewater systems a $160 million task in South Dakota

The cost will be borne mostly by state residents whose drinking water could be at stake.


Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

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Trump's Park Service embraces plastic pollution.

Hardly a week passes without a new headline detailing the truly horrific quantity of plastic pollution scattered across our planet. During the final week of September, news broke that scientists were finding floating plastic debris as far north as the Arctic Ocean. Days earlier, NPR broadcast a story about the plastic waste found in common shellfish like clams and oysters. On September 6th, meanwhile, the Guardian published a piece announcing the widespread prevalence of microplastic particles in tap water around the world, the health impacts of which are still largely unknown.

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Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

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California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

If you were to parachute into Kern County about 40 miles west of Bakersfield, you might doubt California’s status as a national leader on climate. Pumpjacks spread out in every direction across a hellscape scraped bare of anything green. Scattered at irregular intervals, spires of latticed steel reach up more than a hundred feet, secured with guy-wires: evidence of hydraulic fracturing, a practice sufficiently infamous that its household nickname, fracking, invokes images of tap water so toxic you can light it on fire.

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Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

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