When school systems, universities and colleges, or local governments choose to install artificial turf fields, they seem all bright, shiny green and clean. How many of those buyers pay attention to the endgame—the disposing of many tons of hazardous waste?
What does a rabble-rousing, fight-the-power, ripped-from-the-headlines corporate-conspiracy whistleblower drama look like in the Trump era? It looks like Todd Haynes' “Dark Waters" exposé of DuPont's poisoning of West Virginia with perfluorinated compounds.
The Bethany Slavic Missionary Church's well is one of thousands of water sources located on and near military bases polluted with chemicals from perfluorinated foam, which was used by the armed services since the 1960s. Church leaders boasted it was the cleanest water in Sacramento. Whoops.
A group of House members from Michigan is hoping a family of ubiquitous chemicals, contaminating drinking water across their state, will be cleaned up and restricted through a national defense bill—but they’re also considering an alternative.
If the Trump administration's own scientific advisory board, a host of biological societies, and scores of former government agency officials are disappointed, the rest of America should be fearful and angry.