Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, were detected in samples taken from 26 of the 28 groundwater profile monitoring wells.
Efforts to contain PFAS reflect growing concerns about unregulated contaminants degrading groundwater, soil and drinking water.
Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.
"We are tired of continually being polluted with toxic PFAS chemicals. This is our town and we demand clean water. Enough is enough."
A new study warns that water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants.
If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.