Federal, state and local governments all have a hand in protecting public water systems and private wells from contamination.
Tyco Fire Products, part of Johnson Controls, reported PFOA levels of 1,000 parts per trillion in a runoff ditch near its Marinette County facility.
The so-called "forever chemicals" are ubiquitous in North Carolina, especially in the Cape Fear River basin. AG Josh Stein says the state must hold polluters accountable.
"These standards make Michigan a national leader on protections against PFAS," said the director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
Wisconsin is taking the lead in supporting the U.S. EPA's plan to regulate so-called "forever chemicals" known as PFAS in drinking water.
Sen. Gary Peters is upset the U.S. Air Force says it's using $13.5 million allocated for cleaning up drinking water contaminants at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda to do further study, rather than "tangible" cleanup projects in the area.
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.
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