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PWSA donates $250K to nonprofit as part of lead violation settlement

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is following through on a settlement it reached in July to resolve violations of Pennsylvania's Safe Drinking Water Act.

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'Dark Waters' attorney: New 'forever' chemicals pose threat to environment, human health

Rob Bilott, the attorney who sued DuPont about PFAS health harms in Clarksburg, W.Va., says next generation compounds just as dangerous.
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1,000 Hours a Year initiative helps schools address lead, radon, air quality

Mini-grants and technical expertise help schools and childcare centers address environmental toxins.
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There is plastic in our water. Dr. Sherri Mason is determined to change that.

Mason will be discussing plastic pollution on May 1 as part of Women for a Healthy Environment's annual May Day event.

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PITTSBURGH—Artist and self-described "visual problem-solver" Emily Marko is not your typical doodler.

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