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As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk?

As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk?

The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It’s a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows. At the Delaware Memorial Bridge, about 35 …

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Study: Removal of ‘Forever Chemicals’ From Drinking Water Poses Severe and Costly Challenges to Local Communities

Study: Removal of ‘Forever Chemicals’ From Drinking Water Poses Severe and Costly Challenges to Local Communities

WASHINGTON – Removal of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from drinking water costs local communities millions of dollars, says a new Environmental Working Group study, published today in the European water industry journal Water Solutions. The study documented the severe threat PFAS poses to drinking water safety, emphasizing …

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EWG Applauds Drinking Water Focus for Next COVID Stimulus Bill

EWG Applauds Drinking Water Focus for Next COVID Stimulus Bill

WASHINGTON – EWG today applauded House leaders for making drinking water pollution a priority for the next COVID stimulus bill. “Investing in drinking water infrastructure will boost the economy and help get contaminants like PFAS and lead out of our tap water,” said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for …

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EWG News Roundup (3/6): PFAS Resemble Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Nitrate Taints Minnesota Drinking Water and More

EWG News Roundup (3/6): PFAS Resemble Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Nitrate Taints Minnesota Drinking Water and More

In the News This week EWG published a study in the journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that reviewed 26 fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, and found that all display at least one characteristic of known human carcinogens. “Our research has shown that PFAS impact biological functions linked …

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Navy to test drinking water near base for contamination

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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy will test the drinking water of residents whose homes border Naval Base-Kitsap to determine whether there are dangerous levels of contamination from firefighting foam once used at Bangor. The Kitsap Sun reports that if any homes in areas bordering the base are found to …

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Trump Administration Finalizes Repeal of Pollution Rule, Threatening Drinking Water Sources for 117 Million Americans

Trump Administration Finalizes Repeal of Pollution Rule, Threatening Drinking Water Sources for 117 Million Americans

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, January 23, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today the Trump administration finalized its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans. The repeal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, …

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PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water Far More Prevalent Than Previously Reported

PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water Far More Prevalent Than Previously Reported

New Detections of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in New York, D.C., Other Major Cities By Sydney Evans, David Andrews, Ph.D., Tasha Stoiber, Ph.D., and Olga Naidenko, Ph.D. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the …

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EWG News Roundup (1/17): Asbestos in Children’s Toys, Nitrate in Minnesota’s Drinking Water, Cosmetic Safety Reform in California and More

EWG News Roundup (1/17): Asbestos in Children’s Toys, Nitrate in Minnesota’s Drinking Water, Cosmetic Safety Reform in California and More

In the News This week, EWG-commissioned lab tests discovered asbestos in a talc-containing eye shadow in a children’s toy makeup kit sold on Amazon and eBay. The lab found that every gram of the eye shadow in the Princess Girl’s All-in-One Deluxe Makeup Palette contained more than 4 million asbestos …

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