The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), passed by Congress in 1974, authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish minimum standards to protect tap water. SDWA defines "contaminant" broadly, to include any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substance or matter in water. Drinking water often … [Read more...] about What is Water Contamination?
Residents of Flint, Michigan, who have experienced a drinking water crisis since the city switched its water source in an effort to save money, want two things: safe drinking water and official accountability for the crisis. Shortly after the 2014 switch from Lake Huron water to Flint River water, residents began complaining that … [Read more...] about Flint Residents Want Safe Drinking Water, and Official Responsibility for the Crisis
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Controversy There are some major developments to report in the Camp Lejeune toxic water controversy. These include a major study to assess the health effects of drinking the base’s poisoned water and the reintroduction of legislation in the U.S. Congress that would benefit many of those sickened by the … [Read more...] about Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Survey Planned
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water. After more than a decade, a report that minimized the cancer threat of toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been discredited by the federal government. According to the Associated Press, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is withdrawing its report on Camp Lejeune's water because of … [Read more...] about Feds Rescind Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Report