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?
Just weeks after recent headlines about hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing chemical, contaminating drinking water systems around the U.S., a new report indicates that scores of leaking coal ash sites across the country could be a major source of such water contamination, wrote Earth Justice. Hexavalent chromium first made … [Read more...] about Coal Ash Leaking Toxic Chemical Into Water