Camp Lejeune: Payouts For Water Contamination Claims UPDATE

Camp Lejeune military base sign surrounded by symbolic representations of cancer cells, highlighting the historical water contamination issue.

Update: Class Action Lawsuit Review Select Justice are reviewing cases of individuals and families affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination. If you either lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from 1954 to 1987 and have been affected, follow this link to see if you are subject to compensation: Select Justice Camp Lejeune … Read more

Wapsipinicon River 50,000 Gallons Sewage Dump

Logo of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources featuring the outline of the state in blue with the acronym 'DNR' overlaid in bold yellow letters.

In an unsettling turn of events, Anamosa, Iowa, became the focal point of environmental scrutiny when an estimated 50,000 gallons of untreated sewage were discharged into the Wapsipinicon River. This incident, occurring on a Wednesday, has prompted a thorough investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as the community grapples with the potential … Read more

Charleston Water System Settles “Flushable” Wipes Case

A tractor filled with non-flushable wipes collected from Charleston Water System pipes

In a landmark decision for the wastewater industry and the environment, the Charleston Water System has clinched a victory in its lawsuit against six leading wipes manufacturers and retailers. This win promises a future where the majority of flushable wipes will actually live up to their name by mid-2025, and packaging for non-flushable wipes will … Read more

NC Homes Alerted to PFAS in Private Wells

A photorealistic image of a rural water well with a toxic symbol on the bucket, set against a lush countryside background.

In a concerning development for residents of an unincorporated area in Cumberland County, North Carolina, reports have emerged about the contamination of private well water with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as “forever chemicals.” This discovery has prompted a flurry of alerts from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), raising alarm over the … Read more

12M Gallons Of Raw Sewage Flow Into US Every Day

Pollution in the Tijuana River Valley, with debris and trash littering the water surface.

In the Tijuana River Valley, a significant environmental and public health issue has surfaced, highlighting the urgency for infrastructural reforms and cross-border cooperation. Residents and environmental advocates are confronting the challenges posed by the influx of untreated sewage from Mexico, with the situation expected to worsen due to a temporary shutdown of a critical pump … Read more

PFAs In Marinas & Dry Stack Storages In Beaufort NC

Close-up of a marina's wooden pier in Beaufort with potential PFA pollution.

In the scenic locale of Beaufort, North Carolina, where boats are a common sight docked along the tranquil waters of Bogue Sound, a less visible but significant environmental concern looms. Known as PFAs, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, these “forever chemicals” present a growing threat to marine life and human health due to their persistence … Read more

US’s Aging Water Infrastructure Crisis

A mural on a brick wall with a water tower labeled "Prichard" in the background.

Across the United States, numerous cities grapple with aging water systems, financial constraints, and the growing need for infrastructure overhaul. These issues are not just confined to one area but are a widespread problem affecting many, particularly in communities that are economically disadvantaged or have seen significant population decline. This article explores the multifaceted challenges … Read more

Texas Farmers Battle Against PFAS-Contaminated Sludge

Cow laying in field sick due to PFAS

In a groundbreaking legal and environmental conflict in Texas, two ranches have taken legal action against Synagro, a leading waste management company, over allegations of selling PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge. This product, intended as a cost-effective fertilizer alternative, is now at the heart of serious accusations including livestock death, crop ruin, water pollution, and significant property … Read more

ECWQ On News12: Brandywine Bay Water Woes

Andrew O'Leary, General Manager of East Coast Water Quality, Inc., being interviewed about water quality issues in Brandywine Bay.

Residents of Brandywine Bay in Carteret County find themselves in a distressing situation, battling with both contaminated water and unjustifiably high utility bills. This predicament has sparked widespread concern, pushing the community to seek solutions and demand action from their water provider, Carolina Water Service. The Heart of the Issue The core of the problem … Read more

Thousands More Sue Navy for Red Hill Water

JTF Red Hill Commander addressing the Fuel Tank Advisory Committee following a fuel leak incident.

In 2021, a significant environmental crisis unfolded as over 2,200 individuals filed lawsuits against the United States Navy. This legal action stems from a catastrophic event where a fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Storage Facility led to the contamination of the Red Hill drinking water well, impacting numerous families across Joint Base Pearl … Read more