NC Homes Alerted to PFAS in Private Wells

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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

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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

Closer Look at Chemours Fayetteville Works PFAS Fables

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In North Carolina, the shadow of persistent environmental pollution looms large, with the Chemours Fayetteville Works plant at the center of a growing storm of concern. Despite the chemical giant’s assertions of significantly curtailed emissions, independent investigations suggest a reality far removed from corporate claims, revealing a complex tale of environmental neglect, regulatory challenges, and … Read more

Plastic Particles In Bottled Water Can Be Harmful

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In an era where environmental conservation and health awareness are at their peak, recent scientific revelations about the presence of microplastics and nanoplastics in our daily consumables, particularly bottled water, have sparked a global conversation on food safety and public health. Extensive research, including groundbreaking studies published in prestigious journals such as PNAS, has unearthed … Read more

PFAS Found In Well Water Near 63 US Military Bases

Map of the United States showing locations marked with dots indicating potential PFAS contamination sites near military bases.

The pervasive contamination of drinking water sources by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” near military installations across the United States has become a pressing environmental and public health issue. These substances, particularly PFOA and PFOS, have been detected in alarming concentrations in private wells, raising concerns about the long-term effects … Read more

Risks of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Virginia’s Water Supply

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Recent findings have spotlighted the pervasive presence of “forever chemicals” in water systems across Virginia, posing potential health risks to residents. This comprehensive analysis stems from a groundbreaking U.S. Geological Survey study, revealing that these synthetic compounds, formally known as PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), are contaminating drinking water sources nationwide. Their omnipresence in both … Read more

Regulators Allowing PFAS Tainted Sludge to Poison Water

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Across the United States, a quiet crisis is unfolding on farmlands, involving an unassuming but potentially devastating substance: sewage sludge. Used as fertilizer, this byproduct of water treatment processes contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), leading to widespread contamination that endangers public health, agriculture, and the environment. The Spread of Contaminated Sludge In an alarming … Read more

Emerging Concern of PFAS in Hampton Roads Water

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Residents of Hampton Roads are increasingly voicing their preferences and concerns regarding their drinking water, with many opting for filtered solutions amidst fears of contamination. The spotlight has recently turned to the presence of man-made compounds known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), drawing attention from both the public and health officials. This article delves … Read more