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

At Least 44 Million People Exposed To PFAS

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Recent revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ignited widespread concern: an astounding 44 million Americans are drinking water tainted with toxic PFAS chemicals. These findings, derived from testing less than a third of the nation’s water supplies, signal a potentially larger crisis. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals” for … Read more

55 PFAS in 1,400 Pesticides According to Maine

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Maine’s groundbreaking analysis reveals a concerning presence of PFAS chemicals in pesticides. This analysis, conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), shows that over 1,400 pesticides include active ingredients classified as PFAS. These toxic “forever chemicals” are known for their persistence in the environment and potential health risks. Maine stands as the first state to … Read more

EPA Moves to Ban Toxic DCPA Weed Killer

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A Step Forward for Public Health The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington has shed light on a serious issue. They’ve found that a weed killer called DCPA is dangerous. DCPA is also known as Dacthal. It’s been used on food crops and sports fields for a long time. Now, the EPA thinks it might … Read more

Supreme Court Ruling Weakens EPA Water Protections

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The Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision on the Clean Water Act marks a pivotal moment. It significantly limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power to protect the nation’s drinking water from agricultural runoff pollution. This ruling narrows the definition of “Waters of the United States” that the EPA can regulate. Consequently, the agency’s ability to … Read more

Federal Court Mandates EPA to Regulate Perchlorate

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A landmark ruling by a federal court has directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the presence of perchlorate in the nation’s drinking water. This decision has widespread implications for public health, particularly for the estimated 12 million Americans exposed to this harmful chemical found in rocket fuel. The Ruling’s Background Perchlorate is a … Read more