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

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

US’s Aging Water Infrastructure Crisis

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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

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

Chemours vs. EPA Legal Battle Over GenX

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In a high-stakes legal confrontation with wide-ranging implications, Chemours has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its GenX health advisory level, setting the stage for a judicial review that could reshape regulatory and public health landscapes. This article delves into the complexities of the case, the arguments presented by both sides, and the potential … 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

The Hidden Dangers In Your Supposedly ‘Pure’ Bottled Water

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In recent years, the presence of tiny plastic particles in bottled water has sparked significant concern among consumers and researchers alike. A groundbreaking study by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty laboratory, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights an alarming issue: the proliferation of nanoplastics and associated chemicals in bottled water. These findings … Read more

Health Bills from Plastics Hit $249B: A Tremendous Toll

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In an era where plastic pervades every aspect of daily life, a groundbreaking study reveals a staggering financial toll on the United States healthcare system—over $249 billion in 2018 alone. This cost is attributed to a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in plastics, which contribute to the development of chronic diseases and premature deaths. Dr. … 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