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

Simple Setbacks in Agency Action Stall PFAS Cleanup Efforts

Clock overlay on the US Capitol building, symbolizing legislative delay of action on PFAS.

PFAS, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals,” are notorious for their durability in the environment and their ability to accumulate in the human body. Linked to severe health issues such as cancer, reproductive harm, and immune system damage, the urgency to regulate these substances cannot be overstated. Despite their known dangers, efforts to limit their … Read more

Camp Lejeune’s Poisoned Water Killed Babies

A composite image showing the entrance sign to Camp Lejeune with ghostly overlays of baby coffins, symbolizing the infant deaths linked to the base's water contamination.

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

55 PFAS in 1,400 Pesticides According to Maine

Worker spraying pesticides in a lush field, potentially exposing the environment to PFAS.

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