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

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

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

Chesapeake’s 2000 Gallon Sewage Overflow On Christmas

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On Christmas Eve, Chesapeake witnessed an environmental concern as over 2,000 gallons of sewage overflowed due to a blockage in a sewer line. This incident not only disrupted the festive spirit but also raised concerns about water quality and environmental safety. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) immediately sprang into action, testing water quality and … Read more

Simple Setbacks in Agency Action Stall PFAS Cleanup Efforts

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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

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