contaminated water News

New York Tweaks Clean Water Plan as Suppliers Call for More Time

New York would not issue violations against certain water suppliers who notify the public that they have too-high levels of certain industrial and synthetic chemicals under the latest plan to be proposed by state regulators. Brad Hutton, deputy commissioner of …

Michigan Company Sues 3M over Chemicals Linked to Tainted Water

A western Michigan-based footwear company has sued a chemical manufacturer linked to contaminated water detected at military bases and industrial sites. Wolverine World Wide filed the federal lawsuit on Dec. 19 against 3M, alleging the Minnesota-based company concealed information about …

Heavy Rains Cause Floods in Japan; Thousands Evacuated; Fukushima Leak

A city near Tokyo declared a state of emergency and ordered thousands of residents to evacuate after torrential rain caused severe flooding. The storm caused contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to leak into the ocean. The Kinugawa …