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Environmental Group Warns ‘Forever Chemicals’ Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The …

Lead, Uranium Found After Detroit River Aggregate Spill, EPA Says

Federal environmental officials found uranium, lead and several chemicals during testing of an industrial site where limestone construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River last year, a state agency said. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy …

Pennsylvania Opens Investigation into Gas Liquids Pipeline

Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes near …

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case That Could Limit Clean Water Act

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. The justices agreed to …

Pennsylvania Adopts New Fracking Regulations

New regulations governing the extraction of natural gas through fracking went into effect on Saturday in Pennsylvania, the first overhaul since the industry took off in the state more than 10 years ago. The new rules allow the state’s department …