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“Forever chemicals” flowing from Suncor into Sand Creek spike as Colorado weighs renewal of key water-quality permit Environmentalists call on state to stop allowing Commerce City refinery to discharge PFAS chemicals into waterways By NOELLE PHILLIPS | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post P...
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24 | 05 | 2023  The new freshwater method will focus on setting science-based targets to reduce impacts on freshwater quality and quantity and align with local boundaries. In brief: •The Science Based Targets Network has released new guidance for setting science-based targets for freshwater in ...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont.>> A legal dispute in Montana could drastically curb the government’s use of aerial fire retardant to combat wildfires after environmentalists raised concerns about waterways that are being polluted with the potentially toxic red slurry th...
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State lawmakers want rust-colored, smelly liquid to be tested  By Sam Tabachnik This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Karla Garcia remembers the first time her son came rushing in to tell her about the water. After moving two years ago to Apple Tree Park, a mobile home community tucked beside the Colorado...
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  By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS>> A report issued on the eve of the first major U.N. conference on water in more than 45 years says 26% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to safe drinking water and 46% lacks access to basic sanitation. The U.N. Wor...
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Water sources across state contain potentially hazardous levels of toxins under new plan By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dozens of water sources across Colorado previously thought to be safe would now violate the federal maximum contaminant level for PFAS, or toxic “forever chemicals,” ...
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City asks “forever chemical” producers pay to clean contaminated surface and groundwater  By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thornton filed a lawsuit Monday in South Carolina District Court against dozens of companies and people that produce PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” claiming the ...
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  New report outlines a vision for wastewater surveillance By Emily Anthes The New York Times Wastewater surveillance has provided valuable public health information during the pandemic and merits “further development and continued investment,” according to a new report released by the Nati...
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Ew, that’s gross or oh, that’s a great idea! So which is it? In the near future, the water that flows from your tap could be recycled wastewater. Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission just gave preliminary approval to regulate the direct potable reuse of water from treated sewage. I, for one...
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By Elena Shao The New York Times Virginia doesn’t have a megadrought like some parts of the United States, but it has water problems all the same: Homes and businesses in the Hampton Roads region, in the southeastern corner of the state, are drawing groundwater out faster than it can be replenishe...
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By EPA standard, much of state has hazardous levels By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post More than a hundred drinking water sources across Colorado — ranging from cities and counties to elementary schools and campgrounds — contain what are now considered to be potentially hazardous levels of PFAS, t...
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By Jennifer McDermott The Associated Press One million gallons of radioactive water is inside a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay, and it has got to go. But where, is the vexing question, and will the state intervene as the company dismantling the plant decides? Holtec International ...
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By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher The Associated Press HONOLULU » A well-known adage in Hawaiian, “ ola i ka wai,” means “water is life.” Native Hawaiians revere water in all its forms as the embodiment of one of the Hawaiian pantheon’s four principal gods. The resource is so valuable that to have it i...
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  By Ella Cobb Daily Camera More than two months after the Marshall fire, Superior residents are experiencing some unexpected fallout from the disaster with the taste and smell of residual smoke in their water. Complaints of the smoky taste and odor from residents began immediately after th...
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  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Wednesday sued companies that produce PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” which are linked to cancer and birth defects and likely seeping into hundreds of water sources across the state. Weiser filed the lawsuit in state...
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    By Michael Rubinkam The Associated Press DIMOCK, PA. » Meeting with a man whose well water has been polluted for years, officials in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office asked him whether he would consider accepting a treatment system from the gas driller charged with fouling...
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There’s a desire to use federal money to get lead out of drinking water in schools, child care centers By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado lawmakers want to use millions of dollars of federal money to filter lead out of drinking water in schools and child care centers, not just in Denver, ...
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    By Suman Naishadham and Michael Phillis The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration took steps Thursday aimed at reducing lead in drinking water, announcing plans to release $2.9 billion in infrastructure bill funds next year for lead pipe removal and to impose stric...
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As cities grow, wastewater recycling gets another look   By Brittany Peterson and Sam Metz The Associated Press Around the U.S., cities increasingly are warming to an idea that once induced gags: Sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks and factories, and eventually pipe it back into homes ...
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The Denver Post  WASHINGTON » A federal judge on Monday struck down a Trump-era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country. The Biden administration had already begun the lengthy process of ...
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