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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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CHEMICALS By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Toxic “forever chemicals” likely are used and discharged into water at 501 sites in Colorado and at least 29,900 across the United States, according to a new analysis by an environmental advocacy nonprofit. The Environmental Working Group unveiled th...
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By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. BELLVUE » Wrangling a 25-footlong tube of straw up a steep hillside studded with charred pine trees, three volunteer workers placed it in a shallow trench that had been dug along the slope. Locked in place with wooden stakes, the sausage-like t...
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The lopsided vote was a reminder that bipartisan cooperation on public works projects is possible, but lawmakers in both parties said the spirit of compromise could be fleeting.The legislation approved on Thursday would authorize funding to clean up the nation’s water systems. Erin Kirkland for The...
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    By Anita Snow The Associated Press PHOENIX » The Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting efforts contam...
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By Wayne Parry The Associated Press New Jersey is upping its efforts to force chemical companies to pay for decades of contamination of waterways by substances including so-called “forever chemicals,” used to stain-proof clothing and produce nonstick cookware, that have become ubiquitous in everyda...
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    Shared from the 9/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Lisa Friedman
© The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to overhaul the way communities test their water for lead, a policy change that will be pitched before Election Day as a major e...
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Shared from the 9/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition PFAS have been used in fast-food wrappers and in foam to fight fuel fires at airports. The harmful chemicals have been found in waterways and people in Colorado. Now the state is making it a priority to measure the levels of them and contain them.&...
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