However, drinking water sources can and do regularly fail to meet those standards—also known as Maximum Contaminant Levels.
The chemicals found in ordinary tap water are known to be very common. Public drinking analysis done by experts have uncovered that tap water contains over 2000 different types of toxic chemicals.
The Nolichucky River runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and flows into Tennessee before joining the French Broad River. It is home to a variety of wildlife and is an integrated part of the communities that reside alongside it. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, claim that a five-mile stretch of this river is one of the last habitats for at least three types of endangered mollusks.
The organic chemicals in fracking fluid have been uncovered in two new studies, providing a basis for water contamination testing and future regulation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on Friday that found there are nearly 700 chemicals used in the fracking process.
Oil and gas companies refuse to disclose 10 percent of the hundreds of chemicals they use during hydraulic fracturing, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.
A natural gas explosion rocked eastern Ohio on Tuesday. In the town of Beallsville, located in Jefferson County, a well ruptured, sending methane gas into the air. Four hundred families had to be evacuated, according to The Columbus Dispatch, an Ohio newspapee, and a specialty company had to be brought in to shut down the well and prevent gas from leaking into the air.
Writing in The New York Times, ocean expert Charles Moore described a recent voyage during which he and his colleagues conducted research into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is an area of ocean in which floating plastic and other debris has accumulated, forming a solid mass of trash the size of Texas.1
Writing in The New York Times, ocean expert Charles Moore described a recent voyage during which he and his colleagues conducted research into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch one of several gyres, or vortices, caused by complex interactions of the Earth’s spin and ocean currents which have become clogged with man-made pollutants. Some of the toxins from the pollutants find their way into fish and onto our plates, since this area is commercially fished, meaning that this environmental issue is a direct hazard to human wellbeing.
Just like the controversial compound it’s designed to replace, a chemical used in cash register receipts and other consumer products messes with hormones, according to research published today
Township residents voiced their frustrations and concerns with water contamination affecting their homes at Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting.
By updating the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Congress can create the foundation for a sound and comprehensive chemicals policy that protects public health and the environment, while restoring the luster of safety to U.S. goods in the world market.