Portland Hit Crisis Mode After Parasites Flooded City's Drinking Water
Residents learn the hard way after refusing treatment plant to save on the cost of water.
Newark School District Voided Thousands of Requests for New Lead Filters, Records Show
Of nearly 6,000 requests for lead filter replacements, only 65 were marked complete — and in 2014 school staff asked that outstanding requests be purged from maintenance records.
Heavy Metal: Water Contaminated by Lead Is Poisoning Kids Across New Jersey
Lead is the material through which America's yawning economic inequities do their damage — and, in the Garden State, lead contamination remains a persistent problem.
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In Photos: Bangladesh's Arsenic Crisis — 'The Largest Mass Poisoning of a Population in History'
A Human Rights Watch report shows how access to clean water remains a severe problem for millions of Bangladeshis two decades after gaining international attention.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Is Drinking Flint's Water Every Day For a Month
The action, says the governor, is to help restore public trust in the city's drinking water supply, which — if properly filtered — is once again safe to drink, according to state officials.
These Aboriginal Groups Are Trying to Halt a Natural Gas Boom in Australia's Northern Territory
Some of the world's leading energy companies are poised to begin fracking for natural gas in Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria region — and aboriginal groups seek to stop them.
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'You Just Don't Get It': Republicans Grill EPA's McCarthy About Flint Water Crisis
Two days of Capitol Hill hearings about Flint, Michigan's contaminated water were dominated by partisan fingerpointing.
Newark, New Jersey School Officials Admit to Dangerous Levels of Lead Since at Least 2012
Newark's mayor Ras Baraka said austerity, small government, regressive tax reforms, and failure to invest in infrastructure is putting children in communities of color in harm's way.
A Letter From a Newark, New Jersey School Official Raised Concerns About Lead Contamination — In 2014
Nearly half of the city's schools switched drinking water supplies this week after tests revealed levels of lead above allowable US Environmental Protection Agency limits.
The Company Responsible for Poisoning a Pennsylvania Town's Water Will Pay Families $4.2M
A federal jury ruled in favor of families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, where Cabot Oil and Gas contaminated water supplies during natural gas fracking operations.
The Water in Nearly Half of Newark, New Jersey's Public Schools Is Contaminated With Lead
Water tests at 33 of the city's 60 public schools revealed levels of lead higher than the US Environmental Protection Agency's "action level," triggering public notification and action to protect the public's health.
The Michigan Officials Responsible for Flint's Water Crisis Could Face Manslaughter Charges
The special prosecutor appointed by Michigan's attorney general to investigate the crisis says criminal charges could be brought against public officials found responsible for any deaths linked to Flint's contaminated water.