Chemicals

"Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Wouldn’t Remove All Lead Pipes"

"President Joe Biden has repeatedly bragged that the bipartisan infrastructure bill germinating in the U.S. Senate will spur the removal of America’s toxic drinking water pipes made of lead. ... But the bill does not require water utilities to replace lead pipes. Rather, it provides $15 billion to a revolving fund that utilities can use to replace lead pipes if they want ― something that’s only happened in a handful of cities to date."

Source: HuffPost, 08/04/2021

"Forgotten Oil And Gas Wells Linger, Leaking Toxic Chemicals"

"CRANE, Texas — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land."

Source: AP, 07/30/2021

"Biden Admin To Curb Toxic Wastewater From Coal Plants With New Rule"

"The move would reverse a major Trump administration rollback of pollution rules. But many coal plants will be allowed to send toxic wastewater into rivers and streams while the agency writes the new regulations."

Source: Washington Post, 07/27/2021

"Judge To Rule By July 29 On Request To Block Lithium Americas Mine"

"A U.S. federal judge said on Wednesday she will rule by July 29 on whether to temporarily block Lithium Americas Corp from excavating its Thacker Pass site in Nevada, which could become one of the country's biggest lithium mines."

Source: Reuters, 07/22/2021

House Passes Bill Requiring EPA To Regulate PFAS In Drinking Water

"The House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking water standards for “forever chemicals” — a group of toxic compounds linked to kidney and liver issues, among other health problems."

Source: The Hill, 07/22/2021

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