Environmental Health

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

Houston Asks EPA to Probe Rail Site Associated With Nearby Cancer Clusters

"Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has asked the Biden administration to seek fines and order the cleanup of a hazardous waste site owned by the Union Pacific Railroad that has been linked to two cancer clusters among nearby residents."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/16/2021

LA Beaches Close After 17m Gallons Of Untreated Sewage Discharged Into Bay

"Seventeen million gallons of untreated sewage were discharged into California’s Santa Monica Bay between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, spurring beach closures, as well as criticism of how health officials notified the public about potential safety risks."

Source: Guardian, 07/15/2021


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