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Scare leads Nasa to supply Virginia town with drinking water

Scare leads Nasa to supply Virginia town with drinking water

Chincoteague homes being supplied with water after high levels of fluorinated chemicals were detected in space agency’s wells. Nasa is supplementing the drinking water of the town of Chincoteague, Virginia, US after poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) were...

New Study tests Micropollutants in the Hudson River

New Study tests Micropollutants in the Hudson River

Water issues are getting their time in the spotlight, and lead is not the only problem people are worried about. Micropollutants, contaminants that are not completely biodegradable and are not removed from wastewater with conventional techniques, have become a bigger...

Prescription meds get trapped in disturbing pee-to-food-to-pee loop

Prescription meds get trapped in disturbing pee-to-food-to-pee loop

If you love something, set it free… so the old adage goes. Well, if the things you love are pharmaceuticals, then you're in luck. Through vegetables and fruits, the drugs that we flush down the drain are returning to us—though we’ll ultimately pee them out again....

Poisoning the Well

Poisoning the Well

LORI CERVERA had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few...