Latest Drinking water quality News

30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on Everest

Jun. 24, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that...

Utility will remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river

Jun. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility on Thursday agreed to dig up and remove about 12 million cubic yards (9.2 million cubic meters) of coal ash from unlined pits at a Tennessee coal-burning power plant. Prompted by two environmental groups, the state sued the Tennessee Valley...

Norway officials trying to ID water contamination source

Jun. 11, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Tuesday they were trying to identify the source of water contamination that has sent dozens of people in southern Norway to the hospital. Since Thursday, 55 people — including 13 children — from Askoey, an island north of Bergen, have been...

FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food

Jun. 3, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to FDA researchers. The FDA's food-test results are likely to heighten...

International art project seeks to transform Flint's image

May. 31, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Artists from Michigan and around the world are painting 50 murals in Flint to refocus the city's image on art rather than the lead-tainted water crisis. Joe Schipani, director of the Flint Public Art Project, told The Flint Journal that they aim to create 100 murals in the city by fall...

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

May. 29, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers and drinking water. The substances — known collectively as PFAS — have been used in...

New Wisconsin attorney general shifts agency's priorities

May. 10, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's new Democratic attorney general has used his first four months in office to shift the state Department of Justice to a more liberal footing, pleasing supporters by nullifying his Republican predecessor's attempts to kill federal health care reforms and limit environmental...

On cyclone-shattered island in Mozambique, shock and debris

May. 2, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

IBO ISLAND, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, Associated Press journalists found widespread devastation. The aerial approach to the island showed communities flattened. The overwhelming majority of homes had...