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April 25, 2018

Enviros threaten to sue City of Newark and State for lead contaminated drinking water . . .

Environmental groups plan to sue Newark over elevated levels of lead in water By HEATHER KAYS April 24, 2018 at 6:40 PM Newark, NJ–The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced plans to sue the city of Newark for elevated levels of lead in the water on Tuesday. […]
May 17, 2017

One in Four Americans are Drinking Untested or Contaminated Water

This month, the NRDC issued a report claiming one in four Americans are drinking water that comes from untested or contaminated systems. The report also identifies 12 states which NRDC claims had the most offenses.  Overall, the report confirms what we already know.  That we have a long way to go before fixing our nation’s […]
July 2, 2016

Lack of Enforcement and Gaming the System – Public Water Systems in the Spotlight

5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules By Sara Ganim, CNN Updated 6:50 AM ET, Wed June 29, 2016 More than 5,000 water systems in violation of rules  Story highlights 18 million Americans could be affected The EPA took action in just 88 cases Many utilities “game the system” with their testing methods […]
February 19, 2016

NRDC Issues New Report Supporting Water Quality Trading to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

The NRDC issued this past week a new report titled “How to: Stormwater Trading Credit Programs.”  The report begins: When rain runs off impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, streets, and roofs, it collects a wide range of toxic pollutants, which are then dumped, usually untreated, into local waterways. With older “combined” sewer systems, the problem […]
February 17, 2016

Drinking Water Experts Talk About Flint MI and Our Nation's Water Problems on The Diane Rehm Show

Erik Olson of NRDC, George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, and Jim Salzman, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCSB and UCLA, and author of “Drinking Water: A History,” talk about the problems in Flint and serious problems facing our nation’s water infrastructure more broadly.   Erik, George, and Jim do a […]