Tuesday, March 15, 2016

PFOA-free

Cuomo: Pollutant gone from water in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

New York Times

New York Times

More than six weeks after declaring an environmental emergency in the upstate village of Hoosick Falls, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made his first visit Sunday, announcing that a new filter system had successfully cleared a toxic chemical known as PFOA from the municipal water supply. Cuomo is joined by New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin in urging the EPA to issue PFOA guidelines for safe drinking water.

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$4.24M verdict issued against Pa. gas driller

Allentown Morning Call

Two couples were awarded nearly $4.25 million on Thursday after a federal jury found one of the largest natural gas producers in Pennsylvania was responsible for the contamination of their well water, capping a six-year odyssey that turned their sleepy village into a battleground over the nation's fracking boom.

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Should water quality reports be clearer on safety?

Water Technology

Annual water quality reports published by drinking water utilities should provide clear information about whether the water is safe to drink, according to a new study. Researchers at Virginia Tech analyzed a national sample of CCRs and found that the reports failed to communicate important information because they used complicated language and sophisticated data tables.

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