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Michigan scrambles to address chemical contaminants in water

While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Chemical concentrations near Fairchild reach nearly six times EPA recommendation

Toxic firefighting chemicals were found in drinking water north of Fairchild Air Force Base at concentrations of up to 409 parts per trillion, nearly six times the level that federal …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Spokane making progress on water metering, but some losses still unexplained

The city of Spokane says it met all state and federal standards for the quality of its drinking water in 2016, although leaky pipes and metering remain a problem.