Stories tagged: water contamination
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology announced Monday it will begin collecting and incinerating stockpiles of a toxic fire retardant foam that was used by fire departments for decades before the …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Water samples taken from the Easy Acres Mobile Home Village Thursday were free of E. coli, the city of Spokane says.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
One-third of the 300 residents affected by water contamination in Hillyard remain without clean water
The city of Spokane lifted its no-drink order in Hillyard Wednesday, but more than 100 residents of Easy Acres Mobile Home Village remained unable to drink tap water as of …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base is one of eight U.S. military installations where federal scientists will study human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the toxic man-made chemicals that have contaminated …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Wednesday in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, bringing to six the number …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
A Tacoma Water utility well has been shut down after chemicals commonly tied to firefighting foam showed up at a higher-than-acceptable level in a test at the site.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
Less than a week before classes are scheduled to resume, Detroit’s city school district announced Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off for all its schools due to concerns …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The Navy is continuing to check wells around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for contaminants in drinking water.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Fire-fighting foam with a chemical thought to cause cancer and other health problems will be banned for local fire departments and districts in Washington.
Tue., March 6, 2018
Cancer-causing chemicals like the ones threatening West Plains water supplies would be banned for firefighters starting in 2020.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 2:22 p.m.
A Massachusetts city is suing the makers of firefighting foam blamed for water contamination.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Residents in Airway Heights feeling water constraints after chemical contamination from Fairchild Air Force Base
The thought on everyone’s mind behind the Yoke’s grocery store in Airway Heights Wednesday morning was, “Where’s the water?”
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Airway Heights residents warned not to drink tap water amid chemical contamination findings from Fairchild AFB
Airway Heights officials are advising residents not to drink or cook with water from city pipes, as it is likely contaminated with chemical runoff from Fairchild Air Force Base.
Mon., May 4, 2009, 10:26 a.m.
Nearly 12 years ago, a federal report told Marines and their families that adults faced little or no increased cancer risk from drinking and bathing in chemical-tainted water at North …