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ASDWA Summarizes States’ Challenges in Comments to EPA on Draft Toxicity Assessments for GenX and PFBS

ASDWA Summarizes States’ Challenges in Comments to EPA on Draft Toxicity Assessments for GenX and PFBS

In mid-November, EPA released draft toxicity assessments for GenX and PFBS. Comments were due to EPA yesterday (1/22) and ASDWA...

ASDWA Co-signs Infrastructure Letter with 90 Other Organizations

ASDWA Co-signs Infrastructure Letter with 90 Other Organizations

ASDWA co-signed a letter to Congressional leadership, along with 90 other organizations, urging them to include funding and financing for...

Shutdown Day 28

Shutdown Day 28

Today (1/18) marks Day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown and while 18 and 28 provide some numerical symmetry, it's challenging to find anything positive to say about the situation between Congress and the President.

New Study Published on Nitrate and Environmental Justice

New Study Published on Nitrate and Environmental Justice

Researchers from the Silent Spring Institute recently published a study analyzing socioeconomic impacts from nitrate in U.S. drinking water. The study compiled nitrate data from 39,466 community water systems from 2010-2014 and linked this data with both city- and county-level demographic data from the Census Bureau. 

ASTHO Releases New Drinking Water Preparedness Report

ASTHO Releases New Drinking Water Preparedness Report

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recently published a new report on the state of water preparedness. This report is based on the results from a 2018 survey of state and territorial directors of public health preparedness and environmental health.

Shutdown Day 21

Shutdown Day 21

Friday, January 11, marks Day 21 of the partial federal government shutdown. This ties the record set in December 1995 for the longest funding gap in the modern era of federal budgets. Today (1/11) also marks the day that some 800,000 federal workers will miss their first paycheck. Assuming a deal isn't reached today (which isn't very likely), Saturday, January 12 will set a new record. Every day the shutdown continues beyond January 12 will continue to set a new record.

NH Proposes Lower Arsenic Drinking Water Standard

NH Proposes Lower Arsenic Drinking Water Standard

Last Friday (1/4), the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) submitted a report to its legislature that recommended lowering...

Senate Confirms Head of CEQ and Another EPA Assistant Administrator

Senate Confirms Head of CEQ and Another EPA Assistant Administrator

During the last few hours of the 115th Congress on January 2nd, the Senate approved Mary Neumayr to lead the...

Shutdown Day 14

Shutdown Day 14

Today (Friday, 1/4), marks Day 14 of the partial federal government shutdown. Like the stock market, predicting how long this...

Reminder of EPA Extension to WIIN Lead Testing Grants Deadline

Reminder of EPA Extension to WIIN Lead Testing Grants Deadline

Between Christmas and New Year’s, EPA extended the deadline to February 11th for submission of the letters of intent to...

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