Study: Tap Water in 43 U.S. Cities Contaminated with PFAS Chemicals + Trump Admin to Remove Environmental Protections for Waterways

Jan 23, 2020

A new study shows the tap water in 43 cities across the United States is contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, which have been linked to cancer and lowered fertility. The cities include Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. The new study comes as the Supreme Court has cleared the way for residents of Flint, Michigan, to sue city and state officials over the lead contamination crisis in the drinking water there.

In more news on water contamination, the Trump administration is expected to finalize a rule today to remove environmental protections for more than half the nation’s wetlands and hundreds of thousands of small waterways across the United States. The removal of the protections will now allow people to dump pesticides, fertilizers and other pollutants directly into streams. It will also allow developers to destroy wetlands for construction projects.

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