Tag: EPA

Estimated 2.1 Million People using Wells High in Arsenic

Estimated 2.1 Million People using Wells High in Arsenic

Environment, Government, Health
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 2.1 million people in the U.S. may be getting their drinking water from private domestic wells considered to have high concentrations of arsenic, presumed to be from natural sources. “About 44 million people in the lower 48 states use water from domestic wells,” said Joe Ayotte, a USGS hydrologist and lead author of the study. “While we’re confident our research will help well owners understand if they live in an area of higher risk for arsenic, the only way for them to be certain of what’s in their water is to have it tested.” Using a standard of 10 micrograms of arsenic per liter -- the maximum contaminant level allowed for public water supplies -- the researchers developed maps of th
EPA told to remove climate page from It’s site

EPA told to remove climate page from It’s site

Environment, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News, Science
US President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website. It is latest move by the new leadership to erase former president Barack Obama's climate change initiatives. The employees were notified by EPA officials yesterday that the administration had instructed EPA's communications team to remove the website's climate change page, which contains links to scientific global warming research, as well as detailed data on emissions. The page could go down as early as today, the sources said. "If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear," one of the EPA staffers told Reuters. They said that some employees were scrambling to save some of the information...
NoDAPL Water Protectors, Police and Wildlife, Exposed To Rat Poison

NoDAPL Water Protectors, Police and Wildlife, Exposed To Rat Poison

Government, Health, Latest News
Buffalo from the David Meyer ranches in North Dakota and South Dakota remain under quarantine following the illegal use of a poison used to kill prairie dogs. The quarantine includes about 900 buffalo that grazed in one small pasture of Meyer’s former Cannonball Ranch near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation as well as on the former Wilder Ranch to the south. The adult buffalo are under quarantine until September, though yearlings were released from the no-sale hold on Jan. 1. The situation dates to April, when six dead bald eagles and dead bison were discovered at the former Wilder Ranch. An Environmental Protection Agency-led investigation found that 40,000 pounds of Rozol poison had been illegally distributed across more than 5,400 acres on both ranches, according to EPA documents