E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal Damage

Photo: Andrew Wheeler. E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal Damage

Photo: Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Capitol Hill in March. Credit… Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A new E.P.A. policy on perchlorate, which is used in rocket fuel, would revoke a 2011 finding that the chemical should be regulated.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will not impose any limits on perchlorate, a toxic chemical compound that contaminates water and has been linked to fetal and infant brain damage, … [more…]

Fireworks at Mt. Rushmore contaminated water supply

Fireworks at Mt. Rushmore contaminated water supply

The news came out nationally in the form of a presidential tweet. President Trump praised Governor Kristi Noem for bringing "the big fireworks" back to Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration in 2020.

May 8, 2019 The elaborate fireworks displays took place for 12 years, but the practice was stopped in 2009 due to the threat of forest fire in the Black Hills because of the pine beetle infestation.… [more…]

Arizonians’ Thyroid Problems May Be Linked To Perchlorate In Drinking Water

Perchlorate contamination of drinking water may be the source of thyroid problems among Arizona residents. Arizona has more perchlorate contamination than most other states, according to KAWC. The Colorado River is contaminated with the chemical because it moves from an industrial facility in Henderson, NV, to groundwater to Lake Mead, which feeds the river.

photo of Colorado River: Arizona Thyroid Problems May Be Linked To Perchlorate In Drinking Water

“Northern Arizona University researchers have received a 200-thousand-dollar grant from the Flinn Foundation to study the … [more…]