PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
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More blue-green algae could drive up drinking water bills in Indiana’s larger cities —WFYI Indianapolis
The increasingly warm air and heavy rain showers have caused a rise in toxic algae blooms, which has led to fish sickness, beach closures, and drinking water pollution.
The North Shore Steelhead Association in co-operation with the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario is proposing the installation of fish counting devices and the making of minor changes to the internal structure of the fishway at Boulevard Lake. Read the full story by the Lake Superior News. Read the full story Tags: fish, Daily News
Early last year, the state of Wisconsin issued a fish consumption advisory that recommended eating no more than one meal a month of Lake Superior rainbow smelt, caught by tribes and local anglers during smelt runs in the spring. Read the full story by The Washington Post Magazine. Read the full story Tags: Daily News,…
Researchers in Ontario have discovered 6PPD-quinone – which has been found to harm populations of fish – in two Toronto waterways, the Don River and Highland Creek, both of which empty into Lake Ontario. Read the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story Tags: fish, Michigan, Daily News, Toronto
For 20 years, the mystery behind what was killing coho salmon in Seattle’s urban creeks seemed unsolvable.
Every time it rained, fish would begin swimming in circles, floating belly up just a few hours later. Scientists looked at heavy metals, various chemical contaminants, water temperature and oxygen levels, but none of these things were the problem.
Michigan regulators have fined an Ohio-based paper company nearly $250,000 following a wastewater mishap that caused an Escanaba River fish kill. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, fish