Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires - it's a risk in urban fires, too
A new study shows how toxic chemicals like benzene are leaching into water systems after nearby fires. The pipes don't have to burn – they just have to heat up.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Buildings aren't the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~11 min
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Warmer waters, heavier storms and nutrient pollution are a triple threat to Great Lakes cities' drinking water. The solution: Cutting nutrient releases and installing systems to filter runoff.
April 29, 2020 • ~11 min
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Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
March 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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