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What Is the Big Deal with PFOS and PFOA (PFAS)?

By Bill Kelly -- Director of Client Engagement, SL Environmental Law Group

Recently you have read articles about the dangers of PFAS in our drinking water.  Some states have set maximum contaminant levels (MCL) and issued public health advisories for the contaminant in drinking water.  On June 20th, 2018, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) published long-awaited health standards on 14 chemicals in the PFAS family.  ATSDR’s 852-page report stated there is growing evidence of a link between PFAS chemicals and ill health, and that most studies focus on PFOS and PFOA.

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The US Jumps on the Plastic Straw Ban-wagon

By The SplashLink Team

2018 has not been a good year for the plastic straw.  Environmental awareness campaigns have been gaining momentum across the globe, prompting a growing list of US cities and high-profile companies to enact a plastic straw ban.  What is the straw ban?  Who is participating? Is the ban enough to help the environment?  Read on for answers to these questions and more.

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Water Issues and the US Gulf Coast

By The SplashLink Team

What is red tide?  How is the algae bloom affecting Florida’s water quality?  What is a dead zone?  Situated along the shoreline of the ninth largest body of water in the world, the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida make up the Gulf Coast.  Here’s a quick look at the water issues facing gulf coast waters in recent news. 

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Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?

By Jim Lauria -- Water Business Leader, Mazzei Injector Company LLC

Talk about making waves.  Cryptocurrency—digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks—have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months.  The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

Cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise and market turbulence have challenged people to think hard about what confers value.  Cryptocurrency proudly leaves gold and silver standards, and even the faith in national economies that buoys other currencies, in the dust.  Instead, it is intimately tied with what I call the water standard.

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Q2 2018 Regional Roundup: Part 3/3

By The SplashLink Team

This blog series examines major trends and newsworthy events that occurred in the US water industry during the second quarter of 2018.  The third part of the series focuses on activity within the Midwest/Great Lakes and Central Plains regions of the US, as well as grant and funding information related to the water industry.

 

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