After more than a year of community meetings and deliberations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in February 2019 that it would begin the process of regulating two drinking water contaminants, seeking to stem a growing national public health crisis. If EPA follows through, this would be the first time in nearly 20 years that it has set an enforceable standard for a new chemical contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The chemicals at issue, PFOA and PFOS, have contaminated drinking water supplies across the country affecting millions of Americans. They belong to a class of synthetic chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, that are widely used in products including firefighting foams, waterproof apparel, stain-resistant furniture, food packaging and even dental floss.MORE HEALTH: Casey excoriates EPA's reported pass on PFOA, PFOS limitsThese chemicals have been linked with numerous health problems, including cancers, thyroid disease, … [Read more...] about EPA’s plan to regulate chemical contaminants in drinking water is a drop in the bucket
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By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: December 17, 2018 at 12:36 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 12:40 am By Roxanne Roberts | The Washington Post Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Everywhere, at any hour, it’s Mueller time. Special counsel Robert Swan Mueller III is the second-most famous man in Washington. Time Magazine just ranked him No. 3 on their Person of the Year list, after crusading journalists and President Donald Trump. It is impossible to spend a day in this town without hearing or reading Mueller’s name. He will go down in history, for better or worse, as one of the pivotal figures of the Trump era. All this for a man who seldom speaks and is rarely seen. He is omnipresent and absent, inescapable but elusive, the invisible yang to Trump’s gold-plated yin. “Mueller’s silence has invited noisy speculation from partisans,” writes Time. “To critics on the right, he is an overzealous prosecutor drunk on power … [Read more...] about Silent but omnipresent, Mueller is 2nd most famous man in D.C.
Roxanne Roberts, The Washington Post Published 7:29 am PST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. Special counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Eric Thayer. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Eric Thayer. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Special counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. Special counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. Photo: … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller is the most unknowable man in Washington
Video Corrie McKeague in his RAF uniform Archant As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild. Walking through the streets of Bury St Edmunds on the day of her son’s 25th birthday, Nicola Urquhart says she still has “so many questions” about his disappearance.Corrie McKeague was seen on CCTV entering an area known as the ‘Horseshoe’ – a bin loading area behind Greggs – in Bury at 3.24am on Saturday, September 24, 2016, following a night out in the town. He has never been seen since.A multi-million pound investigation into the RAF Honington gunner’s disappearance, which included two searches of a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, yielded no trace. The investigation was passed over to cold case detectives in March, but Mrs Urquhart claimed three weeks ago that new evidence had … [Read more...] about Mother of missing Corrie McKeague says she is ready to start searching again