Tag: Safe Drinking Water Act


EPA Issues Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS

In May 2016, EPA released drinking water health advisories for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). For many years, these chemicals were widely used in carpets, clothing, fabrics in furniture, food packaging, and other materials (e.g., cookware) to make them more resistant to water, grease, and stains. They are also used for firefighting at […]


Safe Drinking Water Act Turning 40

The Safe Drinking Water Act turns 40 this year, which means those who enacted the law are retired and those who grew up with it are in charge.  EPA has dedicated a web page to the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (http://www2.epa.gov/safedrinkingwater40).  It is a good time to look back on where […]


Oil Well Operators in Hart County, KY, Sentenced for Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Two oil well operators in Hart County and Logsdon Valley Oil Co. Inc., were ordered to pay fines for the continued conspiracy to inject fluids, without a permit, into sinkholes and wells from March 13, 2008 through July 18, 2012, in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Specifically, they configured piping to inject produced […]