Midwest Flooding Hits Superfund Sites, Including Some With Radioactive Materials

Several Midwestern states have been significantly impacted by recent extreme flooding, which has hit U.S. corn, soybean, and wheat farmers especially hard. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now says that flood waters have reached eight Superfund sites in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, according to Bloomberg. Because flood water levels remain high, it isn’t possible for […]

EPA Chief Calls Unsafe Water a Bigger Threat than Climate Change

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler thinks unsafe drinking water is the biggest environmental threat the world currently faces. Speaking to CBS News, Wheeler said a lack of access to clean water is a more pressing concern than climate change. “We have 1,000 children die everyday worldwide because they don’t have safe drinking water. That’s […]