High levels of arsenic and lead have been found in groundwater under a Tennessee power plant

AP Photo/Adrian Sainz MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis residents are as proud of their water as their barbecue and blues. So alarms went off when state environmental officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority revealed high levels of arsenic and lead had been found in groundwater under the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in southwest Memphis. A […]

Banned chemicals contaminate groundwater near US bases on Okinawa

Elevated levels of two banned pollutants used by the US military have been detected in groundwater running under Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa, Japanese officials have said. The Pentagon won’t let Okinawan officials on base to investigate. The carcinogenics perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were found in high concentrations in underground […]