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Nitrate: Trouble in Farm Country
Nitrate Contamination of Drinking Water
Iowa’s Private Wells Contaminated by Nitrate and Bacteria
Des Moines Water Works has struggled for years to provide safe drinking water to its customers, battling nitrate contamination from upstream farms. But contamination from agricultural practices may be even worse for the estimated 230,000 to 290,000 Iowans whose drinking water comes from private wells, an investigation by Environmental Working Group and Iowa Environmental Council finds.
Tap Water for 500,000 Minnesotans Contaminated With Elevated Levels of Nitrate
America’s Nitrate Habit Is Costly and Dangerous
Nitrate pollution plagues Midwestern rivers
A recent study by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that the water quality in 22 rivers over the past 65 years is terrible and not getting better, judging by the concentration of...
In Minnesota’s Farm Country, Nitrate Pollution of Drinking Water is Getting Worse
Case Study: Corn Belt Communities Plagued by Nitrate in Tap Water
Nitrates in Tap Water: What Parents Need to Know
A new EWG study published in Environmental Research found that nitrate, one of the most common contaminants of drinking water, may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer per year, but that's not its only...
EWG Analysis: Nitrate Pollution of Drinking Water in Rural Minnesota Is Getting Worse
Nitrate contamination of drinking water has increased across Minnesota's farm country, an Environmental Working Group analysis of state data has found.
High Levels of Nitrate Foul Tap Water in Illinois Corn Belt
Northwest Illinois is one of the nation's most productive corn-growing regions. But the heavy use of fertilizer and manure on corn fields leads to nitrate pollution in many communities' tap water...
EWG Report: Small Rural Communities Bear Costly Burden of Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water
Tap water across the nation is contaminated with an agricultural pollutant linked to cancer, and the problem is worst in small communities that can least afford to fix it, according to a new EWG...
EWG News Roundup (3/6): PFAS Resemble Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Nitrate Taints Minnesota Drinking Water and More
EWG News Roundup (3/6): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.
EWG’s News Roundup (2/2): Lead Testing Failure in California, Nitrate Fouls Corn Belt Water and More
EWG News Roundup 2/2: Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.
EWG Investigation: In California’s Majority-Latino Communities, 5.25 Million Drink Tap Water With Nitrate Above Federal Limit
In California's majority-Latino communities, 5.25 million people drink tap water contaminated with nitrate at levels at or above the federal limit, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis...
EWG: Nitrate Pollution of U.S. Tap Water Could Cause 12,500 Cancer Cases Each Year
Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group.
Nitrate in U.S. Tap Water May Cause More Than 12,500 Cancers a Year
Nitrate Pollution of Drinking Water for More Than 20 Million Americans Is Getting Worse
In Midwest farm states, nitrate pollution of tap water is more likely in lower-income communities
Nitrate contaminates drinking water for almost 60 million people in cities across the country
Study: Nitrate in Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Linked to Cancer, Preterm Births and Up To $74 Million in Yearly Healthcare Costs
EWG News Roundup (8/13): Schools’ Tap Water in the Time of COVID-19, Nitrate Pollution in Minnesota, a Twitter Battle with BP and More
On Monday, EWG released an article on government officials' inadequate guidance about reopening schools safely as the coronavirus pandemic seems to worsen.
EWG Analysis: Half a Million Minnesotans Drink Tap Water Contaminated With Elevated Levels of Nitrate From Agricultural Pollution
An estimated half a million Minnesotans are drinking tap water contaminated with elevated levels of nitrate, a chemical associated with cancer and other serious health problems, according to a report...