DC Water defends soil product over claims that it contaminates drinking water

by WUSA9 | January 26, 2023
Testing from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released this week added to those high test results. According to PEER, Eurofins Laboratory testing of Bloom biosolid fertilizer showed PFOA (a major form of PFAS) levels of 21 parts-per-billion (ppb). This is 5.3 million ...

‘Forever chemicals’: Poolesville’s drinking water contaminated

by WUSA9 | December 26, 2022
One possible source of the chemical contamination being investigated by the town: Fertilizers used by area farmers, including some using treated sewage waste from the Potomac River. “We’re very concerned about biosolids and fertilizers. So we know those come from wastewater ...

Bricks thrown at police, tear gas shopping lists: What a lawsuit reveals about Lafayette Square protests

by WUSA9 | February 5, 2021
“Since June 2020, WUSA9 has been tracking which federal police agency fired tear gas canisters at Lafayette Park protesters. Emails obtained in a public records lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) highlight previously unknown details of the U.S. ...

These emails offer a new perspective on why protesters were tear-gassed in Lafayette Park in June

by WUSA9 | December 15, 2020
“A new perspective from the U.S. Park Police, the lead federal police agency during this summer’s protests in Lafayette Square, could shed some light on the decision to tear gas mostly peaceful protesters on June 1. Emails uncovered by a lawsuit filed by Public Employees for ...
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