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A view from Treasure Island in 2018.

Residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island believe nuclear contamination has made them sick for years. The site is getting 8,000 new homes.

A developer is planning to build 8,000 residential units on Treasure Island, a formal Naval site that once hosted nuclear-training exercises.

Eggs in Indonesia have been found to contain dangerous concentrations of chemicals – and the poison comes from the world’s plastic waste

An adult eating just one of the contaminated eggs from Tropodo would exceed the the tolerable daily intake for chlorinated dioxins by 70-fold.
A man bikes through a field in Watts, California, where some of the land is laced with arsenic because it once held a steel factory.

An environmental group found arsenic and chromium in tap water in all 50 US states. Here’s how to check what’s in your taps.

A newly updated database from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group documents nearly 280 contaminants lurking in US drinking water.
Orange County, California.

A wealthy California enclave has some of the purest tap water in the country, and it starts out as sewage

Orange County tap water, which is filtered sewage, is "as clean as water can be," Seth Siegel writes in his new book, "Troubled Water." Here's how.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.
Christine Schindler and Dutch Waanders, co-founders of PathSpot.

The Chipotle E. coli outbreak inspired these 2 engineers to build a device that could quash the spread of foodborne illness

PathSpot uses spectroscopy — the study of the way light interacts with matter — to help determine whether or not there's bacteria on hands. Its founders say that the device could take off in hospitals, restaurants, airports, and schools.
Maybe steer clear of mixed drinks from now on.

A bartender says there’s a disgusting reason to order beer or wine over cocktails

A survey of bartenders found that some bars and restaurants don't keep their ice machines as clean as they should — and it could make you sick.

An 11-year-old has become ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ for her sensor detecting lead in water

Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
A family waits as a man fills drums with potable water brought to their small mountain community once a day after Hurricane Maria crippled utilities near Guayama, Puerto Rico October 12, 2017.

Authorities in Puerto Rico are reportedly distributing water from a well at a hazardous-waste site

It is the latest indication of the growing humanitarian crisis in the US territory, three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.