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New UBC water treatment zaps ‘forever chemicals’ for good

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new water treatment that removes “forever chemicals” from drinking water safely, efficiently – and for good. “Think Brita filter, but a thousand times better,” says UBC chemical and biological engineering professor Dr. Madjid Mohseni, who developed the technology. Forever chemicals, formally known as PFAS (per-and […]

Ohio Train Derailment Illuminates Waste Disposal Predicament

When word surfaced that soils and liquids laced with chemicals from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment were being sent to southeastern Michigan for storage, local residents and politicians were livid. “People were seeing pictures of what happened in Ohio – the smoke plumes, wildlife dying,” said Jordyn Sellek, director of a local government coalition. […]