Environmental Scientist. Writer. Mother.

Tag: drinking water


Labor Day

A few months ago, my daughter’s friend was celebrating her birthday during a weekend soccer tournament. The girls all sang Happy Birthday to her after the last game of the …

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drum in water

Public Health Advisory: On Water and Waste

Because he is a physician working in Vermont, yesterday my husband received a public health advisory from the state Department of Health, concerning PFOA in private drinking water wells in …

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Hoosick PFOA Numbers

Confessions of a Former Environmental Regulator

How many times did I sit at my desk and worry about something I had missed, maybe a report I hadn’t read closely enough, or a number in a table …

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running water

When Water Hurts

I am a public utility girl, born and raised on municipal water — and I, like millions of Americans, took solace in the systems that were established to ensure the …

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