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Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP)

Determining the prevalence of contaminants in treated and untreated drinking water

Just 2.5 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh, making it crucial for humans to use water in smart, effective ways that preserve this precious resource. Water reuse has become an important part of the solution. In the United States, wastewater is treated and may then be discharged into surface water or ground water aquifers. Fact Sheet

EPA Exposure Research

Understanding human and ecosystem exposures to environmental stressors is critical in making informed decisions that can protect public health and create an environmentally sustainable future. Fact Sheet

EPA and USGS scientists conduct study to determine prevalence of newly-emerging contaminants in treated and untreated drinking water

Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Geological Survey(USGS) are collaborating on a research study to determine the presence of contaminants of emerging concern in treated and untreated drinking water collected from up to 50 drinking water treatment plants from across the United States. Fact Sheet

URBAN ATLAS WILL HELP FOSTER COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY

Towns and cities rely on clean air, water and other natural resources for economic sustainability and quality of life. Yet, these natural resources and their benefits are not always fully understood or considered in local decisions. Fact Sheet

WHY WE NEED A CLEANER, MORE EFFICIENT POWER SECTOR

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. The science shows that climate change is already posing risks to our health and our economy. This proposal will maintain an affordable, reliable energy system, while cutting pollution and protecting our health and environment now and for future generations. Fact Sheet