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The ski wax industry is working to leave PFAS behind

Apr 4, 2022
Laws and regulations are changing to kick this harmful “forever chemical” off the ski hill.
Eric Straubhar buffs the wax on a child's ski in his Idaho shop. Bans on PFAS waxes haven't provoked pushback, he said. If they apply to everyone, "the playing field is level."
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Flint's troubles mount as home prices fall 21 percent

May 4, 2016
The lead-contaminated water crisis appears to be scaring home buyers away, driving prices down sharply since early 2015.
A Flint sewer department flag marks where lead water lines are being replaced. Flint continues to work through the effects of water contamination.
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Study finds that fracking contaminated a water supply

Mar 29, 2016
One of the biggest debates about fracking is whether it pollutes underground water supplies
A fracking site is situated on the outskirts of town in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas. 
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