How Wildfires Are Contaminating The Water Supply With Benzene, Other Hazardous Chemicals
We talk to Andrew Whelton, an associate professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, about how current wildfires in the West are likely impacting the water supply.
After the Tubbs Fire in 2017, residents began to smell an odor in their water that turned out to be the carcinogen benzene, prompting some of the first research into this new phenomenon.
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