Camp Lejeune news update – TCE – PCE- volatile organic compounds – Camp Lejeune Military contaminated water resource articles and information

Drinking water contamination: TCE – PCE- volatile organic compounds – Camp Lejeune Military contaminated water resource articles and information.

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India -Treated tap water accessible to only 30.8 percent of rural population

India might be recognized as world’s one of the fastest growing economies, but most of its people are destined to live without basic facilities like safe drinking water.

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India – Experts for strategy to end water dispute with India

EXPERTS from all over the world have called for adopting integrated, multidimensional strategies to resolve the issue of water crisis which otherwise can result into a major conflict between Pakistan and India in the future.

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Milwaukee – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) – ordered to provide ‘green infrastructure’ for storm water

More rooftops in the Milwaukee area will be enlisted to grow grasses, flowers and other plants now that the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has been given the nation’s first wastewater discharge permit mandating “green infrastructure” to collect and absorb storm water.

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Protected: Bottled water report by Anthony Kozuh under review by Frank Ramos

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Contaminated drinking water: Officials: Flood waters could be health risk

Officials: flood waters could be health risk.

Jocelyn Maminta / Updated: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 7:11 PM EDT / (WTNH) News 8

Save the Water™ provides detailed information by leading health organizations on how to avoid serious health risks due to severe flooding contaminating drinking water sources. (proceeding the article written below by Jocelyn Maminta)

(WTNH) — State environmental and health officials are putting out a warning to state residents: flood waters from Sandy could be a health risk.

The problem is that raw sewage discharge from treatment plants and pumping stations.

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Severe flooding could lead to drinking water and sewage concerns

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning residents of health concerns associated with flood water and that severe flooding has the potential to contaminate drinking water sources and lead to sewage back-ups in homes.

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India – Wells for India – Fourth of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey– Malawari – a village the world forgot – “Wells for India” water issues

Taankas – underground water storage tanks surrounded by rainwater catchment areas – make a huge difference to the lives of people in the Thar desert.

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Water crisis: Thousands in Malaysia face water shortage.

Thousands in Malaysia face water shortage.
Alisha Hassan | 8 October 2012 |bikyamasr.com

Malaysia’s Selangor has growing concern over water shortages.

KUALA LUMPUR: According to new reports from Malaysia’s Selangor state, thousands of residents are facing new rounds of water shortages after the main river in the area dropped below manageable levels.

Some 30,000 people or more, mainly farmers in Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam districts could be affected dramatically by a drought that has hit the area over the past month.

The state’s main rice growing area saw water drop to below critical levels.

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Water contamination news: New water contaminants – chemicals need to be added to the list that should be controlled.

Universities and the U.S. Geological Survey have noticed that some fish and other aquatic creatures have been developing rather unusual characteristics. For example, the National Geographic News reported in 2004 that a statistically significant study by the USGS found that some bass in the Potomac River had developed testicular as well as ovarian tissues. Yes, the boys could make eggs.

Other studies identified similar problems existing in other rivers around the country. The EPA and other researchers are convinced that chemicals that are not normally sampled or treated are able to pass through our municipal treatment systems and are having the documented impacts.

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Contaminated water news: Pennsylvania – methane making an appearance in Pa. water supplies.

Mike and Nancy Leighton’s problems began on May 19, just as Mike was settling in to watch the Preakness Stakes. A neighbor in Leroy Township, Pa., called Mike and told him to check the water well located just outside his front door.

“I said, ‘I’ll be down in 15 minutes.’ I wanted to see the race,” Leighton said. But as the horses were racing, Leighton’s well was overflowing. Typically, there’s between 80 to 100 feet of head space between the top of the well and its water supply. But when Leighton went outside, the water was bubbling over the top.

Down the road, Ted and Gale Franklin’s water well had gone dry. When water started coming out later that week, the liquid was “black as coal,” according to Gale.Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection blames a nearby hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operation. It says methane gas has leaked out of the well, which is operated by Chesapeake Energy, and into the Leightons’ and Franklins’ water supplies.

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Portland, USA – Fluoride – Don’t contaminate our world-class water.

As Portlanders, we are passionate about our drinking water, which is some of the world’s best.
Protecting our right to clean water is something that brings us together.
It’s not surprising that Portlanders have rejected three attempts to fluoridate our drinking water.

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