Texas Cities Worry About Possible Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Staff of Shannon Brooks | January 26th, 2017 | The Examiner | Shared as educational material. In Texas, the Community Water Systems has provided people in Sawmill Addition with water that exceeds regulatory limits for arsenic. In high concentrations, arsenic is poisonous. In low concentrations for extended time periods, arsenic may cause […]

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Dallas Independent School District Retests Water to Ensure Safety

Article courtesy of Staff of Natalie Solis and Vicki Chen | January 24th, 2016 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. After initial samples showed high levels of lead and copper, the Dallas Independent School District has retested water at several schools and is awaiting results. After retesting, some schools were cleared. Although […]

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Surface Water Contamination in New Hampshire Worry Some

Article courtesy of Max Sullivan | January 15th, 2017 | Seacoast Online | Shared as educational material. Although EPA issued an advisory level for perfluorochemicals (PFCs) for drinking water, it is still working to set a level for surface water. Residents and advocates in New Hampshire want the advisory level for surface water to be […]

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Westfield Combats With Firefighting Foam Contamination

Article courtesy of David McKay | January 11th, 2017 | WWLP 22 News | Shared as educational material. In Westfield, Massachusetts, a community must deal with water contamination due to the entry of chemicals that are suspected to be from firefighting foam. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection asked the National Guard to test their […]

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Iowa Residents are Experiencing Lead Contamination in their Waters

Article courtesy of MacKenzie Elmer | December 17th, 2016 | Des Moines Register | Shared as educational material. More than 6,000 Iowa residents may have been exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead contamination. Lead can cause irreversible brain damage, lowered IQ, behavioral problems, and language delays, especially in children. Current national regulations […]

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California Water Conditions in the Coming Year of 2017

Article courtesy of Tara Lohan | January 6th, 2017 | News Deeply | Shared as educational material. California must deal with several water challenges in the coming year, including the failure to provide safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents, the state of the snowpack that provides water, conversations with other states about […]

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Domoic Acid Poses Threat to Marine Communities

Article courtesy of Science Daily and NOAA Headquarters | January 10th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. Pollutant derived domoic acid is increasingly accumulating in shellfish in ocean waters off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. This is threatening the ocean’s food web. Domoic acid, produced by certain types of marine algae, […]

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Looking at 2016’s Water Contamination Issues Inside the U.S.

Article courtesy of Dawn Allen | January 5th, 2017 | Legal Reader | Shared as educational material. A look back at water contamination issues in 2016 shows that drinking water contamination problems span across America. Schools in Wisconsin, Ohio, Oregon, and Michigan tested and found dangerous metals in the schools’ water, including lead. Some contamination […]

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The Clean Water Act is Put Through Governmental Tests

Article courtesy of Dr. Joseph A. Cortruvo | December 26th, 2016 | Water Technology | Shared as educational material. The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes a basic structure for regulating the pollutant discharge in clean water and regulating the quality of surface water. Its objective is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological […]

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Lake Michigan and Other Great Lakes Suffer from Plastic Pollution

Article courtesy of the Dyer Oxley | December 15th, 2016 | MyNorthwest.com Writer | Shared as educational material. Researchers at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology estimate that the total plastic annually entering the Great Lakes system is nearly 10,000 metric tons, or 22 million pounds. Lake Michigan suffers half the pollution because of high […]

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Perfluorinated Compounds Persist at Whidbey Island Water

Article courtesy of the Dyer Oxley | December 15th, 2016 | MyNorthwest.com Writer | Shared as educational material. Recently, in Whidbey Island, Washington, the Navy found toxic levels of a firefighting chemical named Perfluorinated Compounds (PFAS) in water used for drinking. After 2002, PFAS are no longer used to make Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), […]

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Uranium Contamination of Water in the United States

Abandoned uranium mines continue to contaminate water sources, posing health risks to Native American communities. By Suraj Rajendran, Research Project Leader for Save The Water™ | November 10, 2016 Often times, in the times following one water crisis, others are overshadowed and often forgotten. One of these forgotten water issues is the contamination in Navajo […]

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