Genesee County May Have to Rely on Detroit Water for More Time

Article courtesy of Paul Egan | February 16th, 2017 | Detroit Free Press | Shared as educational material. Genesee County, including Flint, Michigan, will have to stay on Detroit water longer than expected. Treating water at flint will cost $108 million. And it won’t be ready by October 1 of this year. So Flint has […]

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Florida’s Space Coast Water System Sees Massive Sewage Entrance

Article courtesy of Staff of NBC 6 News | January 28th, 2017 | NBC 6 News | Shared as educational material. A broken sewer pipe “accidentally” released 14,000 gallons of “raw sewage” into a storm water system that goes into the Indian River Lagoon, according to authorities. The release was not stopped for 4 hours. […]

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Predicting Uranium Contamination Will be Easier With These Models

Article courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A recent study led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will lead to better models that predict uranium contamination in groundwater at former mining sites. This new study discovered that […]

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Oroville Dam Forced to Use Emergency Spillway after Crisis

Article courtesy of Henry Fountain | February 13th, 2017 | New York Times | Shared as educational material. The Oroville Dam in California was forced to use its emergency spillway for the first time since its construction nearly 50 years ago. The dam is also using its main spillway, which is damaged by erosion. Lake […]

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Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes Just One Example of Nonpoint Source Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 28, 2017 Plastic pollution plagues the Great Lakes region and is just one example of the difficulty in addressing the source instead of the symptoms. One of the most important aspects in treating water contamination is determining and targeting the source. As author Frank […]

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Chemical Indulin Found in Waters of Corpus Christi, Texas

Article courtesy of Erik Ortiz | December 17th, 2016 | NBC News | Shared as educational material. In Corpus Christi, Texas, an industrial chemical leak at an asphalt plant led to widespread fear of water contamination. There were four unconfirmed reports of systems related to water contamination. City water towers were flushed out to ensure […]

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Louisiana Water is so Polluted that Pastors Suspend Baptisms

Article courtesy of Charles Pierce | January 6th, 2017 | Esquire | Shared as educational material. St. Joseph in northern Louisiana has been exposed to contaminated water. Poor people must go to other local communities to do laundry because the water is so discolored. One pastor has suspended baptisms because he feels the water is […]

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Dallas Independent School District Takes Steps to Decrease Lead Content

Article courtesy of Natalie Solis and Vickie Chen | January 24th, 2017 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. The Dallas Independent School District hired two private companies to test at least one drinking water sample at all 227 schools in the district. Although the US Environmental Protection Agency recommends levels of lead […]

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Geese Die from Toxic Contaminated Water from Copper Mine

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | January 26th, 2017 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. After landing on a pit filled with toxic mining water from a former copper mine, over 3,000 geese died. The area is part of the United States’ largest Superfund site. The birds were blown off course by a […]

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San Ysidro School District Find Lead in Drinking Water

Article courtesy of Staff of CBS News 8 Team | February 8th, 2017 | CBS8.com | Shared as educational material. In San Ysidro School District, just south of San Diego, California, one school’s water samples showed that faucets contaminated water with “slightly heightened levels of lead, copper, and bacteria.” The school district informed parents that […]

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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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