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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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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Lab Mice Contaminate Water Around Dartmouth College

Article courtesy of Michael Casey | December 28th, 2016 | Burlington Free Times | Shared as educational material. Authorities warn that neighbors of Dartmouth University may be vulnerable to water that has been contaminated. For years, Dartmouth College has been using lab mice and other small animals for science experiments, disposing them in a certain […]

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Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollutants Need Attention from EPA

Article Courtesy of Sabrina Canfield | November 18th, 2016 | Courthouse News | Published as Educational Material Increasing contamination in Mississippi River and a portion of Gulf of Mexico into which it flows, needs urgent attention as nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants has created fish kills and unsuitable water for aquatic life. The EPA should control […]

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Methane Gas Contamination has City Taking Water Tests

Article Courtesy of Larry Gavin | November 16th, 2016 | Evanston Round Table | Published as Educational Material Awareness about the safety of drinking water is rising through people. Residents of James Park neighborhood, Illinois, were concerned that methane gas is becoming concentrated and pressurized fewer than 60 feet and exceeding safety level for drinking […]

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Nutrient Pollution is a Big Problem for American Lakes

Article Courtesy of Brion Blackwelder and Marc Yaggi | August 8th, 2016 | Sun Sentinel | Published as Educational Material Florida’s Lake Okeechobee crisis has brought to light the fact that nutrient pollution is a big problem in the United States, especially with its large use of agricultural fertilizers and potential for run-off. Water systems […]

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Coastlines Around the U.S. Holds Hidden Water Pollution

Article Courtesy of Pam Frost Gorder | August 4th, 2016 | Ohio State University | Published as Educational Material Salt water has long been known to mix with freshwater around coastlines, but the precise measurements of how much and where was never ascertained. Now, an investigation has shown that a higher than normal percent of […]

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Ohio River Valley Suffering from Contamination of Drinking Water

Article Courtesy of Staff of WFPL | August 9th, 2016 | WFPL | Published as Educational Material A study done by The Harvard Chan School of Public Health found that over six million Americans are dependent on drinking water supplies that are chemically contaminated, the main contaminant being PFOA. Thirteen states around the Ohio River […]

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Algal Bloom Issues in Southern Californian Reserves

Article Courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1st, 2016 | Water Online | Published as Educational Material The Californian county of Santa Clara has started tapping into its backup reserves of water, not becuase of drought, but because of massive algal bloom. The district usually relies on water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during the […]

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Management Needed to Rid Organic Pollutants from Great Lakes

Article Courtesy of Kieth Matheny | July 30th, 2016 | Detroit Free Press | Published as Educational Material The Great Lakes are supplied with their water by Michigan rivers, those of which are now facing pollution from many different sources including pollutants from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and tar, insecticides and herbicides and detergent ingredients. […]

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