Other Cities Have the Same Water Issues as Flint

Article Courtesy of Jason K. | July 16th, 2016 | Augusta Free Press | Published as Educational Material Flint isn’t the only city that has a dire water pollution problem. There are over 5,300 other water systems around the country that have “either shirked responsibilities to treat their water supplies to reduce lead levels, failed […]

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Radium Becomes a New Water Problem for Iowans

Article Courtesy of Michael Schultz | April 12th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material Iowans are beginning to question what else is in their water. Their questioning has led to an unfortunate discovery: radium. Although it has a low concentration in drinking water, chemical amounts can be concentrated in well-water under certain […]

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Many American Rivers are Threatened by Pollution

Article Courtesy of Katie Valentine | April 12th, 2016 | Think Progress | Published as Educational Material A report, released Tuesday by American Rivers, lists ten of the most threatened rivers in the country. These rivers all have two things in common: they’re threatened by mismanagement or various sources of pollution, and many of them […]

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Monitoring of Wastewater Ignored By a Newport Company

Article Courtesy of Tracy Loew | May 14th, 2016 | Statesman Journal | Published as Educational Material Trident’s Seafood Corps. recently was fined by Oregon’s environmental regulators after failing to follow through with monitoring its wastewater. Accounts suggest that the company, the largest seafood company in the U.S., had illegally dumped fish processing waste into […]

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California Residents Are Also Suffering From Lead Contamination

Article Courtesy of Megan Hamilton | March 27th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Published as Educational Material California, much like Flint, Michigan, has been facing a lead problem for years now. Unfortunately, unlike Flint officials haven’t been able to get blood tests of civilians in areas of concern and instead have resorted to using soil […]

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Sand Creates Odor Problems for a Water Treatment Plant

Article courtesy of Robert Koch | March 26th, 2016 | The Hour | Shared as educational material. The Norwalk Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) has recently been investigating the odor that has originated from a wastewater treatment plant in the area. Residents and officials, alike, say that the real culprit is the Solids Handling Facility […]

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Sugarcanes May be A Source of Water Pollution in Florida

Article courtesy of Keren Graham | March 26th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Shared as educational material. Florida’s Indian River Lagoon recently faced a severe crisis: thousands of fish were killed by human-made pollution. The area was in a “state of emergency” already because of the flow of effluents from Lake Okeechobee. The company that […]

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Firefighting Foam Threatens Water Sources at Fort Drum

Article courtesy of Gordon Block and Eli Anderson | May 8th, 2016 | Watertown Daily Times | Shared as educational material. The Department Authority of the North Country has decided to shut down two functioning water wells due to contamination by prefluorinated chemicals. The most likely source was determined to be firefighting foams used to […]

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J-WAFS Lab Looks to Make a Real Change in the Water Sector

Article courtesy of Vivian Zhong and Renee Robins | May 8th, 2016 | Fair Observer | Shared as educational material. Vivian Zhong, a MIT undergraduate, recently interviewed a researcher at Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), Renee Robins. The lab funds projects such as the development of a nanosensor for contaminant […]

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Keener Eye is being Used When Looking at Water Infrastructure

Article courtesy of Steven Verburg | April 11th, 2016 | Wisconsin State Journal | Shared as educational material. After the Flint crisis, many cities in the U.S. have been keeping a keener eye on their water sources. One city in particular, is Lake Mills, Wisconsin, one of nine water systems that were found to have […]

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Iowa May be Seeing its Water Pollution from Nitrates

| Article Courtesy of Tom Fiegen | April 24th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as educational material. In response to a guest column in The Gazette by Frank J. Zieser, a farm bankruptcy lawyer, Tom Fiegen wrote his own column contradicting the prior’s claim that homeowners were at fault for Iowa’s water pollution. In […]

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Stockton Initiates Water Tests to find Heavy Metals

Article courtesy of Rich Ibarra | April 4th, 2016 | Capital Public Radio | Shared as educational material. The City of Stockton is searching for volunteers to who would be up to donating samples of water from their homes. These water samples would then be tested for their lead and copper levels. The city’s residents […]

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