Possum Point Residents Face Coal Contamination in Wells

Article courtesy of Jill Palermo | December 9th, 2016 | Fauquier Times | Shared as educational material. Well tests conducted in Possum Point show elevated levels for six contaminants linked to ash. The contaminants are linked to the Dominion Virginia Power’s coal ash ponds. In a call to news reporters Friday morning, Dominion officials said […]

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Menomonee Falls School District Faces Contaminated Water Supply

Article courtesy of Britanny Seemuth | November 30th, 2016 | Northwest Now | Shared as educational material. The water supply of two Menomonee Falls School District elementary schools is still contaminated with coliform bacteria and heavy metals such as copper. Investigations suggest that the bacteria comes from an underground reservoir adjacent to the schools. As […]

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United Utilities Finds One of Their Water Supplies Contaminated

Article courtesy of Yakub Qureshi | December 11th, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. Over seventeen thousand households were subjected to a contaminated water supply in early December. United Utilities, who are responsible for the supply, say they are working to fix the problem which has been caused by a technical fault […]

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Passaic Valley Water Commission Improving after Lead Incident

Article courtesy of Christie Duffy | November 22nd, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. The Passaic Valley Water Commission provides water for many counties in the state of New Jersey. In 2015, it was found that water treatments plants under it had a water lead level of over seventeen parts per billion, […]

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Doylestown Township Affected by PFOA Contamination of Well Water

Article courtesy of Kyle Bagenstose | December 6th, 2016 | The Intelligencer | Shared as educational material. Investigations concerning water contamination are being conducted after it was found that a few private wells in Buckingham, Doylestown Township and Plumstead that have PFOA and PFOS above the safe level suggested by the EPA. Homes that are […]

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Corpus Christie in Crisis due to Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Lauren Caruba | December 17th, 2016 | San Antonio Express News | Shared as educational material. A Chemical leak from an asphalt plant into the public water system in Corpus Christie was found causing the shut down for water supply to public. According to a news release, “during a recent backflow incident, […]

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Ohio River is One of the Most Polluted Rivers in America

Article courtesy of Anne Li | December 2nd, 2016 | Allegheny Front | Shared as educational material. According to EPA, the Ohio River is one of the most polluted water sources in America due to various toxic chemical spills. Acknowledgment of the fact has gradually led to action taken to protect the source water protection. […]

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New York Residents Have PFOAs in their Tap Water

Article courtesy of Mike Groll | November 14th, 2016 | CBS News | Shared as educational material. In the upstate New York, residents have a new worry: their tap water may have exposed them to a chemical linked to cancer. PFOS, or perfluorooctane sulfonate, has been linked to cancer, thyroid problems, and other serious health […]

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Meat Producing Industry Asked to Decrease Pollution Output

Article courtesy of Peak Johnson | November 29th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. Investors of the nation’s largest meat producing companies are requesting that the industry reduce water pollution in the areas of processing, packaging, and slaughtering. The investors wrote asking the companies to analyze the pollution impacts of their operations […]

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Rainfall Runoff is Being Combated in Seattle with New Solution

Article courtesy of Samantha Larson | October 11th, 2016 | Crosscut.com | Shared as educational material. Seattle is trying out a new old solution in order to combat the rainfall runoff pollution. They intend to replace certain areas around the city, mainly near the pavement, with things like grass and soil. Unlike pavement, soil and […]

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Rain Tax Being Under Scrutiny in Massachusetts

Article courtesy of Scott Dance | October 19, 2016 | The Baltimore-Sun | Shared as educational material. The government of Massachusetts and environmental coalitions in the area are arguing over the controversial decision to cut the rain tax. As the governor of Massachusetts put it, ” the state does not need to impose yet another […]

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South Florida’s Murky Water Management

Article courtesy of The News-Press Editorial Board | April 27, 2016 | The News-Press | Shared as educational material. The issue of how to solve the water pollution problem in South Florida is getting more complicated as the days go by. With economic, political, and industrial inefficacy, many of Florida’s water systems, including the infamous […]

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