South Florida’s Murky Water Management: Who is to Blame?

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 Florida is getting more complicated as the days go by. Specifically, agricultural lands are affecting water quality as the runoff is filled with nitrogen and […]

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Baltimore Encounters a Problem With Lead Contamination

Article courtesy of Scott Dance | April 18th, 2016 | The Baltimore Sun | Shared as educational material. Recently, the analysis of water quality tests in the City of Baltimore has shown that there were unaccepted levels of lead in the area’s water sources. Of the samples taken, four percent (two out of the fifty-two) […]

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Florida’s Toxic Algae Problem Can Now Be Seen From Space

Article courtesy of Brendan Byrne | July 13th, 2016 | Value Walk | Shared as educational material. Seen from space, cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green algae, covers a large expanse of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. The bacteria has been affecting tourism and commerce in the area. For now, the United States Army Corps of Engineers are […]

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Bassendean has a Toxic Fertilizer Pile

Article courtesy of Kristie Lim | May 17th, 2016 | Eastern Reporter Community | Shared as educational material. A resident had been left surprised–in a bad way–after finding toxic fertilizer waste on private land. After initial investigations, it was indicated that the site is owned by a company called Ridgepoynt. The waste pile is located […]

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Toxic Sediment Threatens Cleveland’s Water Supply

Article courtesy of James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer | April 30th, 2016 | Cleveland.com | Shared as educational material. The Ohio EPA and the City Water Department have caught sight of a heap of toxic sediment lying at the bottom of Lake Erie, moving ever so closer to the pipes that supply drinking water […]

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Oil Contaminants Arise in Gulf of Mexico Due to Past Oil Spill

Article courtesy of Staff of Science 2.0 | May 31st, 2016 | Science 2.0 | Shared as educational material. After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil contaminants such as black carbon from burning oil slicks, and contaminants from drilling mud have lingered in the subsurface of the water even though the contaminants in the […]

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Car Washing in Fayetteville is Leading to Water Pollution

Article courtesy of Jane Maginot | May 19th, 2016 | The Commercial | Shared as educational material. In Fayetteville, water that is used to wash cars (self-washing on the streets or driveway) goes untreated into a nearby river. The pollutants include high loads of nutrients, dirt, metals, and hydrocarbons, which can get clogged in the […]

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Sheridan’s Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon

Article courtesy of Tracy Leow | May 24th, 2016 | Statesman Journal | Shared as educational material. A Washington-based company was fined over $7,000 for dumping two chemicals into Oregon’s Yamhill River above permitted levels. Environmental regulators said Sheridan’s Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon had been discharging pentachlorophenol at four times above the limit and […]

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Martinsburg, West Virginia faces Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Matthew Umstead | May 27th, 2016 | Herald-Mail Media | Shared as educational material. After Martinsburg experienced water contamination due to the presence perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA, and perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, officials took some tests in groundwater sources in order to find the roots of the contamination. The chemicals are […]

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Beach in Cabrillo Makes Progress in Cleaning up Water Pollution

Article courtesy of Elijah Chiland | April 15th, 2016 | Curbed Los Angeles | Shared as educational material. California’s San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach made the limelight recently after going from a grade D to a grade A in water pollution. Although the beach is far from perfect, it still is rather impressive to make such […]

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Amherst has Water Contamination Issues

Article courtesy of Kimberly Houghton | Date August 3, 2016 | New Hampshire Union Leader | Shared as educational material. Wells in Amherst have been found to be contaminated by a toxic chemical known as PFOA. Residents who rely on these wells have been offered bottled water for the time being. Officials are suspicious of […]

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Chemical Contamination at U.S. Naval Bases

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. The United States Navy has been under pressure from former staff members on the topic of water contamination on bases. Staffers claim that the water on the naval bases was contaminated by perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, to a […]

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