Trichloropropane (TCP)

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | August 5, 2016 History of Trichloropropane In the 1940s, there were numerous agricultural divisions that sold products to farmers in hopes of getting a profit. Two of these agricultural divisions, Dow Chemical and Shell, had begun to sell two soil fumigants (under the product name of […]

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Lake Michigan Turtles are Measuring Industrial Pollution

Article courtesy of William G. Gilroy | July 27, 2016 | Notre Dame News | Shared as educational material Researchers are beginning to use snapping and painted turtles to measure wetland pollution in the Great Lakes areas. The Great Lakes have suffered from unregulated industrial waste dumping, which has created many problems for the ecosystem. Because turtles […]

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Unknown Chemicals are Contaminating the Baltic Sea

By Taylor Schaefer, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | July 23, 2016 Irresponsible disposal of toxic chemicals In the aftermath of World War II, Britain and the Soviet Union dumped 65,000 tons of Nazi chemical weapons into the Baltic Sea after the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Many of the hazardous known and unknown […]

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Newburgh State of Emergency Highlights PFOS as Growing Concern

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 State of Emergency in Newburgh A state of emergency was declared in Newburgh, New York, after the New York State Department of Conservation discovered the toxic chemical perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in the lake that supplies the city with drinking water.1 City manager […]

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Perchlorate Contamination of Water

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 Fireworks are true works of art. People usually enjoy fireworks because they invoke joy and a sense of excitement as the fireworks go off in the dark sky. Unfortunately, this enjoyment takes a toll on the environment; our beloved fireworks are polluters […]

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New Study Confirms Fracking Is To Blame For Water Contamination in North Dakota

A new study conducted by Ph.D. students at Duke University this Apri, discovered high levels of ammonium, selenium, and lead in brine-laden wastewater linked to hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.

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New Study Shows Oxygen’s Potential for Containing Coal Ash Contamination

As coal continues to be a primary energy source in the United States, the question remains: how do we deal with all the toxic byproduct we get from burning it?

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How Bayou Vermilion went from the most polluted river to a prized resource

Article Courtesy of Erin Segura | April 4, 2016 | The Advertiser | Shared as educational material Picture this: a beautiful bayou, the most iconic representation of Louisiana culture – draped with Spanish moss, dotted with bright-eyed and eager paddlers enjoying the serenity of nature, free from the distractions of the mechanized world. The 36-mile stretch […]

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Oil Spill May Have Spread to Keelung; Fish Test ‘Safe’

Oil pollution caused by a grounded ship in New Taipei City’s Shimen District (石門) might have spread to Keelung, while the Fisheries Agency sought to reassure the public that the spill had not affected local aquatic products.

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Report: Pa. Has More Schools, Day Cares With High Lead in the Water Than Any Other State

The report found that in the past few years, Pennsylvania had more instances of high lead content in the water systems of schools and day cares than any other state.

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Cactus “Guts” Clean Water

A joint Yale University and University of Virginia study published in 2008 concluded that the Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.) contains special properties that allow the plant to naturally filter out certain water contaminants (Miller et al., 2008). Dr. Norma Alcantar and her team at the University of South Florida have also studied this relationship and found similar results.

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Meramec Caverns Suspends Tours Due to Air, Water Contamination

Meramec Caverns confirmed Friday that it is temporarily closed until further notice due to what the Environmental Protection Agency believes to be unsafe levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminating the cave air and groundwater as well as its entry building containing a restaurant and gift shop.

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