Letters Feb. 14: Water Crisis

Governor Rick Scott is happily spending the money elsewhere that 75 percent of Floridians voted to make a constitutional amendment to help clean up the pollution from the sugar industry that now flows directly into the Caloosahatchee River.

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Contamination of the Conchos River in Mexico: Does It Pose a Health Risk to Local Residents?

Presently, water contamination issues are of great concern worldwide. Mexico has not escaped this environmental problem, which negatively affects aquifers, water bodies and biodiversity; but most of all, public health.

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Do Contaminants Originating from State-of-the-Art Treated Wastewater Impact the Ecological Quality of Surface Waters?

This study highlights the importance of reducing the wastewater-associated impact on surface waters. For aquatic ecosystems in urban areas this would lead to: (i) improvement of the ecological integrity, (ii) reduction of biodiversity loss, and (iii) faster achievement of objectives of legislative requirements, e.g., the European Water Framework Directive.

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Drinking Water In Seyðisfjörður Unfit For Consumption

Water treatment plant malfunctions have led to drinking water in the Icelandic village being unfit for drinking straight away.

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Margaret Flowers and Jill Stein | Contaminated Water Requires a National Public Health Mobilization

We need a national public health mobilization to assess all drinking water sources in a transparent way and a plan to protect the health of residents and the future of our water supply. Water should be tested for radioactivity, as well as for heavy metals such as lead. In addition, the toxic byproducts of our dirty energy system are another of many compelling reasons why we need to transition rapidly to a cleaner, sustainable green energy economy.

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More Homes in Charlton Near Southbridge Landfill to Get Bottled Water

At the Board of Health board meeting Tuesday, residents heard that ongoing private well water testing around the Southbridge landfill has uncovered one more tainted property, and some homes with unaffected wells will receive bottled water from Casella Waste Systems.

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Nancy Utesch: Don’t Wait On The Science Before Helping Victims of Groundwater Pollution

Gov. Scott Walker recently visited Kewaunee County, promising that our groundwater pollution problems would be addressed by “science based” solutions. Having recently gutted the state Department of Natural Resources science staff considerably, the governor’s words not only echoed as disingenuous, but filled with hypocrisy.

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New Brighton Continues to Address Water Contamination

The New Brighton City Council on Jan. 26 unanimously approved steps toward finding a permanent drinking water solution.

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Emails Show Early Confusion Over Hoosick Falls Water Pollution

The state Health Department was made aware in August 2014 that a toxic chemical had contaminated Hoosick Falls’ village water system, but conflicting information and a lack of regulations led to months of delays in notifying the public about the situation, documents show.

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Indian Point Nuclear Facility Operator Reports ‘Alarming Levels’ of Radioactivity in Plant’s Groundwater; Some Wells Increase 65,000%

Gov. Cuomo said the plant’s operator, Entergy, reported “alarming levels” of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%.

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Study Shows Great Swamp Fish Deformities Caused By Contaminated Water

A new federal study shows that most male smallmouth bass examined in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge had female characteristics, as a result of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the water.

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Drought, Algae Bloom Blamed For Fish Deaths

Scientists say an algae bloom may have killed all the fish at a Northern Nevada reservoir that was a popular fishing spot. Rye Patch Reservoir is about 100 miles northeast of Reno, known for its giant catfish, small-mouthed bass, walleye and wipers, a hybrid between a white bass and a striped bass.

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