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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S.C. Cleanup Results Show There’s Hope After Coal Ash Contamination

An environmental cleanup project underway in South Carolina shows that moving coal ash from leaky, unlined pits located along waterways leads to immediate, dramatic improvements in the groundwater contamination that’s a widespread problem near coal ash dumpsites.

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Shigellosis Outbreak Associated with Contaminated Well Water in a Rural Elementary School: Sichuan Province, China, June 7–16, 2009

This investigation of shigellosis outbreak in an elementary school in Sichuan Province, China, identified the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for illness, and concluded that this shigellosis outbreak was caused by drinking untreated water from a well polluted by Shigella flexneri 2b.

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Self-Reported Household Impacts of Large-Scale Chemical Contamination of the Public Water Supply, Charleston, West Virginia, USA

A January 2014 industrial accident contaminated the public water supply of approximately 300,000 homes in and near Charleston, West Virginia (USA) with low levels of a strongly-smelling substance consisting principally of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM). We conclude that the spill had major economic impact with substantial numbers of individuals reporting incident-related illnesses and psychological distress. Authorities were successful supplying emergency drinking water, but less so with risk communication.

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Source Apportionment and Risk Assessment of Emerging Contaminants: An Approach of Pharmaco-Signature in Water Systems

This paper presents a methodology based on multivariate data analysis for characterizing potential source contributions of emerging contaminants (ECs) detected in 26 river water samples across multi-scape regions during dry and wet seasons.

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Integrating Bacterial and Viral Water Quality Assessment to Predict Swimming-Associated Illness at a Freshwater Beach: A Cohort Study

This study provides evidence that a combined measure of recreational water quality that simultaneously considers both bacterial and viral densities, particularly HAdV, may improve prediction of disease risk than a measure of a single agent in a beach environment likely influenced by nonpoint source human fecal contamination.

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Water Quality Conditions Associated with Cattle Grazing and Recreation on National Forest Lands

There is substantial concern that microbial and nutrient pollution by cattle on public lands degrades water quality, threatening human and ecological health.

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Md. Take Note: PA Fracking Water Contamination Higher Than Reported

Though the gas industry claims fracking is safe and doesn’t harm drinking water, that story doesn’t match what many landowners report from the fracking fields.

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Toxic Algae Bloom in South Chile Threatening Salmon Farms

According to the executive, at this time the algae bloom condition is showing “a significant decrease in size and strength, tending to normalize its growing conditions.”

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Contaminated Tap Water Possibly Linked To Cancer In Hoosick Falls, NY

Earlier this year the water crisis in Flint, Michigan gained national media attention for problems with lead contamination in the water supply. Hoosick Falls, NY is now another community in the United States impacted by water pollution. In December 2015, federal officials told residents in Hoosick Falls, NY to stop drinking and cooking with tap water.

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