Uranium and Heavy Metal Water Contamination Worry Utah Residents

Article Courtesy of Emma Penrod | November 14th, 2016 | The Salt Lake Tribune | Published as Educational Material Concerns about possible water contamination have some residents of a remote Utah town considering relocation. Data suggest that an aquifer located below the White Mesa uranium mill contains multiple contaminants, but there’s disagreement about whether the […]

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Firefighting Foam Studies Show PFOA Pollution in Water

Article Courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | November 8th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material New revelations are arising that the Air Force ignored past studies describing the harms of PFOA pollution in water. The Air Force had not done anything to recognize the danger of firefighting foam (a PFOA containing material) till […]

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Fracking and Its Effects on Water Systems in the US

Article Courtesy of Amy Xiong | November 8th, 2016 | Yale News | Published as Educational Material A recent Yale School of Public Health analysis identified 55 known, probable or possible human carcinogens determined to be potential water or air pollutants from the fracking process. The article shows ongoing research and analysis of about 1,300 […]

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Negative Health Effects Acting as a Specter in Flint

Article Courtesy of Lizette Borreli | October 31st, 2016 | Medical Daily | Published as Educational Material In order to maintain new water pipe system, drinking water supply for residents of Flint, Michigan was switched from Lake Hurren to Flint River which is highly toxic. Usage of contaminated water for more than a year led […]

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Phosphorus Pollution Still Plagues Lake Ecosystems

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer at Save the Water™ | October 20th, 2016 It is challenging to find a reality where phosphorus is not an integral part of our society. It is found in chemistry classrooms, the human body, and the Earth’s atmosphere, but it is most notably found as one of the three core […]

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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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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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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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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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Raw Sewage Hits the Waimata River

RAW sewage was released into the Waimata River near Russel Street in Gisborne on Tuesday night because of a pump malfunction. The council was alerted at 8.40pm to a fault with the Russell Street pump station, where about six cubic metres of wastewater had leaked into the river.

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Dirty Little Secrets: New Jersey Is Just a Storm Away from a Major Toxic Mess

As day broke and employees were able to conduct a more thorough inspection, they realized that the storm had knocked over one of the storage tanks, sending hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel into the river. Hundreds of workers were dispatched to the scene, and a massive cleanup and containment operation began, which would continue into the evening hours as a news helicopter hovered overhead.

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Water Problems Need Local Solutions: New Book

Rather than seeing the world’s water problem as one global crisis, author and journalist Marq de Villiers prefers to break it down and suggests there are solutions best taken up locally. His view is outlined in a new book called “Back to the Well: Rethinking the Future of Water.”

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