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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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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Kitchener’s Water, Sewer Rates Rising Faster Than Inflation

Kitchener ratepayers are facing a projected increase of 7.6 per cent in their water bills every year for the next decade, and a 10.8 per cent increase every year for sanitary sewers. Rates in Waterloo are expected to rise around 4-5 per cent a year over that time, while they’ll go up about 6-7 per cent a year in Cambridge.

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California Can’t Catch a Break: After Drought, Flooding May Be Next

California’s parched landscape may get some relief with rain and snowfall from El Niño. However, there is such a thing as too much H20—particularly when it comes to the prospect of waters with heightened sea levels blasting through the increasingly brittle levees of the Sacramento Delta.

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Hoosick Falls Worried Chemical May Be in Drinking Water

People packed a village meeting in Hoosick Falls Tuesday night after receiving a notice their water might be contaminated.
Manufacturing plant Saint Gobain announced on Tuesday that water samples near its site tested positive for a chemical called PFOA.

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The Looming Water Crisis, and its Causes – IRR

South Africa is a water-constrained country with a vital need to conserve, manage, and expand its limited water resources as efficiently as possible. Municipalities are now discharging around 4 billion litres of untreated or partially treated sewage into the country’s rivers and dams every day.

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Groups Petition EPA For Emergency Response To Flint, MI Drinking Water Contamination

In response to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, a coalition of local citizens and national groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to take emergency action to secure safe, lead-free water for the City’s children and families.

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