Clean Water Act Enforcement Action Initiated Against Electroplating Facility on Santa Clara River

The Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Keller Rohrback L.L.P. notified global coating company General Magnaplate of EDC’s intent to sue the company for allegedly operating its electroplating facility in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The notice letter alleges that the facility is illegally discharging storm water containing pollutants, including zinc and aluminum, into the Santa Clara River, less than two miles from where the River flows into the Pacific Ocean.

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Water Shortage In Biyagama Area

Residents in the Biyagama area are faced with a shortage of water in their wells due to the alleged attempt by Lion Brewery digging more wells in a bid to access more water for the production of beer. People in the area claim that their wells have become dry or have been contaminated with waste water from the brewery which dumps the waste water during their cleaning process into the ground water of the area without a proper treatment.

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Residents Face Challenges in Resolving Well Water Contamination

At least three wells on Brisson’s Point in Minnestoa were apparently contaminated in the 1970s and 1980s by a dry cleaning establishment in Ely, where there had been illegally dumping of highly toxic dry cleaning solvents on the property, apparently for years.

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California Gov. Brown’s Drought Mandate Lets Big Ag & Big Oil Off the Hook

“The Governor must save our groundwater from depletion by directing the State Water Board to protect groundwater as a public resource. Governor Brown should direct the Water Board to place a moratorium on the use of groundwater for irrigating crops on toxic and dry soils on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley.”

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Why Farmers Continue to Plant Water-intensive Sugarcane in Drought-hit Marathwada

In 2012, large parts of Marathwada reeled under a crippling drought. Tankers were deployed to supply drinking water and cattle were moved to relief camps. Several sugar factories were closed mid-season since they require enormous quantities of water to process cane into sugar.

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Legal Petition Urges Gov. Brown to Impose Emergency Fracking Moratorium After Oil Waste Illegally Dumped Into California Aquifers

After California officials admitted allowing the oil industry to illegally inject wastewater into protected aquifers via disposal wells, more than 150 environmental and community groups filed a legal petition today urging Gov. Jerry Brown to use his emergency powers to place a moratorium on fracking and other well stimulation techniques.

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Wrong Steps could Aggravate Jaffna Water Contamination Issue – Northern Power

MTD Walkers PLC – the parent company of Northern Power Co (Pvt) Ltd, announced that if wrong steps are taken pursuant to rumours and sentiment-driven agitation, the issue of ground water contamination in Jaffna would not improve but might in fact aggravate.

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Anti-fracking Coalition Calls for Shut Down of Toxic Injection Wells

A coalition of anti-fracking groups and the Center for Biological Diversity today urged the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately shut down hundreds of injection wells that are illegally dumping toxic oil industry wastewater into scores of California aquifers during the midst of a record drought.

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North Notts Anti-fracking Petition Handed into County Council

Nearly 2,000 signatures from north Bassetlaw residents opposed to fracking will be put before Notts County Council’s January meeting next week.

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As Controversy Builds, Putnam County Unites to Save Rodman Reservoir

Many people say breaching the Rodman Reservoir dam at Ocklawaha River will improve the overall health of the St. Johns & bring significant economic gains for the region. But residents wonder what will happen to the banks near the spillway where they fish.

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Coal Ash Rules must be Stronger

Just because federal regulators didn’t inspect a chemical silo or a fertilizer plant or coal ash dump, just because they didn’t ban the use of asbestos or PCBs, doesn’t make manufacturers immune from responsibility if there’s a leak or explosion or downstream effect.

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40 Hisar Villages Launch Agitation against Drinking Water Scarcity

Hundreds of farmers from 40 villages sat on protest in Hisar on Wednesday to oppose reduction of their share of canal water, which is leading to drinking water crisis in the area.

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