The Chemicals in Some Everyday Soaps Threaten Great Lakes Water Quality

Ingredient in antimicrobial personal products that is washing down the drain may be putting freshwater ecosystems at risk, likely polluting Lake Erie and Lake Ontario with the chemical.

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Drinking Water Contamination Puts Health of Thousands at Risk

Many thousands of people across Scotland are endangering their health by drinking dirty water from private supplies, according to a new report from a government watchdog. Tests in 2014 detected contamination by bacteria and metals in 4,400 samples from springs, wells, lochs and rivers used for drinking water. One bug known to cause illness, E coli, was detected in more than 500 supplies.

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Unleaded, Please

For almost a year and a half, the 90,000 residents of Flint, Michigan, have been drinking water laced with high levels of lead—the potent neurotoxin that lowers IQ and triggers behavioral and emotional problems. There were many complaints.

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Lung Infection Outbreak Linked to Hospital

A Mycobacterium abscessus outbreak among lung transplant patients at a single hospital was traced to new building construction and its tainted water supply.

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Residents Encouraged to Stay Out of Sewage-Tainted Floodwaters

“Do not wade or allow your children to play in the storm water,” a release from Dorchester County states. “The water has a great deal of bacteria that is hazardous to your health.”

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Health Officials Speak Out on Lead, Other Contaminations

After more than a year of public concerns, the Flint, MI medical community stepped forward on Thursday to address the health concerns of lead contamination in city water.

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Brunswick Landing Water Contamination Remedies in Dispute

Officials tasked with cleaning up the Brunswick Naval Air Station, though, say they are actively monitoring the presence of perflourinated chemicals, or PFCs, and are even testing groundwater they are not mandated to by law.

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Pair of Plans Aim to Keep Water Pure

Toronto has approved a duo of detailed plans that aim to protect the drinking water of those living in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
The pair of source protection plans, one for the Credit Valley, Toronto and Region and Central Lake Ontario (CTC) area, and the Halton-Hamilton area, both aim to protect municipal water sources from future threats.

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Counties Aim to Protect Water Quality

Water is a vital resource in central Wisconsin: Humans need it, much of the economy depends on it and the environment would be barren without it. That’s irrefutable. In an effort to find common ground, Wood and Portage counties are participating in Protect Your Groundwater Day the week of Sept. 7, a national initiative to get citizens thinking about the water they use.

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Water Pollution in Alluvial Rivers is Studied by an Innovative and Efficient Approach

Water pollution has been a historical and stubborn problem in the water resource management. Several water pollution accidents continually occurred all over the world, threatening the safety of industry, agriculture and drinking water for resident’s life.

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New Water Chlorinator Could Save 1.5 Million Children

The Zimba batch chlorinator, one of the inventions recently recognized in the Innovation Countdown 2030 compiled by public health and innovation nonprofit PATH, could provide developing countries with clean water in a package smaller than a bedside nightstand.

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Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion

Waterways in China contain an appallingly high level of cyanide after an August 12 explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 123 people. Ministry of Environmental Protection official Tian Weiyong cited a location with levels 350 times above what is considered safe, according to CNN.

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