Coal Ash Sites Contaminate Water Supply with Deadly Toxic Metals

Coal-fired power plants create around 140 million ton of fly ash and other combustion wastes every year (2). The wastes created from the power plants contain some of the most toxic metals such as titanium, mantancse, arsenic, mercury, lead and molybdenum (1).

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24 Students Ill after Drinking School Water

As many as 24 students and three teachers of a local government school were on Friday morning hospitalized after drinking water from a hand pump in their school. Doctors said five of the children were “seriously ill”.

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Rawat Favours Small Dams to Solve Drinking Water Problem

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has directed the authorities to expedite irrigation and flood control projects on the banks of rivers in the state.

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World Water Week Offers Answers To Scarcity, Pollution, Security

STOCKHOLM – Of all the world’s developed nations, none faces a more urgent confrontation between rising energy demand and scarce water supplies than South Africa. Just as in other desert African nations, parched South Africa is desperate to generate more energy while somehow bypassing ecological limits on its water supply.

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Fertilizer Pollution Fears Bubble Up in Wake of Toledo Water Crisis

As residents of Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding region recover from a weekend without access to usable tap water — the fault of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie — the crisis has set off new calls for stricter rules on the use the fertilizers that help contribute to the blooms.

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Toledo, Ohio Water Contamination Leaves Residents Scrambling To Buy Bottled Water

Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state’s fourth-largest city Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water.

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New Process Could Turn Astronaut Urine Into Fuel, Drinking Water

It might not be as glamorous as taking the first steps on the moon or sending a rover to explore Mars, but new research appearing in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering could solve an age-old problem associated with space travel: what to do with all of the astronaut pee produced during interstellar travel?

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The Dangers of Bisphenol S (BPS), a BPA replacement

With the public outcry against BPA growing, many manufactures have abandoned it in favor of Bisphenol S (BPS), a BPA alternative. In 2006, Appleton, the largest manufacturer of thermal papers in North America switched from BPA to BPS. [3] Research has shown that BPS also interferes with the way cells respond to estrogen nearly mimicking BPA. [2] With BPA leaving our daily life and BPS entering, what can be done?

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California’s drought, contaminated groundwater, and its effects on residents

The California drought this year has put many in danger, from the loss of farmers’ products to the drinking water in smaller communities that depend on wells which are often contaminated from pesticide and fertilizer run-off.

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Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP)

Studies have shown that urban contamination and algal blooms have increased in Lake Erie in the last decade. This article addresses the care plan necessary to bring quality and vitality back to this Great Lake.

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A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to filtering water directly?

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West Virginia Chemical Spill Health Risks

Two potentially dangerous chemicals were accidently dumped into West Virginia’s Elk River in January leaving thousands of people without clean drinking water for weeks. Many were hospitalized due to effects and the level of long-term consequences to the exposed population are still being determined.

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