Walkerton Victim Speaks

An individual who experienced first-hand the devastating impact of contaminated drinking water will be in St. Thomas on Wednesday in hopes of preventing future tragedies.

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GWAS Yields SNPs Linked to Arsenic Metabolism, Toxicity in Bangladesh

Genetic variants influencing the expression of an arsenic-methylating enzyme contribute to inter-individual variation in arsenic metabolism and toxicity, according to a study appearing online last night in PLoS Genetics.

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Water Crisis: China – The lingering drought hits Yunnan – SW China

Workers build water pipeline at Luxi County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Yunnan Province,

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SHAI Forum Highlights ExxonMobil MTBE Investigation

The environmental forum, recently sponsored by the Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc. for the community, provided a rare opportunity for the public to meet some of the experts who are involved in the investigation and eventual clean-up of the ExxonMobil gasoline leak containing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) that has sullied the uppermost level of our aquifer system. While the investigation is ongoing, we do know that the plume has not reached drinking water wells.

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Alameda County Set To Become First To Force Drugmakers To Take Back Pharmaceuticals

Alameda County moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first county in the nation to make drug manufacturers responsible for disposing of unused and expired pharmaceuticals that are contaminating drinking water and putting youths and seniors at risk.

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Duncan Announces New First Nations Water Bill

A major fund for clean water on reserves is set to expire even as the Conservatives tabled a new bill that aimed at improving water quality for First Nations.

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EPA Study: Says hydraulic fracturing likely contaminated drinking water in Wyoming town

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it suspects hydraulic fracturing in a shallow natural gas well in Wyoming contaminated a town’s drinking water. After three years of study, the agency concluded that chemicals found in the aquifer and in individual wells were consistent with those used in hydraulic fracturing.

The agency issued a report that will be open for public comment and scientific review. If it is finalized with the same conclusions, it could provide the first documented case in which “fracking” contaminated groundwater.

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5 Area Water Systems Fail To Monitor In 3rd Quarter

Five public drinking water systems in Taney and Stone counties have been reported by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as “chronically” failing to complete testing required by law.

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‘Miracle Tree’ Substance Produces Clean Drinking Water Inexpensively And Sustainably

A natural substance obtained from seeds of the “miracle tree” could purify and clarify water inexpensively and sustainably in the developing world, where more than 1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water, scientists report. Research on the potential of a sustainable water-treatment process requiring only tree seeds and sand appears in ACS’ journal Langmuir.

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Pennsyvlania Groups Warn of Nuclear Plant Dangers to Drinking Water

Nuclear plants in the U.S. and abroad are putting drinking water sources at risk, two Pennsylvania environmental groups claim. The groups pointed to the a continuing nuclear crisis in Japan that originated with last year’s catastrophic tsunami as an example of a nuclear power plant that impacted drinking water supplies thousands of miles away.

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