Alberta, Canada – Toxic tar sands – Scientists document spread of pollution – water contamination – effects on fish.

Today federal scientists from Environment Canada presented research at an international toxicology conference in the U.S. that indicates contaminants from the Alberta tar sands are polluting the landscape on a scale much larger than previously thought.

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Mixed reviews for US clean water act

When the United States’ landmark Clean Water Act (CWA) was signed into law in 1972, the nation’s waterways and coastlines were in crisis. Oily debris in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, had notoriously caught fire several times.

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Drinking water crisis: India-80% of Hyderabad’s sewage dumped in lakes.

HYDERABAD: The city’s most important water body, the Musi River, has turned in to a sewage line. Almost 80% of Hyderabad’s untreated sewage gets dumped into the city’s lakes so much so that the city’s drinking water (Manjeera) now demonstrates an alarmingly high presence of excreta.

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Contaminated drinking water education: Chemicals TCE – PCE – Chloroform – High level of cancer-causing agents found at Fort Detrick.

Contaminated drinking water education based Carroll Creek: PCE was found in the highest concentrations, at 3,000 times the EPA’s safe drinking-water standards. EPA lists PCE’s maximum safe-contaminant level at 0.005 micrograms per liter, or five parts per billion. Arcadis found PCE at 14,000 to 15,000 parts per billion. Area B, a 399-acre site, was previously used as a dumping ground for solvents and other biological waste. The highest concentrations of PCE, used commonly as a dry-cleaning solvent, were found on the border of Area B. PCE, TCE and chloroform were all found in shallow groundwater and surface water outside of the base along Carroll Creek, but at lower levels.

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Drinking water contamination: How does TCE affect your health? – High level of cancer-causing agent TCE in Fort Detrick drinking water supply.

Water testing in and around Fort Detrick in Frederick has revealed levels of a cancer-causing agents: tetracholoroethene, or PCE, trichloroethene, or TCE, and chloroform as having the highest levels of concentration in and around Area B of Fort Detrick. These articles explain in brief what these chemical agents are.

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Drinking water news: EPA provides $950,000 to improve water quality using green infrastructure in 17 communities.

EPA announced it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure use to improve drinking water quality The City of Atlanta, Ga., and the City of Beaufort, S.C., were among those selected for funding, and each received $50,000 grants. Green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls, keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems and waterways plans are incorporation of green infrastructure into stormwater management programs to protect drinking water quality

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Water pollution news: Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster update – Oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster enters food chain in the Gulf of Mexico.

Water Environmental Disaster news: Oil from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain in the Gulf of Mexico and BP nearing billion pound settlement with US authorities.

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Water pollution news: Great Lakes diesel fuel spill – Boom in place to collect spilled fuel from dredge that sank in Lake Huron.

The great lakes have suffered another water pollution blow. A diesel oil spill in Lake Huron occurred on the 19th and there should be a question on the impact on the environment and if it affected the water quality in the immediate area. As long as the fuel remains in the lake, it will be under the Coast Guard’s jurisdiction. Any part of it that touches land will fall under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Water pollution and research news brief: Groundbreaking research could help Altavista clean up a polluted pond – PCBs promote dendrite growth, may increase autism risk.

For decades, industries dumped polychlorinated biphenyls “PCB‘s” into a pond near the Staunton River. The chemicals have formed a toxic sludge in the water, and Altavista leaders are being forced to clean it up

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Water pollution scare – 4,700 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled at Bradford County drilling site. Hydrochloric acid in fracking process.

Drinking water pollution scare. The chemical hydrochloric acid is used in fracking but there are no fracking operations in Bradford County Pennsylvania . So why was the acid there? Hydrochloric acid is used in the fracking process by company’s like Shell. The water pollution danger for Towanda Creek has been avoided as of today

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Chicago’s environmental vision: A vision that will save the water, focusing on infrastructures – in water and energy conservation.

The city of Chicago, Illinois, is thinking about nature the environment and how its vision for the future can environmentallyhelp keep the water sustainable,the Lakeside Idea is a lakefront green idea based on water and energy conservation. The Great Lakes freshwater now have a chance against future drinking water pollution unlike China, potable water will be reused and treated then put back into , freshwater basins

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Maryland / Pennsylvania fracking news: Fracking is neither safe nor harmless to the environment.

Fracking problems are now turning to do they cause earthquakes. Hydraulic fracturing and the Marcellus shale have been in the news for sometime now because of petroleum industry and environment clashes. Maryland and Pennsylvania both have major issues with Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay being contaminated with fracking chemical wastewater,. This three article posting covers a few of the states concerns.

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