PFC Contamination in Colorado Springs Area

Article Courtesy of Bruce Finley | July 7th, 2016 | The Denver Post | Published as Educational Material Residents south of Colorado Springs have been expressing fear due to new revelations that the water they’ve been drinking for the past few years was contaminated by PFCs. It was found that many private wells were contaminated, […]

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Radium Becomes a New Water Problem for Iowans

Article Courtesy of Michael Schultz | April 12th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material Iowans are beginning to question what else is in their water. Their questioning has led to an unfortunate discovery: radium. Although it has a low concentration in drinking water, chemical amounts can be concentrated in well-water under certain […]

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Contaminated Tap Water Possibly Linked To Cancer In Hoosick Falls, NY

Earlier this year the water crisis in Flint, Michigan gained national media attention for problems with lead contamination in the water supply. Hoosick Falls, NY is now another community in the United States impacted by water pollution. In December 2015, federal officials told residents in Hoosick Falls, NY to stop drinking and cooking with tap water.

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‘Long-Term Exposure Will Put Villagers’ Health at Risk’

Radioactive contamination from the aggressive mining of bauxite in Pahang will put local communities in danger.

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Health Impacts

The health effects of drinking contaminated water is a subject of immense complexities due to the variety and concentrations of the contaminants encountered in the water that we drink. The human body is approximately 70% water and all functions of the body depend on the fluid to transport vital nutrients to the various organs. These […]

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PCB’s – Silence shrouds EPA plans for Upper Harbor CAD cell in New Bedford – US. Dept of Justice report – EPA timeline history and research resources

NEW BEDFORD — The Environmental Protection Agency has taken significant steps toward developing an Upper Harbor CAD cell to be located above Coggeshall Street near Riverside Park.

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Krancer responds to claims state withheld water contamination data – DEP employee says agency withholds water contamination information.

Last week, we told you about a Department of Environmental Protection employee’s deposition testimony claiming the state does not report complete lab results, when testing for water contamination near natural gas drilling sites. ”The heavy metals left out of one particular report back to a resident of Washington County,” we reported, “included cobalt, silicon, tin, titanium, zinc, boron, silicon, aluminum, copper, nickel, lithium, and molybdenum.”

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Water contamination news: New water contaminants – chemicals need to be added to the list that should be controlled.

Universities and the U.S. Geological Survey have noticed that some fish and other aquatic creatures have been developing rather unusual characteristics. For example, the National Geographic News reported in 2004 that a statistically significant study by the USGS found that some bass in the Potomac River had developed testicular as well as ovarian tissues. Yes, the boys could make eggs.

Other studies identified similar problems existing in other rivers around the country. The EPA and other researchers are convinced that chemicals that are not normally sampled or treated are able to pass through our municipal treatment systems and are having the documented impacts.

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House approves bill to help sick families of NC military base water contamination

Five weeks after “Nightline” reported on the decades-long attempt to secure health benefits for Marines and their families sickened by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, residents are finally getting the help they need, 30 years later.

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Drinking water pollution news: Ohio begins testing of arsenic levels in drinking water.

Arsenic contamination news: Rock Hill, South Carolina – The state of Ohio is determining regions with elevated Arsenic levels in groundwater by collecting water samples from homes and public water systems. State health officials are using workshops to educate the public about the dangers of ingesting Arsenic and offering tests for Arsenic confirmation in well water.

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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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Drinking water pollution news: Chemical contamination of our drinking water sources. Chemical facts.

This is the Priority Pollutants List from the EPA. STW™ suspects that since there are 80,000 to 100,000 chemicals in commercial use in the U.S. and worldwide, that there are thousands more chemicals in our water that we don’t even know are there or test for.

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