Article courtesy of Anne Li | December 2nd, 2016 | Allegheny Front | Shared as educational material. According to EPA, the Ohio River is one of the most polluted water sources in America due to various toxic chemical spills. Acknowledgment of the fact has gradually led to action taken to protect the source water protection. […]
Mexico’s National Water Commission said on Monday it had been monitoring for chemicals in the Sonora river and its tributary the Bacanuchi since an August 7 spill caused by heavy rains at the Buenavista copper mine at Cananea. The extraction site lies about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Mexico’s border with the United States.
Ohio Valley residents have some experience with contamination of public water supplies drawn from the Ohio River. Some may have had a “been there, done that” reaction to a chemical spill that affected about 300,000 people in and near Kanawha County earlier this year.
U.S. senators are hearing testimony about how to prevent the kind of chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water in and around Charleston, West Virginia, last month. Many residents continue to complain about a strong odor in their water, despite being told it’s safe.
It’s been a little over a month since a chemical spill in West Virginia left thousands of residents in the Charleston area without water to bathe, drink, or cook with.
Updates continue to leak from the West Virginia chemical spill scandal, in which two toxic coal-processing compounds were found to have contaminated a city’s water supply. The latest: pregnant women should have been warned not to drink the tap water.
The chemical spill in West Virginia last week tells us a lot about how we protect – or how we don’t protect – rivers, lakes, and other surface waters from pollution. Although West Virginia American Water is in the process of lifting the “do not use” warning for drinking water supplied to nine West Virginia counties affected by the release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) from Freedom Industries’ facility in Charleston into the Elk River, people there are still dealing with its toxic aftermath.
The company behind the massive chemical spill that made tap water unsafe for more than 300,000 West Virginians has filed for bankruptcy, according to documents obtained by The Huffington Post.
It’s a nightmare scenario that became all too real in West Virginia: a chemical seeped into the water supply and threatened to sicken hundreds of thousands of people.
Over 300,000 West Virginians were left without water last week when a storage facility leaked several thousand gallons of a coal-processing chemical upstream from a water treatment plant.
The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians was just the latest and most high-profile case of coal sullying the nation’s waters.