Chemical levels in West Virginia water drop, but still no end in sight to ban

(CNN) — The level of odorous chemical in West Virginians’ water dropped Friday, but not enough for authorities to lift a warning to avoid drinking, cooking or bathing with it or to give a clear idea as to when things will change.

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Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer to remove PCBs from water and sludge by January

Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer is expected to have PCBs removed from 1.2 million gallons of contaminated water and sludge by January.

Rebecca West, chief operating officer, told the sanitary sewer district commission during its meeting Tuesday that the contaminated sludge and wastewater was contained in 43 frac tanks, which each hold 20,000 gallons.

The sewer district received approval from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and Environmental Protection Agency on its cleanup plan. The sewer district now is in the process of removing the polychlorinated biphenyls and treating the water before it goes to the treatment plant.

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Camp Lejeune water contamination linked to birth defects

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Water pollution at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina has been linked to increased risk of birth defects and childhood cancers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Unregulated Chemicals Found in Drinking Water

WHAT’S IN THE WATER?: Analyzed samples of untreated and treated water from 25 U.S. utilities revealed traces of 18 unregulated chemicals including solvents, herbicides, caffeine, and antidepressants.

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Water Contaminants & Sources

Water is contaminated by numerous different chemicals; there is not one simple treatment or approach to providing healthy drinking water. Save the Water™ (STW™) will expand research and identification of toxic chemicals in water beyond current U.S. governmental regulations.

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Population Growth & Drought

Growing population, industrialization, drought and growing demand are the causes for the world’s dwindling water supply that have created a global crisis. One sixth of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. More than 2 million people, most of them children, die each year from water-borne diseases. People in developing countries, […]

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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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