Great Lakes environmental groups looking over Waukesha today – Quest for clean water turns attention to Root River

Ten representatives of environmental and conservation groups from six other Great Lakes states are touring Waukesha by bus this afternoon to get a first hand look at the city.

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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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Contaminated drinking water. What contaminates it, and how do we learn more.

Contaminated drinking water what contaminates it, and how do we learn more.
It may look okay but looks are deceiving. Drinking contaminated water is now becoming a norm that many just ignore.

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Fracking news: Michigan, Ohio should strengthen laws on fracking, says new NWF report [Jordan Lubetkin, GLIN Daily News]

A new legal analysis by the National Wildlife Federation finds that laws in Michigan and Ohio need to be improved to protect the region’s streams, rivers, lakes, and wildlife from the risks of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

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Water Crisis News: Prozac: Contaminated drinking water may be link to autism [ Daily News/Drew Armstrong ]

Researchers put antidepressants Prozac and Effexor, as well as antiseizure drug Tegratol into water tanks of minnows. Tests showed that the same genes turned on in people with autism were also triggered in the fish after exposure, according to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE.

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Contaminated water and your health: New Wisconsin study on viruses in drinking water could have national impact [Wisconsin State Journal]

A Wisconsin study that shows a connection between viruses in drinking water and human illness is likely to have a national impact and could eventually lead to federal rules requiring treatment of all public water systems, according to experts.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/article_e8e5eefe-ab87-11e1-95bf-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1ww08sX8W

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STW™ Questions and Answers: Do you know what’s in your tap water? [Find out at EWG]

STW™ Questions and Answers: Do you know what’s in your tap water? [Find out at EWG]

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Save the Water™ Archives: Fukushima Ocean Radiation Was 50 Million Times Above Normal, But No Threat: Scientists[Forbes 12/12/2011]

Save the Water™ Archives: Fukushima Ocean Radiation Was 50 Million Times Above Normal, But No Threat: Scientists[Forbes 12/12/2011]

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Formaldehyde Pollution Disrupts Water Supplies in Eastern Japan…… [Water World]

Formaldehyde Pollution Disrupts Water Supplies in Eastern Japan
According to preliminary test results, formaldehyde levels were not high for water samples collected at three of the seven sites, officials of the prefectural government said. Detailed results for all sampled water and wastewater from one factory will be available as early as Sunday morning, the officials said.

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Kalamazoo Water Saga: Drinking-water wells were not contaminated by the Kalamazoo River oil spill, state report says [past related articles included]

Kalamazoo Water Saga: Drinking-water wells were not contaminated by the Kalamazoo River oil spill, state report says [past related articles included]

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Glbal water contamination news: Water crisis – North Bay Ontario -chemical spill – residents evacuated – driver dead – Contamination rollover on Highway 63.

Water Chemical Spill Crisis In North Bay Ontario Chemical Spill/Residents Evacuated, Driver Dead, In Contamination Rollover On Highway 63

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