Alabama Residents Sue Over Water Contamination

By Taylor Schaefer, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | June 29, 2016 News of water contamination in New York, West Virginia, and Michigan have received a significant amount of national attention this year; however, these are not the only places in the country suffering from dangerous levels of pollution. The West Morgan-East Lawrence […]

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Perchlorate Contamination of Water

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 Fireworks are true works of art. People usually enjoy fireworks because they invoke joy and a sense of excitement as the fireworks go off in the dark sky. Unfortunately, this enjoyment takes a toll on the environment; our beloved fireworks are polluters […]

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Aging Pipes Cause Water Problems in St. Joseph, Louisiana

The water crisis currently happening in Flint, Michigan is everyone’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, the town is not alone. While Flint may be in the media spotlight now, there are many other cities nationwide in which water contamination has become a major issue, and sadly, the solutions are too costly for the small communities they afflict.

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EPA Aluminum Plant in Columbia Falls

In reality, the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company contamination site was deemed significant enough to warrant a federal cleanup program that shoots the site to the top of the priority list.

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Montreal Approves Plan to Dump Sewage into St. Lawrence River

On November 8th, the Liberal minister of environment, Catherine McKenna, approved Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion liters of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

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Fire Fighting Foam may be Contaminating Water Supply

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a chemical that most people have probably never heard of. However, it is more common than we realize and can be potentially harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. The EPA categorizes it as an “emerging contaminant,” meaning it is a chemical that poses a potential or real threat to human health or the environment.

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Blood Tests linked to Water Contamination

Before the city’s schools opened, many students were given blood tests to check for contaminants in their bodies. Many of the tests returned positive.

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Purification Process Makes Purified Water Vulnerable to Arsenic Contamination in Orange County Water District

The issue arose when officials from the OCWD began to observe unusual spikes “in arsenic after it percolated into soils and sediments from surface basins into underground storage aquifers”. What was specifically unusual was that the water that absorbed this excess arsenic had “undergone a rigorous purification process”.

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Chernobyl Causes Gigantic, Mutant Catfish – But Is It Hope for Adapting to Radioactive Water?

The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is one of the 20th century’s most catastrophic incidents of radioactive water contamination.

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Nitrogen Pollution from Fertilizers Threaten Long Island Water Sources

While fertilizers are used to brighten the yard, there are darker consequences that the average Long Islander is unaware of.

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What We Think We Know about Water

March 22nd, 2015 — this year’s World Water Day — make this the day that we begin to think differently.

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