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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is one of the 20th century’s most catastrophic incidents of radioactive water contamination.
While fertilizers are used to brighten the yard, there are darker consequences that the average Long Islander is unaware of.