Water Man Provides Water to Animals in Tsavo West National Park

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. In Kenya, a man named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua is better known as “the water man.” He drives a water truck containing 3,000 gallons of fresh water to give to the animals at Tsavo West National Park. Some of the […]

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Dallas Independent School District Takes Steps to Decrease Lead Content

Article courtesy of Natalie Solis and Vickie Chen | January 24th, 2017 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. The Dallas Independent School District hired two private companies to test at least one drinking water sample at all 227 schools in the district. Although the US Environmental Protection Agency recommends levels of lead […]

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San Ysidro School District Find Lead in Drinking Water

Article courtesy of Staff of CBS News 8 Team | February 8th, 2017 | CBS8.com | Shared as educational material. In San Ysidro School District, just south of San Diego, California, one school’s water samples showed that faucets contaminated water with “slightly heightened levels of lead, copper, and bacteria.” The school district informed parents that […]

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Texas Cities Worry About Possible Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Staff of Shannon Brooks | January 26th, 2017 | The Examiner | Shared as educational material. In Texas, the Community Water Systems has provided people in Sawmill Addition with water that exceeds regulatory limits for arsenic. In high concentrations, arsenic is poisonous. In low concentrations for extended time periods, arsenic may cause […]

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Dallas Independent School District Retests Water to Ensure Safety

Article courtesy of Staff of Natalie Solis and Vicki Chen | January 24th, 2016 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. After initial samples showed high levels of lead and copper, the Dallas Independent School District has retested water at several schools and is awaiting results. After retesting, some schools were cleared. Although […]

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Westfield Combats With Firefighting Foam Contamination

Article courtesy of David McKay | January 11th, 2017 | WWLP 22 News | Shared as educational material. In Westfield, Massachusetts, a community must deal with water contamination due to the entry of chemicals that are suspected to be from firefighting foam. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection asked the National Guard to test their […]

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Iowa Residents are Experiencing Lead Contamination in their Waters

Article courtesy of MacKenzie Elmer | December 17th, 2016 | Des Moines Register | Shared as educational material. More than 6,000 Iowa residents may have been exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead contamination. Lead can cause irreversible brain damage, lowered IQ, behavioral problems, and language delays, especially in children. Current national regulations […]

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Diarrhoeal Disease Outbreak in Taramani, India from Contamination

Article courtesy of TNM Staff | December 22nd, 2016 | The News Minute | Shared as educational material. In Taramani, India, people suffered acute diarrhoeal disease from water contamination. The patients had been admitted to Government Royappetah Hospital and Tondiarpet Central Communicable Hospital from December 15 to December 20. But officials deny a cholera outbreak. […]

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Perfluorinated Compounds Persist at Whidbey Island Water

Article courtesy of the Dyer Oxley | December 15th, 2016 | MyNorthwest.com Writer | Shared as educational material. Recently, in Whidbey Island, Washington, the Navy found toxic levels of a firefighting chemical named Perfluorinated Compounds (PFAS) in water used for drinking. After 2002, PFAS are no longer used to make Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), […]

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Whidbey Island Has a PFAS Contamination Problem

Article courtesy of Jon Humbert | December 27th, 2016 | Komonews | Shared as educational material. Another incident of PFOS contaminating the water supply near a naval base happened at Whidbey Island. Samples of wells across the island show that the potentially contaminated wells have doubled over the past two weeks. PFAS are a chemical […]

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Possum Point Residents Face Coal Contamination in Wells

Article courtesy of Jill Palermo | December 9th, 2016 | Fauquier Times | Shared as educational material. Well tests conducted in Possum Point show elevated levels for six contaminants linked to ash. The contaminants are linked to the Dominion Virginia Power’s coal ash ponds. In a call to news reporters Friday morning, Dominion officials said […]

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Menomonee Falls School District Faces Contaminated Water Supply

Article courtesy of Britanny Seemuth | November 30th, 2016 | Northwest Now | Shared as educational material. The water supply of two Menomonee Falls School District elementary schools is still contaminated with coliform bacteria and heavy metals such as copper. Investigations suggest that the bacteria comes from an underground reservoir adjacent to the schools. As […]

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