United Utilities Finds One of Their Water Supplies Contaminated

Article courtesy of Yakub Qureshi | December 11th, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. Over 17,000 households were subjected to a contaminated water supply in early December. United Utilities, who are responsible for the supply, say they are working to fix the problem which has been caused by a technical fault at a […]

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Doylestown Township Affected by PFOA Contamination of Well Water

Article courtesy of Kyle Bagenstose | December 6th, 2016 | The Intelligencer | Shared as educational material. Investigations concerning water contamination are being conducted after it was found that a few private wells in Buckingham, Doylestown Township and Plumstead that have PFOA and PFOS above the safe level suggested by the EPA. Homes that are […]

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Corpus Christie in Crisis due to Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Lauren Caruba | December 17th, 2016 | San Antonio Express News | Shared as educational material. A Chemical leak from an asphalt plant into the public water system in Corpus Christie was found causing the shut down for water supply to public. According to a news release, “during a recent backflow incident, […]

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Water Infrastructure May Take a Turn for the Worse in the Future

Article courtesy of Celine Naughton | November 27th, 2016 | New Irish News | Shared as educational material. So far this year, 86,000 people throughout Ireland have had to boil their water to make it safe to use or drink. While most of Ireland’s 962 drinking water supplies comply with regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Methane Gas Contamination has City Taking Water Tests

Article Courtesy of Larry Gavin | November 16th, 2016 | Evanston Round Table | Published as Educational Material Awareness about the safety of drinking water is rising through people. Residents of James Park neighborhood, Illinois, were concerned that methane gas is becoming concentrated and pressurized fewer than 60 feet and exceeding safety level for drinking […]

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Negative Health Effects Acting as a Specter in Flint

Article Courtesy of Lizette Borreli | October 31st, 2016 | Medical Daily | Published as Educational Material In order to maintain new water pipe system, drinking water supply for residents of Flint, Michigan was switched from Lake Hurren to Flint River which is highly toxic. Usage of contaminated water for more than a year led […]

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Ohio River Valley Suffering from Contamination of Drinking Water

Article Courtesy of Staff of WFPL | August 9th, 2016 | WFPL | Published as Educational Material A study done by The Harvard Chan School of Public Health found that over six million Americans are dependent on drinking water supplies that are chemically contaminated, the main contaminant being PFOA. Thirteen states around the Ohio River […]

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Algal Bloom Issues in Southern Californian Reserves

Article Courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1st, 2016 | Water Online | Published as Educational Material The Californian county of Santa Clara has started tapping into its backup reserves of water, not becuase of drought, but because of massive algal bloom. The district usually relies on water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during the […]

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PFC Contamination in Colorado Springs Area

Article Courtesy of Bruce Finley | July 7th, 2016 | The Denver Post | Published as Educational Material Residents south of Colorado Springs have been expressing fear due to new revelations that the water they’ve been drinking for the past few years was contaminated by PFCs. It was found that many private wells were contaminated, […]

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Other Cities Have the Same Water Issues as Flint

Article Courtesy of Jason K. | July 16th, 2016 | Augusta Free Press | Published as Educational Material Flint isn’t the only city that has a dire water pollution problem. There are over 5,300 other water systems around the country that have “either shirked responsibilities to treat their water supplies to reduce lead levels, failed […]

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Many American Rivers are Threatened by Pollution

Article Courtesy of Katie Valentine | April 12th, 2016 | Think Progress | Published as Educational Material A report, released Tuesday by American Rivers, lists ten of the most threatened rivers in the country. These rivers all have two things in common: they’re threatened by mismanagement or various sources of pollution, and many of them […]

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Williamtown Contaminated by Perfluorinated Chemicals

Article courtesy of Charis Chang | April 1st, 2016 | news.com.au | Shared as educational material. In early September 2015, the discovery of a chemical contamination around the Williamtown RAAF base in the NSW Hunter Valley was made public. The NSW Environment Protection Authority warned that chemicals – perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) […]

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