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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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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Passaic Valley Water Commission Improving after Lead Incident

Article courtesy of Christie Duffy | November 22nd, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. The Passaic Valley Water Commission provides water for many counties in the state of New Jersey. In 2015, it was found that water treatments plants under it had a water lead level of over 17 parts per billion, […]

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Ohio River is One of the Most Polluted Rivers in America

Article courtesy of Anne Li | December 2nd, 2016 | Allegheny Front | Shared as educational material. According to EPA, the Ohio River is one of the most polluted water sources in America due to various toxic chemical spills. Acknowledgment of the fact has gradually led to action taken to protect the source water protection. […]

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Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollutants Need Attention from EPA

Article Courtesy of Sabrina Canfield | November 18th, 2016 | Courthouse News | Published as Educational Material Increasing contamination in Mississippi River and a portion of Gulf of Mexico into which it flows, needs urgent attention as nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants has created fish kills and unsuitable water for aquatic life. The Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Radium Becomes a New Water Problem for Iowans, Especially in Well-Water

Article Courtesy of Michael Schultz | April 12th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material Iowans are beginning to question what else is in their water. Their questioning has led to an unfortunate discovery: radium. Although it has a low concentration in drinking water, chemical amounts can be concentrated in well-water under certain […]

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Monitoring of Wastewater Ignored By a Newport Company

Article Courtesy of Tracy Loew | May 14th, 2016 | Statesman Journal | Published as Educational Material Trident’s Seafood Corps. recently was fined by Oregon’s environmental regulators after failing to follow through with monitoring its wastewater. Accounts suggest that the company, the largest seafood company in the U.S., had illegally dumped fish processing waste into […]

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Firefighting Foam Threatens Water Sources at Fort Drum

Article courtesy of Gordon Block and Eli Anderson | May 8th, 2016 | Watertown Daily Times | Shared as educational material. The Department Authority of the North Country has decided to shut down two functioning water wells due to contamination by prefluorinated chemicals. The most likely source was determined to be firefighting foams used to […]

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Wetland Pollution is Becoming a Serious Problem for the U.S.

Article courtesy of Summit County Citizen Voice Staff Reporter | April 15th, 2016 | Summit County Citizen Voice | Shared as educational material. Recently, the EPA conducted its first national check on the condition of wetlands around the U.S. What they found was that over 50% of the wetlands weren’t in healthy conditions. Around thirty […]

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GAO Says EPA Not Doing its Job Defending Drinking Water from Oil and Gas Industry’s Wastewater

Article courtesy of Ian James | April 12th, 2016 | The Desert Sun | Shared as educational material Recently, a government audit from the Government Accountability Office, GAO, blamed the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, for not sufficiently defending drinking water supplies from the expanding amount of wastewater created by the oil and gas commercial enterprises. […]

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Bassendean has a Toxic Fertilizer Pile

Article courtesy of Kristie Lim | May 17th, 2016 | Eastern Reporter Community | Shared as educational material An Australian resident had been left surprised – in a bad way – after finding toxic fertilizer waste on private land. After initial investigations, it was indicated that the site is owned by a company called Ridgepoynt. […]

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Irish Water Schemes Faces Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Paul Melia | May 17th, 2016 | Business Farming | Shared as educational material More than twenty thousand rural households in Ireland have been identified with drinking water supplies that have a health risk to the public. The cause is trihalomethane or THM contamination. This chemical is extremely dangerous. Long-term exposure to […]

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