Subterranean Storage May Be Useful in Storing Floodwater

Article courtesy of John Upton | February 22nd, 2017 | Salon | Shared as educational material. Different communities in California are looking at capturing storm and floodwater and storing it underground. Terranova Ranch in Fresno County noted that subterranean storage can be built for a fraction of the cost of dams. Semitropic Water Storage District […]

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Predicting Uranium Contamination Will be Easier With These Models

Article courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A recent study led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will lead to better models that predict uranium contamination in groundwater at former mining sites. This new study discovered that […]

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Primer is Being Developed to Detect Arsenic Contamination

Article courtesy of Utah State University | February 10th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A team of researchers at Utah State University College of Engineering developed a new primer that will detect genes in bacteria that convert arsenic into a toxic form that contaminates groundwater. Arsenic contamination is a huge, worldwide […]

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Geese Die from Toxic Contaminated Water from Copper Mine

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | January 26th, 2017 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. After landing on a pit filled with toxic mining water from a former copper mine, over 3,000 geese died. The area is part of the United States’ largest Superfund site. The birds were blown off course by a […]

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Hexavalent Chromium and Heavy Metals Plague Indian Lakes

Article courtesy of the Staff of Deccan Chronicle | December 27th, 2016 | The Deccan Chronicle | Shared as educational material. In all samples taken from five lakes and groundwater in Hyderabad, India, a study found high concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a dangerous form of chromium. The high concentrations exceeded standards set by the World […]

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Lab Mice Contaminate Water Around Dartmouth College

Article courtesy of Michael Casey | December 28th, 2016 | Burlington Free Times | Shared as educational material. Authorities warn that neighbors of Dartmouth University may be vulnerable to water that has been contaminated. For years, Dartmouth College has been using lab mice and other small animals for science experiments, disposing them in a certain […]

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Carcinogens Threaten Water Supply of East Chinese Schools

Article Courtesy of Staff Reporters of South China Morning Post | April 18th, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Published as Educational Material Hundreds of students in an east Chinese school had suffered from serious medical issues recently. It was found that the prime suspect was three former chemical plants that have been releasing […]

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Nitrogen Removing Biofilters Could be Solution to Preventing Sewage Pollution

By Taylor Schaefer, Writing Project Leader of Save the Water™, August 16, 2016 Long Island, New York has a long history of using septic tanks and cesspool systems for waste removal. Unfortunately, these outdated systems have a high rate of failure and contribute to the serious health and environmental issues. A recent study conducted by […]

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India’s Water Scarcity Issue Rises to New Levels

Article courtesy of Rakesh Rao | April 30th, 2016 | Business Standard | Shared as educational material. Depleting levels of groundwater and the presence of high levels of pollution in existing water sources have been a problem for India for quite some time now. Unfortunately, the occurrence of two consecutive droughts has made the Indian […]

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Meramec Caverns Suspends Tours Due to Air, Water Contamination

Meramec Caverns confirmed Friday that it is temporarily closed until further notice due to what the Environmental Protection Agency believes to be unsafe levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminating the cave air and groundwater as well as its entry building containing a restaurant and gift shop.

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Fracking Study Finds Toxins in Wyoming Town’s Groundwater and Raises Broader Concerns

Hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas operations contaminated the groundwater in Pavillion, Wyoming, according to a new study by Stanford University scientists. The findings raise concerns about possible water pollution in other heavily fracked and geologically similar communities in the U.S. West.

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Concerned About Clean Water

While our nation is transfixed on water issues in Flint, Michigan, communities right here in Georgia are also struggling with water contamination. Arsenic, bacteria, uranium, and other contaminants have infiltrated drinking water wells and other groundwater sources.

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