Looking at 2016’s Water Contamination Issues Inside the U.S.

Article courtesy of Dawn Allen | January 5th, 2017 | Legal Reader | Shared as educational material. A look back at water contamination issues in 2016 shows that drinking water contamination problems span across America. Schools in Wisconsin, Ohio, Oregon, and Michigan tested and found dangerous metals in the schools’ water, including lead. Some contamination […]

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Uranium Contamination of Water in the United States

Abandoned uranium mines continue to contaminate water sources, posing health risks to Native American communities. By Suraj Rajendran, Research Project Leader for Save The Water™ | November 10, 2016 It’s common that in the times following one water crisis, others are overshadowed and often forgotten. One of these forgotten water issues is the contamination in […]

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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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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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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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Fracking and Its Effects on Water Systems in the US

Article Courtesy of Amy Xiong | November 8th, 2016 | Yale News | Published as Educational Material A recent Yale School of Public Health analysis identified 55 known, probable or possible human carcinogens determined to be potential water or air pollutants from the fracking process. The article shows ongoing research and analysis of about 1,300 […]

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PhyloChip Developed in Order to Collect Data on Contaminants

Article Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | October 4th, 2016 | Science Daily | Published as Educational Material A good number of water tests are done with outdated technology, some that have not been replaced in the last few decades. As such, researchers at Berkeley developed the PhyloChip aimed at detecting and recognizing types […]

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Manchar River in Kaarachi Faces Water Crisis

Article Courtesy of Hafeez Tunio | August 9th, 2016 | The Express Tribune | Published as Educational Material One of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes, the Manchar river in Kaarachi is heavily polluted due to water contamination. Most of the people living nearby have diets consisting of varieties of fish or have jobs that are dependent […]

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Perfluorooctanoic Acid found in Southern New Hampshire Water

Article Courtesy of Kimberly Houghton | July 21st, 2016 | New Hampshire Union Leader | Published as Educational Material The source of water contamination in Southern New Hampshire may be Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. A study found that small amounts of perfluorooctanoic acid were being emitted from the facility. Although the amounts being radiated to don’t […]

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Radium Becomes a New Water Problem for Iowans

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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California Residents Are Also Suffering From Lead Contamination

Article Courtesy of Megan Hamilton | March 27th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Published as Educational Material California, much like Flint, Michigan, has been facing a lead problem for years now. Unfortunately, unlike Flint officials haven’t been able to get blood tests of civilians in areas of concern and instead have resorted to using soil […]

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Pennsylvania Residents Face Post Fracking Pollution

Article courtesy of Staff of Maryam Jameel | July 6th, 2016 | wnpr | Shared as educational material. Southern Pennsylvania residents has been experiencing problems with their water wells. The water gives off a strange odor and emanates a yellow color. What’s more, the water carries sand that clogs the faucets in many homes in […]

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