Article courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | July 6th, 2016 | Colorado Springs Gazette | Shared as educational material. A public meeting was recently held concerning the water contamination in Security, Widefield and Fountain. The contamination was most likely caused by toxic chemicals that came from the nearby Peterson Air Force in Colorado Springs. One of […]
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 Unfortunately, these outdated systems have a high rate of failure and contribute to the serious health and environmental issues.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 […]
Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | April 15th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. New research shows that China’s water supply may be even more polluted than previously thought. More than 80 percent of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories, and households across the heavily populated plains of China […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | August 19, 2016 Iron-removing bacteria are instrumental tools in the decontamination of areas of acidic mine runoff called acid mine drainage sites. These bacteria oxidize ferrous iron, making them useful tools in mine sanitization.1 Despite their usefulness, iron-removing bacteria are only marginally utilized due to […]
Article courtesy of Kimberly Houghton | Date August 3, 2016 | New Hampshire Union Leader | Shared as educational material. Wells in Amherst have been found to be contaminated by a toxic chemical known as PFOA. Residents who rely on these wells have been offered bottled water for the time being. Officials are suspicious of […]
By Taylor Schaefer, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | June 29, 2016 News of water contamination in New York, West Virginia, and Michigan have received a significant amount of national attention this year; however, these are not the only places in the country suffering from dangerous levels of pollution. The West Morgan-East Lawrence […]
By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 State of Emergency in Newburgh A state of emergency was declared in Newburgh, New York, after the New York State Department of Conservation discovered the toxic chemical perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in the lake that supplies the city with drinking water.1 City manager […]
By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 Fireworks are true works of art. People usually enjoy fireworks because they invoke joy and a sense of excitement as the fireworks go off in the dark sky. Unfortunately, this enjoyment takes a toll on the environment; our beloved fireworks are polluters […]
A new study conducted by Ph.D. students at Duke University this Apri, discovered high levels of ammonium, selenium, and lead in brine-laden wastewater linked to hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.
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.
Nancy Vanier was surprised when the state Department of Environmental Services last week tested the well her parents, Frank and June Church, have used for decades. The Church’s small home sits surrounded by trees on a hill above the Saint-Gobain plastics plant.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that over four years, the drinking water in 431 schools nationwide was found to contain unsafe levels of lead.