Newsburgh, New York Struggles With Serious Water Contamination

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Newsburgh, New York Struggles With Serious Water Contamination


Residents of Newburgh, New York, have been struggling with poverty and crime for years, but as of last year they’ve been faced with a new challenge: their tap water may have exposed them to...

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Chicago’s Water Supply Has High Levels of Lead

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Chicago’s Water Supply Has High Levels of Lead


The brain-damaging metal lead, continues to pose threats to public water systems and their users throughout the United States. This last summer, thousands of Chicago residents received notice that their homes have been connected...

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California’s Water Solution Lies Underground

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California’s Water Solution Lies Underground


Researchers may have found a solution for California’s water woes. Beneath California’s Central Valley there lies precious groundwater reservoirs waiting to be extracted. New research published in the journal PNAS says that nearly 10,000...

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18 Million Americans Exposed to Lead Contamination Violations in 2015

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18 Million Americans Exposed to Lead Contamination Violations in 2015


A shocking report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) showed that in 2015, 18 million Americans received drinking water from systems that exceeded safe levels of lead. (pbs.org) ‘The research indicates more than...

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Illinois Public Water Systems Contaminated With Lead

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Illinois Public Water Systems Contaminated With Lead


Residents of Galesburg, Illinois, have been alarmed that much of the city’s tap water has been exceeding federal lead standards since 2004. According to the Chicago Tribune, Knox County city currently stands out for repeatedly...

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Only 9 U.S. States Are Safe From Lead

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Only 9 U.S. States Are Safe From Lead


The Environmental Protection Agency recently reported that only nine U.S. states have safe levels of lead in their water supply. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and...

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Lead Found In 50 States’ Water Systems

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Lead Found In 50 States’ Water Systems


USA TODAY announced that an investigation across 50 states found almost 2,000 water systems have had high levels of lead contamination for the past four years. The news article also stated a staggering fact...

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Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY

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Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY


Hoosick Falls, N.Y., is a small village of about 3,500 people, whose water was recently found with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a toxic chemical linked in some studies to an increased risk...

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Flint, Michigan’s Clean Water is Coming Soon

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Flint, Michigan’s Clean Water is Coming Soon


Replacement of the old lead pipes in Flint are to begin this month so that the community can have access to clean water as soon as possible. The state legislature may approve funding for the...

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Lead Exposure From Drinking Water

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Lead Exposure From Drinking Water


Does my drinking water at home contain lead? This is a good question to ask yourself, if you aren’t sure of the answer. Up to 20% of Americans’ lead exposure comes from drinking water...

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Obama Water Rule Overruled

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Obama Water Rule Overruled


In January 2016, The House overturned Obama’s water rule, known as the “Clean Water Act”,  that would’ve given federal authority over small waterways in the US. The Senate aims to block the Environmental Protection...

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Benefits to Filtering Your Water

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Benefits to Filtering Your Water


Here’s some helpful information from, “Ask Well: Your health questions answered by Times journalists and experts.” Should you filter your water? The short answer is yes. While the Environmental Protection Agency regulates municipal tap water and...

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EPA Protects Drinking Water and Streams

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EPA Protects Drinking Water and Streams


NBC News shared an article about The Environmental Protection Agency setting a new federal rule to protect wetlands and more than half the nation’s streams, “despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central...

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