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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Nitrate Contamination in Drinking Water

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Nitrate Contamination in Drinking Water


According to the Water Research Center, nitrogen is essential for all living things as it is a component of protein. Nitrogen exists in nature and can change its form depending on the environment and...

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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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Massachusetts Takes Action For Safe Drinking Water in Schools

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Massachusetts Takes Action For Safe Drinking Water in Schools


Lead contamination is the new concern throughout America’s school districts, since the crisis in Flint, Mich., where water was found with high concentrations of the toxic metallic element. “Children are particularly vulnerable to lead...

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U.S. Schools Still Struggle With Lead Contamination

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U.S. Schools Still Struggle With Lead Contamination


Particularly the old schools of Jersey City’s school district were found to have lead in their drinking water. The ancient plumbing and buildings were part of the issue, as well as the fact that...

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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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10 Million Americans Exposed to Lead in Water

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10 Million Americans Exposed to Lead in Water


Here’s a clearly illustrated explanation (by VOX) of how lead can get into water and what effects it has on the body. VOX sums it up pretty well. Water doesn’t originally have much lead...

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Funding for Flint Water Bills

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Funding for Flint Water Bills


The Michigan House of Representatives gave $30 million to Flint to help pay the water bills of residents and business owners since the lead water contamination in April 2014. Though it’s not nearly enough...

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Flint’s Water Solution

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Flint’s Water Solution


Still the talk of the news, Flint’s residents are unsatisfied with the current lead pipes used to deliver drinking water to their homes. Who would blame them? Changing the source of water that flows...

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Flint’s Kids Are The Talk Of The Nation

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Flint’s Kids Are The Talk Of The Nation


As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues, the education system is now a big concern for parents and teachers. Npr.org says that, “The percentage of children age 5 and under with elevated levels...

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Muslim Community Donates 30,000 bottles of water to Flint

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Muslim Community Donates 30,000 bottles of water to Flint


Americans are aware of the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan, where over a hundred thousand people have been poisoned with lead. Governor Rick Snyder and his administration tried to save money by selling...

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Flint’s water emergency advisory

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Flint’s water emergency advisory


Water authorities in Flint, Mich. told their customers and water users to continue drinking their tap water even though strange odors and colors were reported. Then residents were advised to let the water run...

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Lead Found In Michigan Children After Switching Water Source

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Lead Found In Michigan Children After Switching Water Source


Doctors found high levels of lead in hundreds of children from Flint, Michigan, and the likely cause is from the city water. Even though the state assured its water drinkers that it would be...

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Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution

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Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution


According to The Washington Post  The Obama administration has anounced plans to strengthen the protection of rivers and streams in America from coal mine waste, pollution, and spoils. The proposed regulations would require that water...

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SAFE WATER CHANGES LIVES, AND YOU CAN HELP!

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SAFE WATER CHANGES LIVES, AND YOU CAN HELP!


Learn more about The Water Project   You can now help provide clean and safe water for people, families, and children in Africa. The Water Project provides wells and other water projects for communities around...

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CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES INJECT WASTE INTO WATER

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CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES INJECT WASTE INTO WATER


Even though California received almost no rain in January, which is normally the wettest month of the year, the state is allowing oil companies to dump waste-filled and chemically dangerous water into underground drinkable water...

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BILL GATES’ NEW WATER PROJECT

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BILL GATES’ NEW WATER PROJECT


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is making an effort to improve sanitation in the developing world today. The new project or plant, backed by this foundation, is called the Omniprocessor. It was designed to...

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KIDS DRINKING MORE WATER AT SCHOOL

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KIDS DRINKING MORE WATER AT SCHOOL


Studies recently found that kids in some New York City public schools drank water almost three times more often after water dispensers were installed near their lunch lines. The author of the study said...

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TRAVELING WITHOUT A FILTER

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TRAVELING WITHOUT A FILTER


A few weeks ago my husband and I and our 9 month old baby traveled to Vancouver, BC to visit family and friends. Normally we live in Northern California and have access to delicious...

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LEAD COULD BE IN MASON COUNTY WATER HOMES

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LEAD COULD BE IN MASON COUNTY WATER HOMES


According to the Mason County Press, there may be lead in some homes in the area, especially if the home has lead pipes.  As the article correctly notes, annual testing at the municipality level...

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