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The sewer system of Colorado Springs could now be potentially contaminated with deadly, cancer-causing chemicals. Early last week, Peterson Air Force Base somehow accidentally dumped over 150,000 gallons of toxic wastewater contaminated with PFCs into the Colorado Springs sewer. PFCs, or perfluorinated compounds, are used to make products resistant to stains, grease, and water damage. […]

how to remove lead from water

Since Flint, Michigan’s water woes hit the news, the general public has become increasingly aware of the health risks associated with lead-contaminated drinking water. The media initially treated Flint as an isolated incident, but as journalists dug deeper, we learned excessive levels of lead afflict water systems across the country. Perhaps the most damning report […]

bottled water

Naturally, when anyone buys bottled water in a store from a big brand, you probably assume that the water is pure and contains only one ingredient: water. However, many mega-corporations insert chemicals into their bottled water, as the industry as a whole carries far fewer regulations than that of public tap water. Some store-bought bottled […]

chicago upgrades aging water lines

Four years ago, Chicago announced a sweeping plan to systemically update miles of the aging water lines throughout the city in light of natural decay and water quality standards. Now, this promise is coming to fruition, as city workers are busy upgrading the central water main across North Broadway Street. This construction is the first […]

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The May 18th issue of USA Today featured a Gallup poll that compares our citizen’s concerns and fears related to many serious environmental issues compared to 1989-90. The poll, conducted from March 2nd to March 6th, polled a sample of Americans and asked if they worried “a great deal” about various natural and environmental concerns. […]