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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. […]

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Just a few weeks ago we reported on Nestle’s purchase of a well in Ontario: the company outbid the local community in an effort to expand their enterprise in Canada where they currently can pump water from the ground at a rate of $3.71 per million liters of water. The government of the Township of […]

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Many consumers may believe, based on the flowing rivers in promotional images and logos, that Nestle’s bottled water products derive their water from locations where fresh water is abundant. As opposing forces clash in Ontario, Canada over the intended purchase of land and well water, however, it’s becoming clear that big water companies take water […]

florida sinkhole

Citizens in Central Florida are gravely concerned after a sinkhole caused more than 250 million gallons of toxic waste to leak into a fresh water aquifer in Polk County, Florida, which is used as the primary source of drinking water for the state. Among the harmful contaminants in the wastewater is phosphogypsum, a radioactive substance […]

nestle water lawsuit

A quick refresher: multiple environmental groups filed lawsuits against Nestle for continuously withdrawing millions of gallons a year from Strawberry Creek in San Bernardino National Forest with a permit that expired in 1988, or over 25 years ago. When the news first broke in 2015 Nestle defended its right to syphon and remove local resources […]