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Posts Tagged ‘Contamination’

The term “GenX” may not mean much to you if you live elsewhere in the United States, but residents in North Carolina have been dealing with the fallout of the known contaminant since the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality first discovered its presence in waterways last year. Here’s a quick summary of the current […]

In terms of overall water quality Florida ranks near last in a recent study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council. There are multiple reasons for Florida’s sub-par water quality: tourism and overall growth are booming, but drinking water supplies untainted by saltwater or wastewater are severely limited. In light of this water quality reality […]

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A new report issued by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) demonstrates that over 77 million people were served by water systems that violated at least at least one aspect of the Safe Water Drinking Act during 2015. The types of offenses ranged from arsenic to coliform bacteria to lead, but every single state was […]

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In the first week of March, 2017, the hashtag #pinkwater began to trend on Twitter along with images of what can only be described as neon pink water pouring out of taps. Photos and videos of the fuchsia-colored water originated in Onoway, a small town of 1,000 residents in central Alberta, Canada. The town’s residents […]

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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. […]