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Posts Tagged ‘Lead’

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Three years ago most Americans probably didn’t suspect that dangerous amounts of lead, a toxic heavy metal, could be lurking in their drinking water. But that was before the devastating lead contamination in Flint became a national news fixture. Lead can find its way into your water through a variety of methods. Often, lead contamination […]

Pelican Water received several eloquent entries for our bi-annual College Scholarship Contest, but Martin Coleman’s essay Preventing Crisis over Crisis Reaction: The New American Model stood alone in its meticulous research and its impassioned plea for community education. Using his experience as an environmental engineer, Martin outlined a plan to help communities directly engage with […]

Pelican Water Scholarship

Many students around the country submitted urgent and thought-provoking submissions to our College Scholarship Contest, but few entries hammered home the severity of the issue more ardently than Zainab Agboola’s timely essay. Her appeal to utilize multiple platforms of advertisement and communication to convey the gravity of our national lead problem earned Zainab 2nd place […]

Countless rousing essays were submitted to Pelican Water for our bi-annual College Scholarship Contest, but Keith Fell’s direct and powerful essay that cuts to the core of the messaging and funding issues inherent with water treatment awareness grabbed our attention immediately. Keith’s essay encouraged innovative thinking to properly inform the students of today how their […]

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A recent investigation by USA Today Network revealed what we at Pelican have sadly predicted for some time: Flint, Michigan is only one of thousands of communities affected by excessive lead levels in drinking water. You can check this interactive map provided by USA Today Using data from the last four years, the USA Today investigative […]