Posts Tagged ‘local news’

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On September 18, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released a statement that drinking water at Robinson Elementary School in Grand Haven, Michigan tested positive for elevated levels of PFAS. After the discovery, students and staff were provided with bottled water. In late October, follow-up tests found PFAS levels of 171 parts per […]

California is a vast stretch of land, and much of it does not receive enough rainwater for adequate groundwater repletion. Early in 2018 reports indicated that 44% of California was experiencing moderate drought conditions, even though the drought scare had rotated out of the news cycle. Southern counties are typically the worst hit, but their […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]