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Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water of 33 states

Posted on 04/21/17

Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkylsubstances (PFASs) — exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking-water supplies for 6 million people in the United States, according to a new study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

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Trump’s Order May Foul U.S. Drinking Water Supply

Posted on 04/21/17

Pres. Donald Trump insists he wants clean water. In a speech to Congress last week, he vowed to “promote clean air and clean water.” And in an interview with The New York Times last November, he said, “Clean water, crystal clean water is vitally important.” Ironically, though, the president just signed an executive order that could pollute many Americans’ drinking water sources.

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New Hampshire Considers Tighter Drinking Water Regulations

Posted on 04/21/17

This month, New Hampshire legislators have been considering a bill that would allow state officials to set more protective health advisories on emerging drinking water contaminants than currently prescribed by the U.S. EPA.
A financial subcommittee decided to postpone acting on the bill, known as HB 485.
According to Seacoast Online, “State Rep. Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, who wrote the bill, said despite the postponement, she remains encouraged about HB 485's chances to win committee approval and ultimately be signed into law.”

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Deal ups flow of funding for Flint water fallout

Posted on 04/21/17

Detroit — The state will spend an additional $47 million to help ensure safe drinking water in Flint by replacing lead pipes and providing free bottled water under a proposed settlement announced Monday.
The money is in addition to $40 million previously budgeted to address Flint’s widespread lead-contamination crisis. The state also will set aside $10 million to cover unexpected costs, bringing the total to $97 million.

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More Spending on Water Infrastructure Important to Most Californians, PPIC Survey Says

Posted on 04/21/17

A new statewide survey, conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), shows that 88% of Californians think it is important for the state to spend more money on water and flood management infrastructure.
“After the recent rains, many Californians have added water and flood management to their wish list for meeting the state’s infrastructure needs,” PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare said in a statement.

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Flint water crisis: Independent investigation is launched to find out who poisoned city

Posted on 04/21/17

A new independent investigation has been set up to look into who is responsible for the polluted water supply at Flint, Michigan.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, speaking to reporters on Monday, said there will be “no borders or constraints” during the investigation as to why the people of Flint have been drinking water contaminated with lead for two years.

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20% of water fountains in Chicago parks have alarming levels of lead

Posted on 04/21/17

(NaturalNews) The left-leaning ruling elite in America's cities always claim to "care more" about the people. But the fact is, their policies belie their statements.

That is particularly true in Chicago, where former Obama administration official Rahm Emanuel is mayor. Under his "leadership," parts of the city have become nearly uninhabitable and more resemble a war zone than an American city.

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Dehydrated: CA residents' drinking water reservoir nearly empty

Posted on 04/21/17

(NaturalNews) In the midst of ongoing and seemingly relentless drought conditions, one of California's important drinking water reservoirs has nearly run dry.

Lake Cachuma, a once-huge reservoir that supplies water to the city of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas, has shrunk dramatically – this summer, water levels dropped to an all-time record low of 7 percent capacity.

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Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water for six million Americans

Posted on 04/21/17

Drinking water samples near industrial sites, military fire training areas, wastewater treatment plants have highest levels of fluorinated compounds
For immediate release: August 9, 2016
Boston, MA – Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems—polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)—exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the U.S., according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

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Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers

Posted on 04/18/17

It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say. But there's just one problem — the "yuck factor."

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.

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