Category Archives: Contamination

40th Anniversary of Safe Drinking Water Act Celebration

December 16, 2014 marks the 40 year anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Since the SDWA was passed in 1974, our country has come a long way in efforts to ensure that Americans receive water that is … Continue reading

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Fertilizer called next threat to water

Mayors group told that strong curbs are needed September 24, 2014 11:08 PM By Tom Troy / Block News Alliance CHICAGO — Helping cities combat the threat of algae-feeding phosphorus in the Great Lakes has jumped ahead as a national environmental … Continue reading

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Frack Waste Impoundments Contaminated Soil and Groundwater in PA

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 6, 2014 – Leaks of fracking waste water from three impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater, prompting the state to issue a violation notice at one site and increase monitoring … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Monitored for Toxic Algae

Officials monitor Lake Erie water closely for hazardous algae Tribune Review by Megha Satyanarayana – Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 Pennsylvania water quality monitors are increasing testing along Lake Erie’s shores because of hazardous algae that contaminated drinking water supplies in … Continue reading

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Water Toxin State of Emergency Continues for Third Day in Toledo

TOLEDO MAYOR KEEPS WATER ADVISORY IN PLACE FOR NOW Associated Press – John Seewer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A water ban entered its third day in northwest Ohio on Monday as Toledo’s mayor extended the advisory, even as the latest … Continue reading

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