Water & Oceans

"Lake Erie Becoming More Vulnerable To Bacteria Blooms, Study Says"

"Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, suggesting that ambitious goals are needed for reducing phosphorus runoff that feeds large blooms like the one that forced a temporary tap water shutdown in and near Toledo, Ohio, scientists said Wednesday."

Source: AP, 10/17/2014

"Washington County Drilling Hearing Raises Conflicts Over Contamination"

"Loren 'Buzz' Kiskadden first noticed a water problem at his house trailer in rural Amwell Township, Washington County, while using a hose to fill a wading pool for his grandchildren in June 2011. 'A gray sludge was filing up the bottom of the pool. It was just nasty,' said Mr. Kiskadden, 55, in testimony before the state Environmental Hearing Board last week in Pittsburgh. 'I shut the water off and told the kids not to get in it.'"

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/2014

Lead From Police Firing Range May Be Leaching Into the Tennessee River

"An environmental assessment of the joint Chattanooga-Hamilton County firing range on Moccasin Bend indicates that the nearly 40 years of spent bullets at the site may be causing lead-laden surface water to flow into the Tennessee River."

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/10/2014

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