Water & Oceans

Finding Local Stories Via State Safe Drinking Water Fund

Reporters looking to cover local safe drinking water stories can start smartly by looking at federal and state funding. That's the advice of this week's TipSheet, which simplifies your research with a 50-state directory of Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund programs. Get your state info here.

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Dam Safety Issues at Forefront Following Hurricane Flooding

The threat of failing dams can prompt worries over lost lives and property, as witness hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. But dam failure is a problem environmental journalists can get ahead of, and the latest TipSheet helps you get ready — with questions to ask, sources to pursue and resources to bone up on. Plus, more hurricane coverage resources.

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"Herring, Shad Get Head Start Before Bloede Dam Removal"

"Bulldozers, excavators and construction workers are bulling their way into Patapsco Valley State Park near Baltimore this fall. They’re the advance guard for a task force charged with removing a dormant hydroelectric dam on the Patapsco River and reopening a big stretch of the river to spawning runs of migratory fish."

Source: Bay Journal, 10/02/2017

Arkema Plant Under Criminal Investigation By Harris County DA’s Office

"The Arkema chemical plant — already facing multiple lawsuits over explosions of a volatile chemical in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey — is under criminal investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, officials confirmed Friday."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/02/2017


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