Water & Oceans

"Fresno Searches For Answers On Discoloration, Lead In Water"

"A vocal and growing number of residents in northeast Fresno are convinced water from the city’s Surface Water Treatment Facility is primarily responsible for corrosion in their pipes, causing discolored water – and in several dozen instances, lead contamination – to flow from their household faucets."

Source: Fresno Bee, 07/11/2016

"Final Federal MCHM Study Leaves Same Questions Unanswered"

"Federal government scientists on Friday released the final update of their study of Crude MCHM, without answering several important questions about the potential health effects of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in Charleston and surrounding communities of the Kanawha Valley."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 07/11/2016
July 22, 2016

Learning From Flint: Telling the Stories That Need to be Told

You're invited to join a community conversation about important regional and national environmental and health issues, and a potential conference and reporting project. Organized by SEJ with the University of Michigan — Flint.

Toxic Chemicals Along Ohio River: A Danger To Our Drinking Water?

"Arsenic. Lead. Mercury. Sulfuric Acid. At a closed Duke Energy power plant, at least 10 billion pounds of coal ash containing these toxins and more are sitting on the banks of the Ohio River – a source of drinking water for more than 5 million people."

Source: WCPO Cincinnati, 07/06/2016

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