Water & Oceans

"Sentencings Set for Ex-Execs in West Virginia Chemical Spill"

"Two years after thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent leaked into the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians, the sentencings of six officials at a chemical distributor this month will bring to a close criminal cases in the spill."

Source: AP, 02/01/2016

Maryland Moves Toward Suing Oil Industry on Ground Water Contamination

"Following the lead of several other states, Maryland is preparing to sue the oil industry for the costs of cleaning up a one-time gasoline additive that’s contaminated   water across the state."

Source: Bay Journal, 01/29/2016

"Amid Denials, State Workers In Flint Got Clean Water"

"In January of 2015, when state officials were telling worried Flint residents their water was safe to drink, they also were arranging for coolers of purified water in Flint's State Office Building so employees wouldn't have to drink from the taps, according to state government e-mails released Thursday by the liberal group Progress Michigan."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 01/29/2016

"Another Town Gripped By Fear Over Lead-Tainted Tap Water"

"SEBRING, Ohio — In a furor with echoes of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, parents in and around Sebring no longer trust the water coming out of their taps — or the explanations from community leaders — after learning just days ago that high levels of lead were detected in some homes over the summer."

Source: AP, 01/28/2016

Michigan Governor Names Panel To Fix Flint's Contaminated Water System

"Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday appointed a group of government officials, health and other experts to implement long-term fixes for Flint's lead-contaminated water system, which has become a national scandal."

Source: Reuters, 01/28/2016

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