Water & Oceans

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

"Once Famous For Beer, Milwaukee Now Bets On Water"

"In Michigan, leaders talk about a "blue economy," everything from reviving waterfronts to lakefront tourism to new technology that cleans, treats or saves water. In Wisconsin, they're also linking water and economic revitalization. Nowhere are they testing the idea of a water tech economy more urgently than Milwaukee."

Source: Marketplace, 01/27/2016

GOP Donor Named by AG Bill Schuette To Investigate Flint Water Crisis

"Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday appointed former Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Todd Flood to lead an investigation into the Flint water crisis, but some are questioning his impartiality due to past political donations, including to Gov. Rick Snyder."

Source: MLive.com, 01/26/2016

"Navy: Drinking Water Contaminated At Fentress In Chesapeake"

"CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- High levels of contaminants from a firefighting foam that was used for decades at Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field were found in its well water during a recent laboratory test, leading Navy officials Wednesday to tell workers to drink only bottled water until a permanent solution is available."

Source: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 01/22/2016

Dominion Plants To Drain Coal Ash Ponds Soon, And Lawsuits Likely"

"Dominion Virginia Power could begin draining two coal-ash ponds into Chesapeake Bay tributaries any day now, following a state board’s approval last week. But officials from the power company say it will be months, not weeks, before designs for treating and dewatering the ponds will be completed."

Source: Bay Journal, 01/22/2016

"Presidential Candidates Will Face Drilling Questions In S.C. Primary"

"The looming possibility of offshore drilling just 50 miles from South Carolina’s coastline could find more than one presidential candidate looking out of their depth as the state’s February primaries approach."

Source: McClatchy, 01/22/2016

"Gov. Rick Snyder Releases Emails Related To Flint Water Crisis"

"Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Wednesday released a trove of emails related to the Flint water crisis, something Snyder promised during his State of the State address."

Source: Huffington Post, 01/21/2016


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