Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"West Virginia Chemical Spill Triggers Widespread Tap Water Ban"

"A chemical spill along a West Virginia river on Thursday triggered a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people, shutting down schools, bars and restaurants and forcing residents to line up for bottled water at stores. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for nine counties following the spill of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, a chemical used in the coal industry."

Source: Reuters, 01/10/2014

"Study Finds Sea Levels Rising Fast; Concerns Grow About Shore"

"As the planet warms, one of the biggest questions is how fast sea level will rise. A team of Rutgers University researchers has attempted to answer that question and localize it by studying past sea-level rise along the East Coast, as well as other factors that could influence what happens along the New Jersey Shore."

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/08/2014

Maryland: "Pipeline May Affect Drinking Water, Activists Fear"

"Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding into Loch Raven Reservoir."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/02/2014

Rise in Miscarriages Coincided With High Lead Levels in DC Water: Study

"Late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions occurred at an unusually high rate among Washington women from 2000 through 2003 — during the same time frame that lead levels were dangerously high in the city’s drinking water, a study has found."

Source: Wash Post, 12/10/2013


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