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Drinking water warning lifted in Westerly

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Drinking water blamed in hundreds of illnesses, 13 deaths, CDC reports

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Arsenic Reductions in Drinking Water Tied to Fewer Cancer Deaths

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Snoop Dogg openly wonders why Flint still doesn't have clean water

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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12.3 million to a loan fund that will help pay for drinking water projects in Iowa. The money will help pay for projects across Iowa that will improve municipal drinking water supplies, protect water systems or improve efficiency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the loan money helps cities make important investments that keep people safe   Read More ...
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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12.3 million to a loan fund that will help pay for drinking water projects in Iowa. The money will help pay for projects across Iowa that will improve municipal drinking water supplies, protect water systems or improve efficiency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the loan money helps cities make important investments that keep people safe   Read More ...
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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12.3 million to a loan fund that will help pay for drinking water projects in Iowa. The money will help pay for projects across Iowa that will improve municipal drinking water supplies, protect water systems or improve efficiency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the loan money helps cities make important investments that keep people safe   Read More ...
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Not a single lake tested can be used for drinking water or bathing
The city’s first-ever, comprehensive inventory of lakes shows what we’ve all come to fear: pollution is much more than we’ve tabulated or believed. As much as 85% of the city’s water bodies are severely polluted placing them in the lowest grade of quality. Conducted by Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), the two-year project inventorised 1,518 water bodies and studied up to 65 attributes for each water body from type of fencing and appearance to land maps and water quality   Read More ...
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Drinking water warning lifted in Westerly
The drinking water warning for customers of the Westerly Water Department was lifted Friday afternoon. The water department said new tests show no bacteria in the water. Customers no longer have to boil water before using it for drinking, food preparation or hygiene. E. coli was detected in the water earlier this week. Customers with questions can call the director of public works at 401-348-2561   Read More ...
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EPA awards $12M to Iowa's drinking water loan program
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $12 million to Iowa's drinking water revolving loan program to help finance improvements to water projects around the state. The funding will be used for projects that will improve municipal drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, as well as help protect public drinking water systems. The funding may also be used to make projects more sustainable by increasing water and energy efficiency and to reduce water pollution   Read More ...
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The man helping Americans access safe drinking water
It was one of the worst water contamination scandals in recent US history. In 2015 children living in Flint, Michigan, began suffering from rashes and mysterious illnesses. Independent testing found dangerous levels of lead in homes and schools, caused by chemicals in the water supply that corroded the pipes. Officials declared an emergency and residents were told to stop using tap water   Read More ...
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Daphne Oz on importance of clean water
ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Following recent scares about drinking water quality in many American cities, do you ever wonder about what`s in your drinking water? Pregnant women and new moms may have even more concerns about their drinking water, and it`s effect on their unborn baby and the rest of the family. Daphne Oz, natural foods chef and New York Times bestselling author, gives more insight on tap and bottled water   Read More ...
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CDC: Drinking Water To Blame In 13 Deaths, Hundreds Of Illnesses
By Susan Scutti. ATLANTA (CNN) — Clear water is not always a sign of clean water — or so suggest two new reports on water-associated disease outbreaks published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2013-14, a total of 42 drinking-water-associated outbreaks caused by infectious pathogens, chemicals or toxins were reported to the CDC from 19 states   Read More ...
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Tyson Foods blamed for contamination in drinking water
Tyson Foods, along with the meat industry as a whole, has been linked to an environmental catastrophe ‒ a toxic dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. RT America’s David Miller takes a look at why Americans are having to choose between clean water and mass production of meat. Find RT America in your area: Or watch us online: Like us on Facebook.   Read More ...
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Drinking water blamed in hundreds of illnesses, 13 deaths, CDC reports
19 states reported 42 drinking-water-associated outbreaks in 2013-14 Water contamination led to 1,006 cases of illness, 124 hospitalizations and 13 deaths Environmental and undetermined water exposures led to 290 illnesses and 17 deaths Clear water is not always a sign of clean water -- or so suggest two new reports on water-associated disease outbreaks published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Read More ...
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Run on bottled water as E.coli found in Vlaardingen drinking water
People living in the town of Vlaardingen, west of Rotterdam, have been told to boil their drinking water after water company Evides said it had found evidence of E. coli bacteria in samples taken from several different locations. Locals have been told to boil drinking water for three minutes to make it safe, but there has been a run on bottled water at supermarkets, broadcaster RTL Nieuws reported   Read More ...
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A New Analysis of 4-Year-Old Data Shows the EPA Is Ignoring a Lot of Toxins in US Drinking Water
It takes a lot to convince the US Environmental Protection Agency to limit how much of a toxin can legally show up in America’s drinking water. The threshold for determining probable human harm is very high, and even if harm is detected, the toxin has to show up in enough public water sources with enough frequency, and at levels sufficiently high, before the EPA considers it significant enough to regulate   Read More ...
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Plastic in drinking water: What are the risks to human health?
We already knew tiny pieces of plastic find their way into seawater where they can be eaten by marine animals and so end up in human food. But now, perhaps more worryingly, new research suggests plastic particles or fibres are also commonly found in drinking water. How concerned by this should we be? The study was carried out by university academics but was commissioned and published by a media company, rather than being reviewed by other researchers in a scientific journal   Read More ...
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Tapping the Merrimack River for drinking water
CONCORD - A $20 million project to extend public water service from Manchester to several smaller communities in southern New Hampshire by tapping the Merrimack River is the most ambitious of several proposals vying for a piece of the state's newly created Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund. "This is a chance to get a big bang for the buck and cure a lot of ills in the southern part of the state," says Robert Scott, commissioner of Environmental Services   Read More ...
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EPA: Mich. should boost water safety in Flint, state
Traverse City — Staff and funding shortages and poor data management are preventing Michigan environmental regulators from making sure that state residents have safe drinking water, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said deficiencies in Michigan’s drinking water operations aren’t limited to Flint, notorious for lead contamination of its system for 18 months starting in spring 2014. Investigations primarily blamed the state Department of Environmental Quality, which failed to require anti-corrosion pipeline treatments when the city changed its water source   Read More ...
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Michigan should boost water safety in Flint, statewide
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Staff and funding shortages and poor data management are preventing Michigan environmental regulators from making sure that state residents have safe drinking water, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said deficiencies in Michigan's drinking water operations aren't limited to Flint, notorious for lead contamination of its system for 18 months starting in spring 2014   Read More ...
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Good beer = clean water
Like good beer? Then defend clean water. The connection between good beer and clean water is obvious; beer is 90-95 percent water. Any beer brewing book or professional brewer will tell you that water is the most important ingredient in beer-making. Malted barley, yeast and hops are key to the brewing process, but it is water that holds it all together   Read More ...
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Residents demand clean water as wells break down
KABAROLE. Ms Annette Nsugwa, 51, is a resident of Kagusu Village in Karambi Sub-county, Kabarole District. Like many area residents, Ms Nsugwa uses dirty water in her home that she fetches over a kilometre away since a water source set up by the government three years ago broke down. She says two shallow wells were built in 2010 but one has been non-functional in the last three years   Read More ...
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Free bottled water offered in parts of Oakland County affected by water main break
A 48-inch water-main break Oct. 23, 2017 affected 11 communities across Oakland County, potentially for several days. Robert Allen/Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Free bottled water is available to the more than 300,000 Oakland County residents affected by a major water main break Monday afternoon. The water main break triggered a boil water alert that remains in effect until late Friday in many of the 12 affected communities   Read More ...
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Arsenic Reductions in Drinking Water Tied to Fewer Cancer Deaths
The Environmental Protection Agency’s revised rule on arsenic contamination in drinking water has resulted in fewer lung, bladder and skin cancers. In 2006, the E.P.A. reduced the arsenic maximum in public water systems to 10 milligrams per liter, from the previous level of 50 milligrams. The rule does not apply to private wells. Using data from a continuing nationwide health survey, researchers compared urinary arsenic levels in 2003, before the new rule went into effect, with those in 2014, after it had been fully implemented   Read More ...
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Amity School District reopens despite water problems
AMITY, Ore. – Amity School District schools are open Tuesday after a water treatment plant issue caused them to close Monday. Tuesday, the district will be providing drinking water to students and staff. Officials say the city water is not yet potable. According to the drinking water specialist with the Oregon Health Department, the water is safe for hand-washing and other things; it just shouldn’t be ingested   Read More ...
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Flint council approves short-term deal for drinking water
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The City Council in Flint, Michigan has voted to extend a short-term contract for drinking water after requesting more time to comply with a federal judge's order to choose a long-term water source. The council voted Monday night to approve a two-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, which has been serving Flint since a lead disaster was declared in fall 2015   Read More ...
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Flint council approves short-term deal for drinking water
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The City Council in Flint, Michigan has voted to extend a short-term contract for drinking water after requesting more time to comply with a federal judge's order to choose a long-term water source. The council voted Monday night to approve a two-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, which has been serving Flint since a lead disaster was declared in fall 2015   Read More ...
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Community with chemicals in drinking water to get update
Related Coverage BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials will be holding another community meeting in Burrillville, after chemicals were detected in the drinking water. The Health Department and Department of Environmental Management are set to hold a meeting Monday evening at Burrillville Middle School. Health officials alerted people earlier this month that tests showed slightly elevated levels of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFAs, in the Oakland Association water system   Read More ...
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Snoop Dogg openly wonders why Flint still doesn't have clean water
The ongoing Flint water crisis has taken a toll on residents of this iconic Michigan city, who have been living with lead-tainted tap water for over two years. One Flint resident describes the experience as, “like being in war, but without violence.” Famous rapper Snoop Dogg hasn't forgotten about the Flint water crisis. He posted "Still no clean water," with a screen-grabbed photo Saturday on Instagram and Twitter, showing Flint water fountains with a "Do not drink until further notice" sign above them   Read More ...
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Flint City Council wants to delay decision on long-term drinking water source
FLINT, Mich. - Up until Sunday it was very clear the city of Flint needed to make a decision on where its drinking water is going to come from moving forward. Last week a federal judge ordered the city to choose a long-term source of drinking water by Monday, as in Oct. 23. However, court documents filed Sunday could change everything   Read More ...
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Ban on export of bottled water - Kuwait Times
Ban on export of bottled water KUWAIT: Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) Undersecretary Mohammed Boshehri hailed a decision by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan to ban the export of locally produced bottled water. Boshehri added that the state pays 90 percent of commodity’s production cost, and stressed that it is illogical to export such a product, especially since the state pays KD 6 for 1,000 gallons   Read More ...
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IIT Hyderabad uses activated jamun to remove fluoride from water
Now, while removing excess fluoride from drinking water, the usual problems such as high operational costs and getting rid of toxic sludge will be a thing of the past. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad have used activated jamun seed powder to bring the fluoride content in drinking water to less than the WHO limit of 1.5 mg per litre   Read More ...
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EPA's Scott Pruitt meets with Gov. Ricketts, clean water regulation opponents during Nebraska visit
LINCOLN — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt paid a visit to Lincoln Friday, where he met with Gov. Pete Ricketts and a group of agricultural and business representatives opposed to a controversial clean water regulation. Pruitt’s staff tweeted photos from the morning meeting, but the visit was not publicly announced in advance and the EPA chief did not hold a press conference afterward   Read More ...
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Trump gives his response to Puerto Rico ‘a ten’ — even as 28% of residents still lack drinking water
President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his own response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico glowing reviews, even though more than a quarter of residents on the island still lack access to drinking water. In talking with reporters, the president said that, on a scale of one to ten, his effort to help Puerto Rico recover from the hurricane has been “a ten” so far   Read More ...
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How much will you pay for a bottle of water?
Dubai: Not all bottled water is created equal. Some are rare finds because of their exotic source and some are just regular, treated water. So which is it for you? Bottled water sourced from untouched glaciers far away can come with a heftier price tag compared to the regular ones we source locally. The impression is these bottles of water are more superior and are therefore more preferable   Read More ...
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Drinking water projects: Maharashtra budget ‘shrinking’, officials say good monsoon may have affected funding
MAHARASHTRA WITNESSED two of the worst droughts in 2014 and 2015, following which the state government revived some of its existing drinking water schemes and introduced some more. Three years ago, the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) was expanded, while two state-level schemes — Mukhyamantri Grameen Peyjal Yojana and Jalyukta Shivar — were introduced. All the three schemes aimed at improving the supply of drinking water across the 5,000 water-scarce villages   Read More ...
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Ordinary or exotic bottled water, which is which?
Dubai: Not all bottled water is created equal. Some are rare finds because of their exotic source and some are just regular, treated water. So which is it for you? Bottled water sourced from untouched glaciers far away can come with a heftier price tag compared to the regular ones we source locally. The impression is these bottles of water are more superior and are therefore more preferable   Read More ...
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ALDOT proposal to alleviate Highway 280 traffic could threaten drinking water supply
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — Despite the vast environmental benefits forests provide, sometimes, there's just no way to get around them - literally. A new ALDOT proposal aims to make life easier for people living near Highway 280, but it comes at the potential cost of harming the drinking water supply. The Cahaba River Society says ALDOT's new proposal to build a road through the forest between 280 and Sicard Hollow Road threatens the area's potable water   Read More ...
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Federal judge tells Flint to pick long-term drinking water source by Monday
FLINT, Mich. - A federal judge has ordered Flint, Michigan, to choose a long-term source of drinking water by next Monday, as in Oct. 23. Judge David Lawson said Tuesday that the Flint City Council has committed a "breathtaking" failure of leadership in its dealings with the state of Michigan. More Flint Water Crisis Headlines Gov. Rick Snyder's administration sued Flint to force the council to approve a 30-year deal with the Great Lakes Water Authority, a regional agency   Read More ...
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Federal judge to Flint: Time's up, pick a safe, long-term drinking water source now
FLINT WATER CRISIS AG Bill Schuette on investigation into Gov. Snyder | 1:51 In an interview with the Free Press, Attorney General Bill Schuette was asked about his team’s investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder regarding the Flint water crisis. Here’s what he had to say. Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press. FLINT WATER CRISIS Who is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the Flint water crisis? | 1:22 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today filed new, more serious charges in the Flint Water Crisis investigation, but also said the case is shifting to a new phase   Read More ...
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Puerto Ricans struggle to find safe drinking water - Dauer: 3 Minuten, 17 Sekunden
Some Puerto Ricans are resorting to desperate and potentially dangerous measures to collect water from parts of the island that are polluted with industrial chemicals. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.   Read More ...
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Human intervention reverses fluorosis
For close to a decade, rainwater collected in buckets and vessels was the only source of safe drinking water for some 300 households in Madhava Yadavalli village, about 25 kms from the district headquarters. “We were ‘rain-fed’,” say the villagers. However, high fluoride content in groundwater was the only drinking water source when it did not rain. Since 2006 they are getting Krishna river water for their drinking needs   Read More ...
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Mostly without power and clean water, Puerto Rico struggling with massive environmental crisis
CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO – Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells. Nearly a month after the hurricane made landfall, Puerto Rico is only beginning to come to grips with a massive environmental emergency that has no clear end in sight   Read More ...
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