Chinese Groundwater Pollution Recorded at 80%

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Study shows major river basins "too polluted for human contact"

Smog has a greater association to China than water quality, but that will change following a water quality report from the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources. Citing the study, the South China Morning Post reported around 80% of Chinese mainland groundwater resources are not safe for human contact.

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April 13, 2016

Arsenic Removal: The Enemy Below

We are exposed to arsenic every day through fruit juice, vegetables, rice, grains, dust in the air or even pressure-treated lumber. Currently, the primary recognized cause of unintentional arsenic consumption is drinking groundwater that contains it. 

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Resolving arsenic contamination in residential water wells

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March 2, 2016
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Healthy Babies Bright Futures Offers Lead in Water Action Kits to American Families

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Healthy Babies Bright Futures
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Testing lead in water will allow families to detect and reduce their lead exposure

Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) is making Lead in Water Action Kits available to families across the U.S. so they can test their tap water for the presence of lead and take action to reduce exposure. HBBF has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer an in-home kit that can detect most lead hazards in water. Each family's water samples are sent for analysis to Virginia Tech's lab - the same lab that uncovered lead contamination in Washington, D.C., and, most recently, Flint, Mich.

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February 19, 2016
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AWWA Launches Online Lead Resource Community

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AWWA
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Community is accessible to water professionals, media and the general public

With the crisis in Flint, Mich., vaulting lead risks into the public consciousness, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has launched a Web-based Lead Resource Community accessible to water professionals, media and the general public.

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February 18, 2016
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Blueair Founder Calls for Global War on Air Pollution

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Blueair
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Call comes after new research shows polluted air causes 5.5 million premature deaths every year

New research showing 5.5 million premature deaths are caused every year by polluted air has been described as a shocking wake-up call by the founder and CEO of the global Swedish clean air technology company Blueair, Bengt Rittri.

Rittri said the study by the World Health Organization's Global Burden of Disease Project underlined the need both for aggressive government policies to reduce emissions and greater awareness among consumers about how they can take action to protect themselves.

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February 17, 2016

EPA Finalizes $9 Million Interim Cleanup at CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site

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EPA
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CTS site's soil and groundwater contaminated with trichloroethene and other VOCs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected an interim cleanup plan to address contamination beneath the former plant at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund site. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality concurred with EPA’s decision.

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February 16, 2016
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West Virginia Citizen Groups to Flint Residents: 'We Are With You'

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Joint letter notes similarities in infrastructure

Citizen groups representing the 300,000 West Virginia residents who were without safe water for more than a week in some cases after a January 2014 chemical leak have a message for the residents of Flint, Mich.: "We are with you." Emphasizing the need for stepped-up state oversight and federal investment in water infrastructure, a joint letter from 36 West Virginia groups to the residents of the Michigan city is available online.

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February 15, 2016

Art Van Furniture, PureSleep Stores Collecting Bottled Water Donations for Flint, Mich.

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Art Van Furniture
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Donations will be accepted as long as the need continues

All 100 Art Van Furniture and Art Van PureSleep locations in the Chicago metropolitan area, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio will be accepting donations of bottled water from the public to help the residents of Flint, Mich., adversely affected by the city's water crisis. To date, the furniture and mattress retailer has collected more than 400 tons of water at many of its Michigan locations.

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February 12, 2016

Contaminant Removal: Chloramine Controversy

Since the implementation of chloramine disinfection by municipal water agencies, reports have surfaced regarding its efficacy and safety. Chloramines have been around since the 1930s, but they were widely introduced at the municipal system level approximately 15 years ago due to claims that they offer better efficiency and fewer disinfection byproducts than chlorine.

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Potential health effects of chloramines & treatment options for their removal

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January 28, 2016
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Environmental Testing Services Reacts to Flint Water Crisis

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PR Newswire
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ETS is helping to make Flint residents aware of lead hazards

Environmental Testing Services (ETS) is educating and assisting residents of Flint, Mich., in the awareness of lead hazards in their homes. ETS is a national lead testing firm that engages with residents to ensure their homes are safe and free of lead contaminants.

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January 28, 2016
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