New Mexico Departments Lift Most Precautions Related to Toxic Waste Spill

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New Mexico Environment Department
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The precautions were put in place following an Aug. 5 toxic waste spill into the Animas River

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has lifted several precautions it put in place following the Aug. 5, 2015, Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River.

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August 17, 2015
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USDA to Expand Investment in Water Quality Within Western Lake Erie Basin

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Targeted funding builds on substantial efforts on working lands Ohio, Michigan and Indiana

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest an additional $5 million to help Ohio, Michigan and Indiana improve water quality in the western Lake Erie basin. These investments will enable the region's farmers to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the watershed, one of the sources of disruptive algae blooms.

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EPA Releases Plan to Address Pollution at San German Toxic Site

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The public is invited to comment at a meeting on Aug. 19

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to address contaminated soil and groundwater at the San German Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in San German, Puerto Rico.

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August 14, 2015

EPA Completes Construction of Water Line in New Jersey

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U.S. EPA
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The action protects the community from polluted groundwater

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked the completion of a water line extension that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses threatened by contaminated groundwater from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund Site in Chester and Washington townships in New Jersey. As a result, those homes and local businesses will no longer need treatment systems.

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August 13, 2015

Texas Tech Awarded EPA Grant to Research Chemical Contaminants

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U.S. EPA
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The study is part of a $4 million grant to six universities to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $374,510 to Texas Tech University through its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. The university will develop a better approach to understanding and predicting individual- and community-level ecological effects of chemical contaminants in the environment.  

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August 12, 2015

Model Shows Severe Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Season Approaching

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NOAA
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The 2015 harmful algal bloom season is projected to be among the most severe in recent years

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom

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July 15, 2015

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A Toxic Situation

Last summer, the city of Toledo, Ohio, made headlines when a do-not-use order affecting 400,000 residents was issued due to microcystin contamination. Caused by a bloom of blue-green algae in Lake Erie, the contaminant forced people to turn to bottled water for all of their water needs. John Keener of Toledo Water Conditioning shared his experience with WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline.

Kate Cline: What is microcystin? How does it affect human health?

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John Keener is owner of Toledo Water Conditioning Inc. Keener can be reached at info@toledowater.com.

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July 1, 2015
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A Ticking Time Bomb

According to the United Nations, 10 years from now there will be more than 37 megacities around the world with populations of more than 10 million. Four of those cities will be in North America: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.-Baltimore. 

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Aging infrastructure’s effects on safe urban drinking water delivery

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David Noble is international public relations and communications manager for Bluewater. Noble can be reached at dn@bluewater.se.

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July 1, 2015
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The Toxins of Summer

As we get into the full swing of summer, water is often the focal point of fun, whether that means a trip to the local pool, a water balloon fight in the backyard or a day boating on a lake. 

It also means that it has been almost one year since Toledo, Ohio’s microcystin contamination crisis. The cyanotoxin, a result of a bloom of blue-green algae in the city’s Lake Erie source water, resulted in a do not drink or boil order being issued on Aug. 2, 2014, affecting 400,000 people in the Toledo metropolitan area.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of WQP. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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July 1, 2015
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