Investigation shows potential health impacts for Flint, Mich., children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of its investigation into the potential health impact lead contamination in the Flint, Mich., water supply had on the blood lead levels (BLLs) of local children. The findings indicate that when the source of the water supply was switched to the Flint River without appropriate corrosion control measures, young children who drank the water had BLLs that were significantly higher than when the source of water was the Detroit municipal water system.
Video calls for petition signatures encouraging Michigan Gov. create victim compensation fund
Hip Hop Caucus, creator of People’s Climate Music, exclusively released “Trouble in the Water,” a cinematic music video starring Common on Facebook.
“Trouble in the Water” is a song on the album “HOME” (Heal Our Mother Earth), Executive-produced by five-time Grammy winning artist/producer and Hip Hop Caucus’ Director of Arts and Culture Malik Yusef. the video will call on viewers to sign a petition calling on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to start a compensation fund for victims of the Flint water crisis.
Communities throughout Michigan face challenge of updating aging water and sewer systems
A new report commissioned by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assn. (MITA) found Michigan and its communities are not keeping up with the multimillion-dollar investments needed to ensure clean drinking water and wastewater treatment for residents and businesses.
Access to safe drinking water gives youths an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages
In collaboration with the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and the University of California Div. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is activating youth participants in its #MySmileMatters Youth Movement to aid in a study to assess the state of drinking water in schools.
Mayor argues that Waukesha, Wis., has no reasonable alternative to drawing water from Lake Michigan
Waukesha, Wis., Mayor Shawn Reilly testified before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in support of Waukesha’s application to borrow and return Great Lakes water. Waukesha’s application is pending before the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council), of which Michigan is a member. Under the Great Lakes Compact, the governors and premiers of the Great Lakes states and provinces will consider the application later this spring.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality now has authority to regulate total coliform in the state’s drinking water systems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s revised rule for regulating total coliform in drinking water. With this approval, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has authority to regulate this contaminant in the state’s drinking water systems.
The agency has spent $3 million to date
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a plan to use natural processes along with the continued use of a system that EPA had already installed to treat contaminated groundwater at the Corozal Well Superfund Site in Corozal, Puerto Rico.
The groups claim city and state agencies have failed to fix the public health crisis in Flint, Mich.
In response to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a coalition of local citizens and national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take emergency action to secure safe, lead-free water for the city’s children and families.
The project titled “Research Plan for Management of Emerging Pathogens in Distribution Systems and Premise Plumbing” will examine the occurrence and control of microbes that grow in distribution systems and in the plumbing systems of buildings
American Water received two new research contracts from the Water Research Foundation (WRF). Both projects aim to help develop multi-year research agendas that will guide future WRF programs.
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