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The City Council in Flint, Mich., has approved contractors to finish lead line replacement
The City Council in Flint, Mich., has approved contractors to finish lead line replacement.
Apr 9 2019
The Flint City Council has voted to move forward with their final phase of the FAST Start Program. According to ABC 12, the City Council voted to use…
The EPA and the Missouri Mining Investments, LLC, have announced an agreement to clean up a Madison County Mines Superfund Site
The EPA and the Missouri Mining Investments, LLC, have announced an agreement to clean up a Madison County Mines Superfund Site.
Apr 4 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Missouri Mining Investments, LLC, to perform a removal action at Operable…
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has added a lead-reducing chemical to the city water
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has added a lead-reducing chemical to the city water.
Apr 3 2019
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has announced that it has started releasing a lead-reducing additive into the tap water of some city…
Apr 2 2019
Addressing the prevalence of lead pipe in the U.S. will require decades and estimates of billions of dollars to fix. For some utilities, pipe…
Mar 11 2019
An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015…
Feb 15 2019
The text of the omnibus appropriations bill was released on Feb. 13. This gave Members of Congress a short window to review the legislative language…
Feb 4 2019
Throughout history, one of society’s core responsibilities has been to provide clean, running water. In the ancient world, Rome was the most…
With the recent cold weather expected to start warming up, snowmelt and rain can lead to flooding in the Chicago area
With the recent cold weather expected to start warming up, snowmelt and rain may lead to flooding in the Chicago area.
Feb 1 2019
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is preparing for flow by lowering water levels in the Chicago Area Waterway…
The City of Kenosha, Wis., will be the first city to utilize funding to lead service-line projects and has hired 120WaterAudit to implement the program
The City of Kenosha, Wis., will be the first city to utilize funding to lead service-line projects and has hired 120WaterAudit to implement the program.
Jan 24 2019
Kenosha, Wis., will be the first city in the state of Wisconsin to utilize funding for lead service-line-projects. The city has hired 120WaterAudit…
Flint Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to say whether she’ll push to resume state funding when donated supplies run out
Flint Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to say whether she’ll push to resume state funding when donated supplies run out.
Jan 23 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she is committed to ensuring Flint residents continue getting free bottled water until the city finishes replacing its…
15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal investigation
15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal investigation.
Jan 21 2019
Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014 to 2015 and a related outbreak of…
Arsenic and lithium were detected at triple the safe level at 11 power plants in Georgia
Arsenic and lithium were detected at triple the safe level at 11 power plants in Georgia.
Jan 9 2019
In Georgia, coal ash pollutants have been detected in groundwater at 11 power plants. According to Savannah Now, arsenic and lithium were detected at…
Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer says she will bring back bottled water after Gov. Rick Snyder made the call to stop distributing water
Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer says she will bring back bottled water after Gov. Rick Snyder made the call to stop distributing water.
Dec 28 2018
In Flint, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer says she is ready to bring back bottled water to the people of Flint. According to WWMT, Gov. Rick Snyder’s…
Dec 12 2018
Aqua Metrology Systems has recently developed the SafeGuard H2O system. The innovative mercury remediation system has been successfully demonstrated…
Dec 5 2018
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is advising Flint resident to continue drinking bottled water and use water filters. A news conference was held on Dec. 4 at…
Flint, Mich. residents still recovering from ongoing lead water crisis
Flint, Mich. residents still recovering from ongoing lead water crisis.
Oct 22 2018
In Flint, Mich., residents are still suffering from an ongoing lead water crisis. In front of the City Hall, you can see empty water bottles daily,…
Detroit schools shut off drinking water following lead contamination discovery
Detroit schools shut off drinking water following lead contamination discovery
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
Elevated lead levels found in Chicago suburbs
Elevated lead levels found in Chicago suburbs
Aug 13 2018
Recent water quality tests conducted by Virginia Tech researchers found that 11 of out of 17 homes tested in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero…
May 17 2018
On Monday May 14, 2018, The Chicago Park District announced plans to shut off approximately half of the city’s outdoor drinking fountains amid recent…
Apr 26 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded Virginia Tech University researcher Marc Edwards with $1.9 million to study other American cities where there is a…
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