Drinking water quality

October 24, 2017 - 10:30 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A law firm fighting lawsuits for Flint, Michigan, residents over lead-tainted drinking water is filing the latest class-action case blaming a North Carolina chemical plant for releasing little-understood compounds into the water supply for hundreds of thousands of people...
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October 06, 2017 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is restoring numbers on a government website that show a running tally of how many people have access to clean drinking water and electricity. The figures had disappeared earlier this week from the Federal Emergency Management Agency website. The...
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August 31, 2017 - 1:24 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have approved money to clean up and monitor a little-studied chemical dumped into a river that serves as drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people. Wilmington-area residents are worried after learning recently about GenX, a chemical that a...
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People collect water at a tube well in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater. The findings are based on a hazard map built using water quality data from 1,200 tube wells in the densely populated Indus Valley. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
August 23, 2017 - 10:05 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously thought, according to a new study. Pakistan is aware of the growing problem, with arsenic levels rising in some areas as people increasingly...
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August 15, 2017 - 10:12 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide. The chemicals, called perfluorinated chemicals, have been linked to cancer and other...
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August 15, 2017 - 10:08 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide. The chemicals, called perfluorinated chemicals, have been linked to cancer and other...
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August 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
A gas driller that was targeted with allegations that it polluted residential water wells in Pennsylvania has filed a $5 million lawsuit against two law firms and a Pennsylvania resident, asserting they tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. says Dimock...
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FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, Ray Kemble, of Dimock, Pa., holds a jug of his well water on his head while marching with demonstrators against hydraulic fracturing outside a Marcellus Shale industry conference in Philadelphia. Federal government scientists are collecting water and air samples in the first week of August 2017 from about 25 homes in Dimock, Pa., a tiny, rural crossroads about 150 miles north of Philadelphia that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:56 pm
The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. Government scientists are collecting water and air samples this week from about 25 homes in Dimock,...
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July 14, 2017 - 7:31 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water — drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city — is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness. So...
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April 29, 2017 - 9:03 am
TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) — Lake property owners and farmers in Wisconsin are clashing over a proliferation of high-capacity wells. It's a fight no one expected to see in Wisconsin, where water has always been taken for granted. But farmers and large livestock operations have been sinking more and...
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