Drinking water quality

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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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver speaks during a press conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at City Hall in Flint, Mich., where Weaver officially recommended that the city remain a long-term customer of what was the Detroit water system and abandon an effort to treat its own raw water again. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 4:24 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's mayor reversed course Tuesday and recommended that the Michigan city beset by a man-made crisis that left its drinking water supply contaminated with lead continue getting its drinking water from a Detroit-area system long term, saying a third switch would be too risky...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 7:58 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday. A sample containing 2...
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April 12, 2017 - 7:39 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana that sent wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary was apparently caused by a pipe failure but testing has found none of that toxic substance in the lake, the company and federal...
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