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The plot sickens: Oil lobbyist MDEQ chief disappoints
Heidi Grether says she loves nature. But she also lives in the real world, she says, and that means "we have to think about economic prosperity and jobs."        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Drinking water Water crisis Water treatment Michigan Water resources Environment Water pollution Water supply
US scientists test tiny water purifier powered by light
Stanford University team says device harnesses UV rays and visible light at unprecedented rate to kill bacteria.
2028 points by Al Jazeera English | Solar water disinfection Drinking water Sun Ultraviolet Water crisis Sunlight Water treatment Electromagnetic radiation
DEQ rep who told Flint to 'relax' lands new job
Brad Wurfel resigned as DEQ communications director in December and is named as a defendant in several Flint lawsuits        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Drinking water Water crisis Water resources Michigan Water supply Water treatment Water supply network Deficit irrigation
Officials confirm 7th Legionnaires’ case in Flint
Health officials have confirmed a seventh case of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County this year        
60 points by Detroit Free Press | Drinking water Water crisis Water Flint Michigan Water treatment Water supply Water supply network Genesee County Michigan
East Lansing investigating water plant chemical spill
600 gallons of ferric chloride spilled at the wastewater treatment plant        
2 points by Detroit Free Press | Sewage treatment Lansing Michigan East Lansing Michigan Water pollution Michigan State University Iron Septic tank Water treatment
Michigan civil rights panel: Flint water crisis rooted in 'systemic racism'
The Flint drinking water crisis has its root causes in historical and systemic racism, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission said Friday in a hard-hitting report that calls the public health catastrophe " a complete failure of government" and recommends a rewrite of the state's emergency manager...
3 points by Chicago Tribune | Drinking water Water treatment Water crisis Water supply Water supply network Water resources Deficit irrigation Water purification
Civil rights panel: Flint water crisis linked to 'systemic racism'
Report calls for revamp of emergency manager law; training to help state officials recognize unconscious biases        
4553 points by Detroit Free Press | Drinking water Water treatment Water crisis Water supply Water supply network Water resources Deficit irrigation Water purification
Area still deals with industrial contamination consequences
VANPORT, Pa. (AP) - A battle is brewing among several entities over financial responsibility for water treatment, and the township municipal authority -- for the time being -- is stuck in the middle footing the bill. That bill -- estimated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to be $5,500 ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Drinking water Water treatment Water supply network Water Waterborne diseases Plumbing Beaver County Pennsylvania Water purification
Judge dismisses more Flint water crisis lawsuits
Judge said plaintiffs failed to comply with a 60-day notice requirement under the Safe Water Drinking Act        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Drinking water Safe Drinking Water Act Water treatment Water crisis Plaintiff Water Jurisdiction Water supply
Air Force commits to five year plan to clear contaminated Widefield aquifer
An Air Force official revealed to the county commissioners on Thursday that the service has a five-year plan to mitigate water contamination that recently had southern El Paso County residents searching for clean water sources after wells in Security, Widefield and Fountain were tainted by perfluorinated compounds from toxic firefighting foam.
11 points by The Denver Post | Water El Paso County Colorado Peterson Air Force Base United States Air Force United States Environmental Protection Agency Groundwater Drinking water Water treatment
Flint must top the president-elect’s agenda
The interminable failure of government to marshal all available resources, brainpower, imagination, and resolution of spirit, to finally solve Flint, Michigan’s contaminated water problem, stands as a giant scarlet letter branded on the breast of Ame        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Drinking water Water crisis Water supply network Water resources Water treatment Waterborne diseases Desalination Water quality
Cuomo’s team still hasn’t learned the key lesson of Hoosick Falls
After two legislative hearings on Hoosick Falls’ water crisis, it’s become painfully obvious: Gov. Cuomo’s water-quality monitors dropped the ball. Disastrously. Worse, Cuomo & Co. refuse to take any responsibility for letting folks drink water — for 18 months, if not longer — even though they had grounds to know it was tainted. That refusal,...
53 points by New York Post | United States Environmental Protection Agency Drinking water Water crisis Safe Drinking Water Act Environmental health Water treatment