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The Stream, June 4: Water Riot in India

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Conflict A Hindu youth who washed himself with water meant for…

The Stream, January 25: Milk, Arsenic and Mexico's Water

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Arsenic Arsenic is tainting freshwater supplies in Mexico's…
The Grand Canyon

U.S. Administration Bans Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

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The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior was applauded…
USGS groundwater water pollution contamination 2011 report arsenic manganese radon uranium

USGS Report: Trace Elements Exceed Health Standards in 20 Percent of U.S. Water Wells

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Utilities are required by law to treat water to national standards, but no such controls exist for private wells, where the risk from contaminants is greater.
Infographic: American Arsenic

Infographic: An Elemental Concern—Arsenic in Drinking Water

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Arsenic is both naturally occurring and artificially produced, and the toxin is very dangerous since it often has no color, taste, or smell. This graphic breaks down how arsenic gets into drinking water supplies and how arsenic affects the U.S. on the state level.

American Arsenic: After a Decade, Small Communities Still Struggle to Meet Federal Drinking Water Standards

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When the EPA lowered the arsenic standard for drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10 in 2001, there were 3,000 water systems in violation. Today, nearly a thousand still are.

The Stream, February 14: Rivers in the Sky

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has joined…

Toxic Sludge Carries Arsenic, Mercury Into Danube River

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High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.
Keweenaw Peninsula, Sand Point, L’Anse, Michigan, mine pollution, mine legacy, Lake Superior, stamp sands, copper, copper mining

Photo Slideshow: Tar Sands Oil Refinery Burdens a Detroit Community

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Residents face the environmental and health consequences of a Marathon refinery expansion.

Protecting the Future of Chicagoland’s Drinking Water

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Chicagoland planners have drafted an ambitious plan to secure the region’s water supply through 2050, in the face of a booming population and its increased demand on the finite resource.

One in Five US Water Treatment Systems Contained Illegal Chemicals, Study Finds

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Senate hearing focuses on EPA's efforts to protect the nation's drinking water. The water for more than 49 million Americans has been contaminated with illegal concentrations of dangerous pollutants since 2004.

Chinese Court Issues Verdicts Over Water Pollution

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kunming Water polluters are on the docket of Chinese courts this week.