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Water Pollution Solution — New York Experiments with Coal Tar “Sponges” in Hudson River

Testing new methods to remove residual coal tar from riverbeds in New York.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease—Are Mass Animal Burials Causing Water Contamination in South Korea?

As animal bodies pile up, public fears water sources will become contaminated.

EPA and Halliburton Skirmish — Promises of Safer Fracking Fluid

After denying EPA disclosure request, Halliburton promises safer fracking fluid and more disclosure.

Egyptian Drinking Water Threatened by Nile Oil Spill

Water purification stations shut down to prevent polluted water from entering filters.

Coal Ash Contaminates Groundwater and Drinking Water Sites in 21 States, Study Finds

The EPA must do a better job of regulating the waste and protecting the nation’s water supply.

Reservoir of Acidic Water Rises Beneath South Africa’s Largest City

Polluted groundwater has forced the South African government to scramble for solutions.

Q&A: Josh Fox on the ‘Toxification’ of U.S. Water Sources in the Dig for Natural Gas

The documentary “Gasland" has shown at film festivals and on HBO.

USGS Survey Finds Contamination in Public Wells

A new study reveals that 105 million Americans drink from contaminated wells.

Map and Statistics – Divining Destiny: Water Challenges in Mexico’s Tehuacán Valley

Tehuacán, meaning ‘Place of Stones’ in the native language of Nahuatl, is a centuries old city that lies in the Mexican state of Puebla, roughly 150 miles southeast of Mexico City.

Chinese Farms Generate More Water Pollution than Factories

Study shows 2007 discharges were double previous estimates.

Courting Disaster: Chevron Brought Before Law in Ecuador Wastewater Dispute

More than 125,000 people have filed a class-action lawsuit in Ecuador.