“For decades, tons of industrial and household waste have been dumped into the river, which has become a lifeless sludge.”
read more: Al Jazeera
“No more flushing, no more lose pills in the trash and no more wastewater contamination.”
read more: Suburbanite
read more: AlterNet
read more: NRDC
Water Number: $4 a bottle. In the latest skirmish in the war on tap water, the sports arena that hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team — with the lovely name of the Quicken Loans Arena concession — has removed its drinking water fountains. The only way for thirsty fans to get water now is to wait in line at the concessions counter for a free small cup or pay $4 for bottled water or try to drink water from the bathroom faucets.
Read more: War on Tap Water
Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting about. — Mark Twain
On tonight’s CBS Evening News, a special series “Where America Stands” will look at the growing gap between our demand and supply of water.
Preview: America’s Water Crisis – Couric & Co. – CBS News
The Environmental Working Group analysis of 20 million tap water quality tests found a total of 316 contaminants — including industrial solvents, weed killers, refrigerants and the rocket fuel component perchlorate — in water supplied to the public between 2004 and 2009.
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U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated: Scientific American