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Argentines fight to save river

“The Riachuelo river, which originates in the Buenos Aires province in Argentina, is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, according to environmental activists.

“For decades, tons of industrial and household waste have been dumped into the river, which has become a lifeless sludge.”

read more: Al Jazeera

RXDisposal Solutions, LLC of Springfield Township, reduces pill pollution

“The company offers a disposal kit, soon to be released, which turns nearly all medications into an insoluble, bitter and gritty mass that remains solid so it can safely be transported to the landfill.

“No more flushing, no more lose pills in the trash and no more wastewater contamination.”

read more: Suburbanite

Exposed: Chevron’s Cover-up of Gross Environmental Abuses in Ecuador

“In 1964, it started. That was the year they made the first well at Lago Agrio. But we didn’t know that petroleum was a contaminant. It was with the help of the Summer Institute of Linguistics [a missionary group] that we found out that it was a carcinogen and that it would cause different kinds of illnesses. Two of my children died from drinking contaminated water. Since then, we don’t drink any water from the Aguarico River, because it’s completely contaminated with oil, so we don’t even bathe in it. We have to look for a spring or catch rainwater. We’ve gotten exactly three things from the company: pollution, sickness and death; that’s it.”

read more: AlterNet

Groups Call on EPA, New York & New Jersey to Reduce Sewage Pollution and Clean Up Waterways for Recreation

“Nearly every time it rains, New York City’s aging sewer system diverts raw, untreated sewage directly into local waters. This untreated wastewater and storm runoff contains dangerous bacteria, pathogens, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, making kayaking or swimming in city waters an unhealthy – and rather icky – activity.”

read more: NRDC

The War on Tap Water

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

Preview: America’s Water Crisis

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

28 Billion Bottles of Water

U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated EPA finds 202 unregulated chemicals in 45 states

A three-year study of the nation’s drinking water quality has found more than 200 unregulated chemicals in the tap water of 45 states.

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