Water Contamination

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TCP (or 1,2,3-Trichloropropane) is just now starting to draw the attention it deserves as a dangerous water contaminant. The substance, which is a byproduct of a variety of chemical reactions used in industries, is also occasionally intentionally manufactured for industrial use. It is primarily a high powered solvent used to…

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Five officials in charge of the Flint, Michigan water supply have been charged with manslaughter as a result of inaction to fix health issues in the area. These most recent charges are tied to an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in 2014 and 2015 that resulted in a dozen deaths and…

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It’s been 17 years since concerns about water pollution were as high as they are right now. According to a new survey from Gallup, 63 percent of Americans are worried a great deal about the pollution of drinking water. And 57 percent of Americans are worried about pollutions of streams,…

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In a few recent cases over the summer, water contamination affected children who swam in ponds and lakes carrying deadly amoeba; one child died, the other one is slowly regaining her health and strength. In other cases, city water supplies are contaminated or treated with products that cause reactions to…

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