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  • UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor

    10/20/2014 9:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 6:28 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    United Nations human rights experts described Detroit’s mass water shut-offs as “a man-made perfect storm” Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Meanwhile, Detroit’s officials said the two lawyers’ actions and conclusions were agenda-driven and not based on “facts” about the city’s progress in helping residents keep or regain service. Leilani Farha and Catarina de Albuquerque, who were in town to observe the effect of water service shut-offs, said they affect the poorest and most vulnerable—and particularly discriminate against Detroit’s majority black population. …
  • Anaheim cuts power, water to shut down pot shops (California)

    10/14/2014 1:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2014 3:24 PM EDT
    Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops that keep popping up despite a law forbidding the businesses. Officials have used its operation of utilities to cut off water and power to dispensaries in the city that’s home to Disneyland, the Orange County Register reported Tuesday. …
  • Female sex hormone is ‘fueling male obesity epidemic and causing sperm counts to drop’…

    10/10/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:17 EST, 10 October 2014 | Malden Davies
    The obesity epidemic in men could be fueled by the female sex hormone estrogen, scientists claim. Experts believe the hormone could also be causing the well-documented drop in sperm count among Western men. They said men in affluent countries are becoming “feminized” as they come into contact with products containing the female sex hormone. Compounds found in some plastic items, including drain pipes, and soy food products can mimic the effects of estrogen, scientists said. Secreted by the ovaries in premenstrual women, estrogen is known to cause weight gain, inhibiting the thyroid gland and affecting other areas of the brain....
  • State of Emergency in Ohio: They can’t even boil their Water

    08/06/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Surviving Argentina ^ | 8/4/14 | Ferfal
    The situation is very bad. It seems that water in the area is contaminated due to algae in the area, mostly in Lake Erie, which releases a toxin called microcystin when it decays. The algae grows best in warm, shallow waters like those of Lake Erie. It can’t be boiled, boiling only concentrates the toxin. What about filters? Even filters such as Berkey filters have their limitations. They are capable of filtering pathogens and microorganisms, but getting rid of a cyanotoxins is a different story. The way I would deal with the situation would be this: I’d drink the water...
  • New Jersey waterways flooded by millions of pounds of chemicals, report says

    06/19/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    PAULSBORO — Standing in the shadow of the Paulsboro Refining Company and right next to the Delaware River, representatives from Environment New Jersey and Mom's Clean Air Force released a report showing millions of pounds of chemicals have been released into the state's waterways. Approximately 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals, from ammonia and phenol to zinc, sodium nitrate and hydrogen sulfide, were released into waterways in the United States in 2012, according to the report, with 5.862 million of those pounds being in New Jersey — making it the 14th highest in the country. Maureen Cervantes, a lifelong Paulsboro...
  • Portland will flush 38 million gallons of water after man urinates in Mt. Tabor Reservoir

    04/18/2014 8:07:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 67 replies
    Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the city’s drinking supply. “Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”
  • Arizona bill would allow cities to ignore federal rules

    04/16/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies. ... Republican bill sponsor Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa says she was inspired by the battle between the city of Tombstone and the federal government over access to repair its water supply system in the Coronado National Forest. She says local authorities should have the right to go in where needed without being granted approval first in cases of emergency.
  • American companies selling off nation’s water supplies with blessing of Obama Regime

    12/09/2013 8:49:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Shocking statistics surfacing about record busting, low water levels in America’s Great Lakes make no mention of the sale of fresh water supplies by private companies to China, or of President Obama’s executive order and the legal loophole which is allowing these sales. “Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels EVER RECORDED” the US Army Corps of Engineers reported early this year. (1) Corps measurements taken in January of 2013 “show Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have reached their lowest ebb since record keeping began in 1918.” The chief watershed hydrology expert warns Americans, “We’re in...
  • Alert: FBI Investigating Threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems: “On High Alert”

    10/19/2013 3:31:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/19/13 | Mac Slavo
    Reuters reports that the FBI and other agencies are in the process of investigating multiple threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems. Specifically, the FBI has named Wichita, Kansas as a target, but utility facilities have also been put on alert in other Midwestern cities. (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation learned of the threats in the past two days and has contacted the water supply facilities and law enforcement offices for the municipalities, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Kansas City, Missouri. Patton declined to discuss the nature of the threats or the number of...
  • Discolored Water on Manhattan's East Side Disgusts Residents

    10/06/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 | Andrew Siff
    The city insists the water is safe, but people can't get over the colorResidents on Manhattan's East Side are staying far away from their tap water after it started flowing with an unusual color, despite the city's insistence the water is safe. On Thursday, residents and businesses began noticing brown water from their sinks and taps. Nearly a dozen hydrants in the area were also unlocked and gushing discolored water. The city's Department of Environmental Protection said the discoloration happened when construction of new water mains forced them to reverse flow, stirring up sediment. The DEP said the brown in...
  • Deadly brain amoeba infects US tap water for the first time

    09/20/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News Health ^ | September 16, 2013 | Maggie Fox
    A deadly brain amoeba that’s killed two boys this year has been found in a U.S. drinking water supply system for the first time, officials said Monday -- in a New Orleans-area system. The Naegleria fowleri parasite killed a 4-year-old Mississippi boy who likely got it playing on a back yard Slip 'N Slide, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say. Tests show it’s present throughout the water supply system in St. Bernard Parish, directly southeast of New Orleans. “We have never seen Naegleria colonizing a treated water supply before,” said Dr. Michael Beach, head of water safety for...
  • Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know

    08/11/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT · by Errant · 115 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7 August, 2013 | Patrick J. Kiger
    Tensions are rising in Japan over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a breach that has defied the plant operator's effort to gain control. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called the matter “an urgent issue” and ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up, following an admission by Tokyo Electric Power Company that water is seeping past an underground barrier it attempted to create in the soil. The head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force told Reuters the situation was an "emergency."
  • Breaking: Locks Cut to Boston Water Supply Aqueduct (Video)

    06/04/2013 1:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Three padlocks were cut to the Boston water supply aqueduct today. Officials say the drinking water does not look to have been tampered with. CBS Local reported: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Global Dispatch reported: The padlocks to hatches of an aqueduct outside of Boston that supplies drinking water to the metropolitan area were found cut Monday, leading to local concerns after there was a trespassing incident. Officials say the drinking water does not appear to have been tampered with. The CBS affiliate is reporting the details, noting that three padlocks were cut from separate access hatches located at approximately half-mile intervals along...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation

    05/21/2013 10:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 12:42 AM EDT | Steven Dubois
    Early returns showed Portland residents voting to keep their city the largest in the U.S. without fluoride in the water. With more than half the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, the Multnomah County election website showed the fluoride proposal failing, 60 percent to 40 percent. Voters in Portland twice rejected fluoridation before approving it in 1978. That plan was overturned two years later, before any fluoride was ever added to the water. The City Council voted last year to add fluoride to the water supply that serves about 900,000 people. But opponents quickly gathered enough signatures to force a vote...
  • 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (OOOps!)

    05/15/2013 1:59:30 PM PDT · by kimtom · 23 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Staff writer
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates. Update: MWRA: Quabbin Reservoir Water Safe The Quabbin, in Belchertown, is one of the country’s largest man-made public water supplies. Boston’s drinking water comes from the Quabbin and the Wachusett Reservoirs. State Police say there were no warrants or advisories on any of the...
  • 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir near Boston after midnight.... AND THEY WERE RELEASED!

    05/15/2013 11:04:53 AM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 12 replies
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • BREAKING: 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (Arabs)

    05/15/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 217 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/15/2013 | CBS
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
  • Barack Obama’s war on America’s fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan’s water

    02/24/2013 10:01:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Barack Obama is keeping his promise to lower the sea levels, and he’s starting with the drought plagued Midwest where Lake Michigan water is being shipped by the boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit. By draining the precious jewel of the Great Lakes in the middle of America, our federal water managers are allowing the export of our water out of...
  • Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water..

    02/13/2013 6:43:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water crisis ‘The Rainmaker’ actor gets down and dirty by pledging to hold off from using the bathroom until the problem is resolved. By Zayda Rivera / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:48 PM Matt Damon is on an extended bathroom break. "The Rainmaker" star declares he will not go No. 1 or 2 until everyone in this world has access to clean water and sanitation. "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everybody has...
  • How A Texas Town Became Water Smart

    08/14/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | August 9, 2012
    Faced with a booming population and a disappearing water supply, the city of San Antonio responded by dramatically cutting consumption, pioneering new storage techniques and investing in water recycling and desalination projects. It now boasts that it is "Water's Most Resourceful City." There are so many programs and projects that Chuck Ahrens of Water Resources and Conservation with the San Antonio Water System can hardly keep track. "I made myself a list and I thought, 'Wow, I don't even know all of our programs.' But then I thought it would be asking a lot to remember all of our programs...
  • Old Shelby Township Ford plant blamed for cancer-causing chemicals in nearby water

    07/23/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | Jul 23 2012 | Lauren Podell
    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI- Environmental consultant says Ford plant emits harmful chemicals which could cause cancer An old Shelby Township Ford Motor Co. plant is being blamed for leaking cancer-causing chemicals into the area's groundwater. The plant at 23 Mile and Mound roads is in the process of being demolished. However, the latest findings may hinder the demolition. In a motion hearing on Monday in Macomb County Circuit Court, an environmental consultant hired to test the plant site said two harmful chemicals have been found and people living in the area need to know about it. The two chemicals are TCE,...
  • Massive Underground Water Supply Found In Desert African Country (Supply could last 400 years)

    07/21/2012 12:25:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2012 | Michael Kelley
    A newly discovered water source could supply half of Africa's driest sub-Saharan country with 400 years of water, reports Matt McGrath of BBC. The new aquifer – called Ohangwena II – flows under the border between Angola and Namibia, covering an area of about 43 miles by 25 miles on Namibia's side. The water is up to 10,000 years old and cleaner to drink than many modern sources. Project manager Martin Quinger told BBC that the stored water could last 400 years based on current rates of consumption. Currently the 800,000 people living in the northern part of the country...
  • What the Pill is doing to our water supply

    05/18/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rebecca Oas
    May 17, 2012 (Zenit.org) – In 1960, the combined oral contraceptive pill was first approved for use in the United States. Seven years later, “the Pill” was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, illustrating its enormous societal impact[1]. Roughly two generations later, statistics from the United Nations show that, within more developed nations worldwide, just under 16% of “partnered” women use contraceptive pills, a number which does not include usage among single women[2]. However, even as the popularity of oral contraceptives remains high, the drugs themselves have been evolving in response to further discoveries about the human reproductive system,...
  • U.S. District Court rejects Tombstone's water supply request

    05/16/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by AZHSer · 26 replies
    CBS5AZ ^ | May 15,2012 | By Breann Bierman
    TOMBSTONE, AZ (CBS5) - Officials in Tombstone, AZ, are appealing a U.S. District Court's ruling which denies the city use of mechanical equipment to restore its water system. City officials said the the 130-year-old water system was destroyed by massive flooding from torrential rains and the destruction of surrounding forests in the Monument Fire. The court ruled Monday that the city did not exhaust efforts to obtain federal permits to use equipment. But city officials claim they've spent the past nine months trying to secure the U.S. Forest Service's cooperation. The Goldwater Institute, which is representing the City of Tombstone,...
  • Top 20 Fluoride News Stories of 2011 will make you say why?

    02/25/2012 3:16:14 AM PST · by nyscof · 16 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | February 1, 2012 | NYSCOF
    Misinformed fluoridation promoters falsely assure unquestioning and confused legislators that fluoride-laced water is safe for everyone and no credible evidence proves otherwise. However, hundreds of studies and an abundance of evidence prove them wrong. Here's what happened in 2011 1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends lowering water fluoride levels due to fluoride's harmful dental effects For over 6 decades, HHS assured Americans that artificially fluoridated water was safe for everyone to drink. But they were wrong. About 50% of U.S. adolescents have fluoride-ruined teeth or dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. So...
  • Liquid Medicine (Let's put Lithium in the public water supply!)

    05/24/2011 10:27:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies
    TheDaily.com ^ | May 22, 2011 | Katie Drummond
    For decades, it's been the gold-standard treatment for the most distressing of mental health disorders: mania, schizophrenia, major depression. But now, lithium - the third element of the periodic table and an essential constituent of soil, oceans and every living organism - is being heralded as the next fluoride: an additive with such therapeutic potential, it should be ingested by millions of Americans every time they pour a glass of drinking water. It's a provocative prospect that research suggests might reduce rates of suicide, violent crime, and hard drug use. The idea gained widespread traction in 2009 when researchers studying...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • Emergency Survival Kit

    05/18/2010 2:09:04 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 104 replies · 1,895+ views
    Me | May 18, 2010 | Me
    I posted a similar message a couple of months ago, and we generated quite a few great ideas for stocking up on certain things in case of a major emergency. We have been stocking up on non-perishables and medical supplies. Next will be emergency equipment: flashlights, batteries, candles, soap, tp, trash bags. Any suggestions?
  • A Blizzard Of Lies From Al Gore

    03/01/2010 5:18:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,284+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you. If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." Perhaps he's trying to protect...
  • Dependable Clean Water Source Coming Soon to Basrah

    11/10/2008 3:19:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 188+ views
    BASRAH — Two million Basrah residents will soon have a more-dependable source of household water for cleaning, cooking, bathing, and washing. A $5 million project, scheduled to complete next summer, will connect permanent power to the Sweetwater Canal Pump Station #2. About 70 Iraqis are on the crew installing a new switch gear room, two 5 megavolt amp transformers and two new 1.5 megavolt back-up generators. “The project is directly impacting Basrah’s economy,” said Iraqi engineer Sattar, who works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Local Iraqis are on the construction crew earning steady paychecks and most of the...
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Colo. town closer to drinkable tap water

    03/29/2008 10:58:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 271+ views
    charlotte.com ^ | Mar. 28, 2008 | P. SOLOMON BANDA
    Associated Press DENVER --High concentrations of chlorine being used to purge salmonella from a southern Colorado town's water system were expected to drop far enough Saturday that residents could use the water for showering. The disinfection process in Alamosa began Tuesday, five days after officials confirmed the presence of the bacteria in the water. The source is still unknown. Nearly 300 people have become ill, with 73 cases of salmonella confirmed. During the cleansing, the chlorine level in Alamosa's tap water is more than five times greater than what's needed to keep a swimming pool clean. Authorities say it could...
  • Salmonella Tainted Water in Colorado Sickens 200+

    03/25/2008 8:13:25 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Newsinferno.com ^ | 3/24/08 | newsinferno.com
    The number of suspected salmonella cases linked to contaminated tap water in Alamosa, Colorado exceeded 200 Sunday. Of 216 reported cases, 68 were confirmed by lab results, public information officer Jim Shires said. health officials said may be caused by the municipal water system. Health officials said the Alamosa tap water tested positive for bacteria believed to be salmonella, but are awaiting final confirmation. Authorities said the first victim began showing symptoms around March 8. State emergency management officials activated an emergency operations center in the Denver suburb of Centennial to help coordinate deliveries of bottled water. “The risk that...
  • West Palm Beach water system cleansing underway, but boil water order continues

    10/01/2007 4:29:26 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 146+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 30, 2007 | Marc Freeman and Rhonda J. Miller
    West Palm Beach water system cleansing underway, but boil water order continues WEST PALM BEACH - Chlorine began flowing this morning to cleanse West Palm Beach's contaminated water supply, and authorities are still searching for the source of the contamination that prompted a boil water order likely to last through Wednesday. Affected water customers can help too: At 8 p.m. tonight, people should use plenty of water on long showers, car washes, and clothes washing. "To flush the system in your house, basically," said West Palm Beach spokesman Chase Scott. The boil water alert Friday was for its 125,000 utilities...
  • Canal bypass could solve Delta problems

    07/13/2007 10:39:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007. | ALISHA SEMCHUCK
    Water woes in California awakened some elected officials to the need for a peripheral canal, an alternative to the state's existing water delivery system, where the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta pumps can be shut down at any time for any number of reasons. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, has become a proponent and has called for construction of an alternate water conveyance system - a peripheral canal - that would transport water supplies from Northern California to the southern regions of the state. Their unified stance intensified after the Department of Water Resources voluntarily shut down the pumps for 10 days...
  • Camp Lejeune water suspected in death, illnesses

    06/12/2007 5:10:33 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 41 replies · 2,557+ views
    The Item ^ | 6-12-2007 | MissEdie
    ATLANTA (AP) – Thousands of Marines and their families went to serve their country at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune. Instead, many wound up fighting it, blaming the government for failing to protect them from an enemy that invaded their lives in a most intimate way: through the water that quenched their thirst, cooked their food and filled their bathtubs every day. The gruff ex-drill instructor is angry leukemia claimed his daughter, Janey. Parents were guilt-ridden that perhaps their own actions had ruined their daughters' health. An aging major still mourns the wife who shared his torment over their baby's fatal...
  • Invasive mussels could threaten California water supply pipelines (Quagga mussels)

    01/25/2007 9:46:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 595+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 1/25/07 | Noaki Schwartz - ap
    LOS ANGELES Federal, state and local officials are on the hunt for an invasive mussel that has been spotted in California for the first time ever and could clog water supply pipelines. Quagga mussels were found earlier this month at Lake Mead in Arizona and at Lake Havasu near the Whitsitt intake facility for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The discoveries launched a wider search for infested reservoirs and pipelines in California that are connected to the Colorado Aqueduct. The aqueduct delivers water to an estimated 18 million people in urban Southern California, including Los Angeles and San...
  • Chemical in drinking water harms female thyroid

    10/09/2006 11:40:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,754+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2006 | Joyce Howard Price
    Scientists have linked exposure to small levels of a chemical found in public drinking water supplies in 26 states to suppressed thyroid function in more than a third of women and girls 12 and older.     The exposure to perchlorate, a study showed, was most acute in women with low levels of iodine in their systems, said Dr. James L. Pirkle, director of sciences in the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's Environmental Health laboratory and the study's author.     "It's already been known that high levels of exposure to perchlorate [reduce] thyroid function, but this large study of more...
  • Bluegill on Guard in Region's Water Supply

    09/18/2006 1:28:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 807+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2006 | Christopher Lee
    The bluegill is a freshwater fish of many talents, able to elude predators by hiding in submerged tree stumps and to survive for weeks without food. Now, with the help of a scientific contraption developed by the U.S. Army and a private company, the fish also is keeping vigil over the Washington region's water supplies, where it might be able to save millions of lives in the event of a terrorist attack. The scaly sentinels are a key component of the IAC 1090 Intelligent Aquatic Biomonitoring System, a new water-monitoring device that electronically analyzes the behavior of eight captive bluegills...
  • Law enforcement question pilot at Lincoln Park airport (FLYING OVER N.Y. RESERVOIRS)

    06/21/2002 8:01:20 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 16 replies · 340+ views
    ap via newsday ^ | 6/21/2002 | ap
    Law enforcement question pilot at Lincoln Park airport LINCOLN PARK, N.J. -- The pilot of a single-engine aircraft seen flying over New York reservoirs was questioned by law enforcement officers Friday at a local airport, federal officials said. At about 4 p.m. Friday, the New York State Police aviation unit received a call from state police in Delaware County, N.Y., that a low-flying plane was seen over Pepacton, Cannonsville and Ashokan reservoirs, said Maj. Alan Martin of the state police in Middletown, N.Y. It was described as a white plane with a red stripe and matched the description of a...
  • Even with hindsight liberals can't see straight

    05/05/2004 4:29:26 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 20 replies · 1,047+ views
    wnd.com ^ | Ann Coulter
    Over in the alternative universe of the 9-11 Commission hearings watched only by me, Richard Ben-Veniste recently proposed an amazing new standard for investigating Arabs in this country. In the middle of haranguing Condoleezza Rice, Ben-Veniste demanded to know why the suspected 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, had not been more aggressively investigated, despite the fact that – I quote – he had "no explanation for the funds in his bank account, and no explanation for why he was in the United States." So let me get this straight: Airport security can't acknowledge that a person is an Arab, but they...
  • Colorado River Compact of 1922 ( 25 million people depend on Colorado River water )

    08/21/2006 8:05:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 828+ views
    The Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | August 20, 2006 | Tom Ross
    Much of Colorado’s water leaves the state in its rivers. That can be explained by the state’s obligations under interstate and international compacts. Additionally, Colorado has not fully developed — put to use — all of its water. The amount of water yet to be stored in reservoirs for consumptive use is a matter of discussion. .. In an average year, about 16 million acre-feet flows through Colorado rivers... Under the Colorado River Compact of 1922, the upper basin states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming are obligated to allow 75 million acre-feet of water, spread over a span...
  • PO’d Blackstone official wants whiz kids to pay costs

    04/25/2006 4:15:27 AM PDT · by Panerai · 7 replies · 702+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04/25/2006 | Sara Withee
    A Blackstone official fed up with the cost of cleaning up after rude teens who urinated into the water supply says the boys should be forced to pay the $40,800 bill. “For these kids to actually break open a hatch on the water tank and do what they did, there has to be some type of punishment that equals the crime,” said Blackstone Selectmen Chairman Charles Sawyer. Two 15-year-old Blackstone boys allegedly got past the fence protecting the Bellingham Road water tower one March night. They cut through barbed wire, made their way to the top, destroyed several pieces of...
  • Stolen Map of NYC Water System May Put Supply in Jeopardy

    02/23/2006 11:59:56 AM PST · by XR7 · 64 replies · 3,259+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 2/23/06 | LAUREN ELKIES
    New York City's water supply could be the target of contamination if a water system map made its way into the wrong hands, an environmentalist said. The threat has arisen since someone broke into a vehicle belonging to a Department of Environmental Protection maintenance supervisor and stole an agency laptop containing a map of the water system. If the map was detailed enough,"there could be the opportunity to pose a threat," the executive director for the Center for Environmental Information, Cindy Stachowski, said. Even without a map, Ms. Stachowski added, someone pouring biological, chemical, or radiological contaminants into a fresh...
  • China's water crisis worst in the world: government official

    11/01/2005 4:55:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 420+ views
    Associated Foreign Press ^ | November 1, 2005
    China's water crisis -- from severe shortages to heavy pollution -- is the worst in the world and requires urgent action, a top government official says. China was "facing a water crisis more severe and urgent than any other country in the world," Vice Minister of Construction Qiu Baoxing told a conference in Beijing on developing China's urban water supply.
  • Singapore opens world's biggest desalination plant

    09/13/2005 5:03:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 2,041+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 09/13/05
    Singapore opens world's biggest desalination plant SINGAPORE, Sept. 13 KYODO Singapore on Tuesday opened its first desalination plant, believed to be the world's biggest, to reduce the tiny island-state's dependence on imported water. The SingSpring Desalination Plant, built at a cost of S$200 million (about $119 million), is located in Tuas in the western part of Singapore and can produce about 136,000 cubic meters of water per day.
  • Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)

    02/10/2005 10:45:08 AM PST · by TexKat · 140 replies · 4,965+ views
    WABC ^ | 2/10/05
    New York -WABC, Feb. 10, 2005) — A boil water advisory has gone out to 17 area towns this morning. All are serviced by the same water treatment tank where the body of a missing New Jersey woman was found last night. Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato is at the scene in Totowa with more. The medical examiner arrived at the Passaic Valley water treatment plant last night. It was clear, the news would be grim. They had found the body of a woman missing for several days. The discovery led officials to declare a boil water advisory for several...
  • Opposition reports 62 killed, 1000 arrested in Iran clashes

    04/21/2005 9:51:56 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies · 935+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 21 Apr 2005
    London, Apr. 21 – At least 62 people have been killed and over 1,000 arrested in the week-long clashes between people and security forces in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, according to the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran. Fierce fighting has brought the province to a complete stand-still since Friday, when State Security Forces (SSF) opened fire on a 3,000-strong anti-government demonstration in the city of Ahwaz. The residents who were mainly ethnic Arabs were complaining of government plans to redefine the ethnic make-up of the province. Ahwaz was placed under a de facto martial law...