Bad News For Chesapeake Bay Seafood Lovers

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Testing done in October 2020 showed rockfish containing 23,100 parts per trillion (ppt) of a variety of per-and-poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) , crabs containing 6,650 ppt, and oysters having [...]

Every Purple Dot

By Eleanor Goldfield, Hard Road of Hope. -

Water is Life – it is where we come from, who we are (both in a base physical sense and philosophically as fluid beings in space and time), how we and the ecosystems we depend on survive. And [...]

Why Marylanders Must Test The Water Near Military Bases

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Last month, independent testing of oysters in the St. Mary’s River and St. Inigoes Creek was performed on behalf of the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association and financially supported by Public [...]

Base Contaminates Maryland Waters With Toxic Chemicals

By Pat Elder, MilitaryPoisons.org. -

The Air Force has contaminated the groundwater at Joint Base Andrews with 39,700 parts per trillion of PFAS chemicals according to report released by the Air Force in May, 2018. This is not [...]

NATO Poisons Fish In Germany

By Pat Elder, MilitaryPoisons.org. -

Throughout much of Europe, NATO military bases have used and carelessly discarded hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic fire-fighting foams containing a variety of PFAS chemicals during [...]

South Pasadena Sues Dow Chemical And Shell Oil

By Scott Schwebke and Steve Scauzillo, Pasadena Star News. -

The city of South Pasadena is suing The Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co., alleging that for more than four decades both firms  willfully manufactured a pesticide containing a cancer-causing [...]

Millions Don’t Have Access To Safe Water In The United States

By Holly Secon, Havovi Cooper, and Hannah Jiang, Business Insider.  -

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that in 2015 the water supply for about 21 million Americans — more than 6% — violated nationwide health standards, but [...]

Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

By Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Otherwords.org -

I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, [...]

Victory In Illinois: Coal Plant Found Guilty Of Polluting Groundwater With Coal Ash

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake [...]

Who’s Training Our Cops + How To Avoid Exploding Houses & Poisoned Water

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Did you know that showering less will save some water – sadly, not millions of gallons that fracking operations use in a day – nor will it keep your water safe from contamination – or your house [...]

Silence Is Leaden, The Revolutionary Power Of Art Behind Bars

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

More lead in more water and the grotesque parallels across the country with regards to testing, notification, repairs and accountability. Next, as the prison strike continues, we go inside with [...]

Fraudulence In Flint: How Suspect Science Helped Declare The Water Crisis Over

By Jordan Chariton, Truthdig.com -

Nakiya Wakes sat across from me in a Flint, Mich., coffee shop on one of those cloudy, dreary days symbolic of the reeling Rust Belt city. It was March 2017, nearly two years after Wakes had the [...]

‘This Is Not Ok’: Guard Shoves Reporter As EPA Bars Multiple News Outlets From Water Pollution Event

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building." The Environmental [...]

WV DEP Orders Rover Pipeline To Stop Construction, Citing Multiple Violations

By Kate Mishkin, Wvgazettemail.com -

State regulators have slapped a cease-and-desist order on a natural gas pipeline, citing multiple water pollution violations, according to a letter made public by the West Virginia Department of [...]

Baltimore’s Water Cleanup Infrastructure Becomes Public Sensation

By Alastar Boone, Citylab.com -

When John Kellett invented the Inner Harbor Wheel to collect trash from Baltimore’s popular waterway, he never imagined it would have eyeballs. Or a Twitter account. But these features have made [...]

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