EPA Says It Released 3 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into River – From WGBH News

In an event that has led to health warnings and turned a river orange, the Environmental Protection Agency says one of its safety teams accidentally released contaminated water from a mine into the Animas River in southwest Colorado.

The spill, which sent heavy metals, arsenic and other contaminants into a waterway that flows into the San Juan National Forest, occurred Wednesday. The EPA initially said 1 million gallons of wastewater had been released, but that figure has risen sharply.

Read more of Bill Chappell’s article here: EPA Says It Released 3 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into River

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‘Nonpoint’ Water Pollution – Part II of the WGBH ‘Water Pressure’ Series

In the second installment of the WGBH series ‘Water Pressure: Saving A Threatened Resource’, journalist Rupa Shenoy discusses ‘nonpoint’ water pollution, specifically addressing how trash, litter and human waste negatively impact our natural waterways and marine life.

Read more here: Stop Putting Stuff On The Ground — It All Adds To ‘Nonpoint’ Water Pollution

The six-part web series is a partnership between WGBH Boston and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences to call attention to water as the world’s most critical resource. An overview of the series is available here:  Water Pressure: Saving A Threatened Resource

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WGBH Series focuses on ‘Water Pressure: Saving A Threatened Resource’

WGBH Boston has partnered with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences to produce a web series called ‘Water Pressure: Saving A Threatened Resource’ discussing water and the growing need to re-focus attention on this critical resource.

The six-part web series kicked off Monday with Part 1 examining the extreme weather conditions across the United States and how severe drought in California impacts snow accumulation in New England. Why should New Englanders be concerned with the California water crisis? Read more here: California’s Missing Water Fell On Boston Instead, As Snow

The entire series is available here: Water Pressure: Saving A Threatened Resource

 

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