Tag: contaminated water

W.Va. communities must patch up leaks, broken water pipes themselves

GARWOOD, W.Va. – In southern West Virginia, hundreds of unqualified residents must now run their local water systems, which often draw water from abandoned mines. As the state has lost coal-industry jobs, the miners who once ran these systems have abandoned this task to the remaining residents. Environmental Protection Agency data shows that at least […]

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Millions of Americans turn to bottled water, but is bottled better?

PHOENIX – When Bonnie Sicard of Beebe Plain, Vermont, started receiving notices about arsenic in her drinking water more than than five years ago, she wasn’t going to risk poisoning her family. She went straight to bottled water. “I got seven grandsons,” she said. “When they used to come over when they were little, we […]

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