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Cascade Township, MI – Testing of private drinking wells near a western Michigan airport has found chemical contaminants after a report identified the airport’s extensive use of toxic firefighting foam. The Detroit News reports. | READ MORE
Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN – University of Minnesota professor Matt Simcik has invented a sponge that might be able to clean up one of the state’s worst water-pollution problems, the PFCs in Washington County ground water. Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports. | READ MORE
Oswego, IL – Trustees of Oswego, Ill., will discuss going to the next phase of study to determine the feasibility of Lake Michigan as a possible water source for the village. The Beacon News reports. | READ MORE
Stockholm, Sweden – A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered by researchers from Stockholm University. And it happens quickly - in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low that the water is no longer harmful for people to drink.
Halifax – Risks associated with Canada’s water supply – among them cyber risks – are becoming more and more complex, uncertain and ambiguous, and require new strategies, suggests a new study from the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Public Safety Canada, and Dalhousie University.
Red Deer, Alta. – A watershed protection group has launched an action plan to encourage municipalities to take action to protect water quality in the Red Deer River watershed. The Red Deer Advocate reports. | READ MORE
Erin, Ont. – Finding a new water source has been an elusive endeavour thus far, according to consultants seeking another $600,000 from the Town of Erin, Ont. The Wellington Advertiser reports. | READ MORE
Millbrook, NY – Road salt applied during the winter lingers in the environment, where it can pollute drinking water supplies, according to a recent study in the Journal of Environmental Quality.
Fredericton – Students at the University of New Brunswick have started a project to help tackle the issue of water quality in Indigenous communities. The Brunswickian reports. | READ MORE
Cape Breton, N.S. – The Nova Scotia government has approved a quarry expansion in northern Cape Breton following an environmental assessment review that includes conditions on ground water quality and protection of water wells. The Cape Breton Post reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Four long-term drinking water advisories were successfully lifted in March 2018 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Toronto – Microplastics have been found in almost every environment on the planet, and according to a CBC Marketplace investigation, they are also in Canada's leading bottled water brands. | READ MORE
Westerville, OH – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will convene a National Leadership Summit focused on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Invitations were extended to the 56 governors of U.S. states and territories. The NGWA reports. | READ MORE
Charlottetown – With Prince Edward Island monitoring wells showing record low water table levels in the Winter River watershed – the source for most of Charlottetown's water – the local conservation group is getting worried. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Finch Township, Ont. – A 2018 report card of the South Nation Conservation Authority in Eastern Ontario finds that while the region’s wetlands are surpassing provincial targets, there are serious surface water quality issues through most of the area and problems with ground water quality in some areas of the watershed. The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder reports. | READ MORE
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