Contamination
Ancaster, Ont. – Arsenic levels in water at an iconic spring near Ancaster, Ont., are what they have always been but a new standard may cause the local conservation authority to shut it down. The Hamilton Spectator reports. | READ MORE
San Joaquin Valley, CA – Residents of towns in California's San Joaquin Valley are struggling with contaminated drinking water from community water systems and private wells. Water Deeply reports. | READ MORE
Stoney Creek, Ont. – A family in Stoney Creek, Ont., is appealing to the City of Hamilton to help with high sulphur and iron in their private water well since the City's roadwork required them to shift their supply from a shallow well in their driveway to a 30-metre well in their backyard. The Hamilton Spectator reports. | READ MORE
Manhattan, KS – In the world of heavy metal poisoning, arsenic may have found a sidekick – and it's one that needs more research to understand its influence on human health, say Kansas State University researchers. Phys.org reports. | READ MORE
Calgary – Ground water has been seeping into the basin of a Calgary neighbourhood's outdoor pool, causing construction delays. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Kincardine, Ont. – Ontario’s electricity distributor has moved another step closer to storing low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste in a deep geologic repository near the giant Bruce Power plant in Southwestern Ontario. The London Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Washington, DC – A new, comprehensive analysis suggests septic systems in the United States routinely discharge pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals into the environment. Phys.org reports. | READ MORE
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the enormity of the First Nations water crisis. It’s also easy to shift responsibility and point fingers of blame. 
Providence, RI – The U.S. military plans to examine hundreds of sites in the United States to determine whether chemicals from foam used to fight fires have contaminated ground water and spread to drinking water, the Defense Department said. U.S. News reports. | READ MORE
Halifax – A rural Halifax-area community dealing with contaminated water was told help is coming from the province as one resident launched a so-called private prosecution against those allegedly responsible for the pollution. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Yellowknife – The Giant Mine Oversight Board is asking why the project team remediating Giant Mine in Yellowknife is allowed to discharge treated water from the mine into Baker Creek without a licence. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Warwick, PA – An ice rink officials had labelled "unsafe" because it was using water from an unauthorized well in an area affected by ground water pollution remains open and will eventually be reconnected to the public water system. The Intelligencer reports. | READ MORE
Washington – Shell Oil Co. and Dow Chemical hid a known cancer-causing substance in two commonly used pesticides that contaminated the drinking water of millions of people in California, according to lawsuits detailed in a report from the Environmental Working Group earlier this month. NBC News reports. | READ MORE
Canon City, CO – Officials from uranium production company Cotter Corp. wants to pilot test a ground water cleanup program they believe will remove uranium and molybdenum to safe levels at its now-defunct uranium mill south of Canon City in Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reports. | READ MORE
Chalk River, Ont. – Opposition to the Near Surface Disposal Facility at Chalk River northwest of Ottawa has been growing, with concerned citizen groups fearing both ground water contamination and risks to the Ottawa River. The Pembroke Daily Observer reports. | READ MORE
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