The U.S. Coast Guard reopened the river on Wednesday to one-way traffic through a 16-mile safety zone from river mile marker 425 to 441, where the backlog of barges had ballooned to more than 1,000. The backup thinned to 519 barges by midday Friday, including 11 northbound tows pushing a total of 138 barges and 26 southbound tows with 381 barges, said Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally. Ordered ... read more >>
Village officials say a water main break has been isolated and is under repair.
"The village is hopeful that service will be restored in approximately 18 hours. However, if this timeframe is delayed, we will continue to keep our residents informed by notifying the local newspapers, television stations, via our website, Code Red System and V mail distribution system," a notice on the village we ... read more >>
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The west Goshen Water Board says both primary and back up pumps failed Tuesday.
Resident Diana Mota is angry and she says the water problems began last year. Since then there have been several warnings issued about water contamination.
Mota said, "It's been seriously a living hell. There are no showers. We have to go out of town to take a shower. It's just bad."
State and county officials s ... read more >>
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Water Treatment Products market to grow at a CAGR of 6.25 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increased contamination of water. The Global Water Treatment Products market has also been witnessing the depletion of fresh water resources. However, the waste water treatment residue management issu ... read more >>
When chemicals recently contaminated a river in China’s northern Shanxi province, it took authorities five days to report the incident. While the mayor offered an apology and chemical plant officials were dismissed, the spill ended up affecting drinking water in several cities downstream.
It also dealt another blow to public confidence in the government.
Official statistics indicate C ... read more >>
Pennsylvania officials reported incomplete test results that omitted data on some toxic metals that were found in drinking water taken from a private well near a natural gas drilling site, according to legal documents released this week. The documents were part of a lawsuit claiming that natural gas extraction through a method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and storage of the resulti ... read more >>
The growing global shortage of water has led to a growing interest in desalination to produce fresh water from seas and estuaries; conventional desalination plants, however, consume large amounts of energy; the solution: a bug-powered desalination cell that takes salt out of seawater
With one-third of the planet’s population lacking sufficient drinking water, governments are increasingly look ... read more >>
In recent weeks, Chinese and western media have been all atwitter over the shocking levels of air pollution in Beijing and a number of other Chinese cities. But it really shouldn’t be all that shocking. After all, in 2007, the World Bank and China’s own State Environmental Protection Administration (now the Ministry of Environmental Protection) found that that as many as 750,000 people die premat ... read more >>