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In major step, Chicago announces lead pipe replacement plan – but could it widen the equity gap? 7.10.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Lindsay McCormick, Program Manager In September, Chicago took an important – albeit modest – step towards tackling its colossal number of lead service lines (LSLs) – the lead pipes providing drinking water from the main under the street to homes. With an estimated 389,900 LSLs, Chicago has more than two times as many LSLs as […]
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The Devastating Flint Water Crisis Wasn’t Even the City’s Worst Lead Exposure Event of That Decade 20.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sometime in 2021, a much-anticipated era of lead-free pipes will begin in Flint, Michigan. Contractors have replaced more than 90 percent of the city’s pure lead and galvanized-iron pipes connecting homes to the water mains, and they are hard […]
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The Spin: New round of Gov. Pritzker vs. Ken Griffin | Dems Casten, Underwood aim for crossover appeal | Lightfoot’s lead pipe replacement program offers window into shifting mindset at City Hall 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Daywatch: Chicago will replace lead water pipes, what science has learned about COVID-19 and how to get a Wienermobile at your marriage proposal 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.
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Chicago announces plan to start replacing lead water pipes after decades of denying the dangers 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Next year the city estimates it will replace 750 of the roughly 400,000 lead service lines connecting homes to street mains, according to slides prepared by the water department.
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Chicago’s plan to replace city’s lead water pipes expected in coming weeks, official says 19.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will unveil a plan to replace Chicago’s lead water pipes sometime in the coming weeks, top administration officials said, though key details about the plan remain in doubt.
Some California cities think they're safe from sea level rise. They're not, new data show 17.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

As sea levels rise, so will groundwater. A new study shows where rising groundwater could lead to flooding and damage in California.

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Sewer pipes carrying dirty water will be a key part of National Western Center’s clean energy future 4.8.2020 Denver Post: Business
At Denver's redeveloping National Western Center campus, two giant sewer pipes that carry wastewater and human byproducts to a treatment facility north of downtown soon will be put to work on a second mission: keeping buildings a nice, comfy temperature.
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Billions in possible damages turn to zero in 14-year legal battle over water pipe 10.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Palmdale, other water agencies awarded zero damages in whistleblower suit against L.A. company JM Eagle, the world's largest maker of PVC water pipe.

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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 7.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs. To make matters worse, Capital City has ...
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Covid-19: Is Nasal Irrigation More Important Than Hand-Washing? 2.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

By now, you probably understand the importance of hand-washing to prevent the spread of infectious illness. But did you know flushing your sinuses might be an even better way to inhibit the progression of a viral illness such as COVID-19? In an April 20, 2020, article,1 MSN’s Best Life features the recommendations of Dr. Amy Baxter, a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Atlanta, Georgia.

In a vote for reducing lead exposure and for clean water, House passes lead pipe replacement amendment 2.7.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Joanna Slaney, Legislative Director, Health and Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director. Today is a good day in the fight against lead exposure: the U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to provide $22.5 billion to replace lead service lines (LSL) – the lead pipes connecting the water main under the street to the home […]
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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 29.6.2020 WRI Stories
Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure Comments|Add Comment|PrintDepartments that work together on projects and use natural infrastructure, like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore, can achieve a variety of benefits. Photo by Stefano/Flickr. Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production 20.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production Jesse Klein Wed, 05/20/2020 - 03:20 "There was nothing except a pipe going out the back of the plant." This was how Rodney Aulick, president of integrated solutions and services at Evoqua Water Technologies, described the wastewater system at Bush Brothers and Company’s Tennessee plant, when it first engaged with the food company. Bush Brothers is the largest manufacturer of prepared beans in the United States, and its work with water treatment titan Evoqua resulted in massive improvements, Aulick said. The plant is now able to reuse much of its water, lowering the strain on the community system and environment as a whole. The company is also better equipped to tightly control its water usage, according to Evoqua.   Bush Brothers, a family-owned business, has been operating in the small community of Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, for over 110 years. The company keeps the community in mind when pushing for new production goals and ...
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Denver Water just delivered a pitcher to my home. Why, and what do I do with it? 28.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Water filter pitchers have started to arrive at Denver homes, and tens of thousands more families will receive them in coming months.
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As a dying Salton Sea spews harmful dust, Imperial Valley water wars heat up again 23.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

An election in Southern California's farming mecca could have ramifications across the American West.

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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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The next infrastructure stimulus bill is the right place for lead pipe replacement funding – to create jobs, save money and provide safer water for all 17.4.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Joanna Slaney, Legislative Director and Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director. Note to readers: As we all grapple with the grave global health challenge from COVID-19, we want to acknowledge the essential service that the public health professionals at water utilities provide in delivering safe water not only for drinking but for washing our hands […]
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Latest Wisconsin data on water service lines provides important insights, reveals over 150,000 lead pipes 16.4.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D. is the Chemicals Policy Director Note to readers: As we all grapple with the grave global health challenge from COVID-19, we want to acknowledge the essential service that the public health professionals at water utilities provide in delivering safe water not only for drinking but for washing our hands and our surroundings. […]
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New report reveals environmental justice issues with lead pipe replacement – and a path forward 4.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New report reveals environmental justice issues with lead pipe replacement – and a path forward
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