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Inside the Stagecoach Dam: Harnessing the Power 15.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
It is a careful balancing act at the Stagecoach Dam, where electricity is generated for homes, fish habitat is managed and water is stored for a time when cities, ranchers and industry need it. Behind the steel door, mineralized sludge covers the concrete walls and incandescent bulbs dimly light the narrow corridor. Click here to Read Tom Ross' account of his entertaining experience at the Stagecoach Dam. These are the guts of the Stagecoach Dam southeast of Steamboat Springs, and it can be a little unnerving knowing that at the other side of the wall, 9,360 pounds of pressure push against each square foot of concrete. Water drips from the ceiling and falls from drain pipes that collect water from the seeping concrete. “All dams get water into them,” said Kevin McBride, adding that not having a system to drain the water would create pressure and put the dam’s integrity at risk. McBride is general manager for the Upper Yampa River Water Conservancy District, a taxpayer-funder organization that built, ...
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Frustrations rise in Damascus as water pipes run dry 14.1.2017 Washington Post: World
The Syrian capital is in crisis as at least 4 million people are cut off from water grid.
EDF joins with 23 organizations to launch Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative 11.1.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director Accelerating full replacement of lead service lines (LSL) – the lead pipes that run from the drinking water main under the street to homes – is a priority for EDF. These pipes are the primary source of lead in water and, when disturbed, may release lead particles that expose […]
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China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise 10.1.2017 WRI Stories
China’s Water Stress Is on the RiseAdd Comment|PrintChina’s Yellow River. Photo by Lauren Parnell Marino/Flickr Water stress levels in many parts of China are very high, due to low levels of water supply and very high levels of demand. And new research shows the situation is worsening. Using the baseline water stress metric developed for WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, we compared water stress in China between 2001 and 2010, the latest year for which catchment data are available. This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lockdown at Trans-Pecos Pipeline Site in West Texas Consecrates New Indigenous-Led Resistance Camp 10.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Frankie Orona with the Society of Native Nations speaks with Truthout as an Indigenous Water Protector and an Alpine, Texas, resident lock themselves to pipe-laying equipment, temporarily shutting the site down, Saturday, January 7, 2017. (Photo: Garrett Graham) An Indigenous Water Protector and an Alpine, Texas, resident were arrested Saturday after locking themselves to pipe-laying equipment at a Trans-Pecos pipeline work site in Presidio County, Texas. The action is the first to be organized by a new Indigenous-led prayer and resistance camp set up in the Big Bend region to defend the pristine and ecologically sensitive land from the Energy Transfer Partner pipeline in solidarity with Standing Rock. Frankie Orona with the Society of Native Nations speaks with Truthout as an Indigenous Water Protector and an Alpine, Texas, resident lock themselves to pipe-laying equipment, temporarily shutting the site down, Saturday, January 7, 2017. (Photo: Garrett Graham) An Indigenous Water Protector and an Alpine, ...
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Cincinnati and Ohio show leadership in identifying and disclosing lead service lines 10.1.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director Transparency is an essential aspect of any successful program to reduce lead in drinking water. Knowing if you have a lead service line (LSL)—the pipe that connects the main under the street to the building—can help you decide whether to use a filter or replace the line. If you […]
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Man pleads guilty to embezzling $1M from two Utah County irrigation companies 8.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The former treasurer of two Utah County irrigation companies has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million. Michael Dean Shumway entered his plea last month in U.S. District Court to one count of mail fraud, a potential felony, and is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 22. Shumway served as the secretary and treasurer of American Fork Irrigation Company from about 1998 to May 2015 and in the same positions at Lehi Irrigation Company from 2007 to May 2015. Beginning in 2004 and running 11 yea... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Where water is worth more than gold 4.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Nour, a housewife in Damascus, says the latest joke in the Syrian capital is also a prayer of sorts: "May the gold you hold become water."
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Flint Redux 30.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The people of Flint and the thousands of other cities who have water contaminated by lead are between a rock and a hard place. For some, there is the short-term solution of adding chemicals to the water that will retard the lead corrosion. But the long-term solution is to replace the lead pipes with safe ones. It is going to cost millions, if not billions, for sewer utilities to replace the lead pipes in the right-of-ways in each community. But, even if they do, what about the lead in the pipes that go from the street to the meter? What about the lead in the pipes in the bathroom and the kitchen? Who's going to replace those lead pipes? The pipes under the street are the property of the local water authority. They are public property. But the pipes that go from the street to the house, and the pipes in the house, are private property. The water authority can't just barge into a private home and start banging away on the pipes. So what are homeowners going to do? How are they going to protect ...
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Flint Redux 30.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The people of Flint and the thousands of other cities who have water contaminated by lead are between a rock and a hard place. For some, there is the short-term solution of adding chemicals to the water that will retard the lead corrosion. But the long-term solution is to replace the lead pipes with safe ones. It is going to cost millions, if not billions, for sewer utilities to replace the lead pipes in the right-of-ways in each community. But, even if they do, what about the lead in the pipes that go from the street to the meter? What about the lead in the pipes in the bathroom and the kitchen? Who's going to replace those lead pipes? The pipes under the street are the property of the local water authority. They are public property. But the pipes that go from the street to the house, and the pipes in the house, are private property. The water authority can't just barge into a private home and start banging away on the pipes. So what are homeowners going to do? How are they going to protect ...
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Rocky Mountain Power says plant's 'research farm' is perfectly safe 25.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have been an integral part of plant operations, receiving wastewater to grow alfalfa, wheat and barley as part of scientific research aimed at developing low-cost ways of disposing of wastewater, according to published studies. Scientists and regulators h...
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What sank the Alaska Juris? A leaking pipe may have started Washington trawler’s demise 25.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Why did a factory trawler sink on a mild summer day? Coast Guard investigators think a burst pipe and a failed bilge alarm system may have led to the demise of the Alaska Juris. But disasters often involve a series of mishaps, and that is likely what occurred.
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Power plant's 'research farm' perfectly safe, utility says 25.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have been an integral part of plant operations, receiving wastewater to grow alfalfa, wheat and barley as part of scientific research aimed at developing low-cost ways of disposing of wastewater, according to published studies. Scientists and regulators h... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Flint: As Two Unelected Emergency Managers Are Charged Over Water Poisoning, Will Gov. Snyder Be Next? 21.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Michigan's attorney general has filed criminal charges against four officials over the Flint water contamination crisis. Among those charged Tuesday are two of the city's former unelected emergency managers, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose. They were charged with criminal conspiracy to violate safety rules. The Flint water crisis began when unelected emergency manager Darnell Earley, appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, switched the source of the city's drinking water from the Detroit system to the corrosive Flint River. The water corroded Flint's aging pipes, causing poisonous levels of lead to leach into the drinking water. We speak to Curt Guyette of the ACLU of Michigan and Nayyirah Shariff, director of Flint Rising. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: We begin today in Michigan, where new criminal charges have been filed in the ongoing Flint water contamination crisis that exposed nearly 100,000 residents to high levels of lead. Four former Flint officials have been charged with criminal conspiracy to violate ...
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Verizon sees big things for the Internet of things in 2017 21.12.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It’s prioritizing services that enable sustainable agriculture and ‘sharing economy’ businesses.
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Debate: All of rural America is shrinking, monuments or no monuments ... 21.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The underlying flaw in the arguments raised by many Utah politicians who want to turn vast amounts of federal land over to the state or to private owners, and who are trying to block or rescind a Bears Ears National Monument, is that so much of Utah is being denied its share of economic growth because so much land is “locked up” by the feds. — Top Utah leaders vow to use whole ‘arsenal’ to fight Bears Ears monument — Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune That thinking is hard to dislodge because,...
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Nearly 3,000 US Communities Have Lead Levels Higher Than Flint: Reuters 20.12.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A Reuters investigation this week uncovered nearly 3,000 different communities across the U.S. with lead levels higher than those found in Flint, Michigan, which has been the center of an ongoing water contamination crisis since 2014.

The investigation found that many of the hot-spots are receiving little attention or funding. Local healthcare advocates said they hope the reporting will spur action from influential community leaders.

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Tap Water In Corpus Christi Is Safe, Authorities Say 19.12.2016 NPR News
Water tests by the state environmental agency did not find dangerous levels of a corrosive chemical, after a leak from an asphalt plant led to a citywide drinking water ban beginning Dec. 14.
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3 reports of dirty water before ban in Texas 18.12.2016 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial

The pipes where Corpus Christi's city-owned water main connects with an asphalt plant where a suspected chemical leak may have occurred. (Frank Bajak/AP)"Something white and sudsy" found in the water at an asphalt plant prompts Corpus Christi's ban on the use of public drinking water.


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Official: Texas city had 3 reports of dirty water before ban 18.12.2016 AP Top News
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- There were three reports of dirty water before the 300,000 residents of Corpus Christi were told not to drink the city&apos;s water due to a chemical leak at an asphalt plant, a top Corpus Christi official said Saturday, adding that the city has not found evidence of water contamination....
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