User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
Last updated: May 28 2020 09:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver 27.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Contaminated water has been flowing into Sand Creek and the South Platte River from the Suncor Energy oil refinery north of Denver, and company officials on Wednesday said they were monitoring conditions and "will make any necessary repairs" to a containment area that has been failing.
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EPA officials defend their role amid rollbacks as agency hits 50: “Expect continued improvements” in Colorado 26.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement to combat global warming, along with rule rollbacks, have slowed momentum that once inspired emulators abroad.
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McMillin: Coloradans could pledge, for Earth Day, to maintain the coronavirus emissions reduction 22.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Pledging to continue the things we have done because of the coronavirus to work toward lessening our carbon footprints is a wonderful way to mark this Earth Day and honor those who started the whole thing on April 22, 1970 to push for environmental changes.
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Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Can air bases come up with a less toxic foam and work with local communities affected by contamination?
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Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
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Denver Water raising pH of water supply for 1.4 million residents in effort to reduce lead contamination 3.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Water chemists this week will adjust the water supply delivered to 1.4 million residents, lowering the acidity, part of an effort to reduce the lead contamination from old pipelines that afflicts millions of homes nationwide.
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New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals 26.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem, but no easy way to fix it.
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Feds give Navajo uranium clean-up contract to firm with sketchy past 17.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A High Country News investigation finds the EPA awarded Tetra Tech a contract despite knowing its subsidiary had likely engaged in data manipulation and falsification, false reporting and profiteering.
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Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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Air Force Academy discovers contamination in water 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Air Force Academy says unsafe levels of chemicals were found in groundwater at four sites on the Colorado campus.
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Scientists discover it’s “raining plastic” from metro Denver to high in Rocky Mountain National Park 16.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists testing rainwater around metro Denver and high in the Front Range mountains found microscopic bits of colored plastic in more than 90% of their samples -- adding to growing evidence that plastics have contaminated the planet far more deeply than people can see.
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Boating policies, inspections keep invasive mussels at bay in Boulder, Broomfield counties 23.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As confirmed cases of invasive mussel contamination on out-of-state boats reach record numbers in areas close to Boulder County, local authorities say the problematic species' profile remains low, as it traditionally has, within county borders.
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FDA finds contamination by “forever chemicals” in grocery store meats, seafood and chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
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Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The pollution from Suncor's Commerce City refinery exemplifies the incremental environmental degradation along Colorado's Front Range that increasingly rankles residents. For decades, people in the largely Latino lower-income north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea have suffered disproportionately from asthma, cancer and heart-lung ailments --- possibly related to air pollution.
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