EPA Underestimated Number of Polluted Florida Streams, Lakes and Rivers – Earthjustice

Floridians may end up paying a few more pennies a day in the coming years to upgrade outdated sewer systems that are contaminating public water supplies, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) said in a report on March 6. The report says that even more Florida lakes, streams, rivers and springs are polluted than previously thought, and that earlier estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) underestimated the scope of the problem. In predicting costs, the EPA estimated that ...[READ MORE]

Fracking Hell: The Untold Story – Linktv.org

An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains? Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as ...[READ MORE]

Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

EWG News release Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops CONTACT: EWG Public Affairs 510-444-0973 x305, leeann@ewg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2012 Washington, D.C. -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency's detection of arsenic, a known human carcinogen, barium and other contaminants in the well water of homes near natural gas drilling operations in Dimock Township, Pennsylvania, should prompt a nationwide investigation of drilling-linked water ...[READ MORE]