Northern Canadian Indigenous Communities Face Water Contamination & Crisis

Northern Canadian Indigenous Communities Face Water Contamination & Crisis

By Elizabeth Love, ODP Contributing Writer Authorities in the Canadian Arctic territory Nunavut, announced a state of emergency this week due to a possible contamination event affecting the City of Iqaluit’s water supply.    Tests were performed after residents reported the smell of gasoline coming from their tap water,  but they came back clean. However, […]

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Florida Sues HRK Holdings for Piney Point Spill

Florida Sues HRK Holdings for Piney Point Spill

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer After the Piney Point wastewater reservoir dumped 215 million gallons of contaminated water into Tampa Bay in March, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has filed a lawsuit against the reservoir’s owner, HRK Holdings. The state agency alleges environmental negligence at the former phosphate processing plant, making a case against […]

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Air Force Takes Major Step in Cleaning Up New Mexico Fuel Leak

Air Force Takes Major Step in Cleaning Up New Mexico Fuel Leak

The U.S. Air Force has finally learned enough information to begin cleaning up a jet fuel leak from Albuquerque’s drinking water supply. The Kirtland Air Force Base plans to write and submit a report to the New Mexico Environmental Department before the agency can approve and make recommendations for cleanup. This comes as a relief […]

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