In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a plume of organic peroxides has been moving through the air and water after two explosions at a chemical plant. As the temperature and waters rise, and cooling facilities lose electrical power, toxic substances are more likely to escape into the environment. Read more here, and here.
"When Virginia Tech researchers tested the water in LeeAnne Walters’s home in Flint, Mich., this past summer, one sample had lead levels that reached a staggering 13,200 parts per billion.
That’s almost 900 times as high as the 15-ppb regulatory limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency. When lead levels exceed that threshold, water utilities must act to reduce concentrations of the toxic element."
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Wastewater treatment plants are good at what they do. In fact, they're most often better and have stricter regulations than bottled water companies. Unfortunately, they don't filter out everything. National Geographic has a piece on prozac in the water as part of their continuing coverage of global water issues. - Link
Article from Scientific American: Seafood at risk: Dispersed oil poses a long-term threat
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