Puerto Rico’s water ‘possibly the most contaminated’ in US


Puerto Rico’s drinking water may be the most contaminated in the U.S., a top Republican suggested at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday morning where contaminated well water in the wake of Hurricane Maria was a major topic. “In Puerto Rico, Hurricanes Irma and Maria uncovered the intensified …

A tale of two Puerto Ricos: What Trump saw — and what he didn’t

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — The Puerto Rico that President Trump saw during his four-hour visit on Tuesday afternoon was that of Angel Pérez Otero, the mayor of Guaynabo, a wealthy San Juan suburb known for its amenity-driven gated communities that was largely spared when Hurricane Maria hit nearly two weeks …

Desperate Puerto Ricans Are Said To Be Drinking Water From Potentially Toxic Superfund Sites

Puerto Ricans are reportedly being given drinking water from Superfund sites, areas that may be contaminated with hazardous waste, amid an ongoing lack of accessible clean water after Hurricane Maria.CNN reported Saturday that their reporters had witnessed water authority workers from the Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados distributing water pumped …

Council to discuss contaminated water stipend

FAIRBANKS — John Mancuso has been living in his south Fairbanks home since 1979, and last week he received his first water utility bill for $53 and some change. He doesn’t feel responsible for the bill, and Mancuso is hoping the city of Fairbanks will Fairbanks City Council to Discuss …

Fears over contaminated water in Katherine

Fears over contaminated water in Katherine  Sky News AustraliaPFAS contamination: Katherine mango farmer seeks compensation from Defence  ABC OnlineNT Chief Minister urges calm over PFAS fears in Katherine  NT NewsFull coverage

Flutes possibly contaminated with semen given to California students, schools warn

Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen. A state and federal investigation was under way into whether youngsters at schools around …Alleged distribution of semen-contaminated flutes to school children spurs investigation

World’s drinking water contaminated with plastic fibres, study finds

“What we have here is plastic in the drinking water that human beings are consuming every day” – author of study, Dan Morrison, tells euronews. Now Reading: World’s drinking water contaminated with plastic fibres, study finds. World’s drinking water …The Guardian view on plastic: learning to love it wisely

Does Puerto Rico Have Power Now? FEMA Removed Water & Electricity Statistics From Its Website

On Oct. 4, half of the residents in Puerto Rico had access to clean water and 5 percent of the island had electricity, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website. By October 5, FEMA had removed statistics on Puerto Rico’s water and power supply from its website, according …