Water Contamination

April 8, 2014--San Juan Watershed Group study identifies human waste as likely contaminant in Animas, San Juan, La Plata rivers (Four Corners News)

Preliminary results from an environmental study indicate septic waste may be seeping from sewage systems or being illegally dumped into the Animas and San Juan rivers. "It is startling. It is unexpected," said David Tomko, San Juan Watershed Group coordinator. "But let's see if there's another explanation." The environmental group — an offshoot of the U.S.


February 19, 2014--Health experts warn of water contamination from California drought (Reuters)

California's drought has put 10 communities at acute risk of running out of drinking water in 60 days, and worsened numerous other health and safety problems, public health officials in the most populous U.S. state said on Tuesday.


February 8, 2014--Don’t blame frackers for American water shortages (Oman Observer)

For 25 years, US specialists in international relations have been predicting water shortages will become a source of conflict. But the real water wars are brewing at home, where farmers, environmentalists and the oil and gas industry are falling out over water supplies in the drought-stricken Southwest.


Solutions for Animas River Toxins?

According to a Durango Herald article, plans using a synthetic foam, a passive wetland, and even sugarcane are the latest that members of the Animas River Stakeholders Group are considering in the battle against toxic waste coming from abandoned hardrock mines

December 17, 2013--Action urged on Silverton mining cleanup (Durango Herald)

A former participant in an unofficial effort to eliminate toxic mine waste around Silverton has asked federal environmental and state health authorities to throw their full weight behind a rigorous cleanup program.

December 10, 2013--Cyber attacks up by 60 percent at water utilities (Water Online)

Water and wastewater utilities are experiencing a growing number of cyber attacks. That's according to data collected by the Repository for Industrial Security Incidents (RISI), an industry-wide organization devoted to tracking cyber crime. They published the data in the 2013 Report On Control System Cyber Security Incidents.


November 23, 2013--Solutions posed for Animas River toxins (Durano Herald)

Plans using a synthetic foam, a passive wetland and even sugarcane are the latest that members of the Animas River Stakeholders Group are considering in the battle against toxic waste coming from abandoned hardrock mines.


October 17, 2013--Plenty of water, but little to drink (New York Times)

Earth, “the blue planet,” has a lot of water. Most of the planet’s surface is covered with it. But less than 5 percent of that water is fresh, and much of that is locked up in ice sheets or inconveniently far underground.