Baghdad is tackling Iraq’s dirty water problem: Abdul-Mahdi

Baghdad is tackling Iraq’s dirty water problem: Abdul-Mahdi

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The government in Baghdad is tackling the country’s dirty water problem, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday.  “We have held a series of important meetings with senior experts to stop water pollution, typically in rivers,” he told reporters during his annual press conference.  Iraqis are concerned about the health of their water supply after a series of crises this year – water levels in the Tigris were at historic lows…

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Testing well water recommended after earthquake | Local News Stories

Testing well water recommended after earthquake | Local News Stories

MAT-SU — Following the massive earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska Friday morning and continues to send aftershocks, many Valley residents have been hearing conflicting information concerning the quality of their water. Lisa Humphreys, who owns Ace Water Wells, said that the Department of Environmental Conservation has a wealth of knowledge on its website, and encourages homeowners with wells to direct their research there. Humphreys said residents in homes connected to city water likely have nothing…

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Yamuna blamed for dirty water piped to homes- The New Indian Express

Yamuna blamed for dirty water piped to homes- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service NEW DELHI: Complaints of contaminated water being supplied to homes in Delhi have gone up by 11,000 even as the number of patients with symptoms of water-borne diseases has spiked in the city’s hospitals. Last year, 22,227 complaints were received by the Delhi Jal Board, while this year the number has jumped to 33,884. Officials blame the poor quality of water on the rise of the ammonia level in the Yamuna. “As…

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The ten English beaches unsafe for swimming from dirty water and “sewage debris”

The ten English beaches unsafe for swimming from dirty water and “sewage debris”

Ten English beaches have reportedly been deemed unsafe for swimming. The annual Environment Agency study of of water quality at 420 swimming spots over the warmer month found 92 per cent of all beaches passed the test. But 10 beaches were rated as being “poor” for water quality – up from six bathing areas last year, the Daily Mail reports. In the north, they included Tynemouth Cullercoats, Allonby South in Cumbria and Scarborough South Bay….

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Dirty Water gets expanded liquor license – News – Wicked Local Plymouth

Dirty Water gets expanded liquor license – News – Wicked Local Plymouth

Adults may soon be able to saddle up to the counter at the town’s first distillery. PLYMOUTH – Adults may soon be able to saddle up to the counter at the town’s first distillery. Dirty Water Distillery, located at 10 Water St., applied for what is called a farm distillery pouring permit and received a thumbs up Tuesday from Select Board members. The state must now approve the license – that could take a month…

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Water main break in Waterbury Friday causes dirty water

Water main break in Waterbury Friday causes dirty water

WATERBURY – Downtown residents might have noticed discolored water in their toilets and basins beginning late Friday afternoon due to a broken water main. Donald Carver, the city’s water superintendent, said an eight-inch main on South Leonard Street, by Porter Street, split on Friday. He’s uncertain of the cause, but speculated it might be age. City water crews responded around 3 p.m. and replaced the broken sections of pipe by 11 p.m. Only one customer…

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Good fishing beyond “dirty water,” but cold fronts could stir up red tide in coming week

Good fishing beyond “dirty water,” but cold fronts could stir up red tide in coming week

The past week included a wonderful stretch of weather that allowed anglers to venture offshore in the Gulf of Mexico with light winds and calm seas. Reports were great, as fishing for most was excellent both inshore and off. Offshore, hogfish and snapper were hungry on the bottom for those who fished lighter tackle with shrimp. On the surface, a resurgence of blackfin tuna showed up beyond 30 miles while kingfish, bonita and a few…

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China’s fracking push leaves trail of dirty water woes 

China’s fracking push leaves trail of dirty water woes 

Despite the sand dunes surrounding it, the township of Xiaohaotu in Shaanxi province, in central China, had always been blessed with plentiful water aquifers that allowed local farmers to grow corn and raise sheep famed for their taste across the country’s plains.  But now, the water has become a source of distrust, even anger, among the township’s 17,000 residents, who allege that almost a decade of unregulated natural gas extraction by state-owned giant Sinopec has heavily…

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Duckboats, Dirty Water, and the GOAT: World Series champs make grand entrance at Gillette

Duckboats, Dirty Water, and the GOAT: World Series champs make grand entrance at Gillette

There were duckboats. There was the familial anthem from The Standells. There was, of course, photo ops galore with the GOAT. The 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox were in the house Sunday night as the New England Patriots hosted the Green Bay Packers in prime time, and they made quite the entrance . . . This is how you make an entrance, Part I. @RedSox | #GBvsNE | #GoPats pic.twitter.com/hEA5aKvnk7 — New England…

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Terre Haute sewer plans under state review | Local News

Terre Haute sewer plans under state review | Local News

Construction design plans for a new main lift station and addition to a high rate treatment plant for the city of Terre Haute are under state review. The design includes a new 13,124-square-foot building for a new city sewer main lift station and an 889-square-foot addition to an existing high rate treatment plant at 2500 Prairieton Road. The site is located behind a proposed area for a new county jail on the former International Paper…

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Dare to lead – The Navasota Examiner: News

Dare to lead – The Navasota Examiner: News

Taking care of your fellow man. A simple idea, but one with a big impact. Whether you are a small business, a charity organization or a large corporation, the way that you interact, uplift or support those in your community will be the basis for the mark left in the world. For Jim McIngvale helping his neighbors, friends and customers was not a matter of “Why would I?” but rather one of “How could I…

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For Rich Hill’s Brockton aunt, blood is thicker than dirty water in this World Series – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

For Rich Hill’s Brockton aunt, blood is thicker than dirty water in this World Series – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Rich Hill is of true Brockton stock: his dad is a former Brockton High football star who once sparred with Rocky Marciano. His aunt Norma, a lifelong city resident, is his No. 1 fan. BROCKTON — Don’t be thrown by her authentic Red Sox uniform. Norma Peterson, who has lived all 86 years of her life in the City of Champions, is rooting solely for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. And if…

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Saltillo residents may see increase in water rate after switch

Saltillo residents may see increase in water rate after switch

SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) – Residents of Saltillo may see an increase in their water bill after a switch from well water to river water. According to Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, the average bill could increase from $21.51 to $39.91 for those outside one mile from the city line. For residential customers, a normal rate of $10.43 would increase to $15.00 for those within city limits and $12.00 to $19.00, for customers more than one…

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Cleaning up Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease (Podcast)

Cleaning up Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease (Podcast)

S7, E2: How can we clean up pollution from toxic chemicals that have seeped into the groundwater, hundreds of feet below the surface? Lewis Semprini, Distinguished Professor of environmental engineering, discusses strategies for bioremediation, using microorganisms to break down dangerous chemicals into harmless end-products. MEDIA CONTACT Available for logged-in reporters only BONUS CONTENT TRANSCRIPT [SOUND EFFECTS: Dripping water, Water dripping echo, Small stream flowing, Fast-running stream, Kolubara River rapid, used with permission under a Creative Commons License] Newswise — STEVE…

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