Tag: contamination

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Tests Still Can’t ID Contaminant in Corpus Christi Water

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says he’s “absolutely” certain a chemical leak occurred to contaminate Corpus Christi’s public water supply although 115 tests have failed to show if an asphalt emulsifying agent made it from an industrial mixing tank to the water supply.

US President Barack Obama drinks filtered water during a meeting at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan, May 4, 2016. / AFP / Jim Watson (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sips Filtered Water in Flint

During a visit to Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a sip of filtered water from the city in front of reporters, after he was challenged by a reporter to do so.

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Did an Op-Ed Predict the EPA Disaster in Colorado? No, Not Really

On July 30, a local Colorado newspaper called the Silverton Standard & the Miner published an op-ed by a concerned geologist which seems, at first glance, to have anticipated the EPA-caused disaster which made national news a week later.

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A Summer Without Blue Bell Leaves Company ‘Heartbroken’

Company CEO Paul Kruse released a statement on Thursday saying that it would be “several months at a minimum” before Blue Bell is back in stores. Earlier, the company estimated it would be only a few weeks before their products returned.