Can an 11-Year-Old Really Change How Lead in Water is Identified? 

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2017 7:00 am

 
America’s water system is undeniably in crisis.  The projected cost of fixing the miles of pipeline that criss-cross the country runs to $1 trillion, according to some estimates.  There’s no quick fix.

Our infrastructure won’t be updated any time soon…
Next Generation – New Hope

But where there is a future, there is always hope.  And where there is hope, there is a future.  Maybe the next generation will come up with some answers, determined to put right what …

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Water Ionizer Safety

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 28, 2017 7:00 am

 
My grandmother, like so many of her generation, was big on preserves and finding ways of storing any surplus for leaner times.  Part of the preserving process included canning, which meant that her pantry shelves were lined with dozens of bottles and jars containing everything from beans and artichokes, to jams and chicken.

The FDA can’t keep up with our online spending habits.
The FDA can’t keep up with our online spending habits.

Taking Responsibility

Among this vision of bucolic bounty, I remember my grandmother sternly telling me about …

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Heaven Help St. Joseph? Another Day, Another Water Crisis

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 12, 2017 12:00 pm

 
Take a look at our first picture.  Would you drink water that looked like this?  Bathe in it?  Give it to your children?  The people of St. Joseph, Louisiana have no choice.  That’s the water that has flowed from their taps for years now.  Incredibly, up until recently, it was declared safe.   Despite the 1,100 residents of this small, relatively impoverished town complaining for almost a decade about the state of the water that leaves clothes and towels streaked …

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Called to Account – High Level Officials Charged Over Flint Water Scandal

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 9, 2017 7:00 am

 
More charges have been brought against decision-makers involved in the Flint crisis, which saw lead-laced water flowing into the homes of unsuspecting residents.  Accused of putting profits before public health, Jerry Ambrose and Darnell Earley were brought in as emergency managers of Flint and made the catastrophic decision to source the city’s drinking water from the Flint River, despite grave doubts about the readiness of the Flint Water Plant to safely treat the water.

Flint Charges: Who Will be Next?
Flint Charges: Who Will
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America’s Water – The Crisis Deepens

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 12, 2016 7:00 am

 
Following hot on the heels of a damning report by a British newspaper about the state of water regulation in America, comes the latest in increasingly worrying reportage on the crisis.

An astonishing 5,300 water systems in America have violated the EPA guidelines on lead and copper, putting 18 million Americans unknowingly at risk.

How Did it Get This Serious?

The creaking, aging infrastructure that supplies the water is a known problem.  The cost of replacing it is too …

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