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drinking water news roundup lead levels increase in flint water businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Illinois:

  • Sludge containing forever chemicals spread on Illinois farmland – Chicago Tribune

Sewage sludge is contaminating thousands of acres of northeast Illinois farmland with toxic “forever chemicals,” a Chicago Tribune investigation found.

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drinking water news roundup 8 million illinoisans get drinking water backup reservoir used in indiana gov whitmer awards clean water grants

Drinking Water News Roundup: 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water, backup reservoir used in Indiana, Gov. Whitmer awards clean water grants

Drinking Water News Roundup: 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water, backup reservoir used in Indiana, Gov. Whitmer awards clean water grants

By Tynnetta Harris

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Owen Sound’s Terry Fox Run returns to Harrison Park this year

After two straight virtual Terry Fox Runs the event is headed back to Harrison Park this year. The in-person run set for September 18 has a fundraising goal of $17,000. In 2020 and 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, public health measures aimed at reducing transmission of the virus prevented large gatherings and forced Terry Fox […]

New permanent dog park in the works at Sauble Beach

Sauble Beach is getting a new permanent dog park. At its regularly scheduled meeting of council Tuesday, South Bruce Peninsula councillors approved a $17,257 contract with Owen Sound’s Ottewell Fencing to build a 250 by 150-foot fence beside the Sauble Beach Community Centre parking lot. In 2021, COVID-19 public health restrictions closed the Bannister Park […]

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