‘These levels are crazy’: Louisiana tap water sees huge spike in toxic chemicals | Louisiana | The Guardian Sea water is naturally high in bromide and contains bacteria that require disinfection. The chlorine reacts with bromine for form bromine, which contributes along with the chlorine to disinfection byproducts such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). This is what’s happening right now is Louisiana as the combination of drought and rising sea levels has pushed salt water into the Mississippi River. ‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists | Louisiana | The Guardian This … Continue reading Sea water intrusion – it ain’t just salt
I took the summer off from PFAS. Did anything change, besides the date? For a year, I worked extensively on PFAS (per- and poly fluorinated alkyl substances, aka ‘Forever Chemicals’) in drinking water, supported by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. At the end of the grant period in June, I decided to take the summer off from PFAS. For a change of pace, I wrote about community and travel. I’m back on the PFAS beat, and I’m curious about what’s changed. Here’s a link to an audio version for those who’d rather have me read it … Continue reading ‘Forever chemicals’ haven’t gone away.
Environmental Cleanup Communication and Outreach Initiative (ECCOI) Community Member Voluntary Questionnaire Survey (surveymonkey.com) DoD is engaged in an Environmental Cleanup Communication and Outreach Initiative (ECCOI) to enhance communication with community members and other stakeholders. This questionnaire provides an opportunity for members of the public to voluntarily provide input that will help DoD develop a more cohesive and collaborative approach to communication and engagement between DoD and local communities involved in environmental cleanup activities. Continue reading Environmental Cleanup Communication and Outreach Initiative (ECCOI) Community Member Voluntary Questionnaire
‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists | Louisiana | The Guardian Continue reading ‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists
Recent rains not enough to fix water shortage, Seattle Public Utilities says | The Seattle Times Continue reading Recent rains not enough to fix water shortage, Seattle Public Utilities says
I’m in Lahti, Finland, where my wife is competing in Ironman 70.3 Worlds. It seems that drinking water stories follow me everywhere. This was in her gear bag, and I couldn’t resist sharing it.
It’s great that instead of selling bottled water, they have the local municipally owned water company promote refilling bottles with tap water. Continue reading Water video!