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News and information about the causes of water pollution and how to combat it.

The West Virginia Chemical Spill: What is MCHM?
A chemical spill in West Virginia leaves residents with more questions than answers.

Tap Water in 42 States Contaminated by Chemicals
Public water supplies in 42 U.S. states--the tap water millions of Americans drink every day--are are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never established safety standards, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group.

Coca-Cola Charged with Groundwater Depletion and Pollution in India
Groundwater depletion has become a serious problem in India, and villagers blame Coca-Cola for aggravating the groundwater problem. Learn what India's government and citizens are doing, and how Coca-Cola is responding to the groundwater and pollution charges.

Tap Water in 42 States Contaminated by Chemicals
Public water supplies in 42 U.S. states are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never established safety standards, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group.

Water Pollution - Canada Takes Crap for Flushing Raw Sewage into the Ocean
Canada flushes some 200 billion litres of raw sewage directly into natural waterways every year, from the St. Lawrence River to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean. One of the worst offenders is the city of Victoria, the picturesque capital of British Columbia, the province that is preparing to host the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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