Posts Tagged ‘ arsenic ’

High level of arsenic reported in Weston well water

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

When Jessica Penna, a healthy mother of three, started getting sicker and sicker over the past three years, she wondered what could be wrong. Her medical tests kept coming back negative, yet she still didn’t feel well. She finally decided to have the well water at her home on Farrell Road tested for heavy metals

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Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater, ID´s New Concerns, Determines Likely Locations

Jun 29th, 2012 | By

Potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. While the presence of contaminants, such as arsenic, in some groundwater was already known, this new study identifies several that hadn’t been previously identified. This new report also provides information on the type of bedrock geologic formations where high concentrations are most likely to be found, which will help identify areas most at risk of contamination.

The Middletown council approved a $3 million bond for environmental cleanup

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

The common council has approved a plan to borrow $3 million to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental cleanup at the OMO Manufacturing site on Walnut Street. The former factory building and city landfill near the Connecticut River is contaminated with lead, arsenic and PCBs. For more on this story, visit: The Middletown

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When science plays with imagination

Dec 6th, 2010 | By

Researchers said a recent discovery that microbes in the mud beneath a California lake can use arsenic rather than phosphorus as one of the building blocks of its DNA could help cut pollution in waterways like Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, by replacing the phosphorus in fertilizers that run off into the lake and create fish-choking algae

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