RedskyNews Category: Bitter Water – Event 3

Arsenic In Drinking Water Threatens Up To 60 Million In Pakistan

It has been called the largest mass poisoning in history. After wells were drilled in Bangladesh and the rest of the Indian subcontinent in the 1970s, millions of people have been exposed to arsenic in drinking water. When leached into

56,000 Californians Exposed To Arsenic In Drinking Water

As California continues to grapple with drought, almost 56,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that exceeds the federal safety standards for arsenic, according to a recent study. “More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found California

80% Of Pakistan’s Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxic Metals

More than 80 per cent Pakistanis consume contaminated and unsafe water, a top official said. Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer told the Senate on Tuesday that the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted various

Half Of South Asia Groundwater Contaminated With Arsenic

Sixty percent of groundwater in the Indus and Ganges river basin – essential for the lives of over 750 million people in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh – is too contaminated to drink or use for irrigation, a new study

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

Thai Organic Black Gaba Rice Sales Halted Due To Cadmium Content

A brand of Thai rice in 1 kilogram packs has been been found to contain excessive cadmium, a metallic contaminant, food safety authorities said. The Centre for Food Safety announced that a sample of pre-packaged black rice imported from Thailand,

20 Million Bangladeshis Drink Arsenic Water

The Bangladesh government is failing to adequately respond to naturally occurring arsenic in drinking water across large areas of rural Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an

Congo Mines Cause Toxic Damage

IN THIS stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines,” says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. Pollution caused by copper and cobalt mining has not

Indiana Residents Evicted After Arsenic And Lead Contamination

After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. More than

Pearl Delta Water Is Arsenic Ridden

Environmental authorities in South China’s Guangdong Province have questioned a Canadian scholar’s claim that arsenic levels in groundwater in some parts of the Pearl River Delta are 15 times higher than the international standard, while experts affirmed the situation is

Arsenic Contamination In Canada Permanent

YELLOWKNIFE – A study of lakes near one of Canada’s most contaminated industrial sites suggests that the water immediately around Yellowknife’s Giant Mine won’t return to its natural state for generations – if ever. The assessment comes despite a billion-dollar,

Arsenic and Lead in Indiana’s Soil

After series of reported illnesses by the residents of East Chicago, Indiana, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally disclosed the cause of their health issues to be the heavy contamination in the area. The East Chicago Mayor, Anthony Copeland has

Millions In China Face Arsenic Poisoning

Nearly 20 million people in China live in areas at high risk of arsenic contamination in their water supplies, according to a study published recently. The Chinese government has labelled arsenic contamination, which it first diagnosed in China in the

Chinese Ban Toxic Anglesey Crab Imports

Chinese officials have banned imports of Anglesey brown crabs over fears they contain dangerous toxins. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced all trade or selling of the meat should stop immediately because of high levels of the element

Water In Peru Contains Arsenic

DESAGUADERO, Peru — In the middle of September in 2007, a meteorite saved the people of Carancas, Peru. When a chunk of space rock bested the atmosphere and tumbled earthward, it terrified Peruvian locals with its violent entrance of flame

Water in Hanoi Contains Arsenic

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2011 released a report about the underground water monitoring results in the north, south and Central Highlands, warning that underground water level and water quality was declining. In the northern delta,