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Friday, January 26, 2018

Is your kidney disease linked to pollution in the Tennessee River? A new study will attempt to answer the question.


Is your kidney disease linked to pollution in the Tennessee River? A new study will attempt to answer the question.


Article Excerpt: "... The study will focus on kidney disease here in North Alabama, and its possible causes. We're told the researchers already suspect the high incidence of kidney disease in this region may be the result of environmental issues related to pollution in the Tennessee River. A number of municipalities in North Alabama get their drinking water from the river ..."

Reference: whnt.com


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QUESTION: Does any of Huntsville get its drinking water from the Tennessee River?
ANSWER: Huntsville Utilities provides electricity, natural gas, and water to residents in the City of Huntsville. Water comes from wells which tap underground aquifers and from the Tennessee River. This water is purified in accordance with rules and regulations of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Reference Source: https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/environment/water/drinking-water/