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Showing posts with label Tennessee River. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tennessee River. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2019

Alabama Gov. Calls Out Environmental Agency Over Reported 3M Chemical Releases


Alabama Gov. Calls Out Environmental Agency Over Reported 3M Chemical Releases


Article Excerpt: "... Responding to media reports that 3M released pollution for years without state intervention or disclosure, Ivey told reporters in Huntsville on Wednesday that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management needs to present solutions to the problem. Ivey says the state doesn’t actually control the agency, which is overseen by a seven-member commission and..."


Reference: minnesota.cbslocal.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

Who does Alabama’s environmental watchdog work for? Not you.


Who does Alabama’s environmental watchdog work for? Not you.


Article Excerpt: "... ADEM Director Lance LeFleur rolled over like a dying fish in an Alabama river. When 3M self-reported toxins it had dumped in the Tennessee River, the agency he heads didn’t bother to tell anyone — including the people who drink from that river. A Huntsville TV reporter had to discover the 3M disclosure on her own and do the work for them..."


Reference: www.al.com

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


MORE READING:

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/