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Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year

Mandy Oaklander Time.com
Air, bottled water and seafood were the biggest sources for ingested microplastics. If you live somewhere with clean, safe tap water, relying less on bottled water is a great place to start reducing your plastics exposure.

The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Pat Elder World Beyond War
military base firefighting near grass and trees The military allows the poisons to leach into the groundwater to contaminate neighboring communities which use groundwater in their wells and municipal water systems.

2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water

Tara Lohan The Revelator
wildlife refuge in Nevada We’ll have to contend with new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and fixing our aging infrastructure.

Cashing in on Water Crises: Public-Private Partnerships Are Not the Solution

Julia Kassem Truthout
Lebanese farmers irrigate their malt fields. In the USA privatization practices contribute to increased water bills and jeopardize water quality, endangering one of residents' most basic needs. We can gain some perspective on the consequences of water privatization by looking to a glaring overseas example: In Lebanon, mismanagement of infrastructure has provided ample opportunity for privatization to proliferate. In both cases, the pursuit of privatization comes from cash-strapped places prioritizing cost-cutting over resource conservation and quality.

Trump Administration Makes Key Decision That Threatens Water Supply of Millions

Reynard Loki AlterNet
On June 23rd, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressed that a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule enacted in 2015 would be sent out by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers. This proposed repeal would not only bring back the confusion and discord over what exactly the Clean Water Act protects, but would make it easier for polluters to contaminate the nation's waters.
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