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High levels of toxins in Ohio’s water supply.

Toledo water crisis: Half a million people without safe drinking water as toxins contaminate Ohio city supply.

Up to half a million residents of one of the largest cities in Ohio are without safe drinking water after a dangerous toxin was discovered in the supply.

A state of emergency has been declared in Toledo, Ohio’s fourth largest city, and its surrounding suburbs after the contamination was discovered late on Friday.

Restaurants and even the local zoo have been forced to close as a result of the crisis, thought to be caused by a “harmful algal bloom” at the water’s source in Lake Erie, according to city officials.

The National Guard has been called in to bring water to the area after a warning against drinking from the tap sparked a shopping frenzy for clean bottled water.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Gov John Kasich said it was too early to know how long the crisis would last.

“We don’t really want to speculate on this,” he said. “When it comes to this water, we’ve got to be very careful.”

Results from tests had been expected back yesterday, according to USA Today, after the toxin was discovered in an area water treatment plant.

Blue-green algae are naturally found in lakes and ponds around Ohio.

Algal blooms in Lake Erie have become fairly common in recent years, especially in the summer months, emergency operations spokesman Chris Abbruzzese told Reuters.

The blooms are rapid increases in algae levels caused by high amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous which can come from runoff water from heavily fertilized fields, farms and gardens or broken septic tanks.

Drinking the contaminated water could result in vomiting, diarrhea and other problems.

Boiling it will not remove the toxins, however, and residents have been advised to not even brush their teeth with it, though showers and baths are said to be permitted.

There are no reports yet of people becoming sick from drinking the contaminated water.

FREDDY MAYHEW

Source: Independent


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Bottled Life – The Truth About Nestle’s Business With Water

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The film Bottled Life is now on available to watch on Netflix.

Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there’s a company which has developed the art to perfection – Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water.

Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena. Nestlé refused to cooperate, on the pretext that it was “the wrong film at the wrong time”. So Gehringer went on a journey of exploration, researching the story in the USA, Nigeria and Pakistan. His journey into the world of bottled water reveals the schemes and strategies of the most powerful food and beverage company on our planet.

Clean water is a basic human right. NMDW


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Work has begun on the filtration unit in Malda!

The shed to house an electrified pump and arsenic/iron filter has just been completed by the Calcutta Rescue team in the district of Malda, West Bengal, India. Simultaneously Black Market Karma, who came and played at the Psychedelia for No More Durty Water event in Brighton May ’13, are coming back to town on Thursday July 10th. They will be playing at the Green Door Store and tickets are £5/7 adv./door. Come and share the good news!

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Save The Blind Tiger

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Help save The Blind Tiger.  

We had an amazing fundraiser last May ‘Psychedelia For No More Durty Water’  at The Blind Tiger. This will be a great loss to a Brighton.

Brighton and Hove is a vibrant city with a rich, diverse history of culture and live music. However, over the past eight years we have lost a number of iconic live music venues in the city, some due to issues that could well have been sorted out with the full cooperation of all parties.
Due to noise complaints by ONE person who moved into a flat above a bar with a long history of live music, we are losing another live music venue. We are all entitled to peace and quiet, but moving into a flat above a live music venue and complaining about the noise is like moving to Spain and complaining it’s too hot.

Please sign the petition here, to repeal the noise abatement notice

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