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Clean water is a basic human right


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£1,757 raised by the Paul Keeler tribute night 45/45 – thank you for your amazing support

£1,757 raised - thanks for your support

£1,757 raised – thanks for your support

The Trustees, on behalf of N.M.D.W. would just like to say a big thank you for your contribution towards the celebration evening held for Paul at the Coastguard Studios on the 18th June. Through your support, donations, ticket monies, prizes and raffle purchases we managed to raise an amazing £1,757.00 on the evening.
This amount is more than enough for N.M.D.W. to fund the building of another Protected Fresh Water Spring in Uganda and contribute monies towards other clean drinking water projects.
We shall keep you updated on these projects as they progress and look forward to your continuing support of which Paul would have been proud of.

No More Durty Water
Registered Charity Number 1164652
Trustees:
Anthony Spence (Chairman)
Benjamin Baxter
Michele Roux
Rowan Bastable


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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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