Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Chemical reaction

A year after W.Va. spill, some signs of safer water

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National Geographic

For weeks after a large-scale chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va., nearly 300,000 people were told not to drink or bathe with local tap water. The frightening experience in early 2014 spurred many to start advocating for better government oversight of public water supplies. A year later, their efforts have borne fruit.

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In Chesapeake, a fight's coming down the pipeline

Virginian-Pilot

The people of Sunray have a pretty good track record of stopping projects they fear will change their Chesapeake, Va., neighborhood. Today, they're facing a new project from a formidable opponent. A group of energy companies wants to build a 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina, slicing through Virginia. A 70-mile spur line would cut through the heart of Sunray.

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60 years later, new reservoir coming for Baltimore

Baltimore Sun

For 60 years — since Dwight Eisenhower's first term as president — a new reservoir for the Baltimore area has been on the books. Now, the huge project is finally getting under way.

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