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Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators canceled the day's business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties. (Jan. 10)

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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House Panel Holds Hearing on W Va Chemical Spill

House Panel Holds Hearing on W Va Chemical Spill

AP (Feb. 10, 2014) — The US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard testimony from government and water officials at a hearing Monday in Charleston. But no one ventured to tell federal lawmakers Monday that the water is "safe." (Feb. 10) Video provided by AP
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Water Crisis Grips Ohio for Second Day

Water Crisis Grips Ohio for Second Day

Reuters - US Online Video (Aug. 3, 2014) — Some 500,000 residents in Toledo, Ohio remain without safe drinking water while officials wait for results from water samples following the discovery of high toxin levels. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Raw: Whales Stranded in Everglades Nat'l Park

Raw: Whales Stranded in Everglades Nat'l Park

AP (Dec. 4, 2013) — Federal officials say six pilot whales have died after stranding in shallow water in Everglades National Park. An official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 46 whales are swimming in about 3 feet of water. (Dec. 4)
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