U.S. Mine Sites Causing Water Issues Throughout the Country
Toxic Water Being Pushed Into Water Sources
One of the most terrifying paragraphs ever written related to the condition of water in the U.S.:
“Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated.”
The article, titled, “Arsenic, lead in water pouring out of former US mine sites” was published online by the Associate Press. And while the problem of toxic and contaminated water is not new, we’re still discovering new sources of it.
Take, for instance, the Iron Mountain Mine in Northern California. Toxic water continually makes its way through copper and zinc mines like this one and into drinking water sources. Before any cleanup was initiated, more than 6 tons of toxic sludge was discharged into a Sacramento River tributary. Since the EPA cleanup began, $5 million a year is directed to stop the poisonous flow. It’s expected that this effort will continue forever.
And that’s just one story. There are countless stories from across our country of toxic water and inadequate water filtration. And our faucets, and then our families, are showing the consequences.
Read the full article from the Associated Press here.
Water treatment isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.
Before you drink the water at your sink, find the tap water truth flowing through your home.
The best way to know whether your tap water is contaminated is to Have Your Water Tested.
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