The plan was to scuttle the ferry Adirondack at the bottom of the lake in 2022, both to preserve the vessel and to give divers a new site to explore about a mile off the Burlington waterfront.
As discussions build in Vermont about how to spend an influx of federal money, water access advocates hope to direct the money to underfunded rural water systems.
“I see this a lot with the Legislature. They don’t understand the universe of what a public water system is.”
Prodded by the chance to spend a father-and-son week road-tripping across this magnificent country, I flew to Los Angeles.
With the results in for eight of the 16 schools involved in the pilot project, four schools reported elevated lead levels in the tap water of at least one, and sometimes more, faucet or drinking fountain.
Paddlers in a river-borne protest called for an end to “combined sewage overflows,” in which city wastewater systems send untreated sewage to rivers and lakes in heavy rains.
Nearly every community seemed able to find a spring to charge people for using. Guests — who included Harriet Beecher Stowe — liked their water fetid. The smellier, the stronger the curative powers.
Pownal Fire District 2 board members also pressed for expense reimbursement by the company that is believed to bear responsibility for PFOA contamination of the water supply.
News Release — Office of the Governor October 25, 2016 Contact: [email protected] MONTPELIER — Despite rain and snow this past weekend, state officials want Vermonters to be mindful of water use and to take steps to conserve water when possible. Abnormally dry conditions this spring and summer have taken a toll on water levels, and […]
The state will pay $2 million for the final design of extended water lines to serve an area with wells contaminated by PFOA. Talks with the company that’s blamed for the pollution have stalled.
The testing involved 477 people whose private drinking water has been contaminated with PFOA or who lived near or worked at the former Chemfab site in Bennington that is considered the source of the chemical.
The EPA said research indicates that exposure above certain levels may result in low birth weight or birth defects; testicular and kidney cancer; liver damage; effects on the immune system and thyroid; and other harm.
The class-action complaint accuses Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the company it purchased in 2000 called Chemfab, of negligence, battery, trespass and other violations.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics claims that no science supports the Vermont toxicologist’s maximum recommended exposure limit for the chemical, which has been found in water in southwestern Vermont communities.