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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

June 24, 2014
Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

June 12, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

April 29, 2014
The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

April 24, 2014
The West Virginia water contamination that resulted from a chemical spill in the Elk River had more widespread health effects on local residents than previously estimated.
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Is cigarette smoke a water pollutant?

March 28, 2014
A recent study published in Environmental Science & Technology suggests that tap water may be contaminated by cigarette smoke.
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Illinois water officials sentenced for concealing contaminated water supplies

December 6, 2013
Two former water officials in the town of Crestwood, Ill., have each been sentenced at a U.S. District Court to two years of probation for manipulating records showing that the town's water supplies had been tainted for two decades.
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