Tag: source water protection

Little oysters, big job

  Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “Pearls before swine,” but you probably haven’t heard “pearls after pollution.” According to an article in Pollution Online, New Jersey is looking at employing oysters in their battle against polluted waterways. It turns out these mighty mollusks can help clean up water because they filter water constantly. It’s part of…

The land of 10,000 lakes — and a lot of pollutants, too

Apparently not even the far reaches of Minnesota — known as “the land of 10,000 lakes” — can escape source water pollution. A story from Pollution Online  states that scientists have found a host of drugs in 11 lakes and four rivers, even in remote areas. Among the drugs found were those used in certain X-rays,…

Chesapeake Bay cleanup shows results, but more watershed work is needed

LCA has written before  about how things that happen upstream have a compounded effect when they end up downstream. Fertilizers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and even mud and silt from development all, eventually, end up in the ocean. In Pennsylvania’s case, this often happens via the Chesapeake Bay. According to a new report, there’s been some progress…