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Flint city official blames 'Mother Nature' for sewage mess

Flint - If anyone thinks Flint, Michigan's water issues are all cleared up - think again. After months of dire warnings of the situation reaching a "critical point, two million gallons of raw sewage ended up in the Flint River Sunday.

Death of dolphin in NY river highlights bigger issue — Pollution

Mount Vernon - A dead dolphin was pulled out of the polluted Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon, New York on Friday afternoon. While it may not be surprising to find a dead animal in a polluted river, it should make people question why the river is still polluted.

Studies find 'superbug' in Rio's sewage-filled Olympic venues

Rio De Janeiro - Scientists have found a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in some of Rio de Janeiro's top beaches and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe events will take place during the Olympic Games.

Montreal suspends plan to pollute St. Lawrence River

Montreal - Montreal's original plan to dump eight million cubic meters of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River over a seven to 10 day period has been put on hold.

Tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

Rio De Janeiro - Over 37 tons of dead fish have been scooped out of a smelly lagoon in Rio de Janiero, Brazil this past week, and the job is still going on. City officials are blaming the die-off of twaite shad on changing water temperatures brought about by recent rains.

'Super-bug' found in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters

Rio De Janeiro - The quality of the water in Rio's Guanabara Bay is a continuing embarrassment, With promises by Brazil to clean up the sewage-filled waters and little to nothing being done, the problem has gotten worse. Researchers have found a "super-bug" in the waters.

Dog falls into raw sewage, survives

A dog from Westby, Wisconsin, is lucky to be alive. The dog fell into raw sewage at the Westby Sewage Plant, after people tried to catch her.

Sewage foam covers reporter covering Irene

Ocean City - Some people who work at journalism are more committed to the job than others, and some of those people are truly more committed than I.

US heat wave deaths climb to 24, heat to intensify

Washington - A scorching heat wave in the US, anchored in the Midwest and spreading across the country to the Northeast, continues wreaking havoc on millions of Americans, and has been blamed for at least 24 deaths, including the latest, an 18-year-old landscaper.

Victoria B.C. to stop dumping untreated sewage

The British Columbia capital of Victoria has dumped, for years, tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage every day into the waters separating Washington state and Vancouver Island.

Raw Sewage A Problem In Tiny Mulberry, Florida

The tiny town of Mulberry, Florida has a big problem. Raw sewage has leaked out in the heart of this town with a little more than 3,000 people threatening to expose health risks. It has an even bigger problem, the cost to fix it will break the bank.
 

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A View of Dirty Mansagar Lake before Lake Restoration  in the 1960s.
A View of Dirty Mansagar Lake before Lake Restoration, in the 1960s.
Lake Mansagar
Dead fish  by the thousands  are a common sight.
Dead fish, by the thousands, are a common sight.
Wochit News
Four different rounds of testing were conducted at three Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro.
Four different rounds of testing were conducted at three Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro.
Wochit News
West Point Treatment Plant
West Point Treatment Plant
King County, Washington
Here the wastewater is only light grey. In summer it is more black as people use less water.
Here the wastewater is only light grey. In summer it is more black as people use less water.
SuSanA Secretariat
A putrid  thick  black sludge fouls the surf line of Rio s beaches.
A putrid, thick, black sludge fouls the surf line of Rio's beaches.
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The St. Lawrence River  near  Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands.
The St. Lawrence River, near Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands.
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AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sew...
AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues.
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon  the venue for rowing and canoeing  is polluted with raw sewage.
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the venue for rowing and canoeing, is polluted with raw sewage.
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