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EPA Invests $2 Million in Philadelphia Drinking Water Security

Article: EPA Invests $2 Million in Philadelphia Drinking Water Security

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a $2 million grant to Philadelphia to help the city address the risk of intentional contamination of its drinking water by diseases, pests, or poisonous agents. The federal agency says it could make a total of $9.5 million available to the…

Aid Begins to Reach Myanmar Cyclone Survivors

Article: Aid Begins to Reach Myanmar Cyclone Survivors

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 13, 2008 (ENS) – Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej of Thailand will travel to Myanmar Wednesday to coordinate assistance between the international communities and Myanmar, which was hit by the deadly Cyclone Nargis on May 2 and 3. Winds up to 200 kph destroyed 95 percent of the homes and businesses in the…

Polluting Philly Drinking Water Costs Merck $20 Million

Article: Polluting Philly Drinking Water Costs Merck $20 Million

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, December 13, 2007 (ENS) – Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia’s drinking water. In one of the…