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Uranium Found in Kansas Drinking Water Supplies

Article: Uranium Found in Kansas Drinking Water Supplies

LAWRENCE, Kansas, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – The radioactive element uranium has been found above federal limits in the drinking water supplies of nine Kansas communities, says Don Whittemore, a geochemist with the Kansas Geological Survey. Now these communities must devise solutions to bring down the uranium levels. Possible solutions include relocating wells, buying water…

Wind Power Will Help Texas Town Desalinate Groundwater

Article: Wind Power Will Help Texas Town Desalinate Groundwater

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2008 (ENS) – The first project in the United States to use wind power to desalinate drinking water for an inland municipality rather than a coastal town has just received a $500,000 grant from the Texas state Office of Rural Community Affairs, ORCA. The $1.075 million pilot project utilizing wind power…