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Polluted Water Spreads Cholera in Zimbabwe

Article: Polluted Water Spreads Cholera in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 10, 2008 (ENS) – “I am feeling a little uncomfortable,” Henry said quietly. He is a middle-aged man, lying on a dirty floor, politely looking up at Clara Chamizo. Henry is so dehydrated his cheeks are hollow. Chamizo, a nurse with the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) project in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe,…

Lack of Political Will Impedes Sanitation Improvements

Article: Lack of Political Will Impedes Sanitation Improvements

NEW YORK, New York, March 23, 2008 (ENS) – A lack of political will remains the greatest obstacle to efforts to reduce the number of people without access to basic sanitation and clean, running water, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday in a message to mark World Water Day. This year, World Water Day coincides…

Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

Article: Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Following reports last week that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are contaminating the nation’s drinking water, Governor Rod Blagojevich has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to expand its water quality monitoring to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways. The Illinois EPA also will promote…