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Spraying Herbicides and Pesticides Near Water - What’s Wrong With This Picture?

June 22 2011

Spraying Herbicides and Pesticides Near Water - What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Water Quality

A recent article in the Oregonian pointed out that the effects of the use of weed killers (herbicides) on humans and plants is raising concerns nationwide. Partially in response to this, Oregon recently passed what may be the strictest standards for toxic water pollution in the United States. Meanwhile, a…

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One Year Later - Still Oil in the Sand

April 14 2011

One Year Later - Still Oil in the Sand

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

Surfrider volunteers recently conducted testing for oil and dispersants in the sand at Dune Allen Beach in Florida. The volunteers used a special ultraviolet light which revealed veins of what has been termed a “crude/Corexit compound” in the sand. Surfrider Foundation will communicate their findings and methods with BP to…

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Opposition to Hasting’s oil drilling bills

April 12 2011

Opposition to Hasting’s oil drilling bills

Water Quality Oil Spill

The Surfrider Foundation joins 48 organizations representing millions of American's in opposition to three bills sponsored by Doc Hastings (R-WA) that would promote new offshore drilling in US coastal waters

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Testing Gulf Beaches for Oil and Dispersants

April 06 2011

Testing Gulf Beaches for Oil and Dispersants

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

Check out these videos describing the Emerald Coast Chapter's new venture testing beach sand for oil and dispersant contamination using UV light.

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Glouster, Massachusetts balks at upgrading its sewage treatment plant to secondary treatment levels

March 30 2011

Glouster, Massachusetts balks at upgrading its sewage treatment plant to secondary treatment levels

Water Quality

Representatives from the Massachusetts Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation were the lone voices of support at a recent public hearing for EPA's draft decision to deny a sewage treatment plant in Glouster another waiver to it's obligations to meet the decades long requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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More on Sewage Spill in NH

March 25 2011

More on Sewage Spill in NH

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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March 17 2011

Emergency Beach Clean-ups in NH to Remove Wastewater Treatment Disks

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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February 22 2011

Monitoring Gulf Beaches for Oil and Dispersants

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

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February 10 2011

Sewage Dumping on Long Island, NY

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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January 04 2011

Rains bring sewage to beaches in California

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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November 03 2010

Combined Sewer Overflows Continue to Plague the Olympic Peninsula

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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October 27 2010

Beach Monitoring in CA Survives Budget Cuts for 1 More Year

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Illness

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October 13 2010

Surfrider Europe Investigates Plastic Debris on Atlantic Beaches

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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October 06 2010

Sewage Spill in Southern California

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

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October 05 2010

Beach monitoring in CA suffers from budget cuts: Part 2

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Illness

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September 03 2010

Beach monitoring in CA suffers from budget cuts

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Illness

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August 09 2010

Lessons from a week in the Gulf. Water quality is unknown.

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

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August 03 2010

NRDC Testing the Waters 2010 featuring Hawaii

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Illness

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July 14 2010

Surfrider Testing Florida Beaches for Chemical Dispersants

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

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July 02 2010

New Rapid Methods in OC

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Illness

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