Discarded Drugs in your Drinking Water?

The dangers of discarded drugs getting into drinking water supplies have been under study for more than a decade and although it appears humans are not directly threatened, the same cannot be said for fish and other creatures living in waters tainted by pharmaceuticals.  The link below provides a very good explanation of the problem facing fish on drugs.  Thanks to my friend Mike Campagna for alerting me to this video.



Napa Wine Country Water for Fish Showdown at Kimball Creek


by Patrick Porgans, Planetary Solutionaries


  Chris Malan, representing Living Rivers, is dead set on keeping fish alive in Kimball Creek, a tributary on the upper Napa River. Public records indicate that the City of Calistoga would be at fault for dead fish if it fails to release adequate flows from Kimball Dam and Reservoir, which are required to protect the downstream fishery. 

In Malan’s latest salvo “City must act now to protect fish” she makes a compelling argument, by backing up her stance on “water for fish” now, pointing out the fact “it’s the law,” placing the city on a major “fault-line” and in the line-of-sight of the State Water Resources Control Board.   READ MORE »

Two-headed fish from selenium poisoning? They're here!!

The news has broken that selenium from phosphate mining in Idaho has triggered grotesque mutations in fish in Idaho creeks, notably two-headed fish.  This story was first broken by Patrick Porgans, a California State Water Resources Control Board watchdog and top notch investigator.  He had been sitting on the story for months in order to protect his sources.  Porgan's detailed report can be found at his website:

A Reuters News Service article on the two-headed fish, reprinted at the Scientific American magazine website, can also  be found at  READ MORE »

Electric Power Research Institute wins Dept. of Energy grant to test "Fish friendly" hydropower electricity generator


PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today (September 12, 2011)  it has been selected for a $1.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to deploy and test the Alden turbine, a hydropower electricity generator designed to significantly reduce fish mortality during power production. The award is part of a $17 million DOE and U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) competitive process for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology. 

The DOE award requires industry cost share which will bring total project funding to $3 million.   READ MORE »

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