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  1. "Hidden Problems" With Puerto Rico Water Supply

    6 Mar 2018- 09:00 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN PR Atlas Obscura For months after hurricane Maria, without electricity, surrounded by damaged infrastructure, Puerto Ricans struggled to find clean water after sewage, gasoline, and more was swept up in flo ...

    Local Press Report - 03/06/2018 - 09:00

  2. US Government Issues Correction: Puerto Rico Aid Will Continue

    1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN The New York Times The prospect of food and water assistance coming to an end for Hurricane Maria survivors in Puerto Rico blindsided the island’s government this week, prompting angry reactions from local ...

    Local Press Report - 02/01/2018 - 11:34

  3. US Ends Hurricane End to Puerto Rico Where 20% Still Lack Water

    31 Jan 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN PR USA Today Florida's two senators on Tuesday criticized the federal government's decision to cut off food and water shipments to Puerto Rico, even though 20% of the island still lacks running w ...

    Local Press Report - 01/31/2018 - 07:24

  4. Puerto Ricans Remain Nervous About Drinking Water Quality

    13 Nov 2017- 08:53 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN PR Quartz Media The share of Puerto Ricans with running potable water surpassed 85% on Nov. 8 for the first time since hurricane Maria hit the island seven weeks previously. But in some areas, most people ...

    Local Press Report - 11/13/2017 - 08:53

  5. Puerto Rico: 76 Confirmed or Suspected Cases of Leptospirosis

    30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN PR KFOR Since the Hurricane Maria, 76 confirmed or suspected cases of leptospirosis have been counted, along with three deaths. Some 23% of households are still without water as of Friday, with the situati ...

    Local Press Report - 10/30/2017 - 12:21

  6. Leptospirosis Death Toll Rises in Puerto Rico

    26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN PR NBC News Waterborne illnesses are on the rise in Puerto Rico in the wake Hurricane Maria — and health professionals fear the storm's aftermath could unleash an epidemic on the devastated island. Th ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2017 - 10:39

  7. OOSKAnews Correspondent: This Week, from the United States of America- South and West Roundup; Trump Latest; A Bit of Science, Etc.

    19 Oct 2017- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, Virginia US Military Must Do More To Clean Up Facilities A US federal watchdog has found most military bases have caught up on reporting about concerns of water contamination, but plenty of work rem ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/19/2017 - 12:46

  8. Trump Was Baffled and Disgusted by Water Purification in Puerto Rico

    5 Oct 2017- 11:05 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN PR The Week President Trump's whirlwind visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday resulted in gaffes such as Trump telling a homeowner without electricity to "have a good time" and pretending to shoot ...

    Local Press Report - 10/05/2017 - 11:05

  9. Puerto Rico Allows Utility to Issue Up to $900 Million in Bonds

    15 Jul 2016- 11:03 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Associated Press Puerto Rico has approved a law to allow its heavily indebted water and sewer company to issue up to $900 million worth of bonds amid a worsening economic crisis. The government said in a s ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2016 - 11:03

  10. Puerto Rico's Governor to Sign Water Utility Borrowing Bill

    13 Jul 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said he will probably sign into law a bill that allows the island’s main water utility to raise money through the capital markets. The measure enable ...

    Local Press Report - 07/13/2016 - 09:33

  11. Puerto Rico's Largest Public Hospital Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak

    23 Jun 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Associated Press Puerto Rico's largest public hospital is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A with at least 26 cases being reported among employees at the Centro Medico in Rio Piedras. It appears the ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2016 - 08:56

  12. Vilsack in Puerto Rico for Talks on Climate Change, Caribbean Agriculture

    21 Jun 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report RIO PIEDRAS United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Caribbean Climate Hub in Puerto Rico to lead a roundtable discussions with local agricultural officials, farmers and ...

    Local Press Report - 06/21/2016 - 09:00

  13. Puerto Rico's Water Issues Increase Zika Virus Risk

    17 Jun 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN All Media NY Puerto Rico's Martin Peña canal is 3.7 miles of heavily polluted water and a center for health risks. Some have included gastrointestinal ailments and mosquito-borne viruses, like dengue ...

    Local Press Report - 06/17/2016 - 08:50

  14. Puerto Rico Lawmakers Considering Bill to Prevent Water Utility Default

    13 Jun 2016- 09:57 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico lawmakers may vote as soon as today on a bill intended to help the island’s main water utility avoid a July 1 bond default by selling new debt with stronger repayment pledges. Investm ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2016 - 09:57

  15. USGS to Cut Water Monitoring in Puerto Rico Due to Debt

    13 Jun 2016- 09:54 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Associated Press The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday it can no longer monitor water resources in Puerto Rico because the territory's government owes it $2 million amid a worsening economic crisis. ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2016 - 09:54