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Puerto Rico power, water utilities to suspend service to customers in arrears

https://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-power-water-utilities-to-suspend-service-to-customers-in-arrears The freeloaders need to be cut off, because it is unsustainable for the utilities to survive when customers don’t pay their bills.  Why they never did this before?  Where is the common sense? Puerto Rico power, water utilities to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s drinking water system fails its people

http://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/thecountrysdrinkingwatersystemfails-2319886 The Country’s drinking water system fails A report finds multiple violations both from a lack of monitoring and notifying as well as from the presence of lead and other pollutants Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 9:39 AM By Marga … Continue reading

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The Hidden Problems With Puerto Rico’s Water Supply – Pollution, groundwater contamination

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/puerto-rico-hurricane-water-contamination The Hidden Problems With Puerto Rico’s Water Supply Hurricane Maria exacerbated long-term issues, and researchers are only just starting to understand how. by Sarah Laskow March 05, 2018 Islands Week Directing water from a cave spring to drinking water … Continue reading

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20,000 pallets of bottled water, received from FEMA, wasted after Hurricane Maria

$300,000 was being paid PER DAY to store pallets of bottled water instead of giving it out after Maria, but later it was deemed stale and thus waste?  This is another example of the failed response in Puerto Rico.  20,000 pallets of … Continue reading

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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/puerto-rico-struggles-with-massive-environmental-crisis/2017/10/16/6dd1339c-b296-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria In this Saturday, Oct. 14 2017 photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped from a mountain creek, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Raw sewage is pouring into the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-tourism-craters-in-wake-of-hurricane-maria Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria By The Associated Press on October 24, 2017 SAN JUAN — The narrow blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are deserted. Cigar shops are boarded up. Boutiques in bright … Continue reading

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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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