Local I-Team: Memphis Aquifer Research

Local I-Team: Memphis Aquifer Research


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH … FACES A NUMBER OF CHARGES INCLUDING 1ST DEGREE MURDER. SHE’S DUE IN COURT TOMORROW. DEVELOPING AT THIS HOUR… ARKANSAS STATE POLICE WORKING TO DETERMINE IF AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING OVERNIGHT WAS JUSTIFIED.. RIGHT NOW WE KNOW MARZUES SCOTT WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A BLYTHEVILLE POLICE OFFICER JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE OFFICER WAS RESPONDING TO A DISTURBANCE CALL AT A DODGE’S THE STATE OF OUR DRINKING WATER … WILL BE DISCUSSED IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. IT’S THE VERY FIRST PUBLIC FORUM ON NEW RESEARCH … INTO THE MEMPHIS SANDS AQUIFER! THATS WHERE THE WATER YOU DRINK COMES FROM. A FIVE YEAR … FIVE MILLION DOLLAR STUDY IS UNDERWAY ON THE AQUIFER. LOCAL 24 NEWS … SENIOR INVESTIGATOR JENI DIPRIZIO JOINS US TO EXPLAIN HOW THIS AFFECTS YOUR MONEY. JENI! BREACHES IN THE PROTECTIVE CLAY ABOVE THE MEMPHIS SANDS AQUIFER. JENI DIPRIZIO/REPORTING : THE NEXT TIME YOU FILL A GLASS OF WATER…. THINK ABOUT THIS…. THE MEMPHIS SANDS AQUIFER WHERE OUR DRINKING WATER COMES FROM SITS 350 FEET BELOW THE GROUND…AND IS TWICE THE HEIGHT OF CLARK TOWER IN EAST MEMPHIS… THATS WHY ENVIRONMENTALISTS …. FROM PROTECT OUR AQUIFER SAY THIS RESEARCH IS SO IMPORTANT. ward archer/protect our aquifer: “we have a lot of water and we want to keep it that way and we want to protect it ward WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS CENTER FOR APPLIED EARTH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH IS HEADING UP THE PROJECT. WALDRON SAYS 25 GRADUATE STUDENTS WILL BE HELPING WITH THE RESEARCH..COLLECT ING DATA. THERE ARE ALREADY 15 KNOWN BREACHES …BUT SUSPECT THERE ARE MORE… dr brian waldron/U of M professor: ” this research really goes into depth where are FUTURE. SUPPORTERS SAY ITS LONG OVERDUE. ward archer/protect our aquifer I’m really really excited this is happening this is something we’ve really needed for a long time Jeni: TONIGHT PUBLIC MEETING WITH BE THE FIRST OF TWO THIS YEAR. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND, IT BEGINS AT 6:30 TONIGHT AT THE BENJAMIN

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