However, this comes with a major clause and the contamination of the water has to completely stop and all measures such as construction of sewage plants and treatment of water flowing into the lake have to be undertaken.
Under high wave conditions, crucial offshore spill containment response might have to be put off for hours, or even days because of unsafe boating conditions, the responders say. That would delay the deployment of spill-containing boom, or the use of skimmers to remove oil from the water’s surface. And that would allow the ecological calamity to spread.
Water is a critical part of people’s everyday lives. In parts of the world where access to clean water is impeded, the effects have extensive implications for people and the environment. When a disaster hits, even countries with the safest water supplies can become vulnerable to a myriad of problems.
L8 guidance now has less emphasis on precisely when you should carry out some of the procedures that help to control and prevent Legionella. But does that mean we can relax or ease up on legionella prevention? Not at all; we need to be more vigilant than ever, as Gary Nicholls, managing director of Swiftclean Building Services, explains in this exclusive article for ECJ.
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker, in a lawsuit filed Nov. 10, wants Monsanto to pay for the environmental cleanup. It comes after the State Water Resources Control Board determined that there was a presence of highly toxic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) in Oakland’s storm water, which threatens the local ecosystem.
People packed a village meeting in Hoosick Falls Tuesday night after receiving a notice their water might be contaminated.
Manufacturing plant Saint Gobain announced on Tuesday that water samples near its site tested positive for a chemical called PFOA.
Being green is a point of pride-except when it describes the color of a river, lake or other waters. That green tinge means algae, which can often be harmful algal blooms (HABs) that muck up waters around the United States. Algal blooms arise from a preponderance of nutrients deposited by heavy spring and summer rains that stick around and thrive in the warmer, shallower waters of late summer and fall.
Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport Borough and at least six residences have switched water sources after a chemical spill contaminated groundwater during drilling operations by JKLM Energy LLC this week. On Thursday, JKLM Energy LLC released information on the company’s ongoing efforts to respond to an incident from Friday in which a surfactant solution used in the drilling and completion of natural gas wells is believed to have migrated into shallow subsurface and groundwater.
residents to stay out of parts of Little Sugar Creek in North Charlotte after two dangerous chemicals, that could cause cancer and organ damage with steady exposure, have been found in part of Little Sugar Creek.
You’re going to want to stay out of Wiser and Toad lakes and keep your pets out of the water, too, for the time being. Tests have confirmed that the blue-green algae bloom in those lakes are toxic. Warning signs were posted at the lakes Friday, Sept. 4, according to Greg Stern, Whatcom County, WA health officer.
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced last week (Aug. 19) that a residential area in Missouri’s St. Louis County is contaminated with radioactive waste. Significant levels of thorium 230, a radioactive isotope, were discovered in public parks and private yards that have been touched by floodwaters from Coldwater Creek, a tributary of the Missouri River.
Regional water utilities in California had to call on backup water supply plans after a major water pipeline burst in San Bruno late last month, spilling millions of gallons of water. The pipeline, known as San Andreas Pipeline No. 2, is part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System and serves three Peninsula water agencies.