Drinking water contaminated by wastewater is a potential source of exposure to mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds from commercial products and excreted natural and pharmaceutical hormones. These contaminants are hypothesized to increase breast cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to drinking water contaminated by wastewater increases the risk of breast cancer. Results did not provide evidence of an association between breast cancer and drinking water contaminated by wastewater.
Water treatment plant malfunctions have led to drinking water in the Icelandic village being unfit for drinking straight away.
The state Health Department was made aware in August 2014 that a toxic chemical had contaminated Hoosick Falls’ village water system, but conflicting information and a lack of regulations led to months of delays in notifying the public about the situation, documents show.
Soon after the transition was made, residents began complaining about the quality of the water, noting its strange color, taste, and smell. With proceeding investigations, it was found that the Flint river, and therefore the water being supplied to the community, was contaminated with almost unprecedented amounts of lead.
A few town of Pamelia residents on Route 342 west of Interstate 81 endured water contamination and pipe corrosion long before a new municipal water line was constructed in 2013.
The Water and Sanitation Division of the county’s Special Districts Department sent a letter to Oak Hills residents in County Service Area 70J reporting that higher levels of hexavalent chromium have been discovered in the water system, which “violated a drinking standard.”
A sophisticated study blending 35 years of well contamination tests shows high levels of toxic nitrate is turning up a little less frequently in Dane County-area drinking water.
The Fundão dam, operated by the mining company Samarco, collapsed first and spilled into the Santarém dam and waste from both began to flow to nearby cities and into a vital river. The toxic mud wave, which has been slowly traveling down the Rio Doce for several weeks, has now reached the Atlantic, adding a dangerous mix of arsenic, zinc, copper, mercury, and other substances to the water during its 500-kilometer journey.
Citizens of Bangladesh have been suffering from the consequences of arsenic poisoning for years. This situation is often referred to as one of the largest mass poisonings of all time.
A presentation by a Moorestown utility director and an engineer included plans to replace multiple water mains throughout town and upgrade several water treatment plant systems – such as the closed Hartford Road plant and the Kings Highway plant – and address the presence of an unregulated contaminant.
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.