Industry, pollution and the growing population together increasingly constitute both the demand for and scarcity of clean water. While river-fed sources are becoming less accessible, groundwater is also sinking deeper or getting contaminated.
Gov. Scott Walker recently visited Kewaunee County, promising that our groundwater pollution problems would be addressed by “science based” solutions. Having recently gutted the state Department of Natural Resources science staff considerably, the governor’s words not only echoed as disingenuous, but filled with hypocrisy.
Indian Point Nuclear Facility Operator Reports ‘Alarming Levels’ of Radioactivity in Plant’s Groundwater; Some Wells Increase 65,000%
Gov. Cuomo said the plant’s operator, Entergy, reported “alarming levels” of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%.
In late 2015, very low levels of TCE were detected in two wells at the airport, which indicates that groundwater beneath the airport meets drinking water standards, but has likely been impacted by an off-site source of TCE. TCE levels in groundwater are higher in off-site wells, particularly those wells surrounding neighboring industrial operations. Electronic parts manufacturing, vapor degreasing of metal parts, and commercial dry cleaning industries have historically been the largest users of chlorinated solvents such as TCE. The chemical may also be found in some household products, such as wood finishes, adhesives and paint removers.
Permeable pavements allow water to filter and flow through them. They are constructed with added holes (or pores) that water seeps through to a storage area below, where pollutants are removed.
“Over exploitation of groundwater for decades and lack of remedial measures have been impacting the level of groundwater in these districts. If the Yettinahole project fails to see the light of day, people may be forced to migrate from these areas in 10 years,” some water experts say.
Company says diesel-powered facility between Rowlands Castle and Horndean will help stop power cuts. SERIOUS concerns have been raised about contamination of the public water supply amid plans to build a power plant in the countryside.
Beirut: As it approaches its cold and rainy season, Lebanon faces a genuine public health crisis six months after its unending garbage crisis. According to a recent Unicef report, cholera has already killed six people in Iraq and has spread to Syria and some Gulf countries as Shiite pilgrims return to their home countries.
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.
According to a new Canadian-led study, we could easily run out of water supply, since the wells we rely on cannot be renewed. It is a common belief that snow and rain do their job effectively to kindly provide us with fresh water, but it turns out that resources previously considered renewable aren’t all that renewable.
Wisconsin residents can take a number of steps to make sure their drinking water is safe. The city of Milwaukee is considered a national leader in testing for contaminants in its drinking water. But thousands of Milwaukee children are diagnosed each year with lead poisoning, which some researchers say could be at least partially due to drinking water tainted with lead.
Concerns about fracking and the introduction of biosolids such as sewer sludge used for fertilizer on farms in nearby communities convinced the town of Wales last year to conduct a groundwater study.