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.
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.
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.
State Basic Facilities and Environmental Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak said the source of the water supplied to Selangor came from west Pahang area such as Raub and Bentong, away from the bauxite mining areas in Kuantan.
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.
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.
The method sounds like a salad dressing recipe: take water, sprinkle in nanomaterials, add oil and shake.
RAW sewage was released into the Waimata River near Russel Street in Gisborne on Tuesday night because of a pump malfunction. The council was alerted at 8.40pm to a fault with the Russell Street pump station, where about six cubic metres of wastewater had leaked into the river.
Many factors contribute to lower life expectancy, including lack of access to primary health care and treatment, poverty and overcrowded housing. Many people living in remote communities of Australia have a lower life expectancy than those living metropolitan Australia, and one of the reasons for this could be lack of access to sufficient clean, safe water, according to a press release.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will test petroleum cleanup technologies at the former Town & Country Oil site in Mora in an effort to continue preventing contaminants from migrating to nearby city water wells. Gasoline and diesel fuel leaked into the ground at the site, located at the southwest corner of Maple Avenue and Highway 65, some 15 years ago.
An environmental advocacy group in the Shoals found a concerning level of pollution in springs that line the new Florence landfill.
When millions of gallons of wastewater poured into the Animas River in August, people watched in horror as the river turned orange, then continued flowing into the San Juan River, a tributary of the Colorado River.