Enhancing Microbial Activity Contributes to the Remediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated with Pesticides

The addition of carbon, which is required as a nutrient by the microorganisms in soil and groundwater, was found to be the most promising remediation method in the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with the pesticide atrazine. This conclusion is reached in Aura Nousiainen’s doctoral dissertation, which will be presented for public examination at the University of Helsinki on Friday 13 February 2015. There is a demand for the remediation method, as atrazine is the most common pollutant found in groundwater in Finland.


Water pollution and research news brief: Groundbreaking research could help Altavista clean up a polluted pond – PCBs promote dendrite growth, may increase autism risk.

For decades, industries dumped polychlorinated biphenyls “PCB‘s” into a pond near the Staunton River. The chemicals have formed a toxic sludge in the water, and Altavista leaders are being forced to clean it up


Water pollution news: Local water utilities win Atrazine legal battle.

. Law suit over Syngenta loses legal battle . The utilities’ were paying tens of thousands of dollars a year to remove the chemical atrazine from drinking water.


USA drinking water contamination warning: Iowa, Perry issued a drinking water warning Friday – Nitrate levels high.

Perry Officials said water samples showed elevated levels of nitrite in the water.Drinking water contamination: Nitrite in drinking water is a serious health concern for infants less than six months old


Contaminated drinking water news. Kettleman City residents face a three-year wait to get healthy drinking water.

Kettleman city receives $8 million to replace town’s water supply, which is laced with cancer-causing arsenic, benzene . Project won’t be finished until 2015.


Contaminated drinking water. What contaminates it, and how do we learn more.

Contaminated drinking water what contaminates it, and how do we learn more.
It may look okay but looks are deceiving. Drinking contaminated water is now becoming a norm that many just ignore.


Camp Lejeune water contamination news: Effects of drinking water contamination due to tetrachloroethylene. [ATSDR]

Camp Lejeune drinking water contamination news: Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) what is it and why is it so harmful? and Effects of drinking water contamination due to tetraclorothylene.


Water crisis in USA: Military base Camp Lejeune toxic water investigation. The families and protectors of the United States health is in jeopardy . [Alyssa Litoff, Katie Hinman, courtesy of ABC News]

USA Military “Camp Lejeune” water contamination may finally get help, 30 Years Later: Military base toxic water investigation


Fracking news: Fracking mines spread quickly in U.S. / Fracking by country data included [Dan Vergano, Russel Mc Lendon, Wikipedia]

Since the late 1990s, American landscapes have become dotted with a small forest of shale gas wells according to the American Petroleum Institute. In the past decade, this steady development has become a gusher as nearly half the country has staked claim to these energy riches. In 2000, the USA had 342,000 natural gas wells. By 2010, more than 510,000 were in place — a 49 percent jump — according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration


Fracking news: Michigan, Ohio should strengthen laws on fracking, says new NWF report [Jordan Lubetkin, GLIN Daily News]

A new legal analysis by the National Wildlife Federation finds that laws in Michigan and Ohio need to be improved to protect the region’s streams, rivers, lakes, and wildlife from the risks of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”


Alberta Canada water crisis news: 3,000 barrels of oil spilled from pipeline. Water OK after Canadian oil spill [UPI.com timeline]

3,000 barrels of oil spilled, water crisis,pipeline company in Canada said water tests revealed drinking water met quality standards a week after an oil spill in Alberta province.One week after the spill? Oil spill pictures included in this article state different


Contaminated water and your health: New Wisconsin study on viruses in drinking water could have national impact [Wisconsin State Journal]

A Wisconsin study that shows a connection between viruses in drinking water and human illness is likely to have a national impact and could eventually lead to federal rules requiring treatment of all public water systems, according to experts.

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