Article courtesy of TC Sreemoli | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. The district disaster management cell in Ernakulam, India, has decided to install GPS devices into hundreds of water tankers to ensure that the tankers do not collect contaminated water. More than 300 water tankers distribute water in […]
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 method sounds like a salad dressing recipe: take water, sprinkle in nanomaterials, add oil and shake.
The Gold King Mine has been leaking fluids into its surrounding area since its shuttering in 1923. This has resulted in the formation of dozens of toxic wells in its immediate vicinity.
An updated resource from OSHA emphasizes the importance of maintaining emergency eyewash stations so the water does not become contaminated and lead to potential infections.
Last month more than 6,000 residents of Dalziel Park, New Stevenston, Carfin, Newarthill, Holytown, Mossend and Chapelhall were without water for two days after the supply became infected with an “oily-based substance”.
Water contamination news: New water contaminants – chemicals need to be added to the list that should be controlled.
Universities and the U.S. Geological Survey have noticed that some fish and other aquatic creatures have been developing rather unusual characteristics. For example, the National Geographic News reported in 2004 that a statistically significant study by the USGS found that some bass in the Potomac River had developed testicular as well as ovarian tissues. Yes, the boys could make eggs.
Other studies identified similar problems existing in other rivers around the country. The EPA and other researchers are convinced that chemicals that are not normally sampled or treated are able to pass through our municipal treatment systems and are having the documented impacts.
Portland, Oregon contaminated drinking water news brief: Portland’s westside tap water is safe to drink, officials say.
Reservoir 3 at Washington Park is drained due to contaminated water problem, although the ban on drinking the water was removed at 8am Sunday. On Monday they will be cleaning the Reservoir 3.