The suspected source for the E-coli and coliform bacteria drinking water contamination in Syracuse has been isolated, and city officials believe the concern will be fully corrected by Monday or Tuesday, officials said Saturday.
Yet while farmers will face water restrictions, one major user — and polluter — of the state’s water is exempt: the oil and gas industry, which, according to RT, uses 2 million gallons of fresh water per day.
A video from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has shown that 50,000 Palestinians from Beit Hanoun in the Northern part of the Strip face serious public health hazard due to damaged water systems systems.
California is digging deep to get the drinking water it needs after one of the state’s worst droughts on record.
The Sept. 9 public hearing held on Kewaunee County’s proposed groundwater ordinance would ban the spreading of manure on rural land with thin topsoil (20 feet to bedrock) from Jan. 1 to April 15.
As the AP reports, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection posted details about the contamination cases online on Thursday. The cases occurred in 22 counties, with Susquehanna, Tioga, Lycoming, and Bradford counties having the most incidences of contamination.
Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced that the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system of St. John the Baptist Parish. The microscopic amoeba can be deadly if contaminated water travels through the nose to the brain. The microscopic pathogen can cause a deadly form of meningitis that or a swelling of the brain and surrounding tissues.
Mexico’s National Water Commission said on Monday it had been monitoring for chemicals in the Sonora river and its tributary the Bacanuchi since an August 7 spill caused by heavy rains at the Buenavista copper mine at Cananea. The extraction site lies about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Mexico’s border with the United States.
The majority of the population of south-eastern Minnesota, US, uses groundwater from private wells as their main water source. As an increasing number of farmers in the area convert their grassland to cropland, their greater use of fertilizer threatens to contaminate this precious groundwater with nitrates. Now researchers have, for the first time, estimated the costs of dealing with drinking water contamination due to this land-use change.
It will cost $0.7 to 12 million over 20 years to address the increased risk of nitrate contamination of private wells in south-eastern Minnesota, Bonnie Keeler and Stephen Polasky from the University of Minnesota estimated, by using integrated biophysical models and economic valuation
Professor Sherif A el Safty, a leading Japan-based scientist, gave a presentation in which he highlighted the potential of nanotechnology in areas such as environment pollution, monitoring, transportation, security, defence, space missions, energy, oil and gas refining, agriculture and medicine.
A Chinese oil giant was to blame for a toxic leak that contaminated drinking water in a northwestern city, leading panicked residents to clear stores of bottled water, state media said Saturday.
Residents in the Chinese city of Lanzhou rushed to buy bottled drinks on Friday after authorities said benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, had been found in tap water at 20 times above national safety levels.