A joint Yale University and University of Virginia study published in 2008 concluded that the Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.) contains special properties that allow the plant to naturally filter out certain water contaminants (Miller et al., 2008). Dr. Norma Alcantar and her team at the University of South Florida have also studied this relationship and found similar results.
Ambulances were sent to an East Bay water park after more than 30 people complained of sickness due to possible chemical exposure, authorities said.
Drinking water contamination: No plans for Carroll Creek warning signs. News comes after chemicals were found in surface water.
A leaking dump site under a small tract on Area B has long been suspected as the source of high levels of TCE and PCE — chemicals used in cleaning supplies — found in groundwater. Several residents have blamed the contamination as having caused cancers and other health problems. Fort Detrick has no plans to post signs along Carroll Creek warning of potential contamination after news this week that chemicals were found in surface water and in the creek’s tributaries.
Ontario, Canada water contamination news: Lake Huron – Impact of diesel spill on water, environment: ‘Time will tell’
Impact of diesel spill on water, environment: ‘Time will tell’How will Thursday’s diesel fuel spill into lower Lake Huron impact drinking water and the environment? The bad news is that diesel fuel is one of the most toxic forms of oil to marine life. The good news is that it evaporates quickly and is relatively easily dispersed in open water.
“Surfactants will make the water foam or bubble when it is shaken or mixed. If the product’s label is not clear about what has been added to the bleach, do not use the product for the safe storage of water.”
A ministry spokesman told NZ Newswire that it was not aware of anyone having become sick by drinking water containing bleach additives.But the new advice was prompted by a query to the ministry from a member of the public whose water contained bleach with surfactant cleanser and it foamed up.
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.
Water pollution news: Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster update – Oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster enters food chain in the Gulf of Mexico.
Water Environmental Disaster news: Oil from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain in the Gulf of Mexico and BP nearing billion pound settlement with US authorities.
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 scare – 4,700 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled at Bradford County drilling site. Hydrochloric acid in fracking process.
Drinking water pollution scare. The chemical hydrochloric acid is used in fracking but there are no fracking operations in Bradford County Pennsylvania . So why was the acid there? Hydrochloric acid is used in the fracking process by company’s like Shell. The water pollution danger for Towanda Creek has been avoided as of today
. 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.
Tetrachloroethylene water contamination: Early life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision. Camp Lejeune – Cape Cod timelines.
BU School of Medicine, BUSPH has found that the drinking water in both Cape Cod and Camp Lejeune had the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene a chemical drinking water contaminant also known as PCE in it. Camp Lejeune also had, benzene and TCE. PCE is now found to cause vision problems and cancer. This report has over 300 resource links to research regarding PCE and Camp Lejeune.
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