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2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Rebecca Kimitch Efforts to rid San Gabriel Valley water of harmful chemicals and to increase supplies in the face of a statewide drought are likely to get a $10 million boost thanks to legislation signed by the governor. The money is part of an $842 million water package approved by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday. "This is an historic moment, the first time ever any bond money has been allocated to the San Gabriel Valley for groundwater cleanup," said Assemblyman Mike Eng,...

2008-10-01 15:00:21

The editorial "Poland Spring paradox" (Sept. 23) was deeply disappointing. While claiming to provide a balanced perspective on a difficult issue, the piece was actually a thinly-veiled defense of Nestle Waters/Poland Spring's operations in Maine. Concern for Maine's groundwater is not the non-issue the editorial asserts. Absent adequate protection at the state level, citizens in one town after another are organizing locally to protect their water from this foreign-owned company. Nestle...

2008-09-23 15:00:27

By ELAINE D'AURIZIO, STAFF WRITER POMPTON LAKES -- In a recent conversation with The Record, staff members of the state Department of Environmental Protection reported the following about the chemical contamination beneath a local neighborhood: * To date, vapor testing of homes above the plume has shown some evidence of the degreasing chemicals PCE and TCE, some above and some below the state's standard for screening. But nothing has scored what's called the "rapid action level," which...

2008-09-17 15:00:20

Researchers say increasing demand for groundwater in Iran is depleting that nation's water supplies, resulting in land surface deformations. An international team of scientists said decades of unrestrained groundwater extraction are linked to land surface deformation on local and regional scales. Combining water level data with satellite radar observations, the researchers led by Mahdi Motagh of the University of Tehran found aquifers are compacting across the country, resulting in their...

2008-09-11 03:00:13

By Snow, Nick Apex Oil Co. Inc. has been ordered to clean up contamination from its former refining operations in Hartford, Ill., the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency joindy announced July 29. Chief Judge David R. Herndon of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois issued the order on July 28 following a 5-week trial of a DOJ-EPA lawsuit against Apex in January and February. The cleanup, which will cost the privately held Clayton, Mo., oil...

2008-08-31 18:00:18

By Ben Glaze WALES' biggest water company has been prosecuted 18 times in the last four years for polluting the country's waterways, the Western Mail has learned. Since 2005, Welsh Water has been prosecuted for a range of incidents including: Killing more than 23,000 fish near a reservoir; polluting a stream near a Blue Flag beach in a National Park, and allowing sewage to enter an estuary on the edge of another National Park. Last year, WelshWaterwas jointlythe most...

2008-08-09 03:00:16

By Dudenski, Christo Grange, Aldu Le; Thompson, Isa IN MAY 2005 THE DEPARTMENT of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF), Directorate: National Water Resource Planning commissioned the Outeniqua Coast Water Situation Study (OCWSS), which was completed in December 2007. The need for the study was driven by the fact that a number of towns in the study area were experiencing serious periodic water shortages, mainly because of substantial growth in urban water usage; high ecological reserve...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News WOODS CROSS -- A recent environmental study that evaluated the impacts of a new culinary water well in Woods Cross appears to give the go-ahead for the city to begin designing a $5 million well. The report, completed by JUB Engineers, investigated potential impacts of a new well, but found no impacts that could keep a new well from being drilled. Woods Cross expects to need at least seven wells to accommodate drinking water needs for its expected...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Matt Hildner, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 27--ALAMOSA -- The federal government will try to secure its right to groundwater beneath the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Wednesday, when a three-week trial is scheduled to open in the Water Court for Division 3. Attorneys with the Department of Justice filed a claim to a right that would entitle it to all unappropriated water in the unconfined aquifer needed to maintain ground water levels in the park. The "in-place"...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Nancy Madsen, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Jul. 24--CLAYTON -- Several residents in the town's wind district are worried that construction of massive windmills will cause contamination of their wells. The wind district sits on limestone bedrock, under which lies an underground aquifer that supplies the water. Under the project area is a moderate- to high-yielding aquifer that serves local landowners and the municipalities of LaFargeville, Black River, Brownville, Evans Mills and...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.