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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Abbe Smith, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 21--WEST HAVEN -- The city's Water Pollution Control Facility has violated its federal discharge permit more frequently over the past year than previous years, and now city officials are trying to find out why.

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Tampone, Kevin SYRACUSE - Dust. Who would have thought it could be useful? Really, it's an irritant to everyone from allergy sufferers to neat freaks.


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Water Pollution
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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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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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