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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...

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. One hypothesis is that illegal industrial discharges are entering the system and causing disruptions. Water Pollution Control Commission Administrator William C. Norton is taking a proactive approach to figuring out if illegal...

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. But a team of Clarkson University professors is aiming to use something akin to dust in measuring airflow and temperature within indoor environments. The project is funded with a $100,000 grant from the Syracuse Center of Excellence (CoE) in Environmental and Energy Systems. The dust we're talking about here is, of course, a hit...

2008-07-16 21:00:17

By Kelly Young, Jacksonville Daily Progress, Texas Jul. 16--Back in April, for the first time in their history, the board of directors of the Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District allowed an applicant to use the district's groundwater to build a recreational surface lake. On the agenda for the July meeting, the board will have to determine whether or not to allow a second applicant to do the same. "Like the situation in April with Elmwood Bradley Oaks, Cherokee Tree...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

By Daly, Pete LANSING - Legislation that makes Michigan a member of the Great Lakes Compact may help protect the region's water from diversion to distant states, but it will also ensure that businesses in Michigan can know in advance just how much groundwater they can legally withdraw in any given location. "Entrepreneurs will know whether they can invest in a location and know whether they're approved" for large scale groundwater withdrawals or not, said Mike Johnston, director of...

2008-07-12 18:00:14

By Carlos Moncada, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 12--U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday is expected to call on the federal government's help in cleaning up the toxic groundwater plume of chemicals that has now spread to Azalea Elementary School from the Raytheon defense plant in west St. Petersburg. "The plume is now at the front door of the elementary school," Nelson said in a news release. "We have to make sure the kids and everybody else aren't exposed." Nelson is scheduled to meet at 10:30...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A group representing state environmental regulators across the country today told a congressional panel that current rates of water use are unsustainable and are already leading to critical shortages in some areas. In their presentation to the Congressional Water Caucus, the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) called for greater national emphasis and better funding to study and protect underground sources of water. [To view today's report "Ground Water...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Ramachandran, Mahesh On a flat floodplain, on the northwestern coast of the island of Java, modern office towers dominate the Jakarta skyline, lending the city an aura of strength and prosperity. But, like many large urban areas in the developing world, the majority of residents of Indonesia's capital lack a reliable water supply from the city's public water system, which comes largely from surface water sources. As a result, many depend on groundwater, and because civic authorities have...

2008-07-02 06:00:30

By Andrew Barksdale, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 2--Cumberland County's public health director said in a memo Tuesday that steps have been taken to ensure local and state officials communicate when contaminated wells are discovered. Wayne Raynor, head of the county's Health Department, said his staff would begin notifying two state agencies -- the state Division of Water Quality's Aquifer Protection Section and the state toxicologist's office -- whenever groundwater samples...

2008-06-18 09:00:36

By Krista Ledbetter The Fox Valley's underground aquifer is rebounding, but the rising water carries with it a greater chance of arsenic contamination. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction," said Eric Fowle, executive director of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. The aquifer below the region that stretches from Fond du Lac north to Green Bay was losing about 3 feet of water per year, forcing municipalities and organizations to search for ways...


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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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