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2009-06-30 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Herbert L. Corn, the former superintendent of the city of Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rochester, Ind., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in South Bend, Ind., to falsifying monthly discharge monitoring reports that concealed violations of the Clean Water Act at the Rochester plant, the Justice Department announced. Corn pleaded guilty to a five-count felony information charging him with making false statements in discharge...

2009-06-16 10:00:00

Company Sponsors The Field Museum's Water Exhibition CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing services, today announced its sponsorship of Water, an exhibition at The Field Museum that focuses on how people use water and the future of clean water supplies. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, June 17, and runs through Sunday, September 20. "UL's Global Water business provides safety testing and certification programs focused on...

2009-05-27 15:47:00

PHOENIX, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During the month of May, Arizona American Water customers will receive an annual water quality report, inserted with their monthly water bill. The reports, which are required for all community water systems in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency, aim to educate customers about where their water comes from and what is in it. "Our customers are our top priority, and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality...

2009-05-06 11:16:00

WQA offers online resources for diagnosis and treatment LISLE, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Set aside five minutes this week to diagnose your water. That is the advice of the Water Quality Association as National Drinking Water Week begins. For more than 20 years, the federal government has called on Americans to start the spring by learning how they can make sure they get the safest and cleanest possible water coming into their house. This year, National Drinking Water Week takes place...

2009-04-24 14:05:00

Company Offers $10,000 for Community Improvement Projects SAN DIEGO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today it is accepting applications for its 2009 Environmental Grant Program. The company will award several grants for a combined total of $10,000 to innovative community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and drinking water supplies within the state. A wide variety of conservation projects are eligible for funding, such...

2009-04-15 16:35:00

New Limits to Take Effect by January 2011, Interim Permitting Strategy Announced HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger today announced that new discharge standards for industrial wastewater that is high in total dissolved solids, or TDS, will take effect by January 2011. The department made the announcement at a public meeting of the Marcellus Shale Wastewater Technology Partnership and said the new limits will protect...

2009-03-27 10:40:00

Briefing informs members of new ground water study WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Congress received information today from the Water Quality Association about methods to help ensure safe well water, as a new study revealed the extent of contamination in the nation's ground water. WQA attended a congressional briefing sponsored by the US Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water Quality Assessment Program and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). During the briefing, the...

2009-03-26 09:08:00

First Update to State Water Plan in 26 Years Provides Recommendations to Protect Water Quality, Quantity in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As demand grows for Pennsylvania's water resources, the commonwealth is offering comprehensive recommendations to help policymakers balance the demands of competing interests while protecting the quality and supply of water for residents and businesses, Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said today as...

2009-03-17 20:00:00

~ Taking a look back at China's Environmental Monitoring Industry in 2008 and its market outlook for 2009 ~ SHANGHAI, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Water pollution issues in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province in late February has driven people's attention to the safety of drinking water again. Besides the absence of efficient supervision on industrial waste emission, insufficient capability of water quality monitoring in the water plant leads to the accident. (Logo:...

2009-03-13 12:35:00

Government Actions Exacerbating Water Crisis BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) today joined other water users in California by filing suit against federal agencies challenging regulatory restrictions placed on the state's water operations. The severe water supply restrictions have resulted from federal agency actions designed to protect the Delta smelt, a federally protected endangered species that...


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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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Word of the Day
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.