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2009-01-21 14:56:00

DEP to Continue Monitoring Levels, Taking Samples PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection confirmed today that levels of total dissolved solids, or TDS, in the Monongahela River have dropped and remain well below state and federal guidelines. Three weeks of laboratory data on water samples from the river found TDS levels below the 500 parts per million criteria established by the department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

2008-12-12 10:08:53

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture should jointly establish a Nutrient Control Implementation Initiative (NCII) to learn more about the effectiveness of actions meant to improve water quality throughout the Mississippi River basin and into the northern Gulf of Mexico, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report also advises how to move forward on the larger process of allocating nutrient loading caps -- which entails delegating...

2008-12-05 12:34:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a USGS study released today showing that man-made chemicals remained in two-thirds of the publicly treated water that was tested, the Water Quality Association is encouraging consumers to educate themselves on possible solutions. According to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey, low levels of about 130 man-made chemicals were not removed by public treatment processes. The USGS examined water from nine selected rivers used as sources...

2008-12-01 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.himfr.com/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that China's pollution level remains high amid successes in putting environmental deterioration under control. As a result, the demand for modern environmental monitor instruments ( http://www.himfr.com/hot-products/ ) remains high, in particularly, there is an urgent need for high-quality automatic monitoring...

2008-10-15 03:00:13

GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement from Heidi Paul, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) in reaction to claims made in a report issued today by the Environmental Working Group: "As the country's largest producer of bottled water, Nestle Waters North America adheres to the most rigorous quality standards for all of our 15 brands of bottled water which range from Poland Spring to S. Pellegrino. Similar to the International...

2008-10-12 03:00:10

By Pamela Hale-Burns A sewage spill caused the closure of Colorado Lagoon on Saturday morning. City Health Officer Dr. Helene Calvet issued the closure to all water-based recreational activities involving bodily contact with the water, until tests show bacteria levels have dropped to the level of state law requirements. According to the Water Department a sewage line near Eighth Street and Pacific Coast Highway overflowed into the street and eventually reached the storm system....

2008-10-10 00:00:19

A researcher in Wisconsin warns that climate change may put Great Lakes' water quality at risk. Johnathan Patz of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health says an increase in extreme monsoon-like rains, as occurred in some regions last spring, is likely to aggravate the risk of outbreaks of waterborne disease in the Great Lakes region. In a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Patz says a team of researchers concluded extreme rains that...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By Kristin S. Agostoni The environmental group Heal the Bay released its end-of-summer report card today with mostly high marks for beaches in the South Bay and Harbor Area. With the exception of a few spots that typically get dinged for poor water quality, including inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro and Dockweiler Beach at the Ballona Creek mouth, the grades mean that beachgoers this summer were swimming in clean water. One problematic area in Redondo Beach showed improvement: the...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By ERIK ROBINSON James Kardouni, a state environmental scientist, dumps nontoxic dye into Burnt Bridge Creek on Wednesday. By tracking the flow of the dye, he hopes to learn where shade trees might be planted and pinpoint sources of pollution. James Kardouni poured a jug of red fluorescent dye into Burnt Bridge Creek at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday. Kardouni, an environmental scientist with the state Department of Ecology, expected it would take about 20 hours for the greatly dissipated cloud to...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By Jeff Donn Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Pollution experts pressed a congressional panel Thursday for a new national approach that monitors the country's waters more broadly for the presence and impact of hundreds of recently detected contaminants from pharmaceuticals to fire retardants. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, opened her panel's hearing with a warning. A former nurse, Johnson said the presence of...


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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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