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2010-06-15 11:24:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal) released a video on its website, www.facesofcoal.org, today explaining in easy-to-understand terms and examples why the use of conductivity is an ill-advised and inappropriate measure for water quality impairment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued guidance on water quality requirements for coal mines in six Appalachian states. This...

2010-06-11 13:03:00

NEW STANTON, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today toured the new Reserve Environmental Services wastewater treatment in Westmoreland County, saying the facility uses the technology needed to meet stronger water quality standards now being considered to better protect Pennsylvania's waterways from the effects of natural gas drilling. Hanger said the proposed standards will prevent rivers from being polluted with total...

2010-06-03 17:13:00

CLOVIS, N.M., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Mexico American Water recently announced the results of its 2009 water quality reports for its Clovis service area. The reports show that water quality meets state and federal standards for all of its Clovis area systems. New Mexico American Water has about 60,000 customers within the state. "We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our customers is of higher quality than required by state and federal drinking water...

2010-06-03 17:12:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water recently announced the results of its 2009 water quality reports for all ten Sacramento service areas. The reports show that water quality meets state and federal standards for all of its Sacramento area systems. California American Water has about 58,000 customers within these areas. "We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our customers is of higher quality than required by state and federal...

2010-06-03 17:12:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water recently announced the results of its 2009 water quality report for its Larkfield service area. The report shows that the water quality level in Larkfield exceeds both state and federal drinking water standards. California American Water has more than 2,400 customers within this district. "The results of this water quality report underscore our commitment to providing our customers with the best product...

2010-06-03 17:11:00

EDGEWOOD, N.M., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Mexico American Water recently announced the results of its 2009 water quality report for its Edgewood service area. The reports show that water quality meets state and federal standards for all of its Edgewood area. New Mexico American Water has about 60,000 customers within the state. "These water quality reports confirm our commitment to providing our customers with the best product possible," said Kathy Wright, general manager of...

2010-05-20 11:01:00

Water Quality & Health Council Offers Free Test Kits In Response to CDC Pool Violation Data ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unhealthy pools are more common than you may think. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the importance of protecting yourself and your family at the pool this summer. The CDC reports a disturbing statistic: About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted...

2010-05-20 11:00:00

CDC Urges People to Take an Active Role in Promoting Healthy Swimming ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code violations, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that, overall, inspections of child care facility pools had the highest percentage of immediate closures (17.2 percent),...

2010-05-04 14:50:05

Researchers in India have demonstrated that microscopic aquatic creatures could be used as the ecological equivalent of a canary in a coalmine for assessing inland freshwater lakes and ponds. Writing in the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development the team explains how diatoms respond badly to pollutants and sewage contamination. Bijaya Kumar Padhi, Jnanendra Rath, and Pratap Kumar Padhy of the Visva-Bharati University, in Santiniketan, India, have looked at the...

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2010-04-30 07:58:54

A unique three-year longitudinal and vertical study of Central New York's Three Rivers system"”involving the Oswego, Oneida and Seneca rivers"”has revealed that oxygen resources have become degraded by several stressors, including the impact of wastewater treatment plants, nonpoint runoff, an increase in invasive zebra mussels and channelization of the flow. As oxygen is necessary to support life in aquatic ecosystems, its measurement is essential for gauging the overall state 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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