Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HAR), Africa’s third-largest producer of the metal, must pay to clean up water pollution near mines west of Johannesburg even after selling the land five years ago, South Africa’s Court of Appeal ruled.
Harmony, which owned the affected area in the West Rand from 2003 to 2008, must contribute to rehabilitation costs with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. and Simmer & Jack Mines ... read more >>
1) What is the story?
Energy companies exploiting Alberta's tar sands are running out of room to store the contaminated water that is a byproduct of the process used to turn bitumen into diesel and other fuels. As a result, 30-end pit man-made lakes are planned to store the toxic mix, raising concerns among numerous groups and individuals.
2) Why is it important? ... read more >>
This storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) covers the operations at
insert facility name. It has been developed as required under Part III of
Wisconsin’s Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) general permit for
storm water discharges and in accordance with good engineering practices. This
SWPPP describes this facility and its operations, identifies potential sources of
storm ... read more >>
Welcome to the Water Pollution Guide, where you can find useful information about the sources of water pollution and how they can be treated.
Water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and is a very important resource for people and the environment. Water pollution affects drinking water, rivers, lakes and oceans all over the world. This consequently harms human health and the natural envir ... read more >>
Since the typhoon hit, Danny Estember has been hiking three hours round-trip into the mountains each day to obtain what he can only hope is clean water for his five daughters and two sons.
The exhausting journey is necessary because safe water is desperately scarce in this storm-ravaged portion of the Philippines. Without it, people struggling to rebuild and even survive risk catching intestin ... read more >>
1) What is the story?
A new report on Top 10 solution against ocean water pollution has been released
2) Why is it important?
The news refer to a report that recognizes the best solutions to tackle the pollution of the ocean of 20 million tons of plastic litter per year. It is important because plastic pollution affects marine environment and leads to significant clean-up cost
3) How is it ... read more >>
The Missouri Clean Water Commission has approved new water quality rules that bolster protection for rivers and lakes and bring the state closer to compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.
The revised standards, voted on Wednesday, set specific limits for pollutants discharged into an additional 90,000 miles of rivers and streams and 2,100 lakes and are expected to require expensive upgrad ... read more >>
Unlike public water supplies that are regularly tested to ensure the water is safe to drink, individuals or families using private water supplies are responsible for testing for contamination. If test results indicate that bacterial contamination is occurring, shock chlorination or disinfection is the most widely suggested method for initial treatment. Shock chlorination (disinfection) is the one ... read more >>
A waterfront plot by a body of water with an excellent water quality rating yielded a price approximately 20 per cent higher than one by a body of water with a rating of satisfactory. The impact of water quality on the prices of recreational waterfront plots is comparable to that of shore planning. In 2004, plots with shore plans were roughly 35 per cent more expensive than ones with no shore pla ... read more >>