The Columbia Water Company has issued a "Do Not Consume" notice to customers due to a break-in at one of its storage tank locations. About 8,600 customers in Mountville Borough, West Hempfield Township and Manor Township are affected.
The company said it was not immediately known whether the water in the storage tank was tampered with during the break-in, which occurred sometime during the ... read more >>
The British Geological Society (BGS) admits that fracking may pollute deep level water structures.
In a report commissioned by Bath Council, the BGS highlighted the fact that fracking could allow coldwater dilution of the thermal springs beneath the city.
“The greatest threat is posed by near-field exploration within Bath, by drilling wells which divert the flow of the Bath hot springs or oth ... read more >>
Chinese officials say they expect to find more carcasses in the river -- but they insist the city's water is fine.
Meanwhile, a court in Zhejiang Province, in the eastern part of the country, issued prison sentences Wednesday for 46 people convicted of selling meat from diseased pigs, state-run news agency Xinhua said. ... read more >>
Officials say they have to act quickly to remove the pigs, as the Huangpu River is a major source of drinking water for the city. They are investigating the cause of the deaths and suspect the pigs were dumped by farms upriver. Bloggers have criticised what some see as a slow government response. Workers aboard boats are using long-handled rakes to pull out the bloated carcasses, which started ap ... read more >>
Environmental officials in China say that more than 2,200 dead pigs have been fished out of Shanghai's main waterway as of Monday, fueling concerns about the safety of the area's drinking water and criticism over the management of agricultural waste.
A statement on the city's Agricultural Committee web site said that pigs' parts had been sent to be tested to assess the cause of death. Initi ... read more >>
Studies say that fracking consumes less than 1 percent of the total water used statewide, far less than agriculture or even watering lawns. But in some drilling hotbeds like Dimmit County, the proportion of water used for fracking has reached the double digits and is growing along with the oil boom. Companies are springing up to offer recycling, and some drillers are able to use brackish water, b ... read more >>
Wastewater discharged from beverage plants is full of a major contaminant – sugar, and lots of it – coming from diluted syrup and product beverages. These high-pollutant loads increase the cost of water treatment.
The Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group – which in addition to its eponymous brands, produces such popular beverages as 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Schweppes and Sunkist s ... read more >>
The China Geological Survey shows about 90 percent of underground water is not drinkable, with 60 percent badly polluted.
Monitoring data from 118 cities shows nearly 64 percent of cities have is severely contaminated underground water, 33 percent mildly polluted, while only 3 percent of cities have generally clean water.
China's national government cabinet The State Council issued a guid ... read more >>
Bottled water costs substantially more than what comes from the tap but is not healthier for consumers, a study has suggested.
Researchers found the bottled variety is subject to far less-stringent safety tests than tap water and is much more likely to be contaminated or become a source of infection.
While tap water must be checked daily under a rigorous inspection regime, by contrast, bottled ... read more >>
A senior BP executive has told a US court that the oil giant was not solely responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Rig operator Transocean and contractor Halliburton must also bear portions of the blame for the explosion and resulting spill, Lamar McKay said. The trial, in New Orleans, will determine liability for the spill. BP could face a huge fine, despite agreeing in 2012 to pay $ ... read more >>