Workers raced to stop the leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, but its operator said much of the water had seeped into the soil and the source of the leak was unknown. ... read more >>
The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Wednesday it viewed the situation at Fukushima "seriously" and was ready to help if called upon, while nearby China said it was "shocked" to hear contaminated water was still leaking from the plant, and urged Japan to provide information "in a timely, thorough and accurate way".
"We hope the Japanese side can earnestly take effective ... read more >>
Surface water is usually rain water that collects in surface water bodies, like oceans, lakes, or streams. Another source of surface water is groundwater that discharges to the surface from springs. Surface water pollution occurs when hazardous substances come into contact and either dissolve or physically mix with the water. Because of the close relationship between sediments and surface water, ... read more >>
Thirty years ago this lake was a beautiful tourist site. What has unfolded over the decades is a tragedy for humans and nature!
One of the main reasons for the tragedy is the incomprehensible practice of making the lake a dumping ground for human waste. ... read more >>
Around 40% of India’s population lives in the Ganga river basin, comprising of Ganga, Yamuna and about 64 other tributaries. The report says the water quality in these rivers in plains of the basin does not meet water quality criteria.
Unscientific disposal of garbage in Indian cities and high use of chemical fertilizer in the agriculture sectors are also responsible for increasing contaminati ... read more >>
Natural gas is claimed to promise cleaner, more efficient combustion than its petroleum-based competition, but getting natural gas out of the ground through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be far more environmentally menacing than getting oil. Now, as many as 30 Texas towns could be learning that the hard way, as the towns’ water supplies have been diverted for fracking. ... read more >>
Three out of four residents of the city worry about the quality of drinking water, says a new survey released on Monday. This is not surprising considering the BMC found that one out of every seven samples of drinking water in July was contaminated with E-coli bacterium. E-coli is responsible for stomach ailments such as severe diarrhoea.The survey said 77% of the 600 households surveyed worried ... read more >>
A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale.
While the findings are far from conclusive, the study provides further evidence tying fracking to arsenic contamination. An internal Environmental Protection Agency PowerPoint presentation ... read more >>
We have all heard the oft-repeated statement from proponents of unconventional oil and gas development that “hydraulic fracturing does not cause water contamination.” It has come up in relation to controversies over EPA studies in Pavillion, Wyoming, and, most recently, Dimock, Pennsylvania. It has even come up at congressional hearings, where senators were distracted from the more important issu ... read more >>
How a monster ‘fatberg’ clogged a London sewer — ‘We’ve never seen a single lump of lard this big’ | National Post
Utility company, Thames Water company has found the largest fatberg ever recorded in Britain. The fatberg is made up of 15-tonnes lump of fat and other debris which has coagulated inside a main in London suburb sewer. Images and videos have been released showing the fatberg. ... read more >>