Utility bosses scrambled to send more water towards the metropolitan area before it became tainted as nearly 3,700 firefighters battled the 230-square-mile blaze, the biggest wildfire on record in California's Sierra Nevada.
They reported modest progress, saying the fire was 15% contained.
Experts monitored the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir for clarity and used a massive new £3 billion gravity-ope ... read more >>
TOKYO — Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea.
Now, 2 1/2 years later, experts fear it is about to reach the Pacific and greatly worsen what is fast becoming a new crisis at Fukushima: the inability t ... read more >>
More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup.
Earlier this year, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Oak Ridge Nationa ... read more >>
Access to safe drinking water is a step closer to being a reality for those in developing countries, thanks to new research published in Nature Communications.
The study paves the way for the next generation of portable water purification devices, which could provide relief to the 780 million people around the world who face every day without access to a clean water supply. ... read more >>
Research at the University of Sheffield, published in the latest issue of Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, points the way to more sophisticated and targeted methods of ensuring our drinking water remains safe to drink, while still reducing the need for chemical treatments and identifying potential hazards more quickly.
The research team, from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of ... read more >>
Imagine waking up to get a glass of water from the faucet and instead getting a glass of water that looks like Ice Tea. Well in Scituate, Massachusetts this is what is currently occurring. Water in the town is currently in a brown color due to old pipes having sediment built up, currently passing through the system due to incidents that has brought the attention of the whole community. ... read more >>
Bacteria Commonly Found in Drinking Water Creates Conditions Which Enable Other Potentially Harmful Bacteria to Thrive
Research at University of Sheffield are point to more sophisticated and targeting methods of ensuring our water is safe. The research was to see which combination of bacteria would produce a 'bioflim'. Bioflims are layers of bacteria that form on the inner surface of a water pipe. Biofilms form on all water pipes usually non-harmful but can also become breading grounds for harmful bacteria. ... read more >>
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday asked the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to submit an action plan on supplying safe drinking water to the areas newly added to Bangalore city.A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and B.V. Nagarathna issued an oral direction in this regard while hearing a public interest litigation petition initiated suo motu by the court b ... read more >>
At the request of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), the team headed by Indumathi Nambi, Associate Professor and Head, Environment and Water Resources Division, Department of Civil Engineering, visited the area where water in borewell was contaminated, allegedly due to leakage from pipelines belonging to public sector oil marketing companies. The team submitted its preliminary investigat ... read more >>