Sep. 12, 2012 — The distribution system piping in U.S. public water systems that rely on non-disinfected well water or "ground water" may be a largely unrecognized cause of up to 1.1 million annual cases of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), involving nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, scientists are reporting. ... read more >>
When thermoelectric power plants convert water to steam to turn large turbines and create energy, they’re left with plenty of what’s known as “waste heat.” This waste heat has to go somewhere and either flows up into the atmosphere or back into the rivers or ponds where these factories source their fresh water. To better understand where this waste heat goes and how it affects the environment, sc ... read more >>
New research, just published, details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from water sources – lakes and rivers – at a significantly higher rate than the currently used filtering technology made of activated carbon.
In the journal Nano Letters, Vikram Kapoor, environmental engine ... read more >>
Around 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from a river in southwest China, local officials say. Residents found the dead ducks in Nanhe river in Pengshan county, Sichuan province, and alerted the environmental department, they said. Local residents and livestock were not at risk as the river was not used for drinking water, officials added. The news comes as the toll of dead pigs pulled from Shang ... read more >>
t's surprisingly hard to find safe drinking water on Earth--this on a planet covered in water. A new project by Lockheed Martin hopes to change that, and do it cheaply. Using a graphene filter, Lockheed hopes to transform salt water into drinking water by the end of the year.
The timing couldn't be better. Ending water scarcity is one of the United Nations's millenium development goals. But it i ... read more >>
The utility is considering taking the measure because space on the premises of the nuclear power station for storage tanks for contaminated water is nearing its limit. Before releasing the contaminated water into the ocean, TEPCO plans to introduce new purification equipment to remove radioactive substances from the contaminated water as early as the end of March and conduct a test operation. But ... read more >>
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Bad River Band has had numerous violations of water quality standards at its wastewater treatment plant, which serves some residents of the reservation in Ashland County, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Excessive levels of E. coli and phosphorus were first reported by Media Trackers, an organization that does research for conservative causes. E. coli is a marker for the ... read more >>
The spill, which occurred on Dec. 31, affected at least 28 villages and a handful of cities of more than one million people, including Handan. Officials here were irate that their counterparts in Changzhi, where the polluting factory was located, had delayed reporting the spill for five days. For the past two months, Changzhi officials and executives at the company running the factory, Tianji Coa ... read more >>
The trial against BP started in 2012 after the explosion of a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The settlement plan worth a total of $16 billion, and would limit the fines paid by BP under the Clean Water Act to $6 billion. BP would also pay $9 billion in penalties to cover damages to natural resources as well as the cost of restoration, official said. The remaining 1 billion will be set aside ... read more >>
There is only so much fresh water in the world of the kind people need to drink to live. Recycled water, or gray water, is water that has been used for household activities such as taking showers or washing dishes. Then there is water that is a bit more dirty such as from the toilet. There are or will be a time and a place where such water will have to be used as is or will be treated so as to re ... read more >>