water pollution

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water pollution

the contamination of lakes, rivers, and streams by industrial or community sources of pollutants.
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He added that 40 % children were died because of the contaminated water, adding that government should take serious steps to provide pure drinking to the people.
China said it was "shocked" to hear that Fukushima was still leaking contaminated water two years after the disaster and urged Japan to provide information "in a timely, thorough and relevant way".
Tepco said over the weekend about 120,000 litres (32,000 gallons) of contaminated water leaked from the No.
Workers are also trying to open up a facility for nuclear waste disposal in the plant by continuing to dump relatively less contaminated water found inside the facility to the Pacific Ocean.
While parts of the Japanese plant has been reconnected to the power grid, the contaminated water must be pumped out before electricity can be restored to the cooling system.
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain and vomiting are common in the summer, especially among the minors living in slum settlements; however, these maladies have increased after the recent rains and the release of contaminated water could worsen the situation.
The water agency plans to use Saugus wells 1 and 2 -- at Magic Mountain Parkway near a fork of the Santa Clara River and at San Fernando Road and Magic Mountain -- to pump contaminated water from the Saugus Aquifer 800 feet down.
intermedium isolated from our patient's hot tub was responsible for a chronic granulomatous dermatitis, which appeared to be refractory to appropriate antimicrobial therapy because of repeated exposure to contaminated water.
Officers are looking at possible links between the two distraction burglaries in which different tricksters claimed to be checking for contaminated water.
Every traveler has heard the admonition "Don't drink the water," but HIV-positive vacationers should take the warning especially seriously, Contaminated water can cause traveler's diarrhea and even such life-threatening conditions as cryptosporidiosis, salmonella, cholera, and typhoid.
Today's pump-and-treat systems flush contaminated water through a disposable chemical sieve much as water goes through a faucet-mounted filter.
Twenty years after an Indian Union Carbide ant leaked poisonous gas and killed 20,000 people (see "Dumping on India," In Brief, September/October 1996), Bhopal residents continue to drink contaminated water, suffer from disease and bear children with birth defects.

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