source of contamination

source of contamination

A site of origin of a hazardous substance (e.g., landfill, waste pond, incinerator, storage tank, or 50-gallon drum), which is the first part of an exposure pathway.
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Tenders are invited for Improvement of water supply by P L 100mm dia water line and tracing source of contamination in existing system for Devdoot Apartment 112 SFS Vikas Puri AC 31.
With so many clean test results, which included the athletes themselves and serving military personnel it is baffling as to how an alleged contamination took place although we are unlikely to ever find out the real source of contamination.
What some fail to realise is that the sterile blister packaging is every bit as important as the product inside, since even the most minimal source of contamination will result in the item being rejected.
According to reports, Mr Hopper said the source of contamination has been traced to a broken seal, which he added has been fixed.
The alert stated that soiled mattresses can be a source of contamination during infection outbreaks, and FDA officials are concerned that fluid leakage due to worn mattress covers may be widespread and largely under-recognized.
Tepco) has claimed that a pit seeping radioactive water after the nuclear crisis erupted at the plant in April 2011 is the source of contamination.
Tesco said it would complete its own investigation into tracing the source of contamination before it took a call to continue with the supplier.
It named QK Meats as the source of contamination which forced it to dump tens of thousands of processed beef lasagne and spaghetti bolognese dishes.
I believe there should be a moratorium on the movement of all meat until such time as we can trace the source of contamination.
They are aware of how filthy it is to leave dog dirt on either the pavements or grass and thus leave a potential source of contamination and disease.
Bacteria and Turbidity were identified as the major source of contamination as 1009 samples (55%) out of the total of 1839 were found bacterially contaminated.
In Filipovski's view, this company is the main source of contamination of the soil with heavy metals and the accumulated heavy metals in the soil are everlasting and indestructible and cannot be eliminated with natural processes of selfrefinement.