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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EPAs cleanup plan removes the main source of contamination within the Matteo site to address the potential exposure pathways, said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez.
According to local daily, Khaleej Times , acting director of the health and safety section at Ajman Municipality, Humaid Al Mualla, said that the contamination had occurred in one of the building's underground tanks, adding that the authority immediately took necessary measures after identifying the source of contamination.
It also controls the source of contamination and can be deployed easily as a flow through treatment media, as a passive in situ treatment (permeable reactive barrier and in-situ stabilisation and solidification - ISS), or used in a CETCO(R) REACTIVE CORE MAT(R) composite geotextile mat for sediment capping.
aureus, Yersinia enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.24The implicated organism in our study was Staphylococcus aureus but we did not identify the source of contamination. Poorly disinfected donor's puncturing site, contaminated phlebotomy equipments, donor bacteraemia and tooth brushing prior to donation might be the source of contamination in blood products.25
An investigation is being conducted to identify the source of contamination, the police added in a statement.
Sources in MCI and the Capital Development Authority said unplanned construction in Bhara Kahu, Pind Bagwal, Phulgran and Bari Imam have become a source of contamination in Rawal Dam and that these settlements are also disrupting the supply of water for urban areas as there are many illegal connections to the main supply lines from Simly Dam which was originally designed to supply water for urban areas of the capital only.
"As contaminated soil was found six years after the ownership was transferred to the city of Uijeongbu, we have to jointly find out the source of contamination to clearly determine who is responsible for the cleanup," a ministry official said.
Lourdes, which was also found to be a major source of contamination.
This shows that the source of contamination in the food and drink industry varies but the financial, reputational and legal implications are almost always very damaging.
The first phase addresses contaminated soil and shallow groundwater because they act as an ongoing source of contamination for a broader area of groundwater.
"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.