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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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.
Further lab analysis pinpointed the source of contamination down to the batch and lot numbers of the specific product sausage.
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.
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.
The source of contamination is not yet verified, but may be an indication of a leak from the AY-102 tank's secondary containment," Gamache said.
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.