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Articles Tagged with ''water pollution''

Campylobacter from water pollution spreads to seal pups

Seal pups on a Scottish island are contracting food poisoning from contamination linked to humans.
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Road salt contaminates urban streams

Salt may do a great job of keeping the roads clear of dangerous ice, but the runoff pollutes urban streams across much of the United States.
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UK river restocked with fish after sewage spills

A river in southeast England has been restocked with thousands of fish as part of recovery efforts after two serious pollution incidents.
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Washington State DOE proposes new water quality standards

Proposed water quality standards for toxic chemicals have been released by Washington state's Department of Ecology (DOE).
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New discovery could help remove diazepam from rivers

A new study by UK researchers shows how traces of diazepam (Valium) could be removed from waterways.
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St. Lawrence River sediments polluted by microbeads

Microplastic particles have been discovered in the St. Lawrence River. The non-biodegradable particles originate from cosmetics as well as household and industrial cleaning products.
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Environmentalists call for tougher water pollution regulation in North Carolina

Even though regulating agencies are moving towards introducing tougher water quality standards, environmental groups still claim that the proposals include loopholes.
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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One in 10 US beaches are dangerously polluted, report claims

Summer is the perfect time to relax on the beach -- but it might be worth thinking twice before heading to some of the beaches included in the latest annual beach water report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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