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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

June 12, 2014
Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Research finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in municipal wastewater

May 29, 2014
Municipal sewage systems carrying wastewater from hospitals and private homes release antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the environment, contributing to the emerging drug-resistance problems.
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Portland water bureau issues boil notice after tests reveal E. coli contamination

May 27, 2014
Health officials issued a warning on May 23, following tests that revealed the presence of bacteria in water supplied to consumers.
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Michigan company recalls 1.8 million pounds of ground beef due to E. coli contamination

May 21, 2014
Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co. is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products believed to be contaminated with E. coli.
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Pennsylvania bottling company recalls water contaminated with E. coli

May 1, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a notice to the public warning against the consumption of Tyler Mountain bottled water that could be contaminated with E. coli.
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Biocides might increase risk of contamination in food industry, study finds

February 4, 2014
The use of biocides in the food industry may have an adverse effect on public health, rather than a protective impact as the industry has believed.
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E. coli in raw milk sickens nine children in Tennessee

November 26, 2013
The strain of E. coli that caused nine children to become ill in Tennessee has been traced to raw milk from the McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville and samples from the milk matched samples of animal waste taken at the farm.
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Food processors should take public opinion into account when using processing aids, expert claims

June 4, 2013
Processing aids are very useful when eliminating E.coli from meat, poultry and other food products, but food companies should be aware of how consumers view chemicals.
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Scientists use E. coli to make biofuel

April 24, 2013
Researchers from the University of Exeter have found a way to turn sugar into a fuel very similar to conventional diesel by using a genetically modified E. coli bacteria.
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University of South Florida researchers demonstrate innovative water treatment device

April 4, 2013
Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have developed a new device that can detect contamination and purify polluted water in just a few hours.
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