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  • EPA and TDSHS warn against consumption of contaminated fish

    During the week of February 6-12, 2012, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) will be in the area of South Alamo, Texas, to speak with residents about the contamination in the Donna Reservoir and Canal. This effort is being made to provide local residents with information about the health risks of consuming fish ...

  • South Africa: Warnings of water crisis

    A new report by South Africa’s Opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) has warned that the country is in danger of a severe water crisis should the findings of a recent survey in water-stressed areas be ignored by the government. The report, prepared after a four-month survey on the state of South Africa’s water sector, says there are serious challenges hampering the achievement of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Lab Warns of Potential Contaminations From Flooding

    Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Connecticut this past weekend.  A flood watch remained in effect for Rhode Island, central Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, including New London and Windham counties until this morning. Many people have been evacuated from homes and businesses in some areas due to the flooding.  Tragically, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Contaminations From Recent Flooding

    The heavy rains forced Meriden nursing home to evacuate early Sunday morning after water leaked onto an electrical panel as this latest N'easter ripped through the state of Connecticut causing flooding, downed trees and power outages. Gov. Jodi Rell has declared a state of emergency after touring damage caused by this weekends powerful storm.Flooding can cause the contamination of water with ...


  • Government Warns Against Visiting Lake Superior due to E. coli Contamination

    The Minnesota Department of Health has detected high levels of E.coli bacteria in the water at numerous beaches along the shore of Lake Superior. The contamination was detected during a weekly routine inspection, and the Department of Health has recommended no contact with the water at 42nd Avenue East Beach and Brighton Beach in East Duluth. High levels of bacteria were also detected ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Gulf Oil Spill Heightens Need for PetroSentry’s Early Warning System for Sea Water Contamination

    DALLAS, TEXAS - In the wake of the recent massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the importance of detecting hydrocarbon contamination of supply water is more important than ever before. Dallas-based FCI Environmental Inc.’s PetroSentry in situ monitoring system uses field-proven fiber optic chemical sensor ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Innovyze releases QualWatch Generation V1.5, raising the bar for drinking water contamination early warning and management systems

    Redrawing the boundaries of smart water network innovation for infrastructure security, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V1.5 Generation of QualWatch. This revolutionary early warning network monitoring and water ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water looms as “the next oil,” warns MIT professor

    With US gasoline prices edging toward the recently unimaginable price of US$4 a gallon, consumers are beginning to drive less and energy efficiency is again a hot topic. But the pain caused by high oil prices is nothing like what looms as an even more basic and essential natural commodity — water -- faces dwindling supplies and growing demand. As essential as it is taken for granted, water is The ...

  • Ontario Residents Warned of Formaldehyde Dangers

    North Bay residents on a private water system near Trout Lake in Ontario were warned last month not to drink the water.  The warning followed an accident that caused a tanker truck to crash and spill its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake which provides drinking water for some area residents. The driver of the crash died and investigators are working to determine if he died because of the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Atlanta mold testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged properties can be saved with proper and extensive water extraction and mold remediation and prevention techniques. Damaged properties not only have to deal with water damage issues, ...


  • Boston asbestos testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings... As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged ...


  • EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection has removed mercury that contaminated several homes and schools in the Parcelas La Cordillera community of Ciales, Puerto Rico and completed the cleanup of the affected homes and schools. The EPA continues to work with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Public Buildings Authority and the Department of ...

  • Mid-Atlantic Industrial Hygienist Warns Metal Workers of Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids

    Over one million workers are involved with machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  These workers could be at risk of exposure to microbial hazards associated with metalworking fluids (MWFs).    MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations. There are many MWF ...

  • Ohio River`s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

    A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by the large bloom and said it should be a warning to cities that get their water supply from lakes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gaza’s water supply in danger of collapse, warns UN report

    The Gaza Strip’s underground water system is in serious danger of collapse after recent conflict compounded years of overuse and contamination, a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today warns. The UNEP report on the environmental condition of Gaza following Israel’s military operation in the region in late 2008 calls for the aquifer – supplying 1.5 million ...


    By United Nations

  • Waste water treatment: European Commission sends final warning to Italy

    The European Commission is sending Italy a final written warning for not complying with EU legislation on urban waste water treatment. Some 299 towns and cities have been listed as not having waste water treatment up to EU standard. Discharges of untreated urban waste water are the most significant source of pollution in coastal and inland waters and Italy faces the prospect of being brought ...

  • Waste water treatment: commission sends first warnings to Finland and Sweden

    Waste water treatment: Commission sends first warnings to Finland and Sweden The European Commission is sending a first warning letter to Finland and Sweden for failing to put in place the required infrastructure for collecting and treating urban waste water. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'Untreated urban waste water can endanger the health of European citizens and the environment ...

  • Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river

    Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer. Mexican officials on Monday issued a binational alert that contaminated water had made its way into the San Pedro River, which runs north to Pinal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hach launches the GuardianBlue™ Early Warning System

    Loveland, Colorado - Hach Company announced today it has received SAFETY Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for GuardianBlue™—the first and only early warning monitoring system designed to help cities protect their drinking water systems from terrorist contamination attacks and real-world events. The SAFETY Act provides litigation protection for ...

  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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