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water pollution

Contamination of rivers, lakes and seas by fertilizers, pesticides, sewage, and oil or toxic waste from ships and factories.
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Noun1.water pollution - pollution of the water in rivers and lakeswater pollution - pollution of the water in rivers and lakes
pollution - undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
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7 (Xinhua-ANI): The Japanese government is mulling budget funds to support the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in dealing with contaminated water in its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said government officials Wednesday.
The residents of the federal capital have no option except to drink filthy and contaminated water, which posing serious threats to their health as the capital is facing severe water crisis for the last couple of years.
Up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from one of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami-damaged plant, according to a Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) spokesman.
The vote - a formality - allows the CLWA to design the pumps and filtration systems to prevent the pollution plume from spreading and treat contaminated water from two of the five capped wells, Petersen said.
Worldwide, millions of people drink water contaminated with arsenic, but not everyone who drinks contaminated water has the same severity of effects.
Some bacteria can even bind to heavy metals such as mercury--a trick that researchers at the University of California, Riverside are now exploiting for treating contaminated water.
The mine described in NDM's current water rights application will destroy and damage Sockeye and Coho habitat and may cause contaminated water to flow from the South Fork Koktuli Watershed into the Upper Talarik Creek Watershed.
Tepco) to dump tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific in an emergency move after the massive 2011 tsunami and earthquake disaster that led to the reactor meltdowns.
Another resident of the area, Muhammad Arshad also came out with the similar views saying that the contaminated water is being supplied to the people in the area, which is just harmful.
SANTA CLARITA - The Castaic Lake Water Agency is exploring a plan to tap highly contaminated water wells in order to contain the pollutant perchlorate from spreading further into the valley's drinking water supply.
Many households in the developing world draw contaminated water from poorly maintained pipelines.
During 10 years of field surveys in West Bengal and 5 years in Bangladesh, the researchers observed that concentrations in excess of 300 [micro]g/L were associated with arsenical lesions, although lesions also occur at lower concentrations when nutrition is poor, the volume of water consumed is high, or contaminated water is consumed for an extended period.

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