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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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In reply, Prof Bazai quipped that we, the people of Quetta, have become immune 'we'll probably die if we don't consume this produce grown with contaminated water from the city's drains'.
Having emerged from the initial post-accident emergency response, efforts to decommission the power station and manage contaminated water are moving forward safely and steadily based on the Mid-to-Long-Term Roadmap Towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Summary: Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India], May 31 (ANI): Hit by water crisis locals in Jheeram village of Chhattisgarh are compelled to consume and use contaminated water in order to meet their daily needs.
AWARAN -- At least six people have died in the last four days after drinking contaminated water in District Awaran of Balochistan, Commissioner Kalat Division Mohammad Hashim Ghilzai told media.
He said health, education even sewerage system has totally collapsed, mothers are dying because of malnutrition, contaminated water supply is causing children's death, and young children are suffering from stunted growth.
Khawaja said that contaminated water and substandard food is the main case of this fever which most of the people purchase from market.
KARACHI -- Rulers are killing the poor people of Sindh with a slow poison of contaminated water, said Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Sindh leader Haleem Adil Sheikh.
Nawabshah -- The 0.5 million population of Nawabshah city is forced to utilize contaminated water in the presence of Asia's largest Water Filtration Plant.
Meanwhile, locals have expressed their grave concern over the supply of contaminated water through the filtration plants and have called upon the TMA administrator to ensure replacement of filters of the plants so as to provide potable water to the citizens and save them from water related ailments.
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Contaminated water in this city and the province of Sulu has already killed 45 people, according to authorities.
Leakage of contaminated water has not been detected so far, according to the utility.
Tepco has struggled with managing the water used to cool melted fuel at the Fukushima plant's reactors, including a series of leaks of about 3 of contaminated water.

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