water pollution

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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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EPA Region 1 spokeswoman Jeanethe Falvey reported the decision provides a final cleanup strategy for the reservation's J1 Range and two affiliated (northern and southern) groundwater contamination plumes.
Other investigations are performed to enhance our understanding of the groundwater quality and underlying deposits by defining the lateral and vertical distribution of existing groundwater contamination and to determine the appropriate mitigation remedy.
During the first phase of the cleanup, the company installed wells to measure and monitor groundwater contamination and sampled nearby drinking water wells to determine whether drinking water was affected.
Cabo Rojo Groundwater Contamination, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, TCE and tetrachloroethylene;
Many of the homes and businesses to be connected have treatment systems or are being provided bottled water as a result of widespread groundwater contamination.
17 to Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 on a plan outlining the proposed alternative for addressing groundwater contamination at the J-1 Range on the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

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