Entries in Water Treatment (40)

Friday
Mar112016

Deadly superbugs from hospitals get stronger in the sewers and could end up in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced they had discovered a lethal superbug — the same one that caused outbreaks at UCLA and two other Los Angeles-area hospitals — in sewage at one of sewage treatment plants.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

New study says Ebola survive in wastewater for 8 days

The Ebola virus can survive in wastewater for a period of eight days, which is considerably longer than previously thought, new research has revealed.

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Thursday
Aug272015

Scientists find high levels of uranium in two major U.S. aquifers

New research shows that nearly 2 million people in the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate.

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Tuesday
Aug252015

What you need to know about the brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain eating amoeba, has been blamed for three deaths so far this year in the United States. Now, health officials in Louisiana are keeping a close eye on two water systems that have tested positive for the parasite.

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Monday
Aug242015

Fecal bacteria from septic tanks enter rivers, lakes

Nearly one in four households in the United States depends on an individual septic system or small community cluster system to treat their wastewater, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Monday
Aug242015

Health Officials Identify Original Source of NYC Legionnaires' Outbreak

An analysis of bacteria samples taken from multiple cooling towers in the South Bronx has led officials to identify the original source of the Legionnaires’ outbreak as the Opera House Hotel.

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Friday
Aug212015

Brain-eating amoeba found in three public water supplies

Officials say tests showed Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, is present in three drinking water supplies in Louisiana, according to a press release.

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Saturday
Aug082015

8 dead in NYC Legionnaires' outbreak

Eight people have now died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, according to usatoday.com. The disease has put 92 people in the hospital, noted the article. Forty-eight have been treated and released.

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Monday
Aug032015

WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues 

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

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Friday
Jul312015

Legionnaires' Disease Kills 2 in NYC

According to NBC New York, New York, NY, health officials confirmed on Friday that 46 people have been sickened by an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx since July 10; two of those incidents have been fatal.

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