A team of researchers from the University of Windsor and the University of Saskatchewan have discovered that methane can naturally migrate upwards through shale over millions of years and reach gro

Inorganic soil arsenic (As) in three soils was fractionated adopting phosphorus fractionation schemes. Among these fractions, iron-bound arsenic (Fe-As) was found highest, followed by aluminium-bound arsenic (Al-As). The freely exchangeable arsenic was relatively small compared to the arsenic held by internal surfaces of soil aggregates. The arsenic fractions exhibited positive correlation with phosphorus content presumably due to the fact that high P in soil releases more arsenic from soil adsorption sites owing to the competition for the same adsorption sites.

Nagpur: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has swung into action against local manufacturing units selling unpackaged and unsealed potable water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Sunita Pandey & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 23/07/2015 regarding arsenic in the ground water of District Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.

The JICA funded project for monitoring ground water contamination is underway at the Cuncolim and Bethora industrial estates.

In the late twentieth century, emergence of high rates of treatment failure with antimonial compounds (SSG) for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused a public health crisis in Bihar, India. We hypothesize that exposure to arsenic through drinking contaminated groundwater may be associated with SSG treatment failure due to the development of antimony-resistant parasites.

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A lot of people rely on groundwater in the Kathmandu Valley, which has been reeling under acute water scarcity, especially during the dry season.

DIRTY DROPS: 285 Deaths In State From 2010 To 2013 | Studies Find City Scene Alarming

In the first two weeks of May 2011, more than 30 persons took ill due to water contamination in Bangalore’s Dasarahalli zone. A year earlier, Mudda Gangamma, 62, of Doddaballapur died after consuming filthy water. Death due to water contamination is nothing new in Karnataka.

All’s not well with the Goa Meat Complex effluent treatment plant (ETP), bringing in more trouble for the government-owned slaughter house.

The Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has informed the Supreme Court that groundwater around the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal is contaminated.

In an interim report submitted before the Bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and J. Chelameswar, the IITR said 30 samples were collected from the disaster site. Nitrate level in nine samples exceeded the permissible limit prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards for drinking water and lead beyond the limit was found in 24.