Contamination

Winter Olympics Host Russia Faces Waste Hassle

November 1, 2013 / No Comments

Russia is said to have not stuck to its “Olympic Games without waste” pledge. An investigation by AP has revealed that tons of construction waste have been disposed of into an illegal landfill, which could contaminate the local water supply. The Winter Olympics is to take place in February 2014, in the city of Sochi in Russia. However, the news does ...

Mercury Levels in Water Can Now Be Determined Using Mobile Phones

February 12, 2013 / No Comments

The presence of mercury, the most deadly and toxic element that contaminates water and food materials within a short span of time, can be determined with your mobile phone. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has been in efforts to reduce mercury in the environment. Researchers at the University of Burgos have now come out with new test results that detail ...