he Wall Street Journal in America recently ran an alarming multipage story that warned of how lead-insulated telecoms cables, which were installed decades ago, had been found to allegedly be poisoning the ground and nearby water. Similar cables were installed by BT (GPO) in the UK, but do they still pose a risk? Read more via IS Preview.
Three in five of the 12 million UK households with a dishwasher admit to pre-rinsing their dishes before loading the dishwasher. Utilita Energy, the UK’s only supplier created to help households use less energy, analysed results from a 2,000-household behaviour study to find the most common dishwasher bad habits. Read more via EURO News.
A river was found to contain all combinations of toxic chemicals tested for by the Environment Agency (EA) in a recent study. Officials discovered a “cocktail” of PFAS – the collective name for the group of nearly 10,000 industrial and household substances including PFOS and PFOA – in the River Ouse, which runs from near […]
WITH the water industry in England apologising for its ongoing release of sewage into the environment, what engineering options do we have to help put a stop to it? The industry is facing significant pressure to fix the issue, with data showing it spilled sewage into the environment on average 825 times every day in […]
More than half of the world’s large lakes and reservoirs have shrunk since the early 1990s – chiefly because of the climate crisis and human consumption – intensifying concerns about water supply for agriculture, hydropower and human consumption, a study has found. More via The Guardian.
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