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3191
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Testing by state health authorities found that one-third of 948 drinking water wells located near livestock farms had contaminants, and one in ten exceeded safe standards. Nitrate was the prime pollutant.
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Currents (NoCar TD 171.3 P3 P35x), Vol. 16 Issue 2, Winter 1997, p5, il
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32206
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In June 2017, an industrial chemical called GenX was identified in drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River in the Wilmington area of North Carolina. State officials have found GenX in private wells near the plant, as well as at several other locations, at varying concentrations. With increasing public concern, researchers are studying the effects of the chemical on human health.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p24-29, il, por, map Periodical Website
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34366
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Chlorination of drinking water has been linked to disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that can be harmful to human health. Tackling this problem has created myriad dilemmas for regulatory agencies, utility operations and the public at large. This article discusses the issue in North Carolina, alternative treatment technologies and strategies taken by the City of Durham.
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33468
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Recent increases in outbreaks of giardiasis, a form of gastroenteritis caused by the parasite giardia lamblia, have been documented in several areas of the United States. According to the Communicable Disease Control Branch of the North Carolina Division of Health Services, the epidemiology of the disease in humans is not well understood. One of the provisions of the 1986 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments is designed as a safeguard against giardia contamination of public water supplies.
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34263
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Due to growing concern about toxic forms of algae and their possible effects on public health, the North Carolina Urban Water Consortium has joined with the American Water Works Association Research Foundation to conduct research that will shed light on the range of effects algae have on drinking water treatment and finished water quality in reservoirs.
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34304
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has established the Drinking Water Research Center in the School of Public Health. The new center brings existing research and collaborative efforts related to drinking water and contaminants. In addition to conducting research and helping guide drinking water policy, the center will offer monthly seminars tackling different drinking water-related topics.
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34308
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In November, the United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule for dealing with radon in drinking water. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that may cause cancer, and may be found in drinking water and indoor air. Due to the expensive costs of radon removal from drinking water, the North Carolina Public Water Supply Section is considering the development of a multimedia radon mitigation program to focus on removing radon from indoor air.