AQI, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqadwi, carried out some of the most brutal attacks in the conflict (Blanchard, 2007)

AQI, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqadwi, carried out some of the most brutal attacks in the conflict (Blanchard, 2007)

Contaminating drinking water increases the costs incurred by the water agencies in treating and removing the contaminants before this water is released. This means significant efforts and money spent on remedy programs. This results in scarcity of such a important resource as water. Contaminated water also has impacts on the aquatic life, resulting in loss and extinction of important fauna and flora.

Actions which can be currently taken to remedy the problem are as follows.

The environmental agency has also adopted the use of remediation technologies to treat all the web sites. This technology focuses on pumping the contaminated water and pre-treating it pumped to the water treatment facilities. Some of the technologies may also be under study including the use of natural microbes to degrade the pollutants before the water is released. Chemical compounds that oxidize the pollutants such as hydrogen peroxide and potassium permanganate are injected to the aquifers to remove the contaminants (Fram and Belitz 3414). These chemical oxidizing agents break the chemicals into smaller toxic substances. In addition, source zone technologies have been adopted to treat contaminated soils to avoid contaminating the surface water. Los Angeles works hard to clean aluminum, cyanide toxic chemicals and zinc pollutants from the water flowing through runoff water to the ocean. […]