Underground Storage Leakages

Underground Storage Leakages

What Is A tank or piping network that has at least 10 percent of its volume underground is known as an underground storage tank (UST). They often store substances such as petroleum, that are harmful to the surrounding environment should it become contaminated. Many...
Oil Pollution in Water

Oil Pollution in Water

What Is Oceans are polluted by oil on a daily basis from oil spills, routine shipping, run-offs and dumping.   Oil spills make up about 12% of the oil that enters the ocean. The rest come from shipping travel, drains and dumping. An oil spill from a tanker is a...
Nuclear Waste and Water Pollution

Nuclear Waste and Water Pollution

What Is Nuclear waste is produced from industrial, medical and scientific processes that use radioactive material. Nuclear waste can have detrimental effects on marine habitats. Nuclear waste comes from a number of sources:   Operations conducted by nuclear power...
Industrial Water and Water Pollution

Industrial Water and Water Pollution

What Is Industry is a huge source of water pollution, it produces pollutants that are extremely harmful to people and the environment. Many industrial facilities use freshwater to carry away waste from the plant and into rivers, lakes and oceans. Pollutants from...
Marine Dumping & Water Pollution

Marine Dumping & Water Pollution

What Is Dumping of litter in the sea can cause huge problems. Litter items such as 6-pack ring packaging can get caught in marine animals and may result in death. Different items take different lengths of time to degrade in water:   Cardboard – Takes 2 weeks to...