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contaminate

[kən′tam·ə‚nāt]
(science and technology)
To render unfit or to soil by the introduction of foreign or unwanted material.
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Since 2002, several research groups have injected metallic nanoparticles into the ground at several contaminated test sites, including Launch Complex 34.
Farmed salmon from Canada, Maine, and Norway were twice as contaminated as salmon from Washington state and Chile.
If a purchaser bought a piece of property later found to be contaminated, the purchaser would be liable for the cleanup even without having contributed to the contamination.
If Hudson's managers wanted to cook the contaminated meat and resell it, the USDA could not have stopped them.
The land was acquired in a clean condition, but was subsequently contaminated in the course of the taxpayers industrial operations.
One of the strong pressures in the tragedies is "to free the masculine identity of both father and son from its origin in the contaminated maternal body" (17).
When contaminated molds are poured, excessive smoke is TABULAR DATA OMITTED usually present at pouring and shakeout.
In addition to Federal Superfund issues, state law in recent years has addressed contaminated properties in other, novel ways.
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas honored Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP) with the state's highest environmental award for its work in environmental reporting and in treating petroleum contaminated soil naturally at its land farm in Berlin.
SANTA CLARITA - Nearly 20 years after Whittaker-Bermite stopped manufacturing and testing weapons on its nearly 1,000-acre property in the heart of town, cleanup will begin on contaminated soil left behind.
the United States Supreme Court held that a private party who has not been ordered by the government to clean up a contaminated site pursuant to [section] 106 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA" or Superfund) or sued under CERCLA [section] 107 to repay response costs incurred by the government or certain private parties for a cleanup may not bring a contribution claim under CERCLA [section] 113(f)(1) against another party that may be responsible for the cleanup (otherwise called a "potentially responsible party" or "PRP").
The HEPA/vaccine approach leads to few anthrax cases among reoccupants if applied to all but the most heavily contaminated buildings, and recovery is much faster than under the decades-long fumigation plan.

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