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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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More often that no, Bruder says the contaminators are inclined to pay because otherwise, they could be facing adverse publicity and treble damages, and they will have to pay anyway.
We should stop using ground water contaminators such as bromacil.
In addition to claims regarding violations of water standards, the plaintiffs are also permitted to bring suit against the industrial contaminators and public water companies in claims ranging from property damage, personal injury and in some cases wrongful death.
Trading pollution credits among industrial contaminators to mitigate risk to public health has become de rigueur for the Bush administration, but it is a deceptive smokescreen that allows the worst industrial polluters to continue contaminating our environment.