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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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FWS Environmental contaminants biologists are experts when oil and chemical spills occur.
Therefore, heavy pellets are pulled at in the sparse end and substantially light contaminants are left at the dense end.
As did the proposals last year, the new bill would revise the process by which EPA selects new contaminants for regulation.
For contaminants to affect marine biota and the human consumer and disturb ecological systems, they must first become available to organisms within benthic ecosystems.
EPA) has established nonmandatory, secondary drinking water standards for 15 of these contaminants known as Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels (SMCLs).
The study examined whether contaminants are commonly found within protected areas, and if so, their sources.
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We need high-level action from government and industry that brought these contaminants into our territories.
Contaminants that exist in or on top of the paint cause craters by a different mechanism.
According to the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA established the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring programme, to identify contaminants that are suspected to occur in public water systems and which may warrant regulation.
If contaminants are not removed, they'll accumulate in the bottom of your fuel tank.