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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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Though Graves calls the burning of contaminants an "l8th-century technology," Kirkland Lake town officials refer to the process as a safe alternative to contaminated soil ending up in a landfill somewhere.
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.
'Although the new registers are far less onerous than those originally proposed in the early 1990s, once land is designated as being contaminated, it will have an effect on the value of the land and property,' said Mr Green.
In another village the head of the school had got rid of her cow because she was convinced that the milk was contaminated (the grazing area was badly contaminated).
'So they cannot determine, and it is not only Malaysia facing this problem, the whole world is facing the problem of not being able to tell apart, whether this is contaminated or clean plastics,' she said in the interview conducted in Mandarin.
However, there are limited studies on geotechnical properties of contaminated soils in literature.
He said that nobody would be allowed to grow vegetables with polluted water, adding that action would be taken against those who would be found using contaminated water for vegetable fields.
The updated strategy outlines how land in the county, which may be contaminated, will be identi-fied, inspected and assessed until 2020.
EPA is proposing a system to contain contaminated groundwater that discharges from the former Cornell-Dubilier facility and keep it from getting into the Bound Brook.
The consignment arrived in two containers and when the normal tests were carried out at the port on the fuel it was found that 7, 500 metric tons of fuel in one container was contaminated.
International Conference on Contaminated Sites Remediation (2011: Chongqing, China) Ed.