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Water Contamination Emergencies : Can We Cope? - John Gray

Water Contamination Emergencies

Can We Cope?

By: John Gray (Editor), K. Clive Thompson (Editor), John Fawell (Contribution by), R. Anderson (Contribution by), D.E Huffman (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780854046287
Number Of Pages: 176

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Contamination of water supplies, whether by chemical, biological or radioactive agents, requires a rapid and effective response in order to reduce or avoid impact on the environment or consumers.

Using seven major incident case studies (including the Milwaukee Cryptosporidium incident, Chernobyl and the UK Foot and Mouth outbreak), Water Contamination Emergencies looks at the complete handling of emergency incidents relating to water contamination emergencies. With contributions from experts involved in real life international incidents, the book also looks at: monitoring requirements; trying to prove the absence of contamination; novel approaches to screening analysis; health risks; the importance of efficient communication; the perception of the public; and the international height of alert situation with respect to potential terrorist acts.

Anyone involved in water contamination emergencies, whether researchers and professionals in the water or health industries, or government agencies, should welcome this title as a review of lessons learnt in the past and as an identification of ways in which to improve response in the future.

Opening address to the water contamination emergencies : can we cope? : international conference, 17 March 2003p. 1
The City of Milwaukee Cryptosporidium outbreak : what really happened and how vulnerable are we?p. 6
The WEM incidentp. 11
The Hungerford fish mortalityp. 16
The Foot and Mouth disease outbreak 2001p. 26
Burnscrooks diesel incidentp. 35
Problems, perceptions and perfection - the role of the drinking water inspectorate in water quality incidents and emergenciesp. 38
Dealing with company, public and media perceptionp. 44
Water related chemical incidents and their toxicological managementp. 48
Water and public healthp. 65
Environment agency analysis overview on contamination monitoringp. 73
Contamination monitoring : screening vs. targeted analysisp. 77
Field laboratory analysis for detection of unknown deliberately released contaminantsp. 100
Microbiological analysis : how soon can we have the results?p. 110
Rapid toxkit microbiotests for water contamination emergenciesp. 122
Overview of handling emergencies : some cautionary talesp. 131
Radiological issuesp. 139
Communicationsp. 145
Testing the system - exercise is good for you!p. 156
Can we cope?p. 161
Summary of workshop outputp. 167
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ISBN: 9780854046287
ISBN-10: 0854046283
Series: Special Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.11 x 16.64  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.43