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Seventeen landfills in England make toxic liquid hazardous to drinking water

It is sad to report that after an investigation done in England Seventeen landfills are known to be producing a highly toxic liquid substance containing some banned and potentially carcinogenic “forever chemicals”, in some cases at levels 260 times higher than that deemed safe for drinking water, it can be revealed. Even worse the government of England says it have no clue where these landfills are. This conclusion is after a 10-month investigation by consultants working for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency. As reported by the Guardian the investigators took and they found that in one landfill, the total sum of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the raw leachate sample was 105,910 nanograms a litre (ng/l). PFAS are a group of about 10,000 human-made chemicals used in industrial processes, firefighting foams and consumer products. They are known as “forever chemicals” owing to their persistence in the environment. This chemicals are toxic and hazardous to human health. They are related to diseases such as kidney cancer, testicular cancer, hypertension, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol and reduced response to vaccines. Unfortunately the government have not indetified in which landfills this toxic chemicals are coming from, which poses a great danger. Source - The Guardian Read more - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/01/seventeen-landfills-in-england-make-toxic-liquid-hazardous-to-drinking-water

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    5 w

    Pollution is slowly becoming a serious disaster

    • walter lungayi

      9 w

      That sounds concerning! The issue of toxic liquid from landfills potentially contaminating drinking water in England highlights the importance of proper waste management practices and environmental protection measures. It's crucial to address such risks to safeguard public health and the environment.

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      • George Kariuki

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        International collaboration and knowledge sharing are crucial to finding effective solutions to this complex problem.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            10 w

            This is very dangerous, the health of people is at risk as well as the live of marine, action is needed urgently to find a solution

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            • Joseph Githinji

              10 w

              @elizbeth_gathigia Absolutely clean water is a basic need and must be provided by the government.

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            • Princess

              10 w

              This is deeply troubling.

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              • Joseph Githinji

                10 w

                @princess_nel_268 this is alarming, the government of UK must do something.

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              • zelda ninga

                10 w

                Someone has to be held accountable. people can't survive without water

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  10 w

                  @zelda_ninga_442 True the government must do it right.

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                • Felix mokaya

                  10 w

                  People cannot do without water and the water they are supposed to take is contaminated .This is serious threat to any living thing .

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                  • Felix mokaya

                    10 w

                    This will pose a serious danger to human health .As it is said that it can cause cancer and also reduced response for vaccine ,this itself calls for an emergency

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      10 w

                      @felix_mokaya It is surely dangerous for human health and must be stopped.

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                    • johnte ndeto

                      10 w

                      This is so dangerous to both human and aquatic life

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                      • Felix mokaya

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                        @johnte_ndeto Very true .What hurts the most is that the government of England has no clue where this landfills are

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