Examples of contaminant in a Sentence
a filter to remove contaminants from the drinking water
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Laputz said the board's research of contaminants along the river is in its early stages, and has yet to pinpoint the sources of contamination.
The plan calls for covering mine waste piles and contaminated soil with gravel or plant growth to reduce human exposure and keep the contaminants from being kicked into the air.
Fifteen current or former state and city officials and staff were indicted as a result of contaminants in Flint's water.
Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit A national summit on drinking water contaminants at the Environmental Protection Agency this week was so exclusive that reporters from E&E News and CNN were turned away at the gates.
Bacteria can enter the creek from any number of sources: Rainstorms carry all manner of contaminants into urban waterways, including animal feces.
Polhemus said pumping worsened the prevalence of naturally-occurring arsenic, one of the biggest water contaminants in the state.
GenX is not on the federal government’s watch list of unregulated contaminants.
And although chlorine and other pool chemical disinfectants are effective at disinfecting pools, they might be used up by contaminants, such as pee, sweat, and dirt from swimmers’ bodies.
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CONTAMINANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contaminant for English Language Learners
: something that makes a place or a substance (such as water, air, or food) no longer suitable for use : something that contaminates a place or substance
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