EPA finds E coli , coliform in airplane water tests

first_img EPA announcement [News release] Flights in Virginia, Georgia, Texa, and California were tested in August and September. Repeat tests on 11 aircraft indicated eight planes still didn’t meet EPA’s water-quality standards. Sep 27, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – More than 12% of passenger aircraft contained Escherichia coli or coliform bacteria in a recent round of testing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found. The Air Transport Association (ATA) said that about 90% of member aircraft could be traveling internationally and loading water from sources not subject to EPA standards. Drinking water aboard 158 randomly selected passenger planes was tested. While 87.4% of the planes met EPA drinking-water quality standards, 12.6% did not. Initial testing showed 20 planes had positive results for total coliform bacteria; two of them also tested positive for E coli. Both of those contaminants are indicators that the water could contain other disease-causing organisms. See alsocenter_img EPA had begun a review of rules and guidelines in 2002 but is speeding up the process in light of the aircraft test results, the agency announced. The agency is placing specific emphasis on preventive measures, adequate monitoring, and sound maintenance practices such as flushing and disinfection of aircraft water systems. EPA and ATA are collaborating to reach agreement on how airlines will bring drinking water up to acceptable standards, a news release said, but added that if they cannot agree, EPA will exercise its enforcement authorities. Passengers with compromised immune systems may want to request canned or bottled beverages, EPA suggested in a Sep 20 news release. EPA answers to frequently asked questions about airline water safety [FAQ]last_img read more

Adnan Ćatić optimistic prior to the Fight against Chudinov

first_imgAdnan Ćatić aka Felix Sturm will fight against Fedor Chudinov in Oberhausen today.In May 2015, Ćatić and Chudinov fought in Frankfurt. The Russian won back then, thanks to judges’ decision. Sturm, who is fighting under the German flag, did not manage to make it to the fifth title of the world champion in the fight for WBA belt.At the weighing yesterday, Sturm weighted 75.9 kilograms and Chudinov 76.2 kilograms.In this match, Felix will attempt to revenge to Chudinov. The boxer of BiH origin has been thoroughly preparing for thus fight. He believes he can win back the world champion title.“I have been training in the mountains a lot. I feel great and I am optimistic,” Sturm said for the German media.Chudinov highlighted that the fight will not be easy at all. What is certain is that Sturm will have great support of BiH fans.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Amit Panghal promises at least 2 gold medals from Indian boxing at Tokyo 2020…

first_imgAdvertisement a6jpNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6bk7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7plWould you ever consider trying this?😱xexCan your students do this? 🌚lymr9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Amit Panghal, the 24-year-old  boxing champ made India proud when he won the silver medal in the World Championships. In an interview the young boxer opened up about his preparation for the upcoming Asian Olympic quantifier that is to be held in Wuhan, China. The boxer seems confident that next year India can expect 2 gold medals from the Olympics 2020 in the boxing category. The Olympic games is to be held next year in Tokyo. After boxers like Vijender Singh and Mary Kom brought medals home, the nation’s hope increased.Advertisement “We will go into the Tokyo Olympics with an aim to win at least two gold medals. We can win more but at least two gold medals can be expected from Indian boxers at the Tokyo Oympics.”Advertisement India has focused more on the training of boxers after winning medals in the country. Amit believes, the boxers have worked hard on their strength and technique and will give tough competition to other boxers in the game.“Our performance in boxing in the recent times has improved by leaps and bounds. We have won many gold medals, whether it be at the Commonwealth Games or Asian Championships, or World Championships. ”Advertisement Indian boxers have not yet brought home a gold medal. Previously, Mary Kom and Vijender Singh both won bronze medals. The former won it at the London Games 2012 and the latter won it at the Beijing Games 2008. By next year, India may already have a gold medalist in boxing.Amit also shared his opinion on the clash between Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen.“Mary Kom is a star in India boxing. According to me, it doesn’t matter for Mary Kom if there are trials or not because she doesn’t need to prove she is the best as she has already proved that. But, even if the trials do take place, I don’t think so that Mary Kom should be worried about anything as she can handle these things quite easily.”The boxing champ is currently a part of the Gujarat Giants and will be taking part in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League apart from the Olympics.Mary Kom will not compete against Nikhat Zareen in boxing league but Olympics trial bout still on for December 27 Predictions On How The Manchester United Will Finish The Season   Advertisementlast_img read more