E coli contamination of the drinking water in the non-native ontario municipality of walkerton resulted in seven deaths and hundreds of illnesses a formal inquiry addressed the incident, but also looked more broadly at drinking water in ontario, including for first nations communities according to the. Groundwater pollution (also called groundwater contamination) occurs when pollutants are released to the ground and make their way down into groundwater this type of water pollution can also occur naturally due to the presence of a minor and unwanted constituent, contaminant or impurity in the groundwater, in which.
And childrenödied from the effects of e coli o157 in this narrative of the water contamination in walkerton, ontario, in 2000 ^ 02 i consider in the `walkerton tragedy'', as the toronto star in its continuing coverage named the event, one of these parties was immediately clear the hero, in this case a heroine, was. Blanket news coverage of events in town was carried in this narrative of the water contamination in walkerton, ontario, in 2000 ^ 02 i consider journalists, the other two expected players were frustratingly elusive e coli o157h7 was the contaminant that caused the sickness, but the move from cause to blame was.
Drinking water contamination in walkerton, ontario: positive resolutions from a tragic event holme r(1) author information: (1)earth tech canada, 105 commerce valley drive west, markham, ontario l3t 7w3, canada [email protected] earthtechca in may 2000, escherichia coli o157:h7 and campylobacter jejuni contaminated.
Lenges have also attracted widespread media coverage, including the discovery of escherichia coli in the water supply in kashechewan, ontario, where the combination of flooding and contaminated water led to the evacuation of nearly half of the kashechewan first nation, illustrating the consequences of insufficient water.
Our analysis provides insight on the presence of mortality fears and considers the possible influence of human responses (eg, proximal and distal defenses) to first, how did the media's crisis coverage use negatively charged and fear emotions to engage their readers regarding the contamination of walkerton's water. E coli may have put walkerton on the map, but the disaster's legacy may be a much keener appreciation of just how fragile our water supply can be canada's worst-ever outbreak of e coli contamination took hold 10 years ago in a typically quiet town in the rural heartland of bruce county, ont.