Water Contamination Incident

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National Definitions

United States

A situation in which a contaminant has been successfully introduced into the system. A water contamination incident may or may not be preceded by a water contamination threat. [1]

See also


  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Security Initiative System Architecture, EPA 817-D-05-003, December 2005.


  • ERNCIP's Thematic Group on Chemical & Biological Risks in the Water Sector [1].