2014.08.05 【英译中】 你喝的水安全吗?SAFE TO DRINK

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发表于:2014-08-06 00:15 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Safe to Drink

A two-day water ban in parts ofOhioandMichiganhas been lifted.

俄亥俄州和密歇根州部分地区为期2天的禁水令解除。

AUGUST 04, 2014

 


PAUL SANCYA—AP

Mayor D. Michael Collins ofToledo,Ohio, raises a glass of cleanLake Eriewater, announcing the water ban has been lifted.俄亥俄州托莱多市市长D. Michael 手举一杯干净伊利湖水,宣布解除禁水令。

 

Imagine being told not to drink, shower, or brush your teeth with tap water. That’s what happened to residents of Toledo,Ohio, and parts ofMichiganover the weekend after tap water coming fromLake Eriewas found to be unsafe. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected.

想象一下,如果你被告知自来水不能喝,不能洗澡,不能刷牙!这真实的发生在俄亥俄州的托莱多市和密歇根部分地区的居民身上,他们被告知取自伊利湖的自来水不安全。成千上万人受到影响。

         HARAZ N. GHANBARI—AP

National Wildlife Federation president and CEO Collin O’Mara holds a glass of contaminated Lake Erie water.国家野生动植物协会主席和CEOCollin OMara 手举一杯来自伊利湖的被污染的水。

 

The water ban began on Saturday. As a temporary solution, bottled water was trucked into the area and the Ohio National Guard was purifying water for residents. But by Monday morning, the ban had been lifted.“Our water is safe,” said Toledo mayor D. Michael Collins. “Families can return to normal life.” To reassure people, he took a sip from a glass of the city’s tap water.

禁水令周六开始执行。作为临时的解决措施,成车的瓶装水被运往受影响的区域,俄亥俄州国民警卫队也在为居民净化饮用水。但是,周一一早,禁令被解除了。托莱多市长D. Michael 说:“我们的饮用水安全了,家庭生活可以恢复正常了。”他喝了一口自来喝水以向民众证明水的安全度。

 

Water Worries

ToledoisOhio’s fourth-largest city. News about the water ban came after tests at one water-treatment plant showed high levels of the toxin microcystin. Algae cause the toxin. Following the warning, Ohio Governor John Kasich declared a state of emergency.

拖托莱多是俄亥俄州第四大城市。禁水令开始于一水处理厂的测试显示水中的超标的微囊藻素毒素。毒素由水藻产生。警告发生后,俄亥俄州州长宣布进入紧急状态


Drinking the contaminated water could cause vomiting, cramps, and rashes, residents were told. Health officials said that children and those with weak immune systems should not shower or bathe in the water.

饮用被污染的水可导致呕吐,痉挛和红疹。卫生官员表示免疫系统较差的孩子不可用被污染的水淋浴或沐浴。


To try to solve the problem, city officials added carbon and chlorine to the water. Test results on Sunday showed that the toxins had probably reached a safe level, but Mayor Collins said two tests had come back “too close for comfort.” It wasn’t until Monday that the mayor announced that six new water samples had come back clean and safe to drink.

为了解决此问题,城市官员在水中加入碳和氯以过滤水。周日的测试结果显示毒素含量以降至安全水平.但是市长Collins认为“2次测试时间太近,不足以让人信服”。直到周一早上市长才宣布测试的六个新水样达到饮用水安全标准,可以正常饮用

 

Planning for the Future

Tap water accounts for two-thirds of the drinking water consumed in homes across theU.S., according to a study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture three years ago. Officials test the quality of the water to make sure it is healthy for people to drink.

据美国农业部三年前发表的一份研究显示:自来水占全家庭美饮用水的三分之二。官员测试水体质量以保证人们饮用水的健康安全。


JOHN SEEWER—AP

After being warned on Saturday of the polluted water, Toledo resident Aundrea Simmons purchased and packed cases of bottled water in her car.周六接到水污染警告后,托莱多居民Aundrea的后备箱中塞满了她采购的瓶装水。

 

During the emergency inOhioandMichiganthis weekend, officials began to talk about how to stop pollutants from fouling Lake Erie. The lake supplies drinking water for 11 million people, and the toxins that contaminated the region's drinking water didn't just suddenly appear.

周末俄亥俄州和密歇根的这场紧急事件中,官员们开始讨论如何阻止伊利湖的污染物沉积。此湖为1100万人提供饮用水,污染此区域饮用水的毒素不可能是突然出现的。


Toledo mayor D. Michael Collins said that, going forward, scientists and political leaders need to come together and figure out how to address the algae problem inLake Erie.

托莱多市长D.Mchael Collins表示科学家和政治家要携手探究如何解决伊利湖中的水藻。


"It didn't get here overnight, and we're not getting out of this overnight," Collins said.

Collins说“它们不是一夜之间就出现的,我们也不可能一夜就解决此问题。”


For now, though, it looks like the worst is over. By Monday morning, no serious illnesses had been reported as a result of the contaminated water.

可是,现在看起来最糟糕的时候已经过去了。截止周一早上,还没有因饮用污染的水而染上严重疾病的报道。

谢谢婷婷同学和justinesha的指正! 非常感谢!

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