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Apr 2 2019
Addressing the prevalence of lead pipe in the U.S. will require decades and estimates of billions of dollars to fix. For some utilities, pipe…
Apr 2 2019
In Roswell, N.M., an old dry cleaning business left behind toxic chemicals after closing up shop. This caused the site to be declared a U.S.…
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan sues Intercontinental Terminals Company over tank fire in Deer Park, Texas
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan sues Intercontinental Terminals Company over tank fire in Deer Park, Texas.
Mar 28 2019
In Deer Park, Texas, Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has sued Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) over the tank fire that began March 17 at…
Five companies in New Jersey have been issued a directive aimed at addressing the contamination of PFAS chemicals in the state
Five companies in New Jersey have been issued a directive aimed at addressing the contamination of PFAS chemicals in the state.
Mar 26 2019
In New Jersey, five chemical companies polluted the state’s water for years with a long-lasting, cancer-causing family of chemicals. Now, the state…
Illegally high levels of nitrate have been in Germany’s groundwater for years and the German government is now working on a new Fertilizer Regulation
Illegally high levels of nitrate have been in Germany’s groundwater for years and the German government is now working on a new Fertilizer Regulation.
Mar 25 2019
For years, the EU Commission has warned Germany about illegally high levels of nitrate in groundwater. According to EURACTIV, the European Court of…
Frost & Sullivan World Water Day 2019 Infographic
According to Frost & Sullivan, modular water systems and strategic financial plans hold the key to leaving no one behind.
Mar 22 2019
For World Water Day 2019, Frost & Sullivan aims to shed light on areas of innovation that have the potential to improve conventional systems and…
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”.
Mar 22 2019
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind.” According to UN Water, the theme adapts the promise of the 2030…
Process using activated charcoal foam to remove all traces of oil in produced water has been developed at Purdue University
Process using activated charcoal foam to remove all traces of oil in produced water has been developed at Purdue University.
Mar 21 2019
Purdue University researchers have developed a process to remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water. According to Phys.org, the process uses…
Engineers from the University of Arizona are using a $1.2 million grant for research in developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants from groundwater
Engineers from the University of Arizona are using a $1.2 million grant for research in developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants from groundwater
Mar 21 2019
For decades, chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were used in many things from carpets to frying pans to firefighting…
In Colorado, Platte River Power Authority finds contaminated groundwater near Rawhide coal plant
In Colorado, Platte River Power Authority finds contaminated groundwater near Rawhide coal plant.
Mar 20 2019
Groundwater monitoring found elevated levels of several toxic chemicals near coal ash disposal sites at Platte River Power Authority’s Rawhide Energy…
The National Coal and Ash Report has been released by the Environmental Integrity Project
The National Coal and Ash Report has been released by the Environmental Integrity Project.
Mar 14 2019
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) has released a report on U.S. states with coal ash contamination in groundwater and Illinois has made the…
In Fargo, N.D., the coal ash disposal landfill for Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station contains pollutants including heavy metals.
In Fargo, N.D., the coal ash disposal landfill for Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station contains pollutants including heavy metals.
Mar 12 2019
Unsafe contamination from coal ash disposal sites at half a dozen power plants in western North Dakota has seeped into groundwater sources, according…
Mar 11 2019
An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015…
More than 90% of all digestible organics that come through the wastewater treatment plant in Varennes, QC, is captured and used for biogas creation.
More than 90% of all digestible organics that come through the wastewater treatment plant in Varennes, QC, is captured and used for biogas creation.
Mar 6 2019
Location: Varennes, QC Size: 40,000 tons per year Infrastructure: Pretreatment with hydro pulper and two grit removal systems; two digesters;…
Mar 6 2019
Hurricanes are scary occurrences, but not surprising ones in the Carolinas. Statistically, it is expected that one hurricane will hit the Carolina…
Mar 6 2019
Thanks to better chips, sensors and networking, we are inundated with data on a daily basis. While the accumulation of data shows no sign of slowing…
Mar 5 2019
The world has not yet woken up to the coming water crisis, as water scarcity will lead to conflicts across the globe, according to a 2018 United…
A Boston-based startup is using membranes that work similar to a coin sorter to help clean contaminated industrial water
A Boston-based startup is using membranes that work similar to a coin sorter to help clean contaminated industrial water.
Mar 5 2019
ZwitterCo, a Boston-based startup, is using nanofiltration membranes to clean out oil and grease contaminated water. According to BostInno, the…
CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers have launched a sector Inclusion Commitment
CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers have launched a sector Inclusion Commitment
Feb 15 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Feb 15 2019
The text of the omnibus appropriations bill was released on Feb. 13. This gave Members of Congress a short window to review the legislative language…
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