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Feb 4 2019
The chief operator for a 6-million-gal-per-day (mgd) surface water treatment plant reported enhanced safety regarding chlorine gas for disinfection…
Gradiant will provide end-to-end water recycling solutions for clients in the textile processing
Gradiant will provide end-to-end water recycling solutions for clients in the textile processing.
Feb 4 2019
Gradiant Corporation has secured four Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) projects in India via its Gradiant India Pvt Ltd division. According to Business…
Two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have been found at unsafe levels in at least 16 million Americans’ tap water
Two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have been found at unsafe levels in at least 16 million Americans’ tap water.
Jan 29 2019
The Trump administration will not set a drinking water limit for two toxic chemicals that are contaminating millions of Americans' tap water,…
Flint Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to say whether she’ll push to resume state funding when donated supplies run out
Flint Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to say whether she’ll push to resume state funding when donated supplies run out.
Jan 23 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she is committed to ensuring Flint residents continue getting free bottled water until the city finishes replacing its…
Researchers have extended the use of covalent organic frameworks to deal with problems facing removal of hexavalent chromium in wastewater
Researchers have extended the use of covalent organic frameworks to deal with problems facing removal of hexavalent chromium in wastewater.
Jan 23 2019
Researchers from Hunan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have extended the use of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) to deal with…
16 coal ash pits are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, in Texas.
16 coal ash pits are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, in Texas.
Jan 21 2019
In Texas, 16 coal ash pits are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, according to a report by the…
15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal investigation
15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal investigation.
Jan 21 2019
Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014 to 2015 and a related outbreak of…
Pipeline Completed By Scottish Water Horizons
Pipeline completed by Scottish Water Horizons.
Jan 18 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…
Jan 9 2019
The construction of a new potable water pipeline was critical for residents of the bucolic Pennsylvania Amish country because local supply wells were…
Identifying funding mechanisms & ways to address financial struggles throughout the industry
Identifying funding mechanisms & ways to address financial struggles throughout the industry.
Jan 9 2019
Despite an infrastructure bill lacking for most of 2018, manufacturers seem to have had a good few years. Projects are still being commissioned and…
Arsenic and lithium were detected at triple the safe level at 11 power plants in Georgia
Arsenic and lithium were detected at triple the safe level at 11 power plants in Georgia.
Jan 9 2019
In Georgia, coal ash pollutants have been detected in groundwater at 11 power plants. According to Savannah Now, arsenic and lithium were detected at…
The completed storm water retention system has a volume of 2,255 cu ft.
The completed storm water retention system has a volume of 2,255 cu ft.
Jan 7 2019
To protect the Edwards Aquifer, the site developer of the new Natural Grocers store in Georgetown, Texas, decided to use two storm water management…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jan 7 2019
It’s a new year. This means new trends to come, more products to showcase and even more stories to tell in iWWD. For myself, it is a chance to learn…
 Fires in the Western U.S. can expose drinking water to risk of contamination
Fires in the Western U.S. can expose drinking water to risk of contamination.
Jan 7 2019
On Oct. 8, 2017, the Tubbs Fire engulfed most of the Fountaingrove neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Calif. Resident Serene Buhrz water had an overwhelming…
For decades, the United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam that contaminated water near bases
For decades, the United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam that contaminated water near bases.
Jan 4 2019
The United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam for decades that contaminated water near bases and exposed communities to chemicals linked…
In Wisconsin, results of samples from 301 private wells in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties were released by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
In Wisconsin, results of samples from 301 private wells in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties were released by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.
Jan 3 2019
Groundwater sampling results in three Wisconsin counties show contamination by nitrate and coliform bacteria. According to WMTV, results of samples…
The EPA proposes new regulations at Virginia plant to address groundwater and more
The EPA proposes new regulations at Virginia plant to address groundwater and more.
Jan 2 2019
In Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on proposed environmental regulations to address groundwater,…
The Michigan DEQ will begin an investigation to determine the source and distribution of PFAS
The Michigan DEQ will begin an investigation to determine the source and distribution of PFAS.
Jan 1 2019
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has discovered 20 more wells with traces of hazardous substances after the latest round of…
Selenium, arsenic, lithium and more were detected at multiple coal-fired power plants in Wyoming
Selenium, arsenic, lithium and more were detected at multiple coal-fired power plants in Wyoming.
Dec 27 2018
In Wyoming, three PacifiCorp coal-fired power plants reported contamination of groundwater above state or federal limits. This includes the Dave…
At least 67 coal ash dumps in 22 states are leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater
At least 67 coal ash dumps in 22 states are leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater.
Dec 25 2018
On Dec. 22, 2008, the earthen wall of a coal ash impoundment in Kingston, Tenn., ruptured. The disaster sent 1.1 billion gal of coal ash slurry…
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