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May 1 2019
Before I was the managing editor for Water & Wastes Digest, I worked for its sister publication, Water Quality Products in 2016 and 2017. At the…
Around $87 billion in EPA funding will go towards improving drinking water in schools and small communities
Around $87 billion in EPA funding will go towards improving drinking water in schools and small communities.
May 1 2019
States, schools, tribes, territories and disadvantaged communities have accessed to nearly $87 million in drinking water funding through two U.S. EPA…
Apr 30 2019
In July 2018, Springfield, Ill., encountered a classic chemical upset. The utility supplies the city of Springfield with electric power generated…
Around 20 million gal of sewage per day are discharged into the Pacific Ocean, just five miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border
Around 20 million gal of sewage per day are discharged into the Pacific Ocean, just five miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Apr 29 2019
The "Clean Border Water Now" program is raising awareness to eliminate the sewage, trash, sediment and chemical waste that plagues beaches and waves…
A water crisis in Kentucky shows the cost of clean drinking water
A water crisis in Kentucky shows the cost of clean drinking water
Apr 18 2019
In Lovely, Ky., resident Heather Blevin’s parents hooked their property into the municipal supply after the well water here turned brown and started…
The Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin asks that more chemicals be evaluated for safe levels in groundwater
The Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin asks that more chemicals be evaluated for safe levels in groundwater.
Apr 11 2019
In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources is asking a state health agency to study the potential impacts of a group of unregulated…
The EPA and the Missouri Mining Investments, LLC, have announced an agreement to clean up a Madison County Mines Superfund Site
The EPA and the Missouri Mining Investments, LLC, have announced an agreement to clean up a Madison County Mines Superfund Site.
Apr 4 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Missouri Mining Investments, LLC, to perform a removal action at Operable…
Charlotte County, Fla., treats leachate on site
Charlotte County, Fla., treats leachate on site.
Apr 2 2019
For decades, Charlotte County, Fla., has drawn a growing number of retirees from northern climates seeking sunshine, lower taxes and a slower pace of…
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…
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