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 EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan.
Feb 14 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS…
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university.
Feb 14 2019
Chemists from a university in Russia have developed a hybrid nanocatalyst for removal of stable organic dyes from wastewater. The Peoples' Friendship…
In California, a non-profit has stopped disposal at two sites of groundwater contamination
In California, a non-profit has stopped disposal at two sites of groundwater contamination.
Feb 13 2019
A non-profit company in California has halted discharges at two facilities where environmentalists say wastewater contaminated groundwater resources…
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels were found elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites.
Feb 13 2019
In Flint, Mich., recent testing at the former Buick City site shows elevated levels of PFOA or PFOS are not only in the storm sewer but also in the…
A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits
A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits.
Feb 11 2019
A national survey shows almost a third of Americans (28%) have experienced water contamination issues in the past two years, a slight increase from a…
Advanced oxidation treatment system eliminates taste & odor issues in drinking water
The Anderson Regional Joint Water System pretreatment facility in South Carolina no longer receives odor complaints as of March 2018.
Feb 4 2019
Since the March 2018 opening of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS) pretreatment facility in South Carolina, complaints of musty-…
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…
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