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Sewer plants in Michigan are working to eliminate PFAS in tests to make sure the contaminant is not released in the Grand River
Sewer plants in Michigan are working to eliminate PFAS in tests to make sure the contaminant is not released in the Grand River.
Dec 24 2018
In Michigan, work towards eliminating PFAS continues in Plainfield Township as the municipal sewer treatment plant tests to make sure the plant is…
A scientific panel think Michigan’s standard for protecting drinking water from toxins
A scientific panel think Michigan’s standard for protecting drinking water from toxins.
Dec 20 2018
A scientific panel said Michigan’s standard for protecting drinking water from certain toxic chemicals may not be strong enough to safeguard human…
Residents in eastern Finland would like more information on former mining activities impact on surface water, groundwater, and more
Residents in eastern Finland would like more information on former mining activities impact on surface water, groundwater, and more.
Dec 17 2018
Stakeholders in Finland need more information on the impacts of former mining activities on groundwater and surface water, potential soil…
The U.S. EPA has removed 18 National Priorities List sites from its registry since 2017
The U.S. EPA has removed 18 National Priorities List sites from its registry since 2017.
Dec 13 2018
The EPA has removed a 20-acre area of a former Beloit Corp. superfund site in Rockton, Ill. from the National Priorities List (NPL). According to…
Georgia Power coal ash ponds are unsafe due to high levels of arsenic, boron, cobalt, molybdenum and sulfate
Georgia Power coal ash ponds are unsafe due to high levels of arsenic, boron, cobalt, molybdenum and sulfate.
Dec 13 2018
A recent report from the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice claims groundwater at Plant Hammond in Georgia is unsafe. According to the…
Dec 12 2018
Aqua Metrology Systems has recently developed the SafeGuard H2O system. The innovative mercury remediation system has been successfully demonstrated…
Environmental advocates warn proposed EPA rule could remove pollution and development protections from most U.S. waterways
Environmental advocates warn proposed EPA rule could remove pollution and development protections from most U.S. waterways.
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 12, the EPA unveiled their new proposal on the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The proposal would ease Washington’s…
 A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open
A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in Colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open.
Dec 10 2018
In Montezuma County, Colo., a gas well spilled about 3,150 gal of wastewater onto the ground at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Oct…
Dec 5 2018
Located along the northern Lake Michigan shoreline, including Little Traverse Bay, the city of Petoskey, Mich., is a resort community and prime…
Dec 5 2018
In Michigan, a toxic chemical is entering local wastewater systems as much as 20,000 times the legal limit. According to MLive, manufacturing…
For seven years, a town in Alberta’s drinking water has not been monitored
For seven years, a town in Alberta’s drinking water has not been monitored.
Nov 23 2018
In Oyen, Alberta, a former employee of the town has been fined $1,000 for not monitoring the town’s drinking water over a seven year period.…
In New York, a tainted plume is spreading below ground
In New York, a tainted plume is spreading below ground .
Nov 21 2018
The district surrounding Bethpage, N.Y., will be closing five of its nine drinking water wells, according to WCBS-TV. A tainted plume is spreading…
The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 was developed in 2014 to address the nature of pathogen and infectious diseases
The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 was developed in 2014 to address the nature of pathogen and infectious diseases.
Nov 13 2018
The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 (Professional Qualifications Standard for Infection Control Risk Assessment for All Building Systems) has been…
Actions in Hawaii led to closure of 10 large-capacity cesspools (LCCs) and over $640,000 in fines
Actions in Hawaii led to closure of 10 large-capacity cesspools (LCCs) and over $640,000 in fines.
Nov 13 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions in Hawaii led to closure of 10 large-capacity cesspools (LCCs) and over $640,000 in fines,…
Officials in Southampton, N.Y., are unconvinced a former town landfill is source of water contamination
Officials in Southampton, N.Y., are unconvinced a former town landfill is source of water contamination.
Nov 8 2018
In New York, officials in Southampton are unconvinced a former town landfill in East Quogue is the source of drinking water contamination in the area…
Water providers are hosting a meeting in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., to update community on a toxic underground plume
Water providers are hosting a meeting in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., to update community on a toxic underground plume.
Nov 7 2018
In South Lake Tahoe, Calif., water providers are planning to host a meeting on Nov. 7 to update the community on a toxic underground plume. According…
Allen Harim will pay the state of Delaware at least $150,000 in fines to resolve violations
Allen Harim will pay the state of Delaware at least $150,000 in fines to resolve violations.
Nov 6 2018
On Nov. 15, 2016, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced it found dozens of wastewater-related…
The flange adaptors selected could be connected to the end pipe, directing water from the main through the granulated activated carbon filtration system to another end pipe directing it back to the water main. This solution did not require rodding or flanges of varying sizes.
The flange adaptors selected could be connected to the end pipe, directing water from the main through the granulated activated carbon filtration system to another end pipe directing it back to the water main. This solution did not require rodding or flanges of varying sizes.
Nov 2 2018
Fountain, Colo., Water Department Foreman Justin Moore was working to remove perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that were detected in the water supply…
California Water Board files suit over wastewater violations
California Water Board files suit over wastewater violations
Sep 7 2018
The San Diego Water Board has filed suit against the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) over Clean Water Act…
Sep 6 2018
In 2005, the town of Greenville, Wis., realized that arsenic in its water required treatment when the arsenic limit was to be lowered to 10 µg/L in…
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