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Nov 27 2017
A Port Arthur, Texas, wastewater facility was responsible for the largest wastewater spill during Hurricane Harvey, releasing 106 million gal of…
Nov 20 2017
In a press conference Nov. 19, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city of Chicago will file a "Notice of Intent" to sue U.S. Steel for repeated…
Nov 16 2017
U.S. Steel dumped 56.7 lb of chromium into a Lake Michigan tributary in late October. According to the Chicago Tribune, a wastewater treatment system…
Nov 10 2017
A study published in the Journal of Environmental Quality revealed evidence of four artificial sweeteners—a sign of human wastewater impact—in rural…
Nov 10 2017
A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed that only 36% of the Pakistani population has access to safe drinking water. In a water…
Nov 2 2017
Chemical treatment, biological treatment, and combinations of both are common methods for removing phosphorus in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP…
Oct 27 2017
Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, the storm claimed another life. Josue Zurita, a 31-year-old father and carpenter, died…
Oct 23 2017
The death toll in Puerto Rico has risen to 49, and much of the island still lacks access to clean drinking water more than one month after Hurricane…
Oct 16 2017
According to CNN, Rep. Bennie Thompson, a democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to…
Oct 13 2017
Puerto Ricans have started using unsafe sources for drinking water. More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, bottled water and…
Oct 12 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on the San Jacinto waste pits Superfund site. Once EPA signs the Record of Decision…
Sep 18 2017
The ingredients used to brew beer are few: grain, malt, hops, yeast and water. Combined in the right amounts, these ingredients combine to make a…
Aug 24 2017
Crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) responded to a sanitary sewer spill that sent 1,800 gal of untreated wastewater into a…
Aug 21 2017
The Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wastewater workshop will take place Oct. 24 to 25, 2017, at Marquette University in Milwaukee. This two-day…
Aug 9 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics site in the Village of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to its…
Jul 25 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules,…
Jun 19 2017
Michigan’s attorney general charged five state health officials with involuntary manslaughter in connection to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that…
May 8 2017
Wastewater enters at the bottom of a series of treatment cells and flows up through the bed of beads, where both biological treatment and filtration…
May 5 2017
American scientists found traces of an insecticide in U.S. tap water for the first time, reports Bluewater. Bluewater notes the findings come as a…
May 4 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $123,680 to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) to protect groundwater from…
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