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 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…
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
Sep 5 2018
New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in drinking water. The new…
Detroit schools shut off drinking water following lead contamination discovery
Detroit schools shut off drinking water following lead contamination discovery
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
Study finds contact lenses break into microplastics at wastewater treatment plants
Study finds contact lenses break into microplastics at wastewater treatment plants
Aug 29 2018
A new study, presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, found that contact lenses are a major source of…
Microplastic pollution may be related to wastewater treatment plants
Microplastic pollution may be related to wastewater treatment plants
Aug 23 2018
A new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, found that wastewater treatment plants may contribute to…
Elevated lead levels found in Chicago suburbs
Elevated lead levels found in Chicago suburbs
Aug 13 2018
Recent water quality tests conducted by Virginia Tech researchers found that 11 of out of 17 homes tested in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero…
Jul 30 2018
Legionella bacteria was discovered in the water supply of the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. Following the discovery, NYC Health + Hospitals…
Jul 30 2018
In an agreement with the U.S. EPA, the state of Idaho has gained control of its water pollution program. The agreement allowed Idaho to take full…
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