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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…
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city.
Mar 12 2019
On Monday, March 11, mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot both pledged to support legislation to address chronic water shutoffs and…
Mar 11 2019
An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015…
Mar 6 2019
Mount Pleasant is a charming, historic town just across the Cooper River from Charleston, S.C. The Charleston harbor, rivers and creeks infuse a…
Mar 6 2019
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) generally has been a solution for long runs of straight, small-diameter gravity sewer lines. However, it increasingly has…
Mar 6 2019
When “Doonesbury” satirized U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on climate change with the factoid of a “million-plus septic tanks at risk of failing,” few…
Mar 6 2019
Hurricanes are scary occurrences, but not surprising ones in the Carolinas. Statistically, it is expected that one hurricane will hit the Carolina…
Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles plans to recycle 100% of the city’s wastewater by 2035 with $2 billion
Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles plans to recycle 100% of the city’s wastewater by 2035 with $2 billion.
Mar 6 2019
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has a new goal for the city, recycling 100% of its wastewater. However, it will take 16 years and $2 billion to do it…
Mar 5 2019
The world has not yet woken up to the coming water crisis, as water scarcity will lead to conflicts across the globe, according to a 2018 United…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Mar 5 2019
The word crisis is thrown around quite a bit in the water industry as of late. In early February, the temperature was so cold in the Chicago area…
Test results show groundwater in Oklahoma near a power plant have tested high for the chemical lithium
Test results show groundwater in Oklahoma near a power plant have tested high for the chemical lithium.
Feb 28 2019
In Oologah, Okla., test results show groundwater near the town’s power plant tested high for the chemical lithium. The Public Service Company of…
A top water regulator in Nevada has denied nine applications to expand the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center groundwater use
A top water regulator in Nevada has denied nine applications to expand the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center groundwater use.
Feb 27 2019
Last month, Nevada’s top water regulator denied multiple applications to expand an industrial center’s groundwater use. According to The Nevada…
Google is renewing its case for state water regulators in South Carolina to allow the company to increase its daily groundwater pumping
Google is renewing its case for state water regulators in South Carolina to allow the company to increase its daily groundwater pumping.
Feb 25 2019
In Berkeley County, S.C., Google has renewed its case for state water regulators to allow the company to increase its daily groundwater pumping from…
A case on how to regulate groundwater pollution will be heard by the Supreme Court
A case on how to regulate groundwater pollution will be heard by the Supreme Court.
Feb 20 2019
Supreme Court Justices agreed to hear a case over how to regulate groundwater pollution on Feb. 19, 2019. According to the Water Environment…
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…
Groundwater is drying up in five communities in Ottawa County, Mich.
Groundwater is drying up in five communities in Ottawa County, Mich.
Feb 12 2019
In Ottawa County, Mich., groundwater is drying up in five communities and state agencies are getting the word out while preparing for the worst.…
In 2015, rules proposed by the EPA would have required ISR uranium mining companies to monitor groundwater for up to 30 years. The U.S. Nuclear Commission is now asking for suggestions on regulating a type of uranium mining
In 2015, rules proposed by the EPA would have required ISR uranium mining companies to monitor groundwater for up to 30 years. The U.S. Nuclear Commission is now asking for suggestions on regulating a type of uranium mining.
Feb 11 2019
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking for suggestions about regulating a type of uranium mining after EPA Acting Administrator Andrew…
A sewer in Sonoma Valley, Calif., has been periodically leaking wastewater during heavy winter storms
A sewer in Sonoma Valley, Calif., has been periodically leaking wastewater during heavy winter storms.
Feb 7 2019
In Sonoma Valley, Calif., work on the next phase of replacing an old and failing sewer main is set to begin this summer. The sewer had been…
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