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Oct 20 2020
The Trump administration will allow some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds to stay in operation for years more.  Additionally,…
Sep 22 2020
Sometimes basic ingredients can appear unpromising, yet when mixed together the end result is satisfactory, just like a cake. However, not everything…
Sep 18 2020
The U.S. EPA announced the first loan of its kind in Utah to update Salt Lake City’s wastewater treatment plant. The project was provided nearly $350…
mercury remidiation
Groundwater extracted from site dewatering activities was first pumped through filtration vessels filled with 16,000 pounds of Organoclay MRM before being pumped through another set of vessels containing granular activated carbon.
Sep 3 2020
As the health and safety risks associated with mercury contamination became known, governments made efforts to protect humans and the environment…
Jun 22 2020
The U.S. EPA issued a final action regarding the regulation of perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).  Perchlorate does not meet the…
Jun 12 2020
Chapmanville Water Department in Logan County, W.Va., provides the water distribution and wastewater treatment services in the town of Chapmanville,…
May 27 2020
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently provided comments on the U.S. EPA’s “Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on…
May 8 2020
In this special stay-at-home episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen provide an…
May 4 2020
Both chambers of Congress are moving ahead on water infrastructure legislation. The bills reauthorize legislation on water resource development and…
Apr 28 2020
What Was the Case About? This case hinges on whether The County of Maui, Hawaii requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) …
Apr 23 2020
The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the federal government to regulate some groundwater pollutants that can make it into…
Apr 23 2020
A suspect used a front loader to destroy property and damage buildings and work vehicles at the Tehaleh Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The suspect tore…
Apr 22 2020
The Trump administration published a final rule rolling back environmental protections.  The final rule, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, was…
Apr 13 2020
Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, swept across the globe in early 2020, resulting in events cancellations, business closures, and project delays, among…
Apr 10 2020
What is Biological Oxygen Demand?  Biochemical oxygen demand is the amount of oxygen consumed by bacteria and other microorganisms while they…
Apr 1 2020
On Mar. 30, 2020, the U.S. EPA released a statement encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper. This does not include disinfecting wipes or…
Mar 27 2020
In this month's episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen give an overview of the…
Mar 26 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry. The request involves easing the enforcement of…
Mar 23 2020
10 workers are quarantined inside the Claude Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant in Carlsbad, California for the next three weeks.  The workers are…
Mar 16 2020
The U.S. EPA is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, which is the novel…
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