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EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Cattaraugus County, NY Toxic Site Public Meeting to take place August 5 in Olean

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 23, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a change to the plan to clean up soil and groundwater at the former Alcas Cutlery Corporation facility at the Olean Well Field Superfund site in Olean, New York. Soil and groundwater at the Alcas facility are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, which are often found in paint, ...

EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site in Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that no further action is needed to address two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two ...

Beach Report: 10 Percent of America’s Beach Water Samples Fail Safety Test

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Ten percent of all water quality samples collected last year from nearly 3,500 coastal and Great Lakes beaches in the U.S. contained bacteria levels that failed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s most protective benchmark for swimmer safety. According to the 24th annual beach report released today by the Natural Resources ...

EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Proposed Plan Will Address Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Dec. 4 Public Meeting Announced

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 27, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated soil and ground water at the Cidra Ground Water Contamination site in Cidra, Puerto Rico. The site includes portions of the commercial district and an industrial park in Cidra. The EPA’s plan calls for a combination of cleanup technologies within distinct ...

Guidelines help water well owners address water quality problems

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (May 27, 2014)

The keys to addressing well water quality problems are to determine what the problem is, whether it is preventable, and, if not, how to treat it effectively, the National Ground Water Association said today. NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens said there are basic steps well owners can follow to take the mystery out of solving water ...

EPA Finalizes $47 Million Plan to Address Pollution in Three Areas of Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 1, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to address contamination in three areas of the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site in Ringwood, New Jersey. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, these areas were used to dispose of waste materials, including paint sludge and waste in drums, from the Ford Motor Company’s ...

EPA Report Shows Progress in Reducing Urban Air Toxics Across the United States

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 21, 2014)

Today (Aug 21, 2014), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report to Congress - the final of two reports required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to inform Congress of progress in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics. “This report gives everyone fighting for clean air a ...

Introducing PlumeStop™ Colloidal Biomatrix for In Situ Groundwater Remediation Webinar Recording Now Available

by REGENESIS  (Aug. 8, 2014)

REGENESIS recently launched the company’s latest in situ remediation innovation: PlumeStop™ Colloidal Biomatrix. PlumeStop is a new (patent pending) technology designed to address the challenges of excessive time and end-point uncertainty in groundwater remediation applications. This unique injectable material provides rapid ...

Court Approves EPA Agreement with IBM for Cleanup of Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, NY Agreement Also Provides Reimbursement of EPA Costs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a legal agreement with International Business Machines Corp. was approved on July 7, 2014 by the District Court for the Southern District of New York, under which IBM will perform a cleanup and reimburse EPA for past costs at the Shenandoah Road Groundwater Contamination Superfund site ...

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

by Associated Press  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water. Even with falling groundwater tables contributing to mandatory water restrictions for many cities, and forcing farmers ...

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