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Water well owners should check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Aug. 27, 2014)

Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test their water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Association recommended today. While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Talk About Great Walls – BOS 100® Barrier Works Like a Charm

by Remediation Products Incorporated (RPI)  (Aug. 25, 2014)

Who needs a great wall when you've got BOS 100® for chlorinated contamination? Click here for a look at a very successful remediation of a former dry cleaner site in Indiana to give you a sense of what we mean. RPI Group members ...

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 ...

NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

by Associated Press  (Aug. 20, 2014)

North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. The General Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation addressing the problem unmasked six months ago when a coal ash spill from a Duke ...

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