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EPA Finalizes Changes to Cleanup Plan to Address VOCs at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site on the Alleghany River in Cattaraugus County in New York

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 7, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a revised plan to address contaminated soil and groundwater at the former Alcas Cutlery Corporation facility (now known as the Cutco facility) at the Olean Well Field Superfund site in Olean, New York. Soil and groundwater at the facility are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, which ...

EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 22, 2014)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney P. Frelinghuysen today announced a plan to demolish or remove 34 buildings and structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The buildings and structures on the 263-acre site are contaminated with ...

Special e-issue of Groundwater focuses on public supply well vulnerability

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Sep. 25, 2014)

The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has published a special electronic-only issue focusing on public drinking water supply well vulnerability to contamination. This special issue can be accessed in the Wiley Online Library, the database containing complete content information for Groundwater, ...

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 ...

EOS Remediation, LLC And Chemical Grouting Company, LTD Recognized by US Commerce

by EOS Remediation, LLC  (Oct. 23, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co.), Tokyo, Japan, as a valuable export partner with EOS Remediation (EOS), Raleigh, NC, supporting U.S. exports in the environmental industry.  The event took place at the 2014 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology Expo, Tokyo Big Sight on October ...

NGWREF funds research on electrochemically enhanced bioremediation of groundwater

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has awarded a grant to Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, for a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater. Jiang will receive $8,000 for his project, “Electrochemically Enhanced Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate, and Emerging ...

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 ...

EPA Adds Five, Proposes Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. In addition, the agency is proposing to add three additional sites to the list. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in ...

Baghurst Drive Site in Harleysville, Pa., Added to EPA’s Superfund National Priorities List

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it added the Baghurst Drive site in Harleysville, Montgomery County, Pa., to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a national list of sites where hazardous contaminants could impact public health and/or the environment. NPL sites undergo a thorough investigation to ...

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, ...

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