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Early tests don`t find tainted water from oil boom

by Associated Press  (Nov. 17, 2014)

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well ...

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 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 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 ...

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, ...

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 Proposes Plan to Address Contaminated Soils and Ground Water at Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site in Maywood and Rochelle Park, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 23, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contaminated soil at the Maywood Chemical Company Superfund site in Maywood and Rochelle Park, New Jersey. Previous industrial activity at the site resulted in contamination of the soil and ground water with volatile organic compounds, radioactive waste and metals. Exposure to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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