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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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ecology and Environment, Inc. Awarded Extension of $21.4 Million Contract By U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Ecology and Environment Inc. (E&E)  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) has been awarded a two-year contract extension by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District to provide Architect-Engineer Services on a wide variety of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste environmental projects. The award extends the current contract, valued at $21.4 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Environmental Concerns Related to Shale Oil and Gas Development to Be Discussed at 2014 Farm Science Review

by Ohio State University  (Aug. 26, 2014)

The number of horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio’s shale is growing exponentially, and residents often have concerns about potential environmental impacts. But people often worry about just one aspect -- the potential for groundwater contamination, said Joe Bonnell, watershed management program director in Ohio State University’s ...

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