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EPA Settlement Protects Soil and Groundwater in Lawrence, Mass.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 6, 2015)

In a recent settlement agreement with EPA’s New England office, Hilton Oil Co., Inc. will take action to come into compliance with Underground Storage Tank regulations to protect groundwater and soil at its facility in Lawrence, Mass. The company also agreed to pay a $27,000 penalty. The action stems from an EPA inspection of the facility ...

Treatment options for groundwater focus of 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Apr. 24, 2015)

Peter S. Cartwright, PE, named the 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer, will present “Water Well Contaminants and Treatment Options,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced today. Cartwright, who owns and operates Cartwright Consulting Co. with offices in Minneapolis and the Netherlands, has been in ...

Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 26, 2015)

Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas ...

Distributor Agreement Brings Chemical Fixation / Immobilization Technology to Tersus’ Portfolio of In Situ Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies

by Tersus Environmental, LLC  (Mar. 30, 2015)

Tersus Environmental, LLC, a rapidly growing developer and marketer of advanced, innovative technologies for the remediation of soil and groundwater, and Ziltek Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia are pleased to announce that the two firms have entered in an agreement wherein Tersus is appointed the North American exclusive distributor for the RemBind ...

Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico

by Zimmetry Environmental  (Mar. 10, 2015)

Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC). TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico's Superfund sites, ...

New paper in Groundwater highlights carbon sequestration relating to climate change

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Mar. 17, 2015)

The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has just published a review paper focusing on carbon sequestration in saline aquifers to mitigate climate change. Though not scheduled to appear until the May-June 2015 issue, the 19-page paper can be accessed now via Wiley Online Library, the database ...

EPA Proposes to Add Burnet Co., TX, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 24, 2015)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Main Street Groundwater Plume site in Burnet Co., TX, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled ...

Infographic Highlights Importance of Groundwater Remediation in US

by Abanaki Corporation  (Feb. 19, 2015)

With roughly 40 percent of the U.S. population consuming groundwater as drinking water, keeping groundwater free of contaminates is crucial. Groundwater remediation is the process of removing pollution from our water supplies and fresh drinking water. The process of cleaning up the more than 100,000 U.S. sites that have contaminated groundwater is ...

Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico`s Superfund sites

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Feb. 23, 2015)

Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC).  TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico’s Superfund ...

Baker’s yeast wastewater has limited effect on groundwater when used for irrigation

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 29, 2015)

Untreated wastewater from the baker’s yeast industry can be used to irrigate crops without negatively affecting the chemical quality of the groundwater beneath, recently published research concludes. Although the wastewater increased concentrations of some groundwater contaminants in an area with a high water table, these levels would not ...

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