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Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

by Associated Press  (Feb. 7, 2016)

An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium ...

Contaminants in US groundwater

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Jun. 1, 2010)

According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...

Tungsten groundwater contamination

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Feb. 7, 2011)

Originally thought to be non-toxic, tungsten is replacing lead in fishing weights and in ammunition for hunting and recreational shooting. However, recent studies indicate that (under certain environmental conditions) some forms of tungsten can move readily through soil and leach into groundwater. A Kansas State University scientist investigates. ...

Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 9, 2009)

The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples ...

Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Sep. 19, 2007)

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams ...

Encouraging results in evaluating groundwater contaminants

by Soil Science Society of America  (Oct. 30, 2008)

The widespread use of pesticides across the United States has been in practice for decades, with little knowledge of the long-term effects on the nation’s groundwater. The results of a new study show that samples taken from over 300 wells across the US have not retained a high concentration of pesticide contamination. The news is a result of a ...

NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

by Associated Press  (Feb. 11, 2016)

Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday. The Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter to New Jersey-based Honeywell International and Saint-Gobain Performance ...

Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

by Associated Press  (Feb. 10, 2016)

The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday. The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 ...

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

by Associated Press  (Feb. 10, 2016)

A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the groundwater below the Indian Point power plant in Buchanan, New York, is about 740 times the amount ...

Webinar - Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Studies: Nitrogen Species and Reactions in Contaminated Groundwater

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Feb. 26, 2014)

Webinar overview Gain insight on the integration of nitrogen geochemistry and isotopes may be used for tracing the origin of nitrogen species and their transformations in the subsurface in this Webinar, which is a part of the Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Studies Webinar series*. Nitrogen represents one of the most ubiquitous and ...

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