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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 ...

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

by Associated Press  (Feb. 23, 2015)

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney's Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act. The prosecutors say ...

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 ...

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 ...

EPA to Hold a Public Meeting About Proposed Plan to Clean Up Soil Contamination at Benfield Industries, Inc. Superfund Site in Waynesville, N.C.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 9, 2015)

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting about plans to clean up residual soil contamination at the Benfield Industries, Inc. Superfund Site in Waynesville, N.C. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Haywood Vocational Opportunities Building located at 172 Riverbend Street in ...

Better Remediation Through Effective Groundwater Sampling

by ASTM International  (Dec. 1, 2014)

One of the keys to successful remediation of a contaminated property is effective groundwater sampling. A new ASTM standard will aid groundwater samplers by taking a look at three types of passive samplers and their advantages, disadvantages and limitations. The new standard is D7929, Guide for Selection of ...

EPA Settlement with the U.S.D.A. Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

An underground storage tank (UST) at the Lake Moomaw Marina Store in Warm Springs, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations. The Lake Moomaw Marina Store is owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The required ...

EPA Region 7 Receives Report of Groundwater Analysis by U.S. Geological Survey for West Lake Landfill Superfund Site

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 17, 2014)

EPA Region 7 has received an independent report issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about groundwater conditions at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo., and will carefully review the report’s findings as the Agency moves toward selection of a final remedy for the site. The USGS study, which was requested by ...

EPA Awards Texas $2.5 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from in underground storage tanks (UST). Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where ...

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