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EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

by Associated Press  (Feb. 6, 2016)

A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the ...

Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

by Associated Press  (Feb. 1, 2016)

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink. The state said the plan to try to ensure that drinking water no longer is tainted with lead includes residential water testing, school testing, food service and ...

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

by Associated Press  (Feb. 7, 2016)

n 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 leaked ...

AMTA and AWWA announce awardees at this year`s Membrane Technology Conference

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Feb. 4, 2016)

The American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association today announced four awardees at this year’s Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. Awardees were recognized at an awards luncheon during ...

Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility

by Ovivo (Formerly Eimco Water Technologies)  (Oct. 24, 2007)

Eimco Water Technologies was recently awarded the contract to supply the screening equipment for the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility (YRWRF) Improvements Project.  The design of the equipment is based on the advanced technology of Brackett Green® Double Entry Drum Screens and will primarily include: Two (2) Headworks Drum Screens ...

River Rhine commended for river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 13, 2013)

The River Rhine has won the first ever International River Foundation (IRF) European River Prize, which is given for remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management. The other finalists were the Órbigo River in Spain, the Upper Drau in Austria, and the Mura-Drava-Danube in Central Europe. River basin management of the Rhine ...

River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 30, 2014)

The River Mur flows from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia before reaching Drava, a tributary of the Danube. The organisation managing the Mur Basin was awarded the second European River Prize during the 6th European River restoration conference (ERRC) in Vienna yesterday. The River Mur rises in the Radstädter Tauern and flows into the ...

Five European rivers commit to more river restoration

by Wetlands International  (Sep. 24, 2013)

As part of the European River Restoration Conference, five European river basins committed themselves to working together. The river basins include: the Arpa in Armenia, Irpen in Ukraine, Irwell in England, Orbigo in Spain, and Rhone in France. Under the facilitation of the European Centre for River Restoration, the five parties will develop and ...

America`s Rivers of Filth

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Oct. 15, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2007 (ENS) - Billions of gallons of polluted wastewater spilled unchecked into America's waterways in 2005 as more than half the country's industrial and municipal wastewater facilities exceeded the limits of their Clean Water Act permits, according to a analysis of official figures released today by the U.S. Public ...

Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 21, 2008)

Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more ...

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