Yucca Mountain Project, Nevada -


Courtesy of Adedge Water Technologies, LLC

Wells J-12 and J-13 are located in Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site near Mercury, Nevada. These wells supply potable water for the Yucca Mountain Project. Water-quality analyses revealed that arsenic concentrations exceeded the new maximum contaminant level (MCL). Before choosing a technology, the site manager, Bechtel SAIC, contracted with Dr. Dennis A. Clifford, University of Houston, and a team of consultants to review various treatment technologies to reduce the arsenic concentrations to acceptable levels. Dr. Clifford and Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) recommended using granular ferric oxide (GFO) technology for the treatment system. AdEdge was subsequently selected and awarded the project as the preferred technology provider in the Bechtel-SAIC solicitation. AdEdge assisted Bechtel-SAIC with obtaining Nevada DEP regulatory approvals for permitting and installation of the system. It is one of the first arsenic treatment installations permitted in the state of Nevada by DEP.

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