Groundwater Sampling News

  • Bladder pumps exceed sampling criteria

    A nuclear power facility in England has an extensive groundwater monitoring well network that requires regular sampling. Golder Associates, the project team who developed the network, wished to update their sampling equipment and protocols to improve efficiency, while maintaining accuracy and high safety standards. A set of objectives was defined to help determine the ideal solution: Minimize ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • High quality groundwater sampling

    Representative Samples A project manager’s goal for groundwater sampling is to collect samples that are representative of actual in-situ conditions, and to maintain sample integrity by minimizing the changes in sample quality and chemistry during collection. Sampling has evolved from earlier techniques of bailing and high rate pumping, to techniques of minimal drawdown and low flow ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Solinst Now Offers BioBailers

    Solinst is proud to offer a more environmentally friendly option for groundwater sampling. The Model 428 BioBailer™ is made of clear PVC that biodegrades when discarded in a landfill. The high quality material still allows the BioBailer to meet the same standards as other PVC bailers, including VOC sampling. The BioBailer features a high quality design that is easy to use. It has a sturdy ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Groundwater data management subject of NGWA Webinar

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the Webinar, “Life Cycle of Groundwater Data: From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report,” on February 16 at 1 p.m. ET.   The Webinar will be presented by Peter de Haven, PE, and Jamey Rosen, PG, Geosyntec Consultants.   Robust data management is central to the success of most environmental projects. ...

  • Fundamentals of groundwater geochemistry focus of NGWA short course

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the short course, “Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry,” March 14-15 in San Jose, California. An important step in completing a successful site assessment or remediation project is understanding the geochemical aspects of the work. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of geochemistry. Basic ...

  • OxyGreen Corporation and Enviro-Equipment, Inc Announce Manufacturing Agreement for OxyGreen Cells and Control Panels

      OxyGreen Corporation, an engineering technology company producing U.S. patented groundwater remediation products and Enviro-Equipment, Inc, a manufacturer of UL certified control panels and specialized environmental remediation equipment announce today an exclusive agreement for commercial manufacturing of OxyGreen cells and control panels ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

  • Victorian Groundwater Management System Direct Input to ESdat

    The Victorian groundwater management system (GMS) is a database of groundwater related data (for example groundwater, geology or chemistry data) across Victoria that is delivered quarterly by DVD from the Department of Sustainability and Environment to registered subscribers. The delivery of data from this system is often in a format that is time-consuming to extract, filter and output as useful ...

  • High quality groundwater sampling explained

    The Solinst Technical Bulletin on High Quality Groundwater Sampling explains how to obtain representative groundwater samples using Solinst Bladder Pumps, 464 Electronic Pump Control Units and our 12 Volt Compressor. Solinst Bladder Pumps are designed for sampling in a variety of applications and are ideal for obtaining VOC samples. This bulletin describes where it is best to use stainless steel ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Univ. of maine ordered to restore Wetlands at Orono Campus (ME)

    EPA has ordered the University of Maine to restore wetlands on its campus in Orono Maine. The wetlands were filled between 1984 and 2009 during the construction of buildings, roads, and parking areas; installation of culverts; expansion of a landfill; and disposal of snow and associated debris. The University violated the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) by failing to obtain the required federal ...

  • Bladder pumps exceed sampling criteria

    A nuclear power facility in England has an extensive groundwater monitoring well network that requires regular sampling. Golder Associates, the project team who developed the network, wished to update their sampling equipment and protocols to improve efficiency, while maintaining accuracy and high safety standards. Working with Waterra UK, Solinst Canada’s exclusive agent for that ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • EarthSoft announces a vapor intrusion EDD format and schema additions

    EarthSoft announced today a new Vapor Intrusion module for EQuIS, consisting of a Vapor Intrusion (VI) EDD, schema additions and VI reports. The VI EDD was developed under the guidance of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This EDD was designed by several state staff and consultants. The VI EDD is part of NYSDEC’s EDD format. Information about NYSDEC’s EDD can be ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EarthSoft announces a vapor intrusion EDD format and schema additions

    EarthSoft announced today a new Vapor Intrusion module for EQuIS, consisting of a Vapor Intrusion (VI) EDD, schema  additions, and VI reports. The VI EDD was developed under the guidance of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This EDD was designed by several state staff and consultants. The VI EDD is part of NYSDEC’s EDD format. Information about NYSDEC’s EDD ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • New case study: city of Redmond — Wellhead Protection Program, EQuIS Implementation

    Project Overview The City of Redmond (City) has several water quality related programs (e.g., Groundwater Monitoring, Drinking Water, Surface Water) responsible for contributing to the protection and management of ground and surface water resources.These water quality programs (Programs) have either regulatory responsibility authorized by state or county oversight agencies or, have local ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EPA seeking public input on proposed groundwater cleanup action at camp edwards site (MA)

    A 30-day public comment period begins Monday July 19, 2010 for a Remedy Selection Plan that outlines the proposed alternative for addressing groundwater contamination at the J-1 Range on the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR). The public comment period runs through August 17. This comment period provides an opportunity for public input on the Remedy Selection Plan for the J-1 Range. The ...

  • EQuIS for ArcGIS & ArcGIS server supports ArcGIS 10

    EarthSoft announced today support for ArcGIS 10 for the EQuIS for ArcGIS extension for ESRI’s ArcMap and ArcScene 3D Analyst applications and ArcGIS Server. In addition to supporting all of the existing EQuIS for ArcGIS features on the ArcGIS 10 platform, added support for ArcGIS 10-specific features include: ArcGIS 10 Time-Aware Layers The EQuIS EZView ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Second round of sampling for PCBs in two buildings at Bannister federal complex reveals no indoor air health concerns (KS, MO)

    Results from March air sampling at a child care center and an adjacent building at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City do not reveal health concerns at the facilities related to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), EPA Region 7 officials announced today. The results include tests for 209 different forms of PCBs in indoor air samples and from air samples taken from beneath the concrete floor ...

  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    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 ...


  • Asian carp sampling effort officially underway on section of the little calumet river

    A five-mile section of the Little Calumet River in South Chicago is now closed to all traffic for a period of four to six days as sampling efforts for Asian carp get underway. The closure is necessary for biologists to safely and effectively apply the fish toxicant Rotenone to a more than two-mile stretch of the waterway at T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam as a part of ongoing Asian carp sampling ...

  • Solinst Canada Ltd. introduces new simple to use pump control unit for groundwater sampling

    Solinst Canada Ltd. has developed a pump control unit that is easy to operate manually or with automatic presets, to obtain high quality groundwater samples with pneumatic pumps. Solinst Canada Ltd., manufacturer of high quality groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation, today unveiled their newly designed Model 464 Electronic Pump Control Unit. The Model 464 Electronic Control ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • NGWA offers “ground water technology field experience”

    The National Ground Water Association will offer a new training experience for environmental field personnel, drilling contractors, and water well inspectors October 26-28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Mississippi.The “Ground Water Technology Field Experience” features a combination of classroom instruction and field exercises to provide those entering the industry, or ...

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