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  • Los Alamos Drills to Record-breaking Depths

    The EM-supported Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory is pushing the limits of drilling technology with the use of a sonic drill rig to drill coreholes more than 1,100 feet deep in support of a chromium remediation project. The project is an initiative to remediate a chromium plume in the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • Groundwater Resources Generally Abundant in Coastal Carolinas

    Large volumes of high quality groundwater fill aquifers along the Atlantic Coastal Plain (ACP) in North and South Carolina. Groundwater levels in much of the region remain relatively unchanged from predevelopment days, despite declines in some locations from large-scale pumping. These are among the key findings of a major federal study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, to assess the ...

  • Environment Agency Awards NIVUS GmbH

    The Environment Agency in partnership with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales have recently awarded NIVUS GmbH the Echo Correlation lots for ‘Bed Mounted’ and ‘Fully Integrated’ portable flow measurement instruments as part of their new Hydro Acoustic Framework. The NivuFlow range of flow meters utilize cross correlation technology to ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Call for abstracts for NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    The call for abstracts is now open for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater that is taking place in March 2017. Abstracts are being sought for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater in the following two tracks and are due October 31, 2016. Track 1 — Applications of Hydrogeophysics to Groundwater Characterization, ...

  • Final cleanup plan approved for Cabot carbon/koppers superfund site in Gainesville, Fla. (FL)

    A final cleanup plan, formalized in a document known as the Record of Decision (ROD), has been signed by EPA for the Cabot Carbon/Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville, Fla. The ROD outlines how the Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Beazer East will be required to address soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water contamination from the site. EPA will oversee the work to ensure all the ...

  • Mapping groundwater flooding for the EU Floods Directive

    In the coming years the EU Floods Directive1 will require Member States to produce flood hazard and risk maps. Taking the UK as a case study, new research highlights the need for advances in data collection, mapping and groundwater flood warning systems to meet EU requirements for maps and management plans. Although often occurring less frequently than fluvial (river) flooding, the effects of ...

  • Solving history’s ‘largest mass poisoning’

    Researchers in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering believe they have pinpointed a pathway by which arsenic may be contaminating the drinking water in Bangladesh, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists, world health agencies and the Bangladeshi government for nearly 30 years. The research suggests that human alteration to the landscape, the construction of villages with ...

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Not Currently Affecting Drinking Water Quality

    A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. These production areas include the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations, which are some of the largest sources ...

  • More than one third of soils studied in southwest England are highly degraded

    An extensive field investigation discovered that 38% of soils in southwest England show signs of enhanced surface water runoff due to soil degradation. The study also revealed which types of fields and soils are linked to the most or least degradation. Damage to soil causes water runoff across the landscape instead of being infiltrated properly by the soil. Poor land management is known to cause ...

  • Fremont, Neb. wins “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the Fremont Department of Utilities of Fremont, Neb. has won the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test. The event, composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas, Texas. The city of Fremont, Neb. receives ...

  • Spanish earthquake could have been triggered by groundwater pumping

    An earthquake that killed nine people in Lorca, Spain, last year could have been triggered by groundwater being drained from the area for use in irrigation, according to scientists. The study found that the ground moved in the same places as subsidence has been occurring since the 1960s, due to the extraction of groundwater. In Europe, earthquakes are most common in southern and ...

  • DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn`t taint water

    A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press. After a year of monitoring, the researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas trapped deep below the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU project taking CO2 out of the atmosphere

    'The European Commission is committed to encouraging industry to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and research plays a vital role in that,' said the European Science and Research Commissioner, Janez Potočnik. The accumulation of CO2 is considered to be the main cause of climate change. However, the EU-backed project CO2SINK, with financing to the tune of EUR 8.7 million, aims to ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Solinst Canada Introduces Water Level DrawDown Meter

    Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the latest addition to their Level Measurement Devices—the Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter. The 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter indicates static water level, with a second function to monitor falling hydraulic head.  In water level mode, the Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter allows accurate depth to water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Boart Longyear Team Uses Dual-Tube Flooded Reverse Circulation Technique to Drill 60-inch Shaft through Loss Circulation Zones at Wyoming Coal Mine

    A Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com) drilling team rose to the challenge as it bore down into the earth to create a ventilation shaft for an underground longwall coal mine in Southwest Wyoming. The task? Guide a 60-inch bit to a depth of 550 feet through a challenging geological formation that included two aquifers – all in just over four weeks. Not ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Sequestration on shaky ground

    Original story at MIT News Carbon sequestration promises to address greenhouse-gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it deep below the Earth’s surface, where it would permanently solidify into rock. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that current ...

  • EPA Encourages public to comment on plan for ground water cleanup near new cassel industrial area in Nassau County, N.Y.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its proposed plan to clean up an area of contaminated ground water within the New Cassel/Hicksville Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in the towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. Ground water throughout these areas is contaminated with harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are ...

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