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  • atg UV to Fund Borehole Drilling in Burkina Faso

    'Unsanitary water kills more people worldwide than war'. atg UV have committed to supporting a small British charity, Myras Wells, funding the drilling of a borehole well in Burkina Faso in West Africa.  Burkina is the world’s 4th poorest country. More details will follow as the project gets underway.  In the meantime, please see Myra's Wells website for more ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • NGWA offers course on borehole geophysical logging

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the course, “Borehole Geophysical Logging for Water Resources/Water Supply Applications,” April 11-13 in San Jose, California. The objective of this course is to provide a basic framework and criteria for the use of borehole geophysics (wireline logs) in the design or rehabilitation/abandonment of resource/water supply wells. ...

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • PA DEP Fines Atlas Resources for Drilling Wastewater Spill in Washington County

    PITTSBURGH, PA - The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Atlas Resources LLC $97,350 for allowing used hydraulic fracturing fluids to overfill a wastewater pit and contaminate a high-quality watershed in Hopewell Township, Washington County. The violations were ...

  • 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 ...

  • Increasing water supplies - reuse of treated wastewater

    Reusing wastewater, particularly for agricultural purposes, plays an increasingly important part in water management, particularly in areas of low rainfall. A recent study of the Apulia region in southern Italy shows that wastewater can be used to meet agricultural water needs. The Apulian water agency (AQP) runs the largest aqueduct system in Europe, importing water from neighbouring regions and ...

  • Contamination concern grows over private water supplies

    Water supply specialists are urging farmers to monitor their private water supply for possible contamination now that flood waters have receded.  Flood water in a private water supply can cause increased susceptibility to iron related bacteria as well as stimulate bacterial activity if it is already present. Iron bacteria is one of the most common contamination problems in private water ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • This World Water Day atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells

    With our passion and expertise in water treatment, the atg UV Team are continually looking for ways to support water projects and disadvantaged communities across the globe. This World Water Day, atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells and their water projects in Burkino Faso, West Africa. Burkina is the World’s 4th poorest country. Outside of the ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • McEllhiney Lecturer says proper water well development critical to well performance

    NEW ORLEANS — The process of “well development” is critical to optimizing well performance, yet too often it is not given proper priority in the overall well construction, said the 2010 NGWREF McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer Mike H. Mehmert in his inaugural lecture at the 2009 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting. Well development is the procedure used to facilitate the removal of fine ...

  • 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.

  • Response to Ghana`s looming water crisis could decide next president

    General elections in Ghana will not be held until December but with the rapid collapse of the water system in the capital Accra and an estimated 84,000 Ghanaians dying each year from diseases related to poor water quality, observers say water has already become the central election issue. “All the presidential candidates for the various political parties have made water a key part of their ...


    By IRIN Association

  • Planet Resource Recovery, Inc.`s AquaLuxus(TM) Well Clean Proves Highly Effective in Ground Water Well Field Studies

    Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRRY) is pleased to report that the Company has received the preliminary findings of Field Studies on the effectiveness of AquaLuxus? WC for groundwater wells. Planet's distributor, Timberline Assets, Ltd., launched an investigation in August 2011, including independent lab and field testing, to determine the effectiveness of using AquaLuxus WC for ...

  • Groundwater industry opportunities in geothermal heating/cooling subject of NGWA conference

    Increasing public demand for reduced fossil fuel consumption is creating growing business diversification opportunities with geothermal heating and cooling systems, according to presentations scheduled for the National Ground Water Association's 'Geothermal and Horizontal Drilling Forum,' August 25-25, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Using vertically drilled earth boreholes to connect heat pumps is a ...

  • Improperly abandoned wells can present danger to animals, people

    The dramatic rescue of a horse named Buddy from a large-diameter dug well in California underscores the importance of properly securing or decommissioning dug wells because of the danger they present to animals and humans, the National Ground Water Association said today. ...

  • Too soon to tap Namibia`s groundwater find, experts say

    The extraction of the much needed water from a large underground aquifer in northern Namibia may need to wait for further studies, officials have warned at a water investment conference. The aquifer, discovered in July, may contain enough water to sustain about one million people living in the area for 400 years at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environment Agency grants further waste permit at Balcombe

    The Environment Agency has today, Monday 30 September, granted a permit to Cuadrilla to manage wastes which may contain naturally occurring radioactive substances arising from their exploratory borehole to test for oil and gas reserves at Balcombe. Under the environmental regulations the company was required to apply for a further permit to manage any waste water or solid waste generated during ...

  • Environment Agency grants mining waste permit at Balcombe

    The Environment Agency has today (Wednesday, 24 July) granted a mining waste permit to Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd (Cuadrilla). This permit covers the management of wastes arising from an exploratory borehole to test for oil and gas reserves at Balcombe in West Sussex. After a thorough assessment the Environment Agency is confident that, providing their permit is complied with, the environment ...

  • DDM & TA’AZ Join Forces to Create TA’AZ Environmental

    DDM Geotechnical Services are based in the UAE, serving the Middle East markets. DDM’s Joint Venture with TA’AZ, will trade as TA’AZ Environmental, offering the Iraq market the complete array of onshore and offshore soil investigation and GeoSolutions services, plus MicroROV inspection and sand & sludge cleaning services. CPT ...


    By DDM Geotechnical Services

  • ENER-G helps Vaillant pump up its low carbon performance

    ENER-G Sustainable Technologies has helped to install a Vaillant geoTHERM ground source heat pump system at Vaillant Group's new Northern Region headquarters in Belper - supplying the majority of the building's heat needs and contributing to its outstanding sustainability performance.  The 30kW Vaillant ground source heat pump system draws energy from the ground using eleven 70 metre ...


    By ENER-G

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