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  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • New device turns air into drinking water

    All around the world, we're dealing with a severe water shortage. An entire continent, Australia, is so dry that cities have set up 'water police' to rat out residents who use their garden hoses a single moment longer than they're meant to. For years, Israel, too, has been dealing with a tremendous drought; the water sources that still exist in the arid country are often so polluted that the ...

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • New regulation for aircraft drinking water

    Aircraft passengers and crews will be able to drink safer water under new regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) will tailor existing health-based drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems. The rule will protect the public from illnesses that can result from ...

  • Contamination Threatens Tucson Drinking Water

    TUCSON, Arizona, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday ordered the Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force to clean up a migrating plume of contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under the order, Raytheon, formerly Hughes Aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force are required to treat two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and ...

  • EPA issues final aircraft drinking water rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew.  The rule provides multiple-barrier protection through requirements for coliform sampling, best management practices, corrective action, public notification, monitoring and operator training. It will better protect the public from illnesses ...

  • Studies find methane in Pennsylvania drinking water

    New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it's hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling. The findings represent a middle ground between critics of the drilling ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued health advisory values that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Algal blooms in rivers, lakes, and bays sometimes produce harmful toxins. Because utilities often use these water bodies as sources of drinking water, EPA has determined algal toxin levels in tap water ...

  • Quality of harvested rainwater unsufficient for drinking

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...


  • Benzene Levels in Denver Waterway Are 400 Times Drinking Water Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) is trying to prevent benzene-contaminated water in Sand Creek from flowing into South Platte River, a major source of drinking and agricultural water for northeastern Colorado.   Benzene is so toxic that even tiny amounts are considered dangerous; therefore, the EPA has set a national standard for the compound’s concentration in drinking water of 5 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Water pollution exceeds drinking-standard limits in many OECD farming areas

    Pollution of rivers, lakes, and aquifers exceeds recommended limits for drinking water in farming areas in many OECD countries, according to a new OECD report. Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 shows that excess levels of nitrates, phosphorus or pesticides were found in more than one out of 10 monitoring sites in 13 OECD countries. Treating pesticide- and ...

  • Rockville, MD. wins EPA award for sustainable drinking water service

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded the City of Rockville the Sustainable Public Health Protection Award for leadership and innovation in upgrading the Rockville Drinking Water Treatment Plant. Beginning in late 2009, the 51-year old plant was upgraded to improve operational and energy efficiency, with funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ...

  • AWWA to Congress: Controlling nutrient pollution key to preventing cyanotoxins in drinking water

    In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association Water Utility Council Chair Aurel Arndt stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with ...

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Calgon Carbon Announces 2011 Municipal Drinking Water Seminar Schedule

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) today announced the 2011 dates and locations for its popular municipal drinking water technical seminar, “Water. Made Better.” Calgon Carbon will conduct this seminar in nine cities in North America from May to December. This free program is designed to educate municipal officials and water and wastewater ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • DAS-Wastewater Treatment for an Argentinean soft drink producer

    Argentina is World Champion - World Champion of soft drink lovers. According to a study from Euro Monitor International, nowhere in the world are more of these soft drinks consumed. On average, each Argentinian drank 131 liters in 2012. Even in Chile (2nd place, 121 liters) and Mexico (3rd place, 119 liters) the drinks are popular. The South American soft drink producer Refres Now S.A. also ...

  • EPA formally requests information from companies about chemicals used in natural gas extraction / information on hydraulic fracturing chemicals is key to agency study of potential impacts on drinking water (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has issued voluntary information requests to nine natural gas service companies regarding the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The data requested is integral to a broad scientific study now underway by EPA, which Congress in 2009 directed the agency to conduct to determine whether hydraulic fracturing has an impact on ...

  • How to get fresh water out of thin air

    Original story at MIT News In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from ...

  • EPA Signs Two Clean Up Decisions in a Continued Effort to Protect Cape Cod Drinking Water

    In its ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Cod aquifer from contamination from historical military training activities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final cleanup strategies for two contaminated areas at Camp Edwards. EPA, in consultation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP), has recently determined the appropriate cleanup ...

  • Consumer Water & Air Treatment Systems to 2017

    This study analyzes the US consumer market for water purification and air cleaning systems. It presents historical demand data (2002, 2007, 2012) and forecasts to 2017 and 2022 by technology (e.g., conventional filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation, electrostatic, ionization) and type (point-of-entry and point-of-use water purification, whole-house and portable air cleaning) and region. The ...


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