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  • California Fails to Protect Drinking Water from Toxic “Erin Brockovich” Chemical

    The California Department of Public Health today announced its final drinking water standard for the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium made infamous in the film Erin Brockovich. The state’s new Maximum Contaminant Level of 10 parts per billion is 500 times greater than the level identified as safe by the California Environmental Protection Agency. The decision comes 10 years after the ...

  • EPA adds areas of long island to the superfund list; volatile organic compounds found in 11 major drinking water wells

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its decision to add areas of Hicksville, New Cassel, Westbury, Hempstead and Salisbury in Nassau County, New York to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Ground water throughout these areas is contaminated with harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Magothy aquifer, Nassau ...

  • Occurrence of arsenic a reminder of the importance of testing well water

    The occurrence of arsenic in some well water in Pennsylvania is a reminder that private well owners should test their water regularly, the National Ground Water Association said today. “NGWA recommends that private well owners test their water annually for bacteria, nitrate, and anything of local concern, the latter of which could include arsenic for some Pennsylvanians,” said NGWA ...

  • Household well owners can take free online lesson about nitrate in drinking water

    A free, short online lesson about nitrate in drinking water — and what to do about it — is available to household water well owners on the National Ground Water Association’s website, www.WellOwner.org. The lesson was developed with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...

  • EPA orders Lapwai School District maintenance shop to cleanup threat to nearby drinking water wells

    The Lapwai School District in Lapwai, ID, must clean up an inactive drywell contaminated with solvents (TCE & PCE) to protect nearby public drinking water wells. The cleanup will be conducted under a legal order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The drywell lies under an asphalt parking lot at the Lapwai School District (District) bus maintenance facility (204 District ...

  • 5 Reasons to Test Your Well Water

    A lot of us know that we should test our water when we notice a problem with it. Three of the most common problems are when the water gives off a bad smell, is discolored or leaves behind stains. However do you realize that some problems you may be facing such as gastrointestinal upsets, dry skin, or even hardness may be a sign that there is something wrong with your water? Most dangerous ...

  • 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 ...

  • Regular water testing important for household water well owners

    Started by the National Ground Water Association, the 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week takes place March 9-15, 2014. According to NGWA, this is a good time for owners of household water wells, as managers of their own personal drinking water system, to test the water. At a minimum, private well owners should ...

  • WEF, USGS will sponsor a congressional briefing on the health impacts of private drinking water wells

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Quality Assessment Program, will sponsor a congressional briefing to discuss new findings about the quality of our nation’s private drinking water wells. “The Quality of Our Nation’s Private Drinking Water Wells: Are Current Contaminant Levels Above Public Health ...

  • Oil Well Operators in Hart County, Ky., Sentenced for Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Two oil well operators in Hart County, and Logsdon Valley Oil Co. Inc., were sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., for continued violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Charles L. Stinson, 75, of Horse Cave, Kentucky, and Ralph Dowell, 75, of Edmonton, ...

  • Measurement of lime levels in drinking water & wastewater

    As lime is a product derived from the Earth, it is fitting that many of its uses also benefit the Earth. In fact, the second leading use of lime is in environmental applications, including drinking water and wastewater. OPTIFLEX is widely used to indicate lime levels in storage silos. It usually replaces non-reliable ultrasonic or electromechanical systems that are expensive to maintain. Lime ...


  • 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 ...

  • USGS finds pesticides in Oregon drinking water

    A 2000-2005 US Geological Survey (USGS) study found a variety of pesticides in water samples from the lower Clackamas River mainstem and tributaries, along with trace-level detections of pesticides in treated drinking-water samples collected from a drinking-water treatment plant that uses the river as a raw-water source, according to a recently released USGS report. All of the detections in ...


  • Iowa copes with nitrate surge in drinking water

    For much of last year, Iowa's most pressing agricultural problem was a drought that baked farm fields and parched crops, turning them brown and crumbly. Then the skies finally opened up, providing one of the soggiest springs on record. But the rain has created a new, unexpected problem: The deluge is washing fertilizer off the farms and into rivers that provide drinking water to much of the ...


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  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Virginia Tech tests water wells impacted by hurricanes

    Backed by a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant, Virginia Tech is distributing water well sampling kits in areas hit hardest this hurricane season. The sampling kits are being passed out with the help of local universities throughout ...

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • Toxic Drinking Water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Two of the three drinking water systems that served family housing at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were contaminated with chemicals from dry cleaning and industrial operations for 28 years, a federal government analysis reveals. The 246 square mile base is located near Jacksonville, North Carolina. One system, the Tarawa Terrace drinking water system, ...

  • Using the rays of the sun to convert sea- to drinking water

    Many of the world's remote areas with water shortages also have three things in abundance: Sun, wind and sea. How renewable energies can be harnessed more effectively in the future to transform salty seawater and brackish water into drinking water is the subject of a current study issued by an EU initiative dubbed 'ProDes'. Worldwide, more and more people are obtaining their drinking water ...


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  • EPA seeks advice on perchlorate in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of 15 parts per billion (ppb) to assist state and local officials in addressing local contamination of perchlorate in drinking ...

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