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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

  • Senators Want Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who serves as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has introduced two bills to protect people from drinking water contaminated by the toxic chemical perchlorate. One bill would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to promptly establish a ...

  • California Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. It would be the nation’s first drinking water standard for a material that gained national attention after the release of the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, “At 10 parts per billion, the standard is 500 times ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toilet water used for drinking

    According to recent reports, the island nation of Singapore is aggressively developing systems to recycle toilet water into tap water. The reports note this is necessary because the island, with 5 million people, currently imports water from nearby Malaysia. The Singapore government believes this reliance on another country for ...

  • Drinking water from the sea

    In some regions of the world, the lack of a primary source such as water, could become a determining factor for economic and political instability whereas nearly 40% of the world's population relies on river systems that cross two or more countries. The increasing awareness towards the issue of water, as a precious and irreplaceable wealth, encourages some countries to make enormous investments ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the ...

  • Lead in EU drinking water

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health examines the presence of lead in drinking water in the EU and the problems with obtaining accurate data. The authors estimate that about 25% of EU households will have a lead pipe, meaning that around 120 million people are potentially exposed to health risks. Before the 1970s, water suppliers would only consider corrective action if lead ...

  • Turning stormwater into drinking water

    CSIRO scientists have bottled ‘Recharge’ , pure drinking water that was once stormwater. “This is an exciting demonstration of the value of stormwater and the drinking water that can be produced from it by using a combination of natural treatment processes and engineered methods,” CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Urban Water Stream Leader Dr Peter Dillon said. The water was captured ...

  • Influential Study Calls for Improved Global Standard for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

    A study conducted by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  addresses the need for an improved global standard for safe drinking water and sanitation. Current benchmarks established by ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Court Requires California to establish drinking water standard for dangerous carcinogen

    The California Superior Court of Alameda today required the state’s Department of Public Health to proceed with setting a standard to protect millions of Californians from unsafe levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water. The court’s decision comes nearly one year after the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Working Group sued the agency for failing to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Potable Tanks For Drinking Water Storage

    With all of the recent talk surrounding water restrictions in farming, from abstraction restrictions, the EU water directive and impending mains water rate rises, we’ve raised the subject of rainwater tanks a great deal, but what about water fit for human consumption? The Enduramaxx range of potable tanks can store water, including mains water for human consumption, thanks to them being ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Straightforward monitoring of uranium in drinking water

    Determining trace levels of uranium in drinking and mineral water by inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) requires expensive analytical instrumentation. In contrast, adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry (AdCSV) using Metrohm’s 797 VA Computrace is a straightforward, much less expensive alternative allowing measurements with superior sensitivity. ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Toledo warns residents not to drink the water

    About 400,000 people in and around Ohio's fourth-largest city were warned Saturday not to drink its water after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie. Concerned residents of the Toledo area descended on city stores, buying carts full of bottled water, bags of ice and flavored water and emptying shelves within hours of the advisory, which was issued ...


    By Associated Press

  • Premier Water Research Institute Selects STARLIMS to Meet Stringent German and EU Drinking Water Standards

    HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – STARLIMS Corporation, a front-running global provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), announced today that it has been selected by IWW Water Centre, Muelheim, one of the leading water research institutes in Germany. Compliance with Stringent German and International Quality StandardsBy implementing the entirely web-based STARLIMS V10 ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Premier Water Research Institute Selects STARLIMS to Meet Stringent German and EU Drinking Water Standards

    STARLIMS Corporation, a leading global provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) has been selected by IWW Water Centre, Muelheim, one of the leading water research institutes in Germany. Compliance with Stringent German and International Quality Standards By implementing the entirely web-based STARLIMS V10 system, IWW will ensure full compliance with stringent water ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • EHS This Week: Yellow Stone Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water, OSHA’s Most Cited Standards, and More!

    On this week's edition of EHS This Week we've got the week's top stories in environment. health and safety news: Auto Industry Teams up with EPA for Voluntary Initiative Yellowstone Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water in Montana FAA Issues Warning about E-cigarettes OSHA’s Most Cited Standards and their Economic Impact on Businesses Listen to the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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