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  • Genesis Water Technologies Expands ZeoTurb, a Natural Zeolite Flocculant for Municipal and Industrial Water Treatment

    Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. a vibrant USA based global water & waste water treatment solutions company is excited about the formal introduction and expansion of its natural zeolite based flocculant, called ZeoTurb. Around the world there is an increasing need for environmentally safe and sustainable methods of providing high quality solutions for water and ...

  • 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 to develop regulation for perchlorate and toxic chemicals in drinking water (DC)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the agency’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate to protect Americans from any potential health impacts, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate ...

  • House subcommittee holds hearing on endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water

    the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a hearing entitled 'Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Drinking Water: Risks to Human Health and the Environment.' The Subcommittee intended the hearing to examine the science and regulation of endocrine disruptors that may be found in sources of drinking water. Witnesses included: Jim Jones, Deputy Assistant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • US drinking water contaminated by pharmaceuticals

    A vast array of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation has claimed. Water in 24 metropolitan areas, including Detroit, Louisville, southern California and Northern New Jersey is particularly at risk. The report says the ...

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA to develop regulation for perchlorate and toxic chemicals in drinking water (HQ, AZ, AR, CA, NV)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the agency’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate to protect Americans from any potential health impacts, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate ...

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market to Reach $22 Billion by 2010

    The market for water and wastewater treatment chemicals will exceed $22 billion by 2010 up from $18 billion in 2005. This is the latest forecast in the online continually updated McIlvaine report, Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals: World Markets. Power accounts for ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • World`s Largest Natural Gas Producer Eliminates Hard Water Scaling Without Using Any Chemicals

    Gazprom is one of the largest suppliers of natural gas in the world.  It pumps gas right across Russia for delivery to Europe. Pumping stations move the gas through the pipelines. At one of their gas  pump stations  well water is pumped  via a 4” pipeline to drinking water systems .. hot water boilers and other services..  Despite chemical treatment scaling ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Associated Press

  • ReportsnReports - Nanotechnology in Water Treatment

    Nanotechnology in Water Treatment  The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015. Most of the ...


  • 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 ...


  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • US drinking water and watersheds widely contaminated by hormone disrupting pesticide, Atrazine

    A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned by the European Union, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. waters and is a known endocrine disruptor, which ...

  • EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). State, local and community representatives joined EPA Regional Administrator at an event held at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley, Calif. “Every day more than 38 million Californians rely on clean water for cooking, washing, and ...

  • Drinking Water Purification Using UV Lamps Becoming Even More Important

    • International Symposium at Heraeus in Hanau, Germany • UV radiation destroys germs and pathogens in drinking water without the need for chemicals Drinking water treatment with UV radiation was the theme of an interna-tional symposium of the materials network, Materials Valley e.V., which took place at the end of February at the Hanau headquarters of Heraeus, the precious metals- ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • Native American Drinking Water Plant in Arizona Using GE’s ZeeWeed* Technology is Honored with Water Project of the Year Award

    Ak-Chin Indian Community in Southern Arizona Recognized by the AZ Water Association Receives 2013 Water Project of the Year Award for Water Treatment Plant The Ak-Chin Indian Community’s surface water treatment plant, featuring GE’s (NYSE: GE) ZeeWeed* ...


    By General Electric

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