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  • Australian Cities Adopt Wastewater Reuse

    Getting past old attitudes is a key to keeping up with growing water needs Potable reuse of wastewater has gone by many different names, some of them unflattering, like “toilet to tap.” Despite the clear benefits of water reuse, this so-called “ick factor” has slowed the adoption of technology that can transform wastewater into drinking water. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Groundwater Discharge to Upper Colorado River Basin Varies in Response to Drought

    Groundwater discharge that flows into the Upper Colorado River Basin varies in response to drought, which is likely due to aquifer systems that contain relatively young groundwater, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in Hydrogeology Journal. The Colorado River and its tributaries provide water to more than 40 ...

  • An introduction to groundwater modeling (VMOD1)

    Theory and Hands-on Applications using Visual MODFLOW - Frankfurt, Germany - November 16-19, 2010 A 4-day Visual MODFLOW* course is being held in Frankfurt, Germany November 16 - 19, 2010. This course is designed to present the theory behind MODFLOW 2005, MODPATH, ZoneBudget, MT3D, and WinPEST. For more information, click here. Course topics that will be covered include: An ...


    By Schlumberger Water Services

  • Ecosurvey® circular groundwater remediation

    Contaminated area for requalification stopped for over 13 years due excessive remediation costs: fuel depot near Bologna. Ecosurvey® has been appointed to review the case of the 13 years dismissed industrial site abandoned due to excessive remediations costs: it proposed a solution of Green Remediation with low environmental impact: ...


    By ECOSURVEY®

  • Aerospace Giant to Pay $12 Million for Discharge Violations

    HARTFORD, Connecticut (ENS) - Aerospace systems manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, pleaded guilty on Thursday before U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson in Hartford to two counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act. The company admitted discharging hexavalent chromium and copper to the Farmington River in excess of its permit limits. ...

  • CBM Discharge Clean Water Act Purification

    Announcing the expanding application of a new U.S. Patented, cost-effective coal-bed methane (CBM) produced water discharge purification process applying CleanSweepBarium™ compliance technology for dependable CBM produced discharge purification from THUNDER BASIN Environmental Consulting, Inc. for Clean Water Act and ...

  • Removing High Explosives from Groundwater

    In an initiative supported by EM, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Corrective Actions Program is addressing high explosive contamination in surface water and groundwater at a location this summer in the forests ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Mine Discharge Pact Clears the Way for 9/11 Memorial

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, October 23, 2007 (ENS) - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty Monday announced an agreement with a coal company that could lead the federal government closer to building a permanent memorial on the land near Shanksville, where United Flight 93 crashed September 11, 2001. United Flight 93 was one of four planes hijacked ...

  • West Haven, Conn. fined for Illegal Sewage Discharges; Will Take Action to Significantly Reduce Sewage Discharges to New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound

    A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven, Conn. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system. The agreement is between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ...

  • Feedback sought on revised UK groundwater rules

    A consultation to obtain feedback on proposed amendments to the Groundwater Regulations 1998 has been published by Defra. Feedback is sought from anyone who discharges substances which can cause groundwater pollution, or who currently follows the existing groundwater regulations. Environment Minister Phil Woolas said the practical consequences of the proposed changes for those involved with ...

  • Corporate fight lets toxics flow into Connecticut groundwater

    Connecticut officials are seeking an order against two disputing companies whose inaction and ongoing argument they allege is allowing PCB contamination to jeopardize Bridgeport Harbor and Long Island Sound. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy said that the state has requested a temporary injunction against The ...

  • California Refinery Fined $1 Million for Groundwater Pollution

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - A California refinery has been fined $1 million and placed on three years probation for dumping contaminated wastewater into wells, risking the safety of groundwater supplies in Santa Maria, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Maria Refining Company, a subsidiary of the publicly traded Greka Energy Corporation, pleaded guilty to ...

  • Groundwater threat to rivers worse than suspected

    In an address to the Groundwater 2010 Conference in Canberra, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship scientist, Dr David Rassam, said land-use practices that reduce groundwater recharge into rivers and streams could significantly reduce low flows in nearby rivers and streams. “Many rivers are highly dependent on ‘base-flow’ from groundwater to keep running through dry times ...

  • Hanford site treating record amount of contaminated groundwater

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) has exceeded this year’s goal for treating 1.4 billion gallons of contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site in Washington state. “In the last few years, DOE built three new groundwater treatment facilities, and now we are seeing the results," said Briant Charboneau, Federal Project ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Site`s groundwater, soil cleanup working

    The effort to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons has been effective so far and will continue for years, according to the first five-year review of the site. Pantex in the Texas Panhandle was added to the national Superfund cleanup list in 1994 because of past site practices that included burning chemicals in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

    As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say. To quench that demand, cities across the seven emirates that make up the UAE rely on desalinated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mapping groundwater flooding for the EU Floods Directive

    In the coming years the EU Floods Directive1 will require Member States to produce flood hazard and risk maps. Taking the UK as a case study, new research highlights the need for advances in data collection, mapping and groundwater flood warning systems to meet EU requirements for maps and management plans. Although often occurring less frequently than fluvial (river) flooding, the effects of ...

  • New treatment system cleaning up groundwater At Crossley Farm Superfund Site

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin commemorated the opening of a new water treatment system today in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new system will remove contamination from the groundwater at the Crossley Farm Superfund site in Hereford Township in Berks County. “This construction project, which used approximately $6.5 million in funding from the ...

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring in drinking water and groundwater is highly is recommended

    The monitoring of water for unknown pollutants is of great importance, especially when surface water, drinking water or groundwater are used. Since a variety of substances are harmful for human being reliable online monitoring is recommended. LAR's online toxicity ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • US EPA honors Orange County for innovative groundwater management

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is honoring the Orange County Water District with its 2008 Clean Water State Revolving Fund “Pisces” award, which recognizes projects that advance clean and safe water through exceptional planning, management, and financing. “The EPA recognizes the Orange County Water District for its foresight and dedication in providing a locally controlled, ...

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