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  • NGWA publishes best practices for groundwater professionals on aquifer storage and recovery

    A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). First conceptualized in 2010, NGWA’s Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage and Recovery has been developed through consensus of industry professionals with day-to-day experience in ASR ...

  • 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®

  • Solar power to clean groundwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's Jared Blumenfeld (image), US Congressman Mike Thompson and Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency have provided details about recent exciting energy conservation and cleanup accomplishments at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, California. An electrical resistance heating system partially funded by the ...


  • Biological recovery may lag behind chemical recovery in acidified Swedish lakes

    Acidification of water bodies can have substantial impacts on aquatic wildlife, and even after chemical conditions improve, biological recovery may lag behind. A study of Swedish lakes shows that, although their chemical quality has improved as a result of international reductions of acidifying emissions, biological recovery has been much slower in some lakes. In Europe, the Water Framework ...

  • Arsenic Illegally Released into California’s Groundwater

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined a natural-gas fired power plant $13,500 for improper management of hazardous waste. According to the EPA, the plant, located in Yuba City, California, generated arsenic from the treatment of wastewater and failed to minimize releases of hazardous waste to the environment. Arsenic occurs naturally in the local groundwater, which the plant uses in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Settlement Protects Soil and Groundwater in Lawrence, Mass.

    In a recent settlement agreement with EPA’s New England office, Hilton Oil Co., Inc. will take action to come into compliance with Underground Storage Tank regulations to protect groundwater and soil at its facility in Lawrence, Mass. The company also agreed to pay a $27,000 penalty. The action stems from an EPA inspection of the facility in June 2013. A subsequent EPA complaint alleged ...

  • A Hydrogen Recirculation System For The Treatment Of Tce-Impacted Groundwater

    ABSTRACT: To speed the rate of reductive dechlorination of trichloroethylene (TCE)-impacted groundwater at the Old Jet Engine Test Site (OJETS), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, an in situ pilot-scale dissolved hydrogen addition system was installed. The test area consisted of an injection well, a recovery well, and five monitoring wells within an 8.5 m x 4.3 m (28 ft x 14 ft) test plot. Groundwater was ...


  • NGWA opens call for abstracts for 2013 groundwater summit

    The National Ground Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2013 NGWA Summit — The National and International Conference on Groundwater, which will be featuring Charles Fishman, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Thirst, as the keynote speaker. To be held in San Antonio, Texas, April 28-May 2, the annual NGWA Summit, now in its ninth year, is a highly ...

  • Secretary Chu highlights recovery act cleanup progress

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that the Department’s Environmental Management program has spent more than $1.5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on cleanup projects around the country – 25 percent of the program’s total - creating an estimated 14,400 jobs since the start of the Recovery Act. “Because of the Recovery Act, programs around the country have been able ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • AquaLuxus WC Selected as a Featured Technology in Advances In Groundwater Science and Practice at the Groundwater Expo

    Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. is pleased to announce that its premier water product, AquaLuxus WC, has been selected as a featured technology in this year's "Advances in Groundwater Science and Practice," at the Groundwater Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Every year at the National Ground Water Association's Groundwater Expo, the latest groundwater technologies are presented and featured. The ...

  • Tersus Hosts Webinar on Groundwater Recirculation for Additive Distribution

    When: Thursday, March 20, 2014  Space is limited.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at:  www2.gotomeeting.com/register/712355194 A primary limitation of in-situ remediation processes is the lack of contact between delivered amendments and the contaminants. ...


    By Tersus Environmental, LLC

  • Groundwater availability detailed in California`s Central Valley

    A new, three-dimensional water-modeling tool provides a detailed picture of how water flows below ground and how it relates to surface-water in rivers and canals in California’s Central Valley. The Central Valley Hydrologic Model, developed by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, is available for use by water managers and other agencies. The model was designed to help resource agencies ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fort Peck Tribes are first in nation to assume key groundwater protection responsibilities

    The Fort Peck Tribes Underground Injection Control (UIC) program has been approved by the US EPA, making the Tribes the first in the nation to assume the program to protect underground drinking water sources. As a result of this action, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux (Fort Peck) Tribes of Montana are authorized to administer and enforce their own Class II injection well program under the ...

  • Paper cautions against oversimplified interpretation of GRACE groundwater data

    NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) has provided useful information about global groundwater depletion, but insufficient attention has been placed on its limitations, concludes a paper published in Groundwater®, a journal of the National Ground Water Association. Authored by Dr. William M. Alley, NGWA’s director of science and technology, and Dr. Leonard F. ...

  • Recovery Act funding to accelerate cleanup of soil at MO superfund site

    EPA Region 7 has awarded a contract to an Ohio environmental firm to proceed with the cleanup of lead-contaminated soils at approximately 800 residential properties within the Madison County Mines Superfund Site in southeast Missouri. The contract is supported by more than $9.8 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Environmental Quality Management, ...

  • Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes. “This is a landmark milestone for our program ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Public comment sought on environmental study of in-situ leach uranium recovery operations

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for in-situ leach uranium recovery operations in the western United States. The draft GEIS, developed with the cooperation of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, identifies and evaluates potential environmental impacts common to the construction, operation, aquifer ...

  • EPA finishes slag cleanup at Kokomo recovery act site (IN)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 said today that the cleanup of the former slag processing area of the Continental Steel Superfund site in Kokomo, Ind., has been completed two years ahead of schedule thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The overall cleanup effort at the Continental Steel site is managed in consultation with Indiana Department of ...

  • Agreement Ensures Groundwater Study at No. Smithfield, R.I. Superfund Site

    The owner/operators and parties responsible for hazardous substance disposal at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield, R.I., have agreed to perform and pay for an investigation and study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, contaminated groundwater at the site. Until 2014, groundwater samples collected in the monitoring wells at the edge of the ...

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