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  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...


  • EPA Announces Perchlorate Regulations

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to develop drinking water regulations for perchlorate.  “As improved standards are developed and put in place, clean water technology innovators have an opportunity to create cutting edge solutions that will strengthen health protections and spark economic growth,” EPA Administrator ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • AWWA Policy: Management of Groundwater

    The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Management of Groundwater has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for public comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the ...

  • Webinar - Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Studies: Nitrogen Species and Reactions in Contaminated Groundwater

    Webinar overview Gain insight on the integration of nitrogen geochemistry and isotopes may be used for tracing the origin of nitrogen species and their transformations in the subsurface in this Webinar, which is a part of the Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Studies Webinar series*. Nitrogen represents one of the most ubiquitous and challenging contaminants in ...

  • 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.

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • Congress examines farm regulations and impacts to private wells

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment examined draft legislation that would modify the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to shield agricultural operators from potential citizen lawsuits over contaminated water. Even though contaminated groundwater resources are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, under current law, lawsuits may be brought by ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Governor signs first California groundwater rules

    California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years. But it is not monitored and ...


    By Associated Press

  • BORESAVER ULTRA C LAUNCH AT NGWA GROUNDWATER EXPO

    Following NSF Approval earlier this year, the powerful well cleaner, Boresaver Ultra C, will be officially launched in America next week at the NGWA Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas on 8th and 9th December. Boresaver Ultra C is the ground-breaking cleaning treatment that ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • EPA Awards over $131,000 to Oklahoma to Protect Groundwater

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) $131,843, to ensure continued protection of groundwater in Oklahoma. The EPA has delegated authority to the OCC to administer and enforce the underground injection control (UIC) program in Oklahoma. The funds will be used to issue permits for injection wells that meet program requirements and for ...

  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by Assemblyman Roger ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

    An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Natural attenuation of Perchlorate in groundwater on-line workshop

    Come join Solutions-IES for a new series of webinars based on an innovative, cost-effective approach for remediation perchlorate in groundwater. The 1 hour Webinars will be held: September 18th - 12 PM PST September 23rd - 12 PM CST September 25th - 12 PM EST Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the latest developments and strategies that can be used to manage and remediate ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • Fundamentals of groundwater geochemistry focus of NGWA short course

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the short course, “Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry,” March 14-15 in San Jose, California. An important step in completing a successful site assessment or remediation project is understanding the geochemical aspects of the work. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of geochemistry. Basic ...

  • New regulatory update on EPA groundwater memo

    The United States EPA (USEPA) has issued a policy memorandum providing a summary of groundwater policies and guidance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The memorandum has the potential to impact the way baseline risk assessments are conducted, and the way IC-only RODs are justified. Recently, industries have often been able to bypass the ...


    By AECOM

  • New monitoring tools for petrol additive MTBE in groundwater

    Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is a petrol additive which can contaminate groundwater supplies. MTBE often breaks down naturally in the environment, but regulators need to be certain that this is taking place. New research highlights a number of tools in development that may offer better data on spilled MTBE in the environment, and improve the ability to monitor its degradation. MTBE is added ...

  • Nitrate concentrations of groundwater increasing in many areas of US

    Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in the world’s ground water, including in aquifers used for drinking-water supply. Nitrate in drinking water of the United States is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) because of concerns related to infant health and possible cancer risks. Use of man-made synthetic fertilizers has steadily increased since World War II, ...

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