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  • SamplePro Air-powered Pumps Become World Leader In Portable Groundwater Sampling

    Ann Arbor, MI — Sample Pro® bladder pumps from QED Environmental Systems have rapidly become the leading portable groundwater sampling pumps worldwide, used from Alaska to Australia and beyond to collect samples for environmental monitoring. The key reason for the Sample Pro's growing popularity is that its no- tool, twist-apart design for simple cleaning makes it easy to comply with the latest ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 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 ...

  • Toxic compounds in groundwater

    Research is being conducted on degrading a toxic compound found in groundwater systems around the world Vinyl chloride is a cancer-causing compound formed from solvents in groundwater systems under anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in many industrial applications around the world and often belong to the most encountered groundwater pollutants in industrialized countries. Groundwater ...

  • Water Sampling Update

    Summer field work has come to a close at the Newberry EGS Demonstration site, and with it we’ve completed the last round of water sampling and analysis. The EGS project was carefully designed to protect the local groundwater system, and our groundwater monitoring program helps us make sure we protect this valuable natural resource. Our water monitoring program was designed to document and ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Solinst Canada Ltd. introduces new simple to use pump control unit for groundwater sampling

    Solinst Canada Ltd. has developed a pump control unit that is easy to operate manually or with automatic presets, to obtain high quality groundwater samples with pneumatic pumps. Solinst Canada Ltd., manufacturer of high quality groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation, today unveiled their newly designed Model 464 Electronic Pump Control Unit. The Model 464 Electronic Control ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • Encouraging results in evaluating groundwater contaminants

    The widespread use of pesticides across the United States has been in practice for decades, with little knowledge of the long-term effects on the nation’s groundwater. The results of a new study show that samples taken from over 300 wells across the US have not retained a high concentration of pesticide contamination. The news is a result of a decadal long study to assess the extent of the ...

  • Pesticides persist in groundwater, say SSSA

    Numerous studies over the past four decades have established that pesticides, which are typically applied at the land surface, can move downward through the unsaturated zone to reach the water table at detectable concentrations. The downward movement of pesticide degradation products, formed in situ, can also contribute to the contamination of ground water. Once in ground water, pesticides and ...

  • Groundwater monitoring: what’s winter field work like?

    Although the stimulation phase of the Newberry EGS Demonstration has come to a close, field work continues throughout the winter months on the volcano (brrr!). We’re currently collecting and analyzing groundwater samples in order to monitor any changes in the local groundwater system. This work is intended to make sure thestimulation hasn’t affected the quality of the groundwater high ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Dissolved Methane Found in Some New York Groundwater

    A recent study that looked at groundwater samples from more than 200 wells across New York State found levels of naturally-occurring methane high enough to warrant monitoring or other actions in nine percent of the water samples tested, according to U.S. Geological Survey research. While 91 percent of samples tested found no dissolved methane, or levels below the threshold that would require ...

  • 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

  • Groundwater data management subject of NGWA Webinar

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the Webinar, “Life Cycle of Groundwater Data: From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report,” on February 16 at 1 p.m. ET.   The Webinar will be presented by Peter de Haven, PE, and Jamey Rosen, PG, Geosyntec Consultants.   Robust data management is central to the success of most environmental projects. ...

  • Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater Worsens in California Farm Areas

    A new study claims that nitrate pollution in drinking water supplies near California’s Central Valley farming communities has worsened in recent decades and will continue to spread, reports the LA Times. UC Davis scientists analyzed groundwater data from the southern San Joaquin and Salinas valleys and concluded that even if all farming operations stopped immediately, nitrates would stay in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water District recognizes the importance of groundwater in the Silicon Valley

    As part of National Ground Water Awareness Week, March 8-14, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is encouraging all residents to take a moment during these dry times to recognize the importance of our largest water reservoir -- which is right beneath our feet. Groundwater is our most critical local asset for ensuring adequate water supplies now and in the future. About half of the water used ...


    By PRWeb

  • High-resolution groundwater profiling and monitoring for cost-effective, accurate, and detailed results

    Understanding contaminant migration pathways, concentration gradients, and monitoring these over time, is key to a successful contaminated site cleanup. To achieve this, high-resolution groundwater profiling and monitoring is essential. This workshop will present tools that can be used to gain the detailed data required, and how their principles and operation allow this in an accurate and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA places Salt Lake City groundwater plume on National Priority List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume site in Salt Lake City, Utah, was finalized to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) of contaminated sites. Sites on the NPL are priorities for additional study and cleanup resources under EPA's Superfund program. The 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume site is located near the George E. Wahlen ...

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