perchlorate contamination News

  • Patent for Perchlorate Bioremediation Granted

    The US Patent Office has granted a patent for bioremediation of perchlorate-contaminated media to Michael Saul of CL Solutions, Cincinnati, Ohio and Andrew Irwin of Irwin Engineers, Natick, Massachusetts. The patent is based on the successful application of a novel approach to in situ bioremediation of nitrate and perchlorate in soil, ground water and sediments at a site in Massachusetts.   ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • WaterRF initiates perchlorate research

    The Water Research Foundation (WaterRF, USA) is funding a special project to assess the current state of science related to perchlorate treatment technologies and regulations in the United States. The Foundation's new research anticipates new regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency regulating perchlorate in drinking water. Perchlorate is a chemical primarily used in the ...


  • 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 testifies that science should be basis for regulations on perchlorate, other water contaminants

    In testimony this morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) urged that sound, peer-reviewed science should drive regulatory decisions on perchlorate and other drinking water contaminants. The hearing, ...

  • EPA will remove 1100 tons of perchlorate-contaminated soil in Barstow, CA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week will begin excavating areas of perchlorate-contaminated soil on and around a residential property on Poplar Street in Barstow, CA. The residence had been occupied by the former owner of Mojave Pyrotechnics, Inc., a defunct pyrotechnics manufacturing company that operated in the 1980’s. EPA will remove approximately 1100 tons of contaminated ...

  • 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

  • AWWA releases cost analysis of anticipated perchlorate regulation

    The American Water Works Association today releases a new cost-impact assessment for an anticipated perchlorate regulation that is currently pending at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This new assessment updates a 2009 review of cost by including additional treatment strategies and accounting for regulatory limits already in place in California and Massachusetts. In addition to ion ...

  • EPA seeks advice on perchlorate in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of 15 parts per billion (ppb) to assist state and local officials in addressing local contamination of perchlorate in drinking ...

  • Perchlorate & Potential Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses perchlorate and potential human exposure concerns.   “Perchlorate is a chemical that is highly soluble in water, it can enter surface and groundwater where it can last for an extended time and create ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Senators Want Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who serves as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has introduced two bills to protect people from drinking water contaminated by the toxic chemical perchlorate. One bill would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to promptly establish a ...

  • Kansas Issues Fish Warnings for Mercury, PCBs, Perchlorate

    TOPEKA, Kansas (ENS) - Kansas has issued fish consumption advisories for 2007 that set guidelines for mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in fish, perchlorate in fish and other aquatic life, and lead and cadmium in shellfish. With the advisories, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks identify species of fish that ...

  • U.S. EPA begins perchlorate contamination sampling at residence associated with former mojave pyrotechnics, inc., site in Barstow

    This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began collecting surface and subsurface soil samples to test for perchlorate contamination at the Poplar Street home of the former owner/operator of Mojave Pyrotechnics, Inc., a defunct fireworks manufacturing company that operated on North Yucca Street in the 1980s, in Barstow, California. “EPA will work with the City of Barstow and the ...

  • New, low-cost groundwater cleanup technology may ease perchlorate contamination crisis

    As concern rises over contamination of groundwater with perchlorate, a toxic substance widely used in arms manufacture, investigators are finding that one of the best remedies is literally under their feet. According to scientists at Penn State University and Regenesis (San Clemente, CA), many cases of perchlorate contamination can be eliminated simply and very cost-effectively by enhanced ...


    By REGENESIS

  • U.S. Government Announces $1.1 Billion for Henderson Perchlorate Clean Up

    A settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice secured $1.1 billion in funds to cleanup a former chemical manufacturing site in Henderson, Nev. The Henderson site is the largest perchlorate groundwater plume in the country. The plume has contaminated Lake Mead, which feeds into the Colorado River, a major source of drinking water in 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 ...

  • EPA seeks input on the development of drinking water perchlorate regulation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as small entity representatives (SERs) for a small business advocacy review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to regulate the amount of perchlorate, a potentially harmful chemical, in drinking water. ...

  • 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 Quality Association certifies Purolite’s A532E perchlorate selective resin for use in drinking water

    The Water Quality Association recently certified Purolite’s A532E perchlorate selective resin under the NSF/ANSI 61 STANDARD for use in drinking water. This is the highest capacity resin for the removal of oxy-anions such as perchlorate. Perchlorate is a major problem in the USA and affects the water supply of 20 million people located in 20 states. It has been shown to interfere with iodine ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • EPA Determination on 11 Contaminants

    The U.S. EPA has made a preliminary determination not to regulate 11 contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list (CCL). The agency?s preliminary regulatory determination, based on an extensive review of health effects and occurrence data, concludes that the specific contaminants do not occur at levels of public health concern in public water systems. 'We are confident ...

  • New high capacity ion exchange resin significantly cuts the cost of perchlorate removal

    The Water Quality Association recently certified Purolite’s A532E perchlorate selective resin under the NSF/ANSI 61 STANDARD for use in drinking water. This is the highest capacity resin for the removal of oxy-anions such as perchlorate. Perchlorate is a major problem in the USA and affects the water supply of 20 million people located in 20 states. It has been shown to interfere with iodine ...


    By Purolite Corporation

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