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  • Safety testing drinking water

    Apparently a glass of water can help you perform better in exams, giving some students a boost of a grade when consumed in the exam hall. Unless the answers were floating inside the glasses and bottles in the form of ice cubes, it was probably because brain cells can ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Maine Oil Company fined for clean water violations

    A Maine heating oil company has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle EPA claims that it violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways. Fabian Oil, Inc. sells heating oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products from several facilities in Maine. According to EPA, Fabian failed to maintain and fully implement Spill Prevention Control ...

  • Water Main Break in Van Nuys Causes Havoc

    The environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) have been contracted to respond to lead and asbestos concerns at several flooded apartment complexes.   Yesterday countless residents in the 16400 block of West Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, California awoke to an unpleasant surprise.  At approximately 3:00 in the morning Los Angeles Fire Department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Water-testing Device Measures Up

    Arkansas reporter John Magsam wrote the following article regarding Beaver Water District and their use of the ChlordioX Plus instrument, which recently gained EPA approval for the determination of chlorine dioxide and chlorite in public water supplies. Water-testing Device Measures Up EPA approves system that got a trial run in Arkansas By John Magsam A new water-testing device that ...

  • Test and demonstrate water-saving in the Middle East

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is involved in the Middle East setting up research centers in the field of water saving with the aim to test and demonstrate water-saving technology under local conditions. The technology for soilless cultivation with possible recirculation of drain water is an important topic in these centers. Water is not only used for the plants though, a larger part is ...

  • Black & Veatch uses innovative application for water main Rehabilitation in Hong Kong

    Black & Veatch has completed the rehabilitation of the first of five water mains that lie beneath the heavily trafficked Lion Rock Tunnel in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The company is using innovative trenchless technology for the Lion Rock water mains to reduce impacts to commuters. “One of the major constraints on this project was getting access to the mains,” said Alan Man, Black ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 171 decisions, ...

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the ...

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • February infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 151 decisions, including 15 reasoned ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 205 ...

  • Rapid Testing of Legionella in hot and cold water systems

    In the draft technical guidance on the control of Legionella in hot and cold water systems -part 2 of HSG274, the ACOP L8 team has allowed a role for rapid testing in Legionella control and management. This is consistent with the position that the role of rapid testing techniques in Legionella management, is decided on the basis of a risk assessment and a management plan. The technical guidance ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • Limestone, Maine water and sewer district gains environmental benefits from federal and state assistance

    A team of senior environmental officials from federal and state agencies today highlighted coordinated work that is resulting in the Greater Limestone Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility achieving significant environmental and economic benefits for Aroostook County. With approximately $9.3 million of funding from the federal Recovery Act, allocated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ...

  • Oxygenization of sea floor tested in coastal waters of the western Finland

    A joint Nordic three-year research project will show whether pumping of oxygen-rich surface water down to the bottom-near water layer can improve the state of coastal water that suffer from oxygen depletion. In anoxic conditions, nutrients stored in the bottom sediment, particularly phosphorus, are released into water. The Finnish research site is the Sandöfjärden water area in the western part ...

  • Clean drinking water? Have your well tested to be sure

    During National Drinking Water Week, EPA reminds private well owners that having safe drinking water means having regular water checkups. More than 20 percent of New England’s population depends on private wells for the drinking water supplies. In Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, more than 40 percent of residents rely on private wells for their drinking water. If you depend on a well for your ...

  • Fremont, Neb. wins “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the Fremont Department of Utilities of Fremont, Neb. has won the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test. The event, composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas, Texas. The city of Fremont, Neb. receives ...

  • New Testing Of Aquaporin Inside Water Filtration System In Space

    Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS, a joint venture between Aquaporin A/S and Danish Aerospace Company ApS (DAC), will carry out a second round of testing the Aquaporin Inside water filtration membrane in Space. This is another important step in developing filtration technology to efficiently reuse water in Space Stations. The “Aquamembrane-2” test setup hardware with the Aquaporin Inside ...


    By Aquaporin A/S

  • Rio 2016: No viral testing of sewage-filled Olympic waters

    Rio de Janeiro's Olympic organizing committee ruled out conducting viral tests of the human sewage-laden waterways where the 2016 Games' aquatic events will be held, following recommendations from the World Health Organization, a Rio 2016 spokesman said Friday. Speaking at a news conference, Mario Andrada said he considered the WHO's recommendation to be the "final instructions for Rio 2016" - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Two Maine Organizations Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Two winners in Maine were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

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