water pollution News

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • EBI Invites Nominations For 2016 Business Achievement Awards

    Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and sister publication Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) are inviting nominations for the annual EBJ-CCBJ Awards. The awards are open to all companies in the environmental industry and climate change industry, including those in environmental consulting & engineering, water/wastewater, air pollution control, resource recovery, solid waste, hazardous ...

  • Micro-pollutants in water circulation

    The elimination of micro-pollutants from our water is a challenge which more and more responsible providers and disposers have to set themselves. While biological treatment processes do not remove them completely, oxidation with ozone is proving to be one of the most efficient methods. Pharmaceuticals help many people and animals when fighting diseases, keeping healthy or improving quality of ...


    By WEDECO - a Xylem brand

  • Water sampling system for oil pollution

    General Oceanics Rosette Water Samplers with GO-FLO sampling Bottles and Idronaut 316CTD. This flexible system can be configured for any size vessel and deployed with or without a conducting sea cable. The GO-FLO water bottles equipment with the new CAM release can be opened discretely at any depth to avoid contamination from above. The Idronaut conductivity sensor is not damaged by contact with ...


    By General Oceanics Inc.

  • Cities stem the tide of polluted water

    Cities of all sizes are tackling their water pollution problems, such as stormwater runoff and sewage overflow, by employing green infrastructure and design -- and they will save money as a result, according to a peer-reviewed report released by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Worldwide investments in combating water pollution

    An innovative market in water quality is rapidly emerging worldwide, as cash-strapped governments in countries as diverse as China, the United States, Brazil and Australia invest billions of public and private dollars in schemes that reward people who protect water resources, according to a new report that is the first to quantify payments for watershed services that could help avert a looming ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Federal Penalty for Swampscott Water Pollution

    The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint ...

  • Thailand - water pollution control industry

    The current total market size for wastewater treatment is estimated at about $1.533 billion USD, with an average growth rate of about 10% per year (government sector $613 million USD, private sector $920 million USD). In general, construction and engineering services costs are 85% of the project with the remaining 15% for equipment. Thus, the market for wastewater treatment equipment is about ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water pollution of the distribution network in Calgary, Alberta

    25,000 liters of fuel have been poured into a service station in Calgary, Alberta, United States. The spill was detected when hydrocarbons were already present in the water distribution network in the municipality due to the strong odor given off. Carcinogens such as benzene, Toluene and Xylene products were found in the water system with 100 times the allowed values. With SST, the spill would ...


    By Smart Sensor Technology

  • Refinery water pollution costs ConocoPhillips US$1.2m

    ConocoPhillips, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum refinery it operates in the city of Borger, located in the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced that their complaint, filed simultaneously with today's ...

  • Research and Markets: Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control" book to their offering. Among various water and wastewater treatment technologies, the adsorption process is considered better because of lower cost, simple design and easy operation. Activated carbon ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Scottish Water fined for polluting Aberdeenshire burn

    Scottish Water was fined GBP5,000 after they failed to comply with their licence to discharge sewage effluent into the Durris burn, and failed to comply with an improvement notice. The water company pled guilty at Stonehaven Sheriff Court. The matter was investigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The discharge licence placed a limit on ...

  • Tougher law to curb water pollution in China

    China's top legislature has adopted an amended water pollution law that toughens punishment of company officials through hefty fines. 'Enterprise heads directly responsible for causing severe water pollution incidents and others with direct responsibility will be fined up to half of their income of the previous year,' says the revised Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law.  The law, which ...


  • Deadline Approaches For National Water Pollution Conference

    The worlds foremost experts on storm and surface-water quality will get together in Denver August 19-23 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.   With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2012 brings together municipal ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Tackling Water Pollution - Finding the Source of the Problem

    Stockholm – Experts at the World Water Week in Stockholm today discussed means to address water pollution and its effect on ecosystems by finding the source of pollution “upstream.” Photos, video and press kit available online here Water links land, coasts, and oceans, transporting accumulated pollution along the water path, ...

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sediment pollution should be included in water quality assessments

    The quality of surface water is best assessed using the status of both the water and underlying sediment. A recent study concluded that water bodies risk being misclassified if sediment assessment is not included, which can lead to unnecessary recovery costs. Under the Water Framework Directive1 (WFD), Member States are required to achieve at least 'good water status' for surface water (inland, ...

  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Deadline Approaches for National Water Pollution Conference

     The worlds foremost experts on storm- and surface-water quality will get together in Myrtle Beach August 18–22 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.   With NPDES compliance in mind,StormCon2013 brings together ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

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