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  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • WET WELL PUMPING CHAMBER

    Our American Agent has just completed an installation at a waste water site in Michigan State.  A wet well pumping chamber, with no mixing being carried out, was experiencing a build up of rags and other solids consolidating into a floating mat. As the pumps drew from the bottom of the chamber, taking fluid away, the floating mass of solids was becoming thicker and thicker over time. ...


    By STEM Drive Ltd.

  • NGWA water well construction standard process accepted by ANSI

    Following its determination that the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) properly met its standard development process, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved, pending a 15-day appeal period, for NGWA to issue ANSI/NGWA-01-14, a water well construction standard. Throughout the standard development process, ANSI-required core principles to be followed were openness, ...

  • ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard now available

    The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Association’s online bookstore. Set in motion some eight years ago when NGWA first initiated efforts to become an American National Standards Institute-accredited standards developer, ANSI/NGWA-01-14 sets a baseline of expectations for water well system ...

  • Enviro-Equipment Inc. Launches its Environmental Remediation Systems and Equipment Decommissioning Service Nationwide

    Enviro-Equipment Inc., an industry leader in renting, selling and manufacturing environmental monitoring equipment, has launched its environmental remediation systems and equipment decommissioning service nationwide. As a result of this expansion, large industrial sites and military bases across the US can have their remediation systems safely and ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

  • Improperly abandoned wells can present danger to animals, people

    The dramatic rescue of a horse named Buddy from a large-diameter dug well in California underscores the importance of properly securing or decommissioning dug wells because of the danger they present to animals and humans, the National Ground Water Association said today. ...

  • Grontmij in Severn Trent Water hydrogeology framework

    Grontmij has been appointed to Severn Trent Water's four-year Hydrogeology framework, with the possibility of annual extensions to seven years in total. Subject to appointment for individual projects, Grontmij will provide consultancy services to assist the utility company's groundwater team. This includes work to support AMP4 and AMP5 capital schemes, water resource plan and business plan ...

  • Contaminated water still troubles Japan nuke plant

    The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has stabilized substantially since the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami destroyed its power and cooling system, triggering meltdowns. Massive amounts of water are being used to cool the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toorale purchase delivers 11.4 billion extra litres of water for the Darling River

    The purchase of Toorale station by the New South Wales and Federal governments last September has resulted in an extra 11.4 billion litres of water flowing down the Darling River, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said today. Senator Wong made the comments during an inspection of Toorale Station on the final day of a three-day tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin. ...


    By Australian Government

  • Japan`s nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

    More than three years into Japan's massive cleanup of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on the key tasks of dismantling the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods. Instead, nearly all the workers are devoted to a single, enormously distracting problem: coping with the vast amount of water that becomes contaminated after it is pumped ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Announces $25 Million to Improve Water Quality, Infrastructure in Arizona

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $25 million in funding to invest in Arizona for statewide improvements in local water infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution. “In an arid environment, water is the most precious natural resource and we are working with our state and city partners to protect it,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator ...

  • RBC blue water project announces 2011 leadership grants

    Thirty organizations, delivering projects in five countries, will share more than $4 million for programs that help protect watersheds and improve access to clean drinking water via RBC Blue Water Project's leadership grants. "Since we launched the RBC Blue Water Project in 2007, we have now provided funding to over 450 organizations around the world that care about protecting and preserving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • In-Situ® Inc. Donates Water Level Tapes to Sierra Leone to Help Protect Groundwater Sources Adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities

    In-Situ® Inc. has donated 11 groundwater level dip tapes to The Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is in the grip of the worst Ebola outbreak in history and the dip tapes are being used to monitor groundwater levels at wells and boreholes adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities. The tapes will then be deployed to local councils to help establish an initial national ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • California American Water Issues Request for Qualifications for San Clemente Dam Removal Project

    California American Water has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for its project to remove San Clemente Dam, a 1921 106-foot high concrete-arch dam located 18 miles upstream from the mouth of Carmel River on the Monterey Peninsula. The removal of San Clemente Dam, which California American Water plans to undertake in partnership with the California ...


    By American Water

  • Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup

    There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need. Eyeing dozens of aging reactors at home and hundreds of others worldwide that eventually need to be retired, Japanese industry sees a profitable market ...


    By Associated Press

  • New nuclear will learn lessons from past mistakes - Davey

    Energy Secretary Edward Davey today underlined the Government’s commitment to deal with the UK’s nuclear legacy and to ensure that the nuclear new build programme learns every lesson from past mistakes. He said policies to ensure new nuclear operators cover their waste and decommissioning costs will mean that future generations do not pay the price for nuclear electricity used decades ...

  • Coolant destruction is 4000 times cleaner than expected

    Emissions from a plant built to destroy one of Britain’s biggest environmental hazards have been up to 4000 times cleaner than its designers expected. Engineers believed they could reduce the levels of radioactivity in effluent from a new liquid metal destruction plant by up to a thousand times at most. But the £15 million plant built at Dounreay in northern Scotland has reported decontamination ...

  • Exercise Sula report published

    The Exercise Sula report has been published and is available on the MCA website [External link]. Exercise Sula was held in Scotland in May to test the UK’s response to an uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons into the sea from a deep water well. This was the first time an exercise had been held using a deep water scenario. It was also the first major, national exercise to incorporate all ...

  • Fact Sheet: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

    The fourth meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation (the Bilateral Commission) was held on November 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Japan’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama leading the discussions as Co-Chairs.  The delegations included participants representing a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Lord Hunt sees major hazard being destroyed at Dounreay

    The Minister in charge of Britain’s nuclear clean-up has stepped inside one of the biggest projects in his brief. Lord Hunt was shown inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor where work is well underway to destroy the hazardous cocktail of sodium and potassium liquid metal that was used as coolant in the 1950s experiment. The coolant is contaminated with radioactivity from the fuel used in the defunct ...

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