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  • Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • Final report available from investigation of injection wells at Lahaina wastewater facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final report, “Lahaina Groundwater Tracer Study” with results from a University of Hawaii investigation of the fate of effluent injected at Maui County’s Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility near the Kaanapali coast. Funded by the U. S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), the ...

  • Well Stimulation Materials

    Bharatbook added a new report on "Well Stimulation Materials" which gives the demand and growth for well Stimulation Materials. Well Stimulation Materials Rebounding oilfield activity to fuel US well stimulation materials demand US demand for oil and gas well stimulation materials is projected to post doubledigit gains and exceed $7 billion in 2014, buoyed by renewed efforts to reduce ...


  • Doing well in tough times

    The first item on the agenda for delegates to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Ministerial Environment Forum last week was Global Crises: National Chaos, a reflection of the fact their meeting was taking place at a time of unprecedented international conditions, where nothing less than the future of the earth is at stake. The working paper for this discussion outlined a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Virginia Tech tests water wells impacted by hurricanes

    Backed by a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant, Virginia Tech is distributing water well sampling kits in areas hit hardest this hurricane season. The sampling kits are being passed out with the help of local universities throughout ...

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • Well water should be tested annually to reduce health risks to children

    Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop these recommendations and draft a new AAP policy statement about the ...

  • North Uist well given consent

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry has given BP consent to drill the deepwater North Uist well, northwest of the Shetland Islands. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has subjected BP’s application, including the environmental impact and emergency response plans, to detailed and extensive scrutiny, and the Health and Safety Executive has undertaken a thorough examination of the well ...

  • Potentially 750,000 private water wells affected by recent hurricanes

    Many private water wells were flooded by hurricanes and their aftermath during the past year, and each is a business opportunity for water well system professionals. The recent string of hurricanes includes Matthew (North and South Carolina, October 2016), Harvey (Texas, August 2017), Irma (Florida, September 2017), and Maria (Puerto Rico, September 2017). Some NGWA water well contractor members ...

  • Report that 20% of state´s wells face high arsenic points to Final Barrier

    LISLE, Ill., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released last week by the US Geological Survey showing that one in five private wells in Pennsylvania face elevated arsenic levels offers powerful incentive to test and ensure treatment, according to the Water Quality Association. "There is hardly any issue more important than clean and healthy water, and this ...

  • Private U.S. Drinking Water Wells Contaminated with Arsenic and Other Harmful Elements

    Geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently discovered that 13 percent of untreated drinking water contains at least one potentially dangerous element at a concentration exceeding federal regulations or guidelines, reports Scientific American. Researchers checked private wells for 24 trace elements and found that they taint more wells than other pollutants, such as pesticides and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • AlumiFuel Power Progress Report on Development of PBIS-2000 Well Received by U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command

    Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. ("API"), the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wholly owned operating subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company"), announced today that the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) customer was very pleased with API's recent status report on the design and build of the Portable Balloon ...


  • Availability, price of silica sand challenges water well contractors in the Southwest

    A wide range of quality exists from available sand sources used for water well filter packs in the United States. In the Southwest, there is a noticeable difference from the top-quality sand to the next one down. The reliability of quality silica sand has been in decline in recent years in the Southwest, according to Marvin Glotfelty, RG, principal hydrogeologist for Clear Creek Associates LLC in ...

  • FRACKING REPORT: 5.4 Million Californians Now Live Within a Mile of Oil or Gas Wells, Majority are People of Color

    Nearly five and a half million Californians now live within a mile of an oil or gas well, including nearly 4 million who are people of color. Approximately one-third of those living near wells, or nearly 2 million people, already live in some of the state’s most polluted communities. The risk to these populations is expected to increase as fracking expands in these impacted regions and ...

  • ReportsnReports - Qatar Water Report Q2 2010

    Qatar Water Report Q2 2010  Qatar is a small country in terms of population, but it is one of the world’s largest water consumers on a per capita basis. More than half of the country’s water goes to the agricultural sector, but increasing demand is coming from the country’s growing urban ...


  • ReportsnReports - Egypt Water Report Q2 2011

    Egypt Water Report Q2 2011  In light of the chaos that has affected Egypt in the wake of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in early February, and the creation of a military-led transitional administration, there is little likelihood of any substantive developments aimed at moving centrepiece water projects ...


  • ReportsnReports - Bahrain Water Report Q4 2010

    Bahrain Water Report Q4 2010  Bahrain receives groundwater by lateral under-flow from the Dammam aquifer, which is part of an extensive regional aquifer system. Excessive extraction from this aquifer has led to an increased saline content, through water coming from adjacent brackish and saline water ...


  • ReportsnReports - Bahrain Water Report Q1 2011

    Bahrain Water Report Q1 2011  Bahrain receives groundwater by lateral under-flow from the Dammam aquifer, which is part of an extensive regional system. Excessive extraction from this aquifer has led to an increased saline content through water coming from adjacent brackish and saline water ...


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