Soil & Groundwater News

  • House science committee hears testimony on EPA’s health risk data

    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment and Oversight subcommittees held hearings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) on September 6. Testimony was given by three experts from industry and academia — Dr. Kenneth Mundt, Ramboll Environ, Dr. James Bus, Exponent, and Dr. Thomas Burke, Johns Hopkins ...

  • Protect Your Groundwater Day promoted by many on September 5

    Private water well owners learned about the importance of proper well caps and well plugging to protect water quality on September 5 during NGWA’s Protect Your Groundwater Day (PYGWD). With the PYGWD theme of “Cap It, Plug It!” well owners learned that it is not uncommon to find household water wells ...

  • Subcommittee on Groundwater permitted to resume activities

    Following a review by the Department of Interior, the Advisory Committee on Water Information’s Subcommittee on Groundwater (SOGW) is resuming operations this month. The subcommittee’s activities were put on hold in the spring so a review of the group’s activities could be undergone by the new administration. While the review is ongoing, SOGW is permitted to proceed with ...

  • New Kingspan Shallow-Dig Rainwater Harvesting System - Gamma

    Kingspan has launched a new premium ‘shallow dig’ domestic rainwater system, which joins the company’s well-established portfolio of rainwater-recycling solutions. The Gamma Rainwater range is a low-cost installation for self-build projects and residential developments. Its profile requires a ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Mercury in gold mining: Environmental and health problems - Live webinar in Portuguese

    Globally, the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining (coal mining) is growing and represents today the largest intentional use of mercury in the world, with 1500 tons per year of mercury used and released into the environment. The number of gold miners in the world is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries. With our webinar speaker, Dr. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • PM Environmental Wins Three-Year State of Michigan Contract

    PM Environmental was awarded an Indefinite-Scope, Indefinite-Delivery contract by the State of Michigan (2017 Tank and Soil Removal ISID). The three-year contract, with an option to extend for two additional years, focuses on orphan underground storage tank (UST) sites where there is no longer a viable responsible party to conduct cleanup activities required under state law.  "The state ...


    By PM Environmental

  • It`s Sampling Season!

    Add a soil probe to your cart, then use promo code: sept17 at checkout to get 15% off the probes in your cart. Yes, that's right! You can get 15% off any of the soil probes in your cart, including our Gator Probe and EZ Kleen Soil ...

  • LumaSense offering webinar on Automated Thermal Imaging for Remote Substation Monitoring

    LumaSense Technologies, Inc. will host a complimentary webinar “Automated Thermal Imaging for Remote Substation Monitoring” to share knowledge on how others in the industry are deploying remote thermal imaging systems for automated monitoring of critical assets at remote locations. Most utilities have initiatives and investments to adopt condition-based maintenance (CBM) and ...

  • California water districts ask U.S. Supreme Court to review groundwater rights case

    A California groundwater rights case in a lower court could have wide-reaching impacts in the western United States and beyond. The case is seeking clarity on what rights Native American tribes have regarding groundwater on reservations. Courts have argued for nearly 100 years about ...

  • Protect Your Groundwater Day urges proper well caps and plugging of abandoned wells

    For the nearly 40 million Americans who own wells, there is no better time to act to protect drinking water quality than on Protect Your Groundwater Day, according to the National Ground Water Association. This annual event will take place on September 5 this year. Two key actions well owners can take to protect ...

  • 3E Company Wins Multiple Awards for Product Innovation

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance and information management services, is proud to announce that its intelligent compliance solutions were recently honored with four prestigious industry awards for new enhancements that enable customers to improve workplace safety, increase product stewardship, strengthen regulatory compliance, and augment ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sample

    Farmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. Different plants have different needs for water, nutrients, and air. When they grow in soil that has the right texture, it is easier to deliver the right amount of water, fertilizer, or pesticide to the plants. Then they grow better. Traditional ways of analyzing soil texture are slow. Danish researchers ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Baioni at ECOMONDO 2017

    The company Baioni is glad to announce the participation to  ECOMONDO 2017 | the 21th international trade fair of materials & energy recovery and sustainable development, from 7th to 10th November 2017, Rimini – Italy. Baioni are specialists for the crushing, screening and washing of aggregates; a production that, in the last few years, has been expanded and ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Sinorock: Continuing a proud heritage as the pioneer of self drilling anchor bolt system

    Continuing a proud heritage as the pioneer of self drilling anchor bolt system,Sinorock further demonstrates its commitment to quality manufacturing and transparency of product performance, by increasing the number of independent accreditations to include CE Marking.Sinorock CE Marked products create additional security for Engineers, Architects and Specifiers as ...


    By sinorock

  • Join The Newly-Formed ´TSCA New Chemicals Coalition´

    Join the dozens of companies that have expressed interest, and have asked to receive information about the initial planning call to be held on September 11, 2017.  TSCA New Chemicals Coalition will give the chemical community greater opportunity to engage with EPA on constructive, helpful, and informed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NGWA announces 2017 groundwater industry award winners

    The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of the 2017 NGWA Awards of Excellence, Sectional Awards, Outstanding Groundwater Project Awards, and Fellow Designation, which will be presented this December during Groundwater Week in Nashville, Tennessee. John Schnieders, Ph.D., chief chemist with Water Systems Engineering Inc. in Ottawa, Kansas, will be receiving ...

  • MicroLAN installs BACTcontrol to monitor groundwater recharge for French golf course

    MicroLAN, has installed an online BACTcontrol system at the effluent of the waste water treatment plant Agon-Coutainville, France. The wwtp-effluent is used for groundwater recharge for a nearby golf course on the Normandy coast. The BACTcontrol system has been installed as part of a EU-funded demonstration project for an advanced monitoring of the quantity and quality of the groundwater at the ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • EPA adds sites to Superfund National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added seven sites to the Superfund National Priorities List on August 3 and proposed four more sites to the list. Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, EPA is required to annually revise the list of sites that have known or threatened releases of hazardous substances or contaminants. The EPA ...

  • 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 ...

  • California forms groundwater sustainability agencies

    California has completed the first major step under its Sustainable Groundwater Management Act or SGMA (pronounced “sigma”) with the formation of local governing agencies, known as groundwater sustainability agencies or GSAs. SGMA, a three-bill package signed into law in September 2014, focuses on groundwater basins designated as medium- or high-priority by the California Department ...

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