EPA and U.S. departments of Energy and the Interior recently announced a formal partnership to coordinate research
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) reiterated its call for additional peer-reviewed studies of the potential for hydraulic fracturing to contaminate groundwater while also applauding new federal efforts to coordinate relevant research.
“Additional studies, research and monitoring related to the potential for groundwater contamination from the installation, hydraulic fracturing, operation and maintenance of oil and gas wells are needed, given the growing use of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing,” NGWA said.
The ban aims to reduce plastic water bottle waste and address social concerns
After the Queen’s University Principal’s 2010 pledge to end all bottled water sales on its campus in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the university is on track to enforce the ban in September, according to the Kingston Herald.
The aim of the ban is to create a greener campus community by reducing plastic water bottle waste as well as address social concerns regarding private corporations' control of drinking water.
Queen’s is among the first Canadian universities to push for such a ban, according to Aaron Ball, the university’s sustainability manager.
The company's Electromedia I and V filtration media are now compliant to NSF/ANSI Standard 61
Filtronics Inc.’s Electromedia I and Electromedia V filtration media now carry certification by NSF Intl. to be compliant to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for contact with water. The review process included an inspection of Filtronics’ manufacturing facility in Anaheim, Calif., and testing of the media materials to ensure the safe use of these filter media in the treatment of drinking water.
Bruce Scholten hired to head Filtronics’ service department
Filtronics Inc. announced the addition of GE Water & Process Technologies reverse osmosis (RO) systems to its line of municipal and industrial water treatment solutions. According to Filtronics, the partnership will broaden its capabilities in the market for RO water treatment.
Purolite reports non-detect levels of all 62 radionuclides at plant damaged in Japan earthquake
Purolite announced that it has been successful in achieving non-detect levels on all of the 62 radionuclides that exceed mandated discharge limits in the coolant water at the Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor in Japan.
Pennsylvania DEP will host four online sessions in March and April
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host online information sessions on implementing Act 13, which Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law in February to further protect the environment and place more stringent regulations on the natural gas drilling industry.
“Act 13 reaffirms our strong commitment to safe, responsible, environmentally sensitive and transparent natural gas development here in Pennsylvania,” said DEP Secretary Mike Krancer. “Our intent with these sessions is to explain the law and answer whatever questions people may have.”
Wellpoint dewatering is the process of removing groundwater temporarily from soils in a localized area to complete the construction of a foundation, pipeline or other below-ground structure or to perform soil remediation.
Typical wellpoint dewatering applications include:
Pump selection and planning for successful wellpoint dewatering
While consumers and business owners are now more cautious and conscientious with their dollars than at any time in recent history, there are still significant opportunities in both residential and commercial water treatment. These opportunities rely on three important facts:
RO system’s results outweigh initial problems
EPA launches website as central information resource on anniversary
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource. Throughout the year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others will highlight the tremendous progress in reducing pollution since 1972, the many milestones along the way, the ways that the job is far from over and the tough challenges faced today and in the future. EPA has set up a webpage, www.epa.gov/cleanwater40, as the central location for information, activities, news and networking.
Shane Sullivan will lead efforts to improve sales of ultrafiltration products
Nephros Inc., a medical device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control and water purification, announced that the company has hired Shane Sullivan as director of U.S. sales.