Contaminant Cleanup

In the late 1990s, a coking facility in Detroit closed, and the site was subjected to strict cleanup requirements as part of new government regulations. As part of the overall site cleanup, the facility was required to capture groundwater contaminated with creosote oil, aromatic hydrocarbons, ammonia and iron, and prevent it from migrating off site and contaminating surrounding areas. The final destination for the groundwater was a municipal wastewater treatment plant.

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Bioreactor technology chosen to treat groundwater on the site of a former Michigan coking facility

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Abigail Antolovich is strategic marketing manager for UOP, a Honeywell Co. Antolovich can be reached at abigail.antolovich@honeywell.com or 847.224.5739.

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February 11, 2015
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February 11, 2015
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Man-Made Pollutants Finding Their Way Into Groundwater Through Septic Systems

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U.S. Geological Survey
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A new study found that septic systems leak man-made pollutants into groundwater

Pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products associated with everyday household activities are finding their way into groundwater through septic systems in New York and New England, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).    

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February 11, 2015
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Study Reveals Man-made Pollutants From Septic Systems in Groundwater

EPA Announces Voluntary Cancellation of Certain Methomyl Uses

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA's cancellation of certain methomyl uses will reduce risks to drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates, which includes methomyl, has fallen by approximately 70%. The action is a continuation of EPA’s effort to reduce carbamate use, thereby protecting people’s health, especially the health of children who may be more sensitive to pesticides. 

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February 6, 2015
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EPA Announces Voluntary Cancellation of Certain Methomyl Uses

AdEdge Water Technologies Awarded Project in California

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AdEdge Water Technologies
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Project for city of Delano will implement biottta technology

AdEdge Water Technologies announced it was awarded and is implementing a biottta (biologically tailored two-stage treatment approach) nitrate removal project for the city of Delano, Calif.

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February 4, 2015

Arsenic Removal

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60273
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AdVantEdge POE and POU systems for arsenic removal feature Bayoxide E33 media technology. The systems require no chemicals, no regeneration and minimal maintenance. Spent media is nontoxic and can be discarded as nonhazardous waste.

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Natural Petroleum Breakdown Can Lace Groundwater With Arsenic

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U.S. Geological Survey
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A new study revealed that the breakdown of petroleum underground can release arenic into groundwater

In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the chemical release (mobilization) of naturally occurring arsenic into groundwater. This geochemical change can result in potentially significant arsenic groundwater contamination. 

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January 27, 2015
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Natural Petroleum Breakdown Can Lace Groundwater With Arsenic

C8 Lawsuits Filed by Wright & Schulte LLC

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PR Web
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Lawsuit filed in the Ohio Valley alleged that contaminated drinking water from DuPont plant in West Virginia caused cancer and other health problems

A recently filed C8 lawsuit purports a 61-year-old Ohio woman developed high cholesterol as a result of consuming water contaminated by the C8 chemical released by DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in West Virginia. The Ohio woman asserts that from 1953 to present, she attended school and lived in the affected Lubeck Water Public Service District, City of Belpre Water District, Little Hocking Water Assn. and Tuppers Plains-Chester Water District.

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January 22, 2015

AdEdge Awarded Nitrate Removal Project in California City

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AdEdge Water Technologies
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This treatment process is ideal for small communities out of compliance with federal and state drinking water regulations

AdEdge Water Technologies was awarded and is implementing a biottta (biologically tailored two-stage treatment approach) nitrate removal project for the city of Delano, Calif. The city of Delano, a community of 38,000 residents, is located in the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 30 miles north of Bakersfield. The current levels of nitrate are not compliant with the California drinking water standard of 45 mg/L nitrate as NO3.

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January 20, 2015

Proposed Settlement of Superfund Site Cleanup in New Jersey Estimated to Cost $92 Million

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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The site is contaminated with TCE and PCE, which have serious health effects

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed settlement with several companies to address the Pohatcong Valley Groundwater Contamination Superfund site in Warren County, N.J. The companies are Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc., Albéa Americas Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Citigroup Inc., and Rexam Beverage Can Co. The Pohatcong site is contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE), which can have serious health effects.

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January 15, 2015

Blueair Founder Brings Air Pollution Issue to Light

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Blueair
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A study by Friends of the Earth Scotland reveals that pollution levels around the world are breaking limits

Blueair, a Sweden-based provider of indoor air cleaning technology appliances, said a recent Friends of the Earth claim that air pollution in Scotland is creating a public health crisis highlights the lack of public awareness about toxic pollutants in the air people breathe both outside and inside their homes and offices.

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January 15, 2015
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