C8 Lawsuits Filed by Wright & Schulte LLC

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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

Tackling Arsenic With Adsorption

Supai, Ariz., is the capital of the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the western Grand Canyon. The reservation is the site of some of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls and is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. In fact, hiking is one of the few ways to reach Supai, which is the only place in the U.S. where mail is still delivered by mules. The nearest surfaced road is 9 miles away.

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Treatment system brings reservation’s water into EPA compliance
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Martin Lawrence is process engineer - inorganic contaminants for Severn Trent Services. Lawrence can be reached at martin.lawrence@stservices.com or 813.886.9331

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January 16, 2015
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Heavy Paper

The pulp and paper industry is one of the heaviest users of water within the North American industrial economy, requiring an average of 54 cu meters of water per metric ton of finished product. As water is used in nearly every part of the manufacturing process, accumulation of scale is a phenomenon that can occur in all pulp and paper making processes. This occurs even with the purest water and state-of-the art water treatment.

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Controlling scale deposits in the pulp & paper industry
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Jan de Baat Doelman is president of Scalewatcher North America Inc. Doelman can be reached at jan@scalewatcher.com.

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January 16, 2015
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EPA Publishes Microbial Risk Assessment Framework for Waterborne Pathogens

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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A variety of scientifically defensible documents can be downloaded from EPA’s website

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing information to assist risk assessors and scientists in the development of rigorous and scientifically defensible risk assessments for waterborne pathogens.

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January 8, 2015

Pentair Launches New Residential Filtration System

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Pentair
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The system reduces contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from drinking water

Later this month, Pentair will release its newest product, the H-300-NXT, an addition to its Everpure residential line of luxury water filtration products. The system reduces emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and chemical compounds like bisphenol A that may be found in drinking water.

The manufacturer states that the larger filter design provides greater dirt-holding capacity, “ideal for parts of the country where high silt content in water is a concern.”

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January 7, 2015

Arsenic Treatment System

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AdVantEdge Medallion Series POE systems by AdEdge Technologies are ideal for whole-house arsenic treatment. They require no chemicals and no regeneration for low maintenance, worry-free arsenic removal for the entire household. This economical and effective whole-house treatment employs an adsorption process using Bayoxide E-33 granular ferric oxide to provide the best arsenic removal performance of any available technology, and is considered the standard in the industry.

Virginia's Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Wins Federal Support

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Program to serve as a model for similar programs across the country

Virginia’s approach to improving water quality in Chesapeake Bay gained recognition from several federal agencies, which dubbed it “an innovative, market-based approach” that will “serve as a model for similar programs across the country.”

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December 26, 2014