Hanford Site Treats Record Amount of Contaminated Groundwater

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U.S. Department of Energy
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CH2M Hill treated 1.4 billion gal of groundwater between October 2012 and June 2013

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Co. (CH2M HILL) has exceeded this year’s goal for treating 1.4 billion gal of contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site in Washington state.

Publication Date: 
July 16, 2013

EPA Proposing Plan to Clean Up New Jersey Superfund Site

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EPA
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Tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds are polluting groundwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed plan to clean up soil at the Ellis Property Superfund site in Evesham Township, N.J., which is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are polluting groundwater underlying the site.

Publication Date: 
July 12, 2013

Industrial Filtration Design & Selection

Industrial water treatment can be classified by the following categories (not including wastewater treatment, which is a separate topic):

  • Process water treatment;
  • Boiler water treatment; and
  • Cooling water treatment.

Water treatment is used to optimize most water-based industrial processes, including heating, cooling, processing, cleaning and rinsing, so that operating costs and risks are reduced.

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Proper sizing & media selection for successful systems

About The Author: 

Gerry Bulfin, CWS-IV, is CEO of Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. Bulfin can be reached at gb@cleanwaterstore.com or 831.462.8500.

Publication Date: 
July 8, 2013
Activation Date: 
July 8, 2013
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Wyoming, EPA to Investigate Water Quality Concerns

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EPA
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Wyoming to lead further investigation on drinking water quality in Pavillion, Wyo., with EPA support

The state of Wyoming announced that it would further investigate drinking water quality in the rural area east of Pavillion, Wyo. This will be done with the support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Publication Date: 
July 3, 2013
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Wyoming, EPA to Investigate Drinking Water Quality Concerns

Stray Gases Found in Water Wells Near Shale Gas Sites

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Duke University
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Study finds that distances from drilling site play major role in risk of groundwater impacts 

Homeowners living within 1 km of shale gas wells appear to be at higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated by stray gases, according to a new Duke University-led study.

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July 2, 2013
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Stray Gases Found in Water Wells Near Shale Gas Sites

EPA Begins Construction of Water Line in Chester, Washington Townships, N.J.

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U.S. EPA
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$7.3 million project will provide safe drinking water to residents and businesses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  is constructing a water line extension in Chester and Washington Townships in New Jersey that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses potentially impacted by contaminated groundwater from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund site. The 65-acre lLandfill in Morris County served as a municipal landfill from the 1940s until 1981.

Publication Date: 
June 26, 2013

CDC Study Finds Fecal Contamination in Pools

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CDC
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Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples tested positive for E. coli

A study of public pools done during last summer’s swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. Through the study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools.

Publication Date: 
May 22, 2013
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A Green Approach to POU

For our protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established enforceable guidelines by which municipalities must abide and well owners should abide. These guidelines are known as maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).

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Filtration systems remove arsenic from school’s drinking water

About The Author: 

Chubb Michaud, CWS-VI, is technical director for Systematix Co. Michaud can be reached at askchubb@aol.com or 714.522.5453.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 3, 2013
Issue Reference: 

Arsenic Reduction Systems

Company Reference: 

Nelsen Arsenic Reduction Systems feature the proprietary Nelsen 7000PID Arsenic Reduction Control Valve and LayneRT adsorption media. The 7000PID is a non-backwashing controller programmed for the specific water chemistry of each installation. The controller indicates the capacity of the system and the remaining safe levels of media adsorption.

EPA Reaches Agreement on Cleanup of New Jersey Superfund Site

Source: 
U.S. EPA
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$23 Million to be spent on protecting drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a legal agreement with SL Industries Inc. and SL Surface Technologies Inc. to perform soil cleanup and reimburse EPA’s past costs at the Puchack Well Field Superfund site in Pennsauken Township, N.J. The soil to be cleaned up is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and is contributing to the pollution of groundwater at the site. Hexavalent chromium may cause cancer and can have other serious health impacts.

Publication Date: 
April 19, 2013