Areas of Elevated Contaminants in Groundwater Determined From Midwest Regional Assessment

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USGS
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Many of the public and private wells sampled contained natural or manmade contaminants

At least one contaminant was found at levels of human health concern in about one-third of untreated groundwater samples collected from wells in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, according to a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). When radon concentrations greater than 300 picocuries per liter are included, 64% of wells sampled contain a contaminant concentration above a human health benchmark.

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July 26, 2012
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Lawsuit Filed to Clean Up Florida's Caloosahatchee River

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Earthjustice
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Algae outbreaks ruining river, drinking water plant and quality of life, according to Earthjustice

On behalf of Florida Wildlife Federation, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, Earthjustice filed suit today in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers because the agency is allegedly repeatedly violating water protection laws in southwest Florida’s Caloosahatchee River.

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July 24, 2012
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Household Technologies Available to Remove Arsenic Found in Well Water

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NGWA
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NGWA said technologies are available to effectively treat arsenic discovered in private household well water

Technologies are available to effectively treat arsenic discovered in private household well water, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said recently as the federal and state governments conduct testing in Licking County, Ohio.

“While no one wants to have arsenic in the water, the good news is that water well owners who do can treat their water to safe levels with technology that is readily available,” said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens.

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July 11, 2012

Canadian Bottled Water Tested Safe

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Market Watch
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100% of the 300 bottled water samples tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not contain microcystins

After testing 300 samples, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that 100% of the bottled water samples tested for toxins known as microcystins met Health Canada's standards.

The CFIA tested 300 samples of domestic and imported bottled water products (i.e., unflavored carbonated, mineral and spring water) in plastic and glass bottles sold in retail stores in 10 Canadian cities. None of the samples contained detectable levels of microcystins.

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July 3, 2012

Contaminant Removal in Colorado

Located in the heart of Boulder, Colo., the Two Nine North Apartments are eco-friendly luxury units built by Forum Real Estate Group in the late 2000s. Due to the high price per square foot of these apartments, the developer built the residents’ parking garage beneath the complex; however, it is below the water table and posed a threat to the building’s foundation.

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Apartment building meets discharge requirements with dewatering system

About The Author: 

Richard J. Cavagnaro is marketing coordinator for AdEdge Water Technologies LLC. Cavagnaro can be reached at rjcavagnaro@adedgetechnologies.com or 678.739.6506.

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June 28, 2012
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NSPF Launches First Recreational Water Illnesses Online Course, Book

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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NSPF’s online training course and handbook were created to help professionals understand and prevent waterborne illness

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) launched the Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) online training course and handbook, designed to help professionals understand and prevent waterborne illnesses.

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June 27, 2012
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EPA Approval Granted to UL for Water Testing Services to Meet UCMR 3 Requirements

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EPA has recognized Underwriters Laboratories as a provider of the services needed to comply with new water regulations

Water quality and water safety company Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) recently announced that it has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for 28 contaminants in EPA’s third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3). 

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June 25, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July

On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”

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June 4, 2012

Pascoag Well Water Contamination Case Settled for $7 Million Against Exxon Mobil

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PR Newswire
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The lawsuit came as a result of MTBE contamination of the well water supply of Pascoag, R.I.

Providence Superior Court Judge Judith Savage approved a $7 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by the citizens of the town of Pascoag, R.I., and the Rhode Island Water District against Exxon Mobil Corp. as a result of the contamination of their well water supply by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in 2001. 

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May 31, 2012

Filter Formula

In 2007, the NSF Intl. Drinking Water Treatment Unit Joint Committee revised the NSF/ANSI Standard 53 protocol for pH 8.5 lead reduction based on a substantial amount of research on particulate and colloidal lead. The research conducted by the NSF task group revealed a great deal of inconsistency in the amount of particulate lead formed from batch to batch and from laboratory to laboratory due to the precipitation of this element from the solution.

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Testing and developing a lead-reduction filter for gravity pitchers

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Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president technology of KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Andrew Lombardo is senior research engineer for KX Technologies LLC. Lombardo can be reached at alombardo
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May 30, 2012
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May 30, 2012
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