Reducing Costs for Reducing Arsenic

“Arsenic Found in Groundwater.” How many times have you seen that headline? There is no doubt that arsenic has become a common household term, used not only by teenagers studying the periodic table but also by adults who have long forgotten their high school chemistry classes.

In the last 10 years, arsenic has made headlines for various reasons. Most deal with human exposure and its associated risks.  

Arsenic is present in natural deposits in the earth. It can enter drinking water supplies from these deposits or from agricultural and industrial activities.

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Developing less expensive POE systems for arsenic treatment

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April 25, 2012
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Final Barrier: Looking Toward the Future

What exactly is final barrier? How does it work? Where does it fit into my business? These are questions asked by many dealers in the water treatment industry. The WQA Aquatech USA 2012 tradeshow, held March 6 to 9, focused on these questions with a mixture of presentations and a focus group discussion.

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Final barrier technology is poised to provide treatment solutions around the world

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Calif. Public Health Department to Abandon Drinking Water Unit Certification Program

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WQA
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The program will be eliminated after December 31 of this year

On April 6, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it would be abandoning the drinking water unit certification program after Dec. 31 of this year. 

The decision came after lengthy discussions with the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and after the association introduced legislation to turn over certification responsibilities to American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited third-party certifiers such as NSF Intl. and WQA.

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April 20, 2012
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Calif. Public Health Department to Abandon Drinking Water Unit Certification Program

Chromium Concerns

A recent report from the Environmental Working Group revealed the presence of hexavalent chromium in the tap water of 31 of 35 cities. Norman, Okla., had the highest level of all the cities tested. Water Quality Products (WQP) spoke with Dr. Robert Nairn of the University of Oklahoma (OU) to learn more about chromium-6.

Rebecca Wilhelm: What is chromium-6?

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February 1, 2011
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Oil Companies Agree to Ensure Safe Water for Montana Town

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U.S. EPA
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Companies must continue to monitor groundwater contamination and supply alternate water source if needed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with three oil production companies operating on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana requiring the companies to address groundwater contamination threatening the city of Poplar’s public water supply system.

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April 6, 2012
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Oil Companies Agree to Ensure Safe Water for Montana Town

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EPA Proposes Revisions to WaterSense Single-Family Home Specification

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U.S. EPA
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Changes will allow units in multi-family homes to become certified

Continuing to build on the success of the WaterSense program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label.

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April 2, 2012
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EPA Proposes Revisions to WaterSense Single-Family Home Specification

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55204

New Technology Helps Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Meet Radionuclide Discharge Limits

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Environmental Expert
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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.

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March 30, 2012
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New Technology Helps Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Meet Radionuclide Discharge Limits

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Informational Sessions on New Pennsylvania Fracking Law Planned

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Environmental Expert
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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.”

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March 28, 2012
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55198

Clean Water Act Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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U.S. EPA
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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.

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March 27, 2012
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55192

Joint NSF-Japan Protocol Developed to Certify Systems for Iodine Reduction

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NSF Intl.
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Protocol was developed in response to last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan

Protocol was developed in response to last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan

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March 23, 2012
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55187
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