WQA Opposes Proposed NYC Refrigerant Plan

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Water Quality Assn.
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New code passed the city assembly in July 2013

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has joined with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to encourage Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York to veto changes in city code related to the recovery of refrigerant from discarded appliances. Under the new code, which passed the city assembly in July 2013, original equipment manufacturers would be responsible for the recovery of refrigerants from the appliances that were manufactured by them and that are disposed of by residential generators.

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August 19, 2013

Maralex to Pay Penalty for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

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U.S. EPA
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EPA finds violations of underground injection control permit requirements

Maralex Disposal LLC has been found liable for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act at its commercial brine disposal injection well in La Plata County, Colo., on the Southern Ute Reservation. Maralex was assessed a penalty of $89,000.

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August 8, 2013

Scale Deposit Control Solution Receives EPA Registration

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Blue Earth Labs
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Clearitas 350 and 450 can be used as primary disinfectants in commercial water treatment

Blue Earth Labs has been granted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disinfectant registration (EPA Reg. No. 87437-1) for two versions of its core patented product, Clearitas, for use as standalone disinfectants to clean commercial water distribution systems. EPA registration of these product versions, Clearitas 350 and Clearitas 450, proves their effectiveness at eradicating harmful bacteria such as E.

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August 7, 2013

NGWA on Winning Side of New Mexico Water Rights Case

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NGWA
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New Mexico Supreme Court upholds law governing the issuance of domestic water well permits

The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld a state law on July 25, 2013, governing the issuance of domestic water well permits that, if overturned, would have subjected residential well users to a more arduous procedure designed for commercial users.

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July 30, 2013
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NGWA on Winning Side of New Mexico Water Rights Case

Water Resource Worries

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is a method of extracting natural gas from shale formations. Fracking has been around for many years, but recently, combining it with horizontal drilling has made it economically practical for gas extraction. While natural gas presents the U.S. with options to become more energy independent, there also are concerns about the process’s impact on the environment.

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Fracking’s potential effects on drinking water supplies

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Marianne Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

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June 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
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Clean Energy, Clean Water

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) brings two of our most precious natural resources at odds. The natural gas harvested through the process is essential to meeting our country’s growing energy needs (and is a source of clean energy at that). However, poorly constructed wells or improper disposal of wastewater from fracking operations can potentially affect drinking water quality. There have been reports of methane migrating from drilling operations into drinking water sources — contamination that not only could render water undrinkable, but also cause a potential explosion hazard.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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June 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
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EPA Regional Administrator, Congress Member Assess Cleanups at Superfund Sites

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U.S. EPA
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Success of federal Superfund law highlighted

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney visited three Superfund sites in Orange and Dutchess counties in New York state to review and assess progress on the cleanup of contamination at these hazardous waste sites. 

Shenandoah Road Groundwater Contamination — East Fishkill, N.Y.

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June 19, 2013

EPA Files Complaint Against Timmonsville, S.C., for Water Violations

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U.S. EPA
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Timmonsville has failed to fully comply with federal and state orders to correct deficiencies since 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), acting on behalf of the state of South Carolina, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina against the town of Timmonsville, S.C., for wastewater and drinking water violations.

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June 7, 2013

EPA Seeks Input on Lead-Free FAQs

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EPA
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Comments will be accepted through June 21, 2013

Under the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, after Jan. 4, 2014, it will be illegal to sell or install pipes, fittings and fixtures in applications that convey water for human consumption that have a weighted average lead content of more than 0.25%.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its website, intended to help businesses and agencies comply with the law. The current FAQs can be found here.

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June 3, 2013

Washington Gas Stations Ordered to Close Underground Injection Wells

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U.S. EPA
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Closures will protect drinking water sources on Yakama Reservation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10, has ordered two gas stations to close their underground injection wells to protect drinking water on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington state. In separate settlements, the gas stations in Wapato and White Swan will pay $13,140 and $11,991 in federal penalties for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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May 16, 2013