EPA Seeks Input on Plan to Address Contaminated Groundwater at New Jersey Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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A public meeting will be held May 28

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund site in Milford and Alexandria Township, N.J. The site includes the 86-acre historic former Milford Mill, which converted paper pulp to paper for 96 years before shutting down in 2003.

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May 21, 2015

McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer to Focus on Groundwater Treatment Options

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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation
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The presentation will identify classes of treatment technologies and detail specific technology choices as a function of contaminant reduction efficacy and cost

Peter S. Cartwright, P.E., named the 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer, will present “Water Well Contaminants and Treatment Options,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced.

Cartwright, who owns and operates Cartwright Consulting Co. with offices in Minneapolis and the Netherlands, has been in the treatment side of the water industry since 1974.

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April 30, 2015

University of Arizona Professor Named 2016 Distinguished Lecturer

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The lecture explores how the practice of hydrology depends on computer models and discusses new methods for characterizing and monitoring the subsurface

Ty Ferré, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, has been selected as the 2016 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.

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April 13, 2015

Website Provides Map-Based Groundwater Levels of Upper Klamath Basin

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USGS
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The data behind the website include more than 23,000 individual water-level measurements from more than 250 wells

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently launched the Upper Klamath Basin Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring website to provide information on groundwater conditions in the upper Klamath Basin. The website provides a single source for water users, resource managers and the general public to view up-to-date groundwater-level monitoring data collected by multiple agencies in Oregon and California.  

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April 10, 2015

Foundation Seeks Grant Applications

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Grant applications sought on groundwater research and developing nation projects and programs

The National Groundwater Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) is seeking grant applications for groundwater research as well as water supply projects and educational programs in developing nations.

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April 6, 2015

Well Water Watch

Many residents across the U.S. rely on groundwater for their potable water supply, whether from a private water well or a municipal system that draws from a groundwater source. In recent years, legislation has put greater focus on wells and groundwater resources, with the potential to affect millions. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline recently checked in with Margaret Martens of the Water Systems Council (WSC) and Jesse Richardson of West Virginia University to get the latest legislative updates.

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Margaret Martens is executive director of the Water Systems Council. Martens can be reached at mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org.

Jesse Richardson is lead land use attorney for the West Virginia University College of Law’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic. Richardson can be reached at jessehokie@gmail.com.

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April 1, 2015
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Sound Off

Imagine turning on your faucet one day only to find there is no water flowing. Your well has run dry, and you have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to fix it. When a North Carolina scientist ran into this issue, he searched for a product that could help. When he could not find one, he took matters into his own hands.

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Communities utilize sound wave technology to measure well levels

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Scott Curkin is senior account catalyst for 919 Marketing Co. Curkin can be reached at scurkin@919marketing.com.

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April 1, 2015
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National Ground Water Research & Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Each of the scholarship recipients are entering a field of study that serves, supports or promotes the groundwater professions

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation recently awarded $25,000 from its Len Assante Scholarship Fund to 15 students.

Each of the scholarship recipients are entering a field of study that serves, supports or promotes the groundwater professions.

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March 31, 2015

Report Shows Some Shallow Groundwater Wells Affected by Bio-Based Fertilizers

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Some wells downhill from agricultural fields treated with bio-based fertilizers exhibited nitrate levels above EPA standards

Some shallow groundwater wells next to or downhill from Orange County, N.C., agricultural fields treated with bio-based fertilizers have nitrate levels above U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards set for public water supplies, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report titled “Effect of Land-Applied Biosolids on Surface-Water Nutrient Yields and Groundwater Quality in Orange County, North Carolina.”

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March 30, 2015

USGS Analyzes Idaho Groundwater Data to Optimize Future Aquifer Monitoring

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U.S. Geological Survey
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The data reveal long-term trends toward improved groundwater quality in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists released analyses of more than 30 years of water quality data collected at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site. The data reveal long-term trends toward improved groundwater quality in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer. Those results will be used to optimize the aquifer monitoring network at the INL Site.

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March 6, 2015
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