EPA Awards Oklahoma Funds to Reduce Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

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U.S. EPA
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The money will be used to respond to and clean petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Oklahoma Corp. Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency also will receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks. 

EPA recently strengthened the federal UST requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. The action also strengthened existing requirements to help ensure USTs in the U.S. meet the same release protection standards.

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July 1, 2015

Researchers Study Bacteria's Effect on Uranium Pollution in Groundwater

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Rutgers University
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Bacteria could help clean groundwater contaminated by uranium ore processing

A strain of bacteria that "breathes" uranium may hold the key to cleaning up polluted groundwater at sites where uranium ore was processed to make nuclear weapons. A team of Rutgers University scientists and collaborators discovered the bacteria in soil at an old uranium ore mill in Rifle, Colo., approximately 200 miles west of Denver. The site is one of nine such mills in Colorado used during the heyday of nuclear weapons production.

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June 18, 2015

EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site

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U.S. EPA
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Extensive additional contamination was discovered after the 1996 cleanup plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify a cleanup plan originally issued in 1996 to address soil and groundwater at the AVX property at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site in Cattaraugus County in Olean, N.Y.

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June 16, 2015

EPA Releases Draft Assessment on Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources From Fracking

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U.S. EPA
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Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the U.S. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water.

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June 5, 2015

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

USGS Study Assesses San Pedro Water Resources

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Findings characterize the current state of water resources and reveal how water resources have changed in the past

Water availability in the Middle San Pedro Watershed in southeast Arizona is strongly dependent on climate and water use, according to a new water resource assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

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May 8, 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
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