The initiative is in response to an Aug. 5 mine waste spill into the Animas River
In response to the Aug. 5, 2015, spill of mine waste into the Animas River, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are partnering to test private domestic water supply wells located in the Animas River valley in New Mexico. Testing will identify metals that are of concern in relation to the spill, and other parameters that help in understanding the general quality of well water.
The assessments contain data for each of the company's 14 coal plants in North Carolina
On Aug. 5, 2015, Duke Energy began submitting comprehensive groundwater assessments to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for each of its 14 coal plants in the state.
The assessments are the result of thousands of hours of work by outside experts providing the most comprehensive information gathered to date about the groundwater near Duke Energy's coal ash sites in North Carolina.
Groundwater at the site is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and volatile organic compounds
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed modifications to the plan to address contaminated groundwater at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, N.J. A plan originally put into place by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) when it was mainly responsible for the site had required a system that pumps the groundwater out of the ground and treats it.
The focus of the model is to simulate the interaction between freshwater, saline water and the brackish-water transition zone
Scientists have a better understanding of how water flows throughout the San Antonio segment of the Edwards aquifer because of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) groundwater flow model, developed in cooperation with San Antonio Water System.
The awards will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas.
Former NGWA President Scott Fowler, CWD/PI, has received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry. Fowler, president of Dahlman Pump & Well Drilling Inc., Burlington, Washington, served as NGWA’s president in 2008 and received NGWA’s Standard Bearer Award in 2012.
The Brownfields Program is a vehicle to investigate and clean up abandoned sites and has had a positive impact in both urban and rural locations
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) will testify in support of the federal Brownfields Program in a hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. EDT.
The hearing, “Helping Revitalize American Communities Through the Brownfields Program,” can be viewed live at www.transportation.house.gov.
Paul Gruber, P.G., a member of NGWA’s Groundwater Protection and Management Subcommittee, will testify on behalf of NGWA.
Project will add nearly 3.25 billion gal per year to local drinking water supply
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) board of directors unanimously approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its Groundwater Reliability Improvement Project (GRIP) advanced water purification facility to be built in the city of Pico Rivera, Calif.
The new water well maintenance guidance will help well owners better know when a professional inspection or service is needed
Homeowners can get the latest guidance on maintaining their household water well systems free online by visiting WellOwner.org, a website of the National Ground Water Assn (NGWA).
Ongoing maintenance of private water wells is the responsibility of the homeowner, yet many well owners are uncertain about how to keep up with water well maintenance. NGWA recommends that all private well owners inform themselves on well maintenance, and use qualified water well system professionals to conduct detailed inspections and service.
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.
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.