The topic of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking or hydrofracturing) and its potential effects on groundwater have dominated recent water industry news. WQP Associate Editor Kristin Muckerheide caught up with Marianne R. Metzger of National Testing Laboratories to discuss fracking’s effects and what we can expect in the future.
Kristin Muckerheide: How does hydraulic fracturing affect well water and groundwater?
Located in the heart of Boulder, Colo., the Two Nine North Apartments are eco-friendly luxury units built by Forum Real Estate Group in the late 2000s. Due to the high price per square foot of these apartments, the developer built the residents’ parking garage beneath the complex; however, it is below the water table and posed a threat to the building’s foundation.
Apartment building meets discharge requirements with dewatering system
Potentially harmful levels of arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater
Potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study.
NGWA is holding the "Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater" forum June 27 in Columbus, Ohio
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is holding a one-day forum entitled, "Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater," June 27 in Columbus, Ohio.
Kunal Sangani was named the U.S. winner of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Kunal Sangani of Fayetteville, N.Y., was named the U.S. winner of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during a ceremony last weekend in Boston.
The Farvolden Awards are given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awarded a total of $3,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Ground Water Summit, which took place in May in Garden Grove, Calif.
Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA, the $750 scholarships were awarded based on the quality of the presentation, content (including contribution to groundwater science, engineering, management or policy) and demonstrated insight on the chosen topic.
The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July
On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”
The lawsuit came as a result of MTBE contamination of the well water supply of Pascoag, R.I.
Providence Superior Court Judge Judith Savage approved a $7 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by the citizens of the town of Pascoag, R.I., and the Rhode Island Water District against Exxon Mobil Corp. as a result of the contamination of their well water supply by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in 2001.
Gainey will speak at NGWA's Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, Dec. 4 to 7 in Las Vegas
Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, which will take place Dec. 4 to 7, 2012 in Las Vegas.
The job board was created to assist pump industry employers as well as job seekers
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has partnered with the Engineering & Science Career Network (ESCN) to extend the reach of its HI CareerHQ website to the benefit of both employers and job seekers.
Job postings reach a far broader audience of job seekers and employers can now use advanced search tools to identify highly qualified candidates from a database of more than 25,000 resumes. Job seekers can search from hundreds of job postings on HI CareerHQ to find jobs that meet their desired criteria.