EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Toxic Site Cleanup

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The toxic New York site has contaminated the public water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc. Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.

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April 27, 2012

USDA Invests in Nationwide Water Quality Improvement

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A total of 54 water and wastewater projects in 33 states will be funded

As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services and benefit the environment nationwide.

This Earth Day, USDA is commemorating 150 years of working with Americans to protect the land. In years to come, it will help address the changing needs of agriculture and rural America, and find strategies for managing the nation's public and working lands to promote a strong middle class today while preserving the environment for generations to come.

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April 25, 2012
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USDA Invests in Nationwide Water Quality Improvement

Arsenic Free in Argentina

San Antonio de Los Cobres, a community of 6,000 residents in the Andes Mountains in Argentina, faced a challenging arsenic concentration of up to 290 ppb in its water supply. It needed a solution to reduce the level to below the maximum contaminant level set by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 10 ppb.

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Remote Andean town reduces arsenic with new treatment system

About The Author: 

Esmeralda Bonilla is Latin America business manager for AdEdge Water Technologies LLC. Bonilla can be reached at ebonilla@adedgetechnologies.com or 866.823.3343.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Final Barrier: Looking Toward the Future

What exactly is final barrier? How does it work? Where does it fit into my business? These are questions asked by many dealers in the water treatment industry. The WQA Aquatech USA 2012 tradeshow, held March 6 to 9, focused on these questions with a mixture of presentations and a focus group discussion.

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Final barrier technology is poised to provide treatment solutions around the world

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Regu P. Regunathan, Ph.D., is president of ReguNathan Associates Inc. and is a technical consultant to the Water Quality Assn. Regunathan can be reached at regu5@yahoo.com or 630.653.0387.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Finding a Way

In many developing areas in Africa, accessing clean drinking water is a serious challenge for thousands of communities. The only sources of water available to their residents often are overrun with bacteria, waste and harmful contaminants. Many times, a family’s only way to obtain potable water is to walk long distances to the nearest well or other groundwater source. Such a task has several adverse effects, particularly on women and children, who may spend much of their time retrieving low-quality water for their families instead of attending school.

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Nonprofit organizations work to provide clean water in Africa

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Raissa Rocha is contributing editor for Water Quality Products. Rocha can be reached at rrocha@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7915.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Clean Water for the World

Water brings life—but what if with each nourishing sip of water you took, you also risked your life?

That is the case for the millions of people worldwide who lack access to safe, clean drinking water and sanitation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 783 million people relied on an unimproved drinking water source in 2010, while 2.5 billion lacked improved sanitation. This puts them at risk for any number of waterborne diseases and parasites, such as cholera, diarrhea and more.

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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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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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NGWA Calls for More Research on Hydraulic Fracturing

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EPA and U.S. departments of Energy and the Interior recently announced a formal partnership to coordinate research

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) reiterated its call for additional peer-reviewed studies of the potential for hydraulic fracturing to contaminate groundwater while also applauding new federal efforts to coordinate relevant research.

“Additional studies, research and monitoring related to the potential for groundwater contamination from the installation, hydraulic fracturing, operation and maintenance of oil and gas wells are needed, given the growing use of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing,” NGWA said.

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April 18, 2012

AdEdge Water Hires New Mechanical Designer

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AdEdge Water Technologies LLC
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He will be responsible for designing and drafting system equipment, among other tasks

AdEdge Water Technologies LLC recently announced the hiring of Sam Miller as the company’s newest mechanical designer. He will be responsible for designing and drafting system equipment and machined-part three-dimensional modeling, assembling bill of materials for projects and quality assurance of water treatment systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.

Miller brings with him more than 12 years of experience in mechanical design.

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April 17, 2012

AdEdge Welcomes Eric Simpson as Project Engineer

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AdEdge Water Technologies LLC
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He will be responsible for management tasks, system design, project scoping and water treatment projects

AdEdge Water Technologies LLC recently welcomed Eric Simpson as its newest project engineer. He will be responsible for management tasks related to proposal preparation, system design, project scoping and execution of water treatment projects for systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.

Simpson brings more than 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, serving in capacities ranging from water distribution design, water modeling and sanitary sewer design and rehabilitation. 

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April 13, 2012

Companies Agree to Aid EPA in Remediating Groundwater

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U.S. EPA
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GE and SI will collect the contaminated liquid waste and send it off site for disposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the General Electric Co. (GE) and SI Group Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) to collect and properly dispose of contaminated groundwater and liquid leaching from the Dewey Loeffel landfill that is threatening several nearby drinking water wells.

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April 12, 2012