EPA Releases Plan to Address Pollution at San German Toxic Site

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The public is invited to comment at a meeting on Aug. 19

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to address contaminated soil and groundwater at the San German Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in San German, Puerto Rico.

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August 14, 2015

EPA Completes Construction of Water Line in New Jersey

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U.S. EPA
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The action protects the community from polluted groundwater

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked the completion of a water line extension that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses threatened by contaminated groundwater from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund Site in Chester and Washington townships in New Jersey. As a result, those homes and local businesses will no longer need treatment systems.

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August 13, 2015

NMED to Offer Free Private Domestic Well Testing in Animas River Valley

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New Mexico Environment Department
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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.

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August 10, 2015

Duke Energy Begins Submitting Groundwater Assessment Reports

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Duke Energy
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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.

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August 6, 2015

EPA Proposes Plan to Clean up Groundwater at Newfield, N.J. Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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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.

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August 3, 2015

New Groundwater Model Provides Better Understanding of Edwards Aquifer

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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.

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July 27, 2015

NGWA Announces 2015 Groundwater Industry Award Winners

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National Ground Water Assn.
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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.

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July 24, 2015

NGWA to Testify in Support of Reauthorizing of Federal Brownfields Program

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National Ground Water Assn.
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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.

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July 23, 2015

WRD Completes Environmental Impact Review for Groundwater Reliability Improvement Project

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Water Replenishment District of Southern California
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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.

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July 23, 2015

Guidance Available on Maintaining Private Water Wells

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National Ground Water Assn.
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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.

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July 6, 2015
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