West Virginia Settles Alleged Regulations Violations

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U.S. EPA
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West Virginia Department of Transportation to pay $30,000 for alleged storage tank regulation violations

The West Virginia Department of Transportation (W.Va. DOT) has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at 10 facilities operated by its Division of Highways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. As part of the settlement, W.Va. DOT has also agreed to statewide improvements of its UST monitoring procedures.

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April 1, 2013

The Dangers of Drought

Ongoing drought conditions in many parts of the U.S. are impacting water treatment systems using well water and municipal water alike. This can be advantageous, however, for water treatment dealers who use this as an opportunity to stay in contact with customers and offer education and additional services to help them through the drought.

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The effects of drought on water supply & treatment systems

About The Author: 

Gerry Bulfin is CEO of Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. Bulfin can be reached at gb@cleanwaterstore.com or 831.462.8500.

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March 29, 2013
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March 29, 2013
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Dried Out

The view out my window as I write is white — the snow is falling quickly and heavily, with up to 8 in. expected by the end of the day. Schools are closed and the chatter around the office is whether the commute home will take two hours or three.

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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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March 29, 2013
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Groundwater Sampling Services Offered in Colorado

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Dewpoint West
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Dewpoint West now offers a full range of groundwater sampling services to oil and gas companies

Dewpoint West, a Colorado oil and gas consulting company, announced that it will be providing groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring services for Colorado oil and gas companies.

With the recent implementation of Rules 609 and Rule 318A.e(4) by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the company will now be offering services to ensure complete compliance for these new regulations. It will offer everything from consultation and planning, to performing initial and supplemental sampling, to analysis and continued monitoring.

 

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March 27, 2013

NGWREF Selects 2013 Officers

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The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation
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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation affirms its 2013 officers

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) affirmed its officers for another term in 2013.

NGWREF is operated by the National Ground Water Assn. as a public foundation focused on conducting educational, research and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.

Continuing in their officer positions are:

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March 26, 2013

Panel to Review EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Research

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EPA
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EPA’s Science Advisory Board announces Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to the peer review, the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in an open and transparent manner.

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March 26, 2013
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EPA Begins Construction of Groundwater Treatment System

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EPA
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Treatment system will clean up contaminated groundwater at Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the start of construction of a groundwater treatment system that will clean up groundwater contamination from past operations at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif. The treatment system is expected to be completed in 18 months at an estimated cost of $15 million and will be used to remove chlorobenzene, benzene and other industrial chemicals used to manufacture DDT and synthetic rubber from the groundwater.

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March 20, 2013

IBWA Supports National Groundwater Awareness Week

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International Bottled Water Assn.
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The week focuses on America’s need to protect and maintain water from underground aquifers

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is a sponsor of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10 to 16, 2013. The annual commemoration marking America’s need to protect and maintain water from underground aquifers is spearheaded by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

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March 15, 2013

Filters

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Rosedale filters can remove large quantities of sediment, hydrocarbons and protozoan cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, and are ideal for groundwater remediation and environmental concerns. They feature high flow rates and dirt-holding capacities, and are easily disposed of by incineration or at solid waste landfills.

USGS Report Updates High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Level Decline

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USGS
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Report details High Plains Aquifer groundwater level changes from 1950 to 2011 and 2009 to 2011

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February 25, 2013
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