EPA awards more than $144,000 to protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $144,554 to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department to operate and implement its Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. The UIC program helps protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination by regulating the construction and operation of injection wells.
The Water Well Trust provides financing for drilling eight new wells, which will serve 12 homes
Water Well Trust has broken ground on its second project in Georgia.
The new project is located in Ben Hill County, where the existing public water supply infrastructure in the Queensland community is failing and the county cannot afford the estimated $600,000 price tag for repairs.
An underground storage tank at the Petersburg Deli Inc. will now be monitored and inspected
An underground storage tank (UST) at the Petersburg Deli Inc., in Petersburg, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations.
The required monthly and yearly inspections of leak detection equipment on a 6,000-gal UST that stores kerosene will help prevent soil and groundwater contamination. The inspections will also help reduce the need for costly cleanups from accidental leaks.
Abandoned water wells may be the pathway for surface contamination into drinking water aquifers
Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their properties, as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said.
"Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface contamination into an aquifer used for drinking water," said Cliff Treyens, NGWA's public awareness director.
It is estimated that there are millions of abandoned wells and drilled holes in the U.S.
USPS certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are in compliance with UST regulations
Through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are currently in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank (UST) regulations.
Dr. Rainer H. Helmig of the University of Stuttgart will offer two lectures
Dr. Rainer H. Helmig will offer two lectures in the 2015 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science, the National Ground Water and Research Educational Foundation announced.
Ten companies will pay to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Evor Phillips Leasing Co. site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final legal agreement with 10 companies to conduct the cleanup of contaminated groundwater at the Evor Phillips Leasing Co. Superfund site in Old Bridge Township, N.J.
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EPA will hold a public meeting to explain the proposed plan at the Cinnaminson Superfund site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that no further action is needed to address two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, N.J. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two landfills.
NGWA provides steps to prevent, minimize or recover from well flooding
During this flood season, there are certain things household water well owners should know about how to protect their wells and their water quality, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said.