Removing Perchlorate with Resin

Perchlorate is one chlorine atom (green) and four atoms of oxygen (red).

Activation Date: 
August 25, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19574

Treating Troubled Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long regulated radium in drinking water, but in December 2000 the EPA lowered the maximum allowable levels for radionuclides. As a result, water utilities across the country retested for radium. Those that found radium contamination exceeding new EPA standards faced a three-year deadline to comply—by either removing the radium to improve the quality of the existing water supply or finding alternative water sources.

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Water treatment system successfully removes radium from drinking water

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2008
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19119
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