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U.S. Environment Body EPA Says Fracking May Be Contaminating Groundwater After All

December 16, 2016 - in Drinking water, Water

Stockholm, Sweden – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA today said activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle ‘can impact—and have impacted—drinking water resources’. The EPA’s latest findings are worrying in a world where the…

EPA Research Shows Moderate or Severe Corrosion in Majority of Diesel Fuel Underground Storage Tank Systems Studied

July 22, 2016 - in Drinking water, Water

WASHINGTON – In a report released today on corrosion inside diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Corrosive Groundwater Suggests Action by Certain Well Owners to Check Potential Lead Threat

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 13, 2016—Since lead is harmful when consumed by both humans and animals, the National Ground Water Association urges residential…

New Study Shows High Potential for Groundwater to be Corrosive in Half of U.S. States

July 13, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence of being potentially corrosive. The states with the largest percentage of wells with potentially corrosive groundwater…

Bacteria Growth Proves Effective in Stopping Chromium Transportation in Groundwater

July 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

Residing in wastes from former weapons production and reprocessing activities, electroplating processes, and industrial efforts to reduce corrosion in steel pipes, hexavalent chromium contaminates soil and groundwater systems worldwide. Although hexavalent…

ADOT Looks Underground to Prepare for South Mountain Freeway

PHOENIX – Preparing for construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, Arizona Department of Transportation crews with drills and backhoes will begin assessing the condition of soil and rock as well as the depth of groundwater along the freeway alignment.…

Dewberry to Monitor Gas and Groundwater at Closed Salem VAMC Landfill

May 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Dewberry has been awarded an environmental services contract to monitor gas and groundwater on Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center's (Salem VAMC) closed landfill site in Salem, Virginia. The firm will monitor gas and groundwater wells, facility buildings,…

South Dakota Scientists Help Restore Water in Armenia

April 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

South Dakota-based scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are helping to restore a depleted aquifer and build in-country expertise for managing groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. The growth of aquaculture to raise trout, sturgeon and other cold-water…

Trap and Neutralize: A New Way to Clean Contaminated Groundwater

April 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have helped discover a new chemical method to immobilize uranium in contaminated groundwater, which could lead to more precise and successful water remediation efforts at former nuclear sites. Researchers…

New Tool and Knowledge to Aid Columbia Basin Water Managers

TACOMA, Wash. — Water managers in eastern Washington now have access to the first U.S. Geological Survey computer model of the East Pasco Basin, allowing them to simulate “what-if” groundwater management scenarios, according to a USGS report. Since 1952,…