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As City Infrastructure Ages, Property Owners Seek New Ways to Manage Storm Water Runoff

As City Infrastructure Ages, Property Owners Seek New Ways to Manage Storm Water Runoff

As environmental regulations on how storm water runoff is handled tighten, property owners are increasingly becoming pressed to manage runoff in innovative ways – or face higher fees from cities and municipalities. Developers are charged by some local governments when stormwater runoff significantly increases the amount of water in storm … Read more »

Groundwater Fees Prompt Farmers to Slash Water Use by a Third

Groundwater Fees Prompt Farmers to Slash Water Use by a Third

When it comes to drought and the farming community, it seems a self-imposed fee on groundwater could work better than government regulations, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder. The study suggests that self-imposed well-pumping fees can play an important role, incentivizing farmers to slash use … Read more »

EPA Proposes Removing Most of Fulton, NY Site from Superfund List

After cleaning up more than 10,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and about 9 million gallons of contaminated groundwater, the EPA is proposing to remove a portion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund site, located in Fulton, New York, from the federal Superfund list of the most contaminated hazardous waste sites. … Read more »

shale gas extraction

DNV GL Calls for Industry Collaboration to Quantify Fracking Risk

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project to address concerns about fracking risks — particularly related to groundwater contamination — and invites industry and other stakeholders to participate. The aim is to collect data, develop and validate quantitative risk assessment methodologies and outline risk management strategies that can be … Read more »

Groundwater Remediation Market to Exceed $14bn in 2015

More than $14 billion will be spent in 2015 to remove metals, VOCs and other contaminants from groundwater, according to Site Remediation World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are present at more than two-thirds of the Superfund, EPA Resource and Recovery Act and Department of … Read more »

Farmers Fight Coca-Cola Over Groundwater

In Mehadiganj village, Uttar Pradesh state, India, the lack of groundwater has set farmers against a local Coca-Cola bottling plant, as both vie for the dwindling resource, according to Bloomberg. In August, Coca-Cola abandoned a $24 million expansion plan for the site, citing delays in permits to extract more water, … Read more »

Duke Energy to Clean Up, Close Coal Ash Pits

Duke Energy officials told state regulators Tuesday it plans to remove coal ash from one of its South Carolina waste pits and close two additional ones, according to Power Engineering. Duke has ash pits at two power plants in the state. The W.S. Lee plant, which is set to convert … Read more »

Diver

Free Groundwater Data Management Software Available

Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment has released the latest version of its free groundwater data management software. Diver-Office 2014.1, can be downloaded from the company’s Diver water level logger website. What is new in Diver-Office 2014.1: Windows 8 (PCs) is supported Download only data that is not already in Diver-Office Select multiple DXTs … Read more »

Fracking May Face Severe Water Competition

Fracking May Face Severe Water Competition

Hydraulic fracturing companies working to develop shale gas may encounter intense competition for water, as 38 percent of the world’s shale resources are either under extremely high water stress or facing arid conditions, according to a report by the World Resources Institute. The report ranks water stress across the 20 … Read more »

Michigan Landfill to Take Radioactive Fracking Waste

A landfill in eastern Michigan was ready to accept up to 36 tons of low-level radioactive fracking waste last week that had already been rejected from two other states, according to the Detroit News. A number of local residents, as well as the Michigan director of the Sierra Club, expressed public … Read more »

EPA to Add Treatment Technology to Nassau Landfill Site

The EPA has announced that it will be add additional treatment technology to the Dewey Loeffel Landfill site in Nassau, New York by November 2014 to address the long-term treatment of 1,4-dioxane, a stabilizer and solvent that is a component of some cosmetics, detergents  and shampoos. The plant began operations … Read more »

Drought Increases Contamination Risk

California’s drought has put 10 communities at risk of running out of drinking water in 60 days, and worsened numerous other health and safety problems, public health officials said. Reuters reports communities where residents rely on wells are at particular risk, as contaminants in the groundwater become more concentrated with … Read more »