Nancy Utesch: Don’t Wait On The Science Before Helping Victims of Groundwater Pollution

Gov. Scott Walker recently visited Kewaunee County, promising that our groundwater pollution problems would be addressed by “science based” solutions. Having recently gutted the state Department of Natural Resources science staff considerably, the governor’s words not only echoed as disingenuous, but filled with hypocrisy.

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Indian Point Nuclear Facility Operator Reports ‘Alarming Levels’ of Radioactivity in Plant’s Groundwater; Some Wells Increase 65,000%

Gov. Cuomo said the plant’s operator, Entergy, reported “alarming levels” of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%.

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Water Contamination Near SLO Airport

In late 2015, very low levels of TCE were detected in two wells at the airport, which indicates that groundwater beneath the airport meets drinking water standards, but has likely been impacted by an off-site source of TCE. TCE levels in groundwater are higher in off-site wells, particularly those wells surrounding neighboring industrial operations. Electronic parts manufacturing, vapor degreasing of metal parts, and commercial dry cleaning industries have historically been the largest users of chlorinated solvents such as TCE. The chemical may also be found in some household products, such as wood finishes, adhesives and paint removers.

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Power Plant Raises Concerns About Drinking Water Contamination

Company says diesel-powered facility between Rowlands Castle and Horndean will help stop power cuts. SERIOUS concerns have been raised about contamination of the public water supply amid plans to build a power plant in the countryside.

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Cholera Emerges as New Health Concern in Lebanon

Beirut: As it approaches its cold and rainy season, Lebanon faces a genuine public health crisis six months after its unending garbage crisis. According to a recent Unicef report, cholera has already killed six people in Iraq and has spread to Syria and some Gulf countries as Shiite pilgrims return to their home countries.

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Legionella – Stay Vigilant on Water Hygiene

L8 guidance now has less emphasis on precisely when you should carry out some of the procedures that help to control and prevent Legionella. But does that mean we can relax or ease up on legionella prevention? Not at all; we need to be more vigilant than ever, as Gary Nicholls, managing director of Swiftclean Building Services, explains in this exclusive article for ECJ.

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Groundwater is Mostly Non-Renewable, Study Finds

According to a new Canadian-led study, we could easily run out of water supply, since the wells we rely on cannot be renewed. It is a common belief that snow and rain do their job effectively to kindly provide us with fresh water, but it turns out that resources previously considered renewable aren’t all that renewable.

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Safeguarding Your Drinking Water: What You Can Do

Wisconsin residents can take a number of steps to make sure their drinking water is safe. The city of Milwaukee is considered a national leader in testing for contaminants in its drinking water. But thousands of Milwaukee children are diagnosed each year with lead poisoning, which some researchers say could be at least partially due to drinking water tainted with lead.

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Town of Wales Emphasizes Protection of Groundwater

Concerns about fracking and the introduction of biosolids such as sewer sludge used for fertilizer on farms in nearby communities convinced the town of Wales last year to conduct a groundwater study.

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Water Shortage In Biyagama Area

Residents in the Biyagama area are faced with a shortage of water in their wells due to the alleged attempt by Lion Brewery digging more wells in a bid to access more water for the production of beer. People in the area claim that their wells have become dry or have been contaminated with waste water from the brewery which dumps the waste water during their cleaning process into the ground water of the area without a proper treatment.

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Purified Water – Not So Pure

The issue arose when officials from the OCWD began to observe unusual spikes “in arsenic after it percolated into soils and sediments from surface basins into underground storage aquifers”. What was specifically unusual was that the water that absorbed this excess arsenic had “undergone a rigorous purification process”.

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Chemicals Reach Groundwater in Sweden Twp. Drilling Incident

Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport Borough and at least six residences have switched water sources after a chemical spill contaminated groundwater during drilling operations by JKLM Energy LLC this week. On Thursday, JKLM Energy LLC released information on the company’s ongoing efforts to respond to an incident from Friday in which a surfactant solution used in the drilling and completion of natural gas wells is believed to have migrated into shallow subsurface and groundwater.

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