The train was carrying Bakken crude oil when it derailed, causing a fire as well as a spill into the Kanawha River, which threatened a municipal drinking water supply.
The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) has revealed the three winners of its fifth-annual U.S. Water Prize for 2015.
Through its partnership with First Water, the company will address customers' crucial need for sustainability during emergency operations by offering complete water filtration solutions.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found pregnant women's exposure to volatile organic compounds, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and benzene in drinking water at the base had a higher risk of pre-term birth or children with forms of fetal growth retardation.
"HRWTF gets a state-of-the-art system with a binding performance guarantee from one source; the price is not only lower than anticipated, it is also guaranteed; and the local waterways and Chesapeake Bay win with better water quality sooner," said Daniel Dair, technical manager at World Water Works, Inc.
Two Spectra LB-2800 reverse osmosis desalination systems can convert seawater into more than 5,600 gallons per day of clean, fresh, EPA-approved drinking water, Spectra Watermakers announced.
GE’s new Spectrus TD1100E can reduce microbiological-induced corrosion and lower environmental impact due to the decreased use of chemicals.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The Water Council have entered into a partnership to bring together North America's investment community and water technology entrepreneurs to match capital with water innovation.
A Security Days event in July explored ways the 57 participating countries can work together to address the problem.
Every country faces growing problems of scarce water, poor sanitation, and soil erosion, the 2014 Human Development Report states.
The company is responsible for a leak from one of its tanks. The leak contaminated Charleston, W.Va., residents' drinking water in January 2014.
In order to better discover water contaminants in drinking water, the EPA has approved 21 alternative analytical methods to record levels of contaminants and determine compliance with regulations.
Officials from DC Water today joined Veolia Chair and CEO Antoine Frérot in launching a new consultative partnership model called Peer Performance Solutions to target up to $12 million in annual savings, helping mitigate costs for DC Water ratepayers while implementing process improvements and operational efficiencies.
The plan calls for Tank 396, which leaked 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) and PPH into the Elk River in January 2014, contaminating the potable water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, to be cleaned and sandblasted. The Chemical Safety Board will retain the floor section of the tank.
Although accidents are rare, transporting crude oil and natural gas poses major risks for human habitation areas and water bodies, regardless of how they are moved.
- By Douglas C. Toland
- Feb 24, 2014
The state agency is allowing Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant to begin testing new control measures put in place after a Feb. 11 slurry spill.
A break occurred Feb. 2 in a 48-inch stormwater pipe beneath an ash basin at a retired coal plant in Eden, N.C., releasing at least 50,000 tons of ash to the Dan River, the company estimates.
The chemical distributor's retaining wall around a chemical storage tank failed to prevent a leak of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol that has contaminated the drinking water supply for 300,000 residents.
Clark County Commissioners have approved John Entsminger for the agency's top executive post. He has been the senior deputy general manager for the district and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
With just over a month to go before the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act becomes effective in the United States, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that will exempt fire hydrants from lead-safety regulations.