Environmental Protection

Water


Ohio EPA Teams with Insurers for Brownfields' Cleanups

Those who want to voluntarily clean up a brownfield site in Ohio may be eligible for discounted insurance through a new state program.

Animal Waste Accounts for Two-thirds of Bacteria in 2 Watersheds

A Maryland Department of the Environment and Salisbury University study found that wildlife and dog waste are significant sources of bacteria in the watersheds of eight Anne Arundel County waterways.

Pennsylvania American Water Wins Award of Merit

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials will present its dam safety award at the annual conference on Sept. 29.

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown to Speak at AHMP Meeting

Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals conference will look at the critical role members play in developing sustainability and preparing for disasters.

California Seeks Comment on Hexavalent Chromium in Water

The draft public health goal for hexavalent chromium is set at 0.06 parts per billion, according to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

Plankton Power, RTDC Propose Algae-to-Biofuels Pilot on Cape Cod

The planned biorefinery will focus on pilot- and commercial-scale development of algae biodiesel.



eTec to Test Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations in 5 Markets

DOE-funded project hopes to determine how to integrate vehicle charging into a smart electric grid at the lowest possible cost.

Michigan Research Vindicates Rules Banning Phosphorus Fertilizers

Phosphorus levels dropped an average of 28 percent in the Huron River after the city of Ann Arbor adopted an ordinance in 2006.

ASCE Seeks Comments on Physical Security Guidelines

The American Society of Civil Engineers is asking for feedback on guidelines it developed with AWWA and WEF for the physical security of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Ill. Governor Signs Contamination Right-to-Know Bill

All users of a community water supply must be notified when water is contaminated or there is a threat of contamination, according to the new Illinois law.

Infrastructure

Bridges for Human and Aquatic Species

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting assembled a design team for the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the risks and determine mitigating measures to enable safe passage for human traffic and aquatic species in nine National Forests.

Tyson Fresh Meats to Pay $2 M for Discharges

Tyson Fresh Meats had agreed to bring its wastewater discharges into compliance at its Dakota City, Neb., facility.

Pickens Pushes Natural Gas at Project New West Summit

In July, the United States imported 65 percent of its oil, sending about $24 billion to foreign governments.

NASA Data Shows Groundwater Declines in India

Data provided by India's Ministry of Water Resources to the NASA-funded researchers suggested groundwater use across India was exceeding natural replenishment.

Dalhousie Offers Industrial Best Practices for Water

The report covers the current state of water management in Canadian industrial parks and details tips, solutions, and technologies for reducing water use.

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