Environmental Protection


EPA Proposes Updating Nitrogen Dioxide Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to establish a one-hour nitrogen dioxide standard between 80 and 100 parts per billion.

R.I. Hospital Study Links Nitrates to 3 Aging Diseases

Suzanne de la Monte and her team found exposure to nitrates in food and the environment to correspond with increases in death from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and diabetes mellitus.

Justice: G-I Holdings Must Address Asbestos Waste

As the result of a settlement agreement, G-I Holdings must secure Vermont Asbestos Group Mine Site, reimburse clean-up costs, and address hazardous waste issues at nine other Superfund sites.

5 States, D.C., and Gulf Can Now File DMRs Online

EPA has developed an electronic system for filing discharge monitoring reports for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit holders.

DSS Early Registration Deadline Is July 30

The American Water Works Association's Distribution Systems Symposium offers it early-bird registration discount through July 30.

NGWA Slates Fractured Rock Settings Short Course

A National Ground Water Association course explains the hydrology of coupled groundwater/surface water systems in fractured rock settings.

APWA Recognizes Peoria Butler Drive Facility

The Peoria Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility has been named project of the year because of its sustainable water planning and its retention of water credits.

Washington Utility Picks TWACS Power-Line System

Okanogan County Public Utility will use Aclara's technology to collect data in its advanced metering infrastructure project.

Texas Gets $160 M in Recovery Funds for DWSRF

Texas' share of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be used to provide clean drinking water for communities throughout the state.

NOAA Gives $1.5 M to Improve Salmon Habitat

Cooperative watershed stakeholders receive stimulus funding for rain catchment tanks, vegetation, and other restoration activities in Bodega, Calif.

IBEW Eyes Green Jobs; Firefighters See a New Challenge

The union provides training for jobs in solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and clean coal, while firefighters are discussing how to work around solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy systems.

EPA Opens Records on Water Enforcement

Administrator Jackson seeks more transparency for water quality goals and directs the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance to take action.

Case Study: Recycling Sulfur Material

Managers at a petroleum refinery in Kenai, Alaska, wanted to recycle over 36,000 tons of sulfur but a depressed sulfur market ($100 a ton) made the recovery effort unfeasible. When the price increased to $500 a ton at the end of 2007, the refinery contacted AIMM Technologies, Inc., a Texas-based petroleum service company.

DOI to Spend $134 M on Water Recycling Projects

California will receive the bulk of the DOI Title XVI Program money, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for projects involving water reuse and desalination.

U.S. Ships Need to Make Ready for Air Standards

The proposed rule for U.S. flagged or registered ships would include two additional tiers of nitrogen oxides standards for new Category 3 marine diesel engines

Native Americans to Receive $90 M in Stimulus Funds

EPA and Indian Health Service have identified 95 wastewater and 64 drinking water priority projects to be completed by the service's Sanitation Facilities Construction Program using recovery funding.

American Water Donates $216,000 to Water For People

Employee contributions and fundraising efforts of American Water have netted Water for People $216,143 in donations.

CleanTech Expo Unveils Technologies on TV

From carbon sequestration to removal of hormones and nanoscale impurities from water, the Clean Tech Expo will showcase new technologies on July 16.

USAID Awards $8.5 M to UNC Project in Southeast Asia

Public health and business schools as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will address issues associated with commercially marketing clean drinking water and sanitation products in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Climate Savers, EPA Host Energy-Efficiency Webinars

July 21 is the date of a free Webinar on IT power management for utility program managers from Climate Savers Computing Initiative and EPA.

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