Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Judge Rejects Freedom Industries Bankruptcy Plan

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson, in a 10-page order, said Freedom Industries' plan was not acceptable primarily because of "the unsettled terms of environmental remediation, a matter of highest priority in the case."

Agencies Celebrate National Drinking Water Week

From May 3-9, agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania and the Ohio EPA are honoring National Drinking Water Week.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a $235 million investment for improving water quality, drought prevention, and habitat protection through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

More than $200 Million in Water Conservation Funding Available from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a $235 million investment for improving water quality, drought prevention, and habitat protection through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Survey Shows Most Americans Concerned About Tap Water Quality

A new survey reveals that 55 percent of American men and women are concerned about the quality of their tap water.

Standards Help Senegalese Water Company Improve Operations

Sénégalaise Des Eaux serves 5 million people throughout the West African nation. Becoming certified to several ISO standards, including 9001 (quality) and 14001 (environmental management), helps it operate more reliably and efficiently, CEO Mamadou Dia explains in a new video.

State of Emergency Declared in West Virginia Due to Derailed Oil Train

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.

2015 U.S. Water Prize Winners Announced

The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) has revealed the three winners of its fifth-annual U.S. Water Prize for 2015.

Med Sled Announces Partnership with First Water

Through its partnership with First Water, the company will address customers' crucial need for sustainability during emergency operations by offering complete water filtration solutions.



Contaminated Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes

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.

Virginia Treatment Facility Selects World Water Works Technology

"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.

Second Desalination Project Operational in Marshall Islands

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.

New Biocide for Industrial Cooling Water Systems to Reduce Potential Risk of Legionella Bacteria

GE’s new Spectrus TD1100E can reduce microbiological-induced corrosion and lower environmental impact due to the decreased use of chemicals.

The Water Council Gains a New Investment Partner

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.

OSCE Showcases Cooperative Work to Address Water Scarcity

A Security Days event in July explored ways the 57 participating countries can work together to address the problem.

The impact of extreme drought is evident in this 2011 USGS photo of O.C. Fisher Lake near San Angelo, Texas. (Photo by Travis Dowell, U.S. Geological Survey)

Water Scarcity Increasing Populations' Vulnerability, UN Report Shows

Every country faces growing problems of scarce water, poor sanitation, and soil erosion, the 2014 Human Development Report states.

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks

The company is responsible for a leak from one of its tanks. The leak contaminated Charleston, W.Va., residents' drinking water in January 2014.

Alternative Testing for Water Contaminants Approved

Alternative Testing for Water Contaminants Approved by EPA

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.

Washington DC to Improve Water Efficiency and Management

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.

West Virginia Agency Approves Freedom Industries' Tank Removal Plan

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.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada sent advisory letters to North America

Global Warming and Potential Water Contamination Resulting from Fracking for Hydrocarbons: A Relationship?

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.

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