Environmental Protection


NSF Certifies Wilkins to New Calif. Lead Requirements

Company's backflow preventers now meet California's lead content rules, which go into effect Jan. 1.

116 Drinking Water Contaminants Make Final CCL 3

Agency stresses that the field of contaminant candidates was narrowed down with the help of input from stakeholders, the National Research Council, and the National Drinking Water Advisory Council.

EPRI Set to Test Cooling Water Intake Screens

The institute will evaluate the performance of fine mesh screens at Kansas City Power & Light's Hawthorn Station, which discharges water to the Missouri River.

UL Improves Taste and Odor Testing

Company changes to Standard Method 6040D and V210 should make results more precise and timely.

Satellite Data Show Decrease in Ozone Bromine Monoxide

Research shows a small increase in stratospheric ozone after the restrictions of the Montreal Protocol were established.

ASHRAE Recommends Mechanical Systems for High Rises

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers wants to strengthen the requirements for natural ventilation in high-rise residential buildings.

More PM2.5 Posed Risks to Taxi Drivers, Study Says

Researchers tested taxi drivers before, during, and after the 2008 Beijing Olympics for their heart rate variability in response to varying levels of particulate matter pollution.

Wilson Industrial Sales Wins NACD Distribution Award

Association says company is committed to the environment and recycling of products.

Rainfall, Conservation Fill Aqua Pennsylvania's Reservoirs

Company expects to have plenty of water for the future.

Plainview, Neb., to Pay $14,940 for Violating NPDES

The city failed to meet effluent limits for ammonia and nitrogen.

AWWA Calls for Papers for Distribution, Security Meetings

Next year's conferences will be co-located in Nashville, Tenn.

Illinois Researchers Model Future Landscape

Temperature and photosynthetic active radiation are the most important variables in determining what future forests might look like, according to the study.

American Rivers Names 8 Water-wise Cities

The list features cities in Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.

WateReuse Association Honors Macpherson, Clovis Plant

CH2M Hill employee and facility design win honors at annual WateReuse symposium.

DOE Presents Green Power Supplier Awards

Two non-utility and three utility green power suppliers were recognized at the Renewable Energy Markets Conference.

Large GHG Emitters Must Collect Data on Jan. 1

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed the Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule yesterday.

Missouri Professor Creates Self-contained Wastewater System

A baffled bioreactor uses baffles to create an intermediate settling chamber for sludge return and to treat water to a level suitable for use in toilet flushing and car washing.

Underwater Baited Hook Wins Smart Gear Grand Prize

Australian team created a hook that allows longline vessels to set it underwater, which helps minimize seabird deaths.

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