Environmental Protection

Water


Rainwater Drinkers Had No Measurable Increase in Illness

Australian study provides filters and sham filters to 300 households whose members tracked their illnesses over 12 months.

EPA Study Finds Contaminated Fish in Almost all States

The agency's four-year study found mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls in fish collected from the sample of 500 lakes and reservoirs.

Abbott Reports 1 B-Gallon Water Savings Annually

Company adopted new manufacturing practices and technologies to help achieve its goal of a 40 percent reduction in water use by 2011.

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Rice University 'Discovers' Zeolite-like Materials

Professor Michael Deem's team calculates that there are 2.7 million possible structures.

Inventory: 700 New Desalination Plants Commissioned in 2008

The International Desalination Association and Global Water Intelligence say that the greatest increase in the use of the technology is from seawater desalination.

Kinnickinnic River Cleanup Removes PCBs, PAHs Ahead of Schedule

EPA, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee work set the course for a more navigable river and a revitalized riverfront.



EPA Posts CAA, RCRA Compliance Data; Public Can Compare

The data cover information from 2004 through 2008 on EPA and state enforcement program performance for the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements.

Long Beach Water Department Launches 90H2O

Web presence, completed by Astralcom, incorporates visitor-centric calls-to-action, promotes conservation, and builds community around department 'brand'.

Massachusetts Studies Biomass Sustainability before Setting RPS Criteria

Public policy questions regarding the environmental impacts of biomass have arisen in the wake of recent proposals for four new biomass plants in western Massachusetts.

Mount Sinai Leads Team to Uncover Asbestos Pathology Cleanup in Libby

"The asbestos-related disease in Libby is far more aggressive and rapidly progressive than what's seen in most asbestos-exposed workers," said Dr. Levin.

Wieland Homes to Pay $350,000 for Stormwater Violations

Homebuilder failed to get permits in timely manner or at any time during construction projects, primarily in the southeastern United States.

IDA's Pankratz Notes Desalination Efforts to Consider Impacts

IDA director addresses the World Congress meeting this month at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

EPA Adds 3 Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List

New Jersey, Utah, and Virginia sites contain lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, and hexachlorobenzene, according to assessments.

18 States Ask Industry Groups to Withdraw N.Y. E-Waste Suit

Letter to Consumer Electronics Association and Information Technology Industry Council claims lawsuit challenges states' rights to hold manufacturers' accountable.

USGS: Pesticide Levels Down or Unchanged in Corn Belt Rivers

Study says declines follow lower application rates and EPA regulatory action over the period 1996 to 2006.

Water Associations, DOL, EPA Release Competency Model

The model is designed to increase the pool of certified and experienced water sector professionals through various training and career advancement solutions.

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