Environmental Protection

Water


Green Consumer Poll Finds Economy Is their Top Concern

Shelton Group surveys more than 1,000 U.S. consumers who at least occasionally buy green products and discovers there is no "typical" green consumer.

EPA Seeks Comments on CO2 Sequestration

The agency has proposed to protect groundwater from potential threats of carbon dioxide injection through the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Foundation Study Suggests Link between Toxins and Myeloma

According to Dr. Brian Durie, the study supports the notion that genetic factors affecting toxin breakdown may be related to the development of myeloma.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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