Environmental Protection


CSOs Plague Puget Sound; Seattle, King County Get their Orders

The city and the county have already added some water storage capacity but must do more to better manage their wastewater overflow issues.

San Antonio, LCRA Dispute Results in Lawsuit

The San Antonio Water System says the Lower Colorado River Authority's board of directors made policy assumptions that rendered the agencies' water supply project unworkable.

Pipeline Co., 2 Firms Settle Spills Case, Pay $3.65 M

The Justice Department submitted a consent decree covering the 2004 spills of anhydrous ammonia in Nebraska and Kansas that killed an estimated 21,000 fish.

Sembcorp's NEWater Plant Sends Water to Singapore

The Changi NEWater Plant, which sits on the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, has begun supplying residents of Singapore with recycled water.

Plants and Poultry Waste Can Immobilize Lead in Soil, Study Says

The researcher measured lead speciation and enzyme activity in shooting range soils treated with grass plant and/or poultry waste in a large column setting.

New Committee to Define Transaction Standards for Smart Grid

OASIS, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, CPower, EnerNOC, Google, Grid Net, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, TIBCO, and others collaborate on open standards for energy providers and consumers.

EnerG2 Plant to Produce Nano-engineered Carbon Electrodes

DOE funds will help build a facility dedicated to the commercial-scale production of the electrode material, which is an essential part of ultracapacitors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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