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U.S. Military Bases With Cancer-Linked Contaminated Water Are Undercounted Online
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of an estimated 5,000 man-made fluorinated chemicals that have been used, since the 1940s, in the manufacturing processes of various consumer products and industries. PFAS are widely used, especially because of their oil and water repellency and temperature and chemical resistance.
Mine Waste Dams Threaten The Environment, Even When They Don't Fail
Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of the world. The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.
Putting Out The Fire: 50 Years Of Science To Protect America’s Water
2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), giving us an opportunity to highlight how our science has played a critical role in helping the Agency meet its mission to safeguard public health and the environment.
4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Arsenic Removal From Water
In water and wastewater treatment, arsenic is classfied as a heavy metal. It is well known for its toxicity and it can cause numerous health problems in humans if consumed at high enough doses. Arsenic can affect the skin, liver, kidneys, bladder, and prostate as well as the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine systems. Due to the many health risks associated with arsenic, the U.S. EPA has set the drinking water standard at 10 ppb as the maximum allowable concentration in drinking water. Therefore, this is the goal of all treatment systems for arsenic removal from water.
Water Scarcity In Texas: Rushing Ahead Of Science Could Scuttle Solutions
Water scarcity is a challenge facing many Texas communities, and it’s encouraging to see how many state leaders are proactively exploring solutions to our growing water needs. This has brought the oil and gas industry and the massive volumes of water it uses and produces each year into the conversation.
How Food And Beverage Companies Can Get Ahead Of The Water Scarcity Curve
High-quality water is critical to food and beverage production — both as an ingredient and a process enabler — so the sourcing challenges faced by municipal water systems pose an ongoing threat to the health of the industry. Fortunately, there are a variety of technology options now available to improve water security.
Sustainability Trends In The Water Industry: A Focus On Microplastics In Wastewater Treatment
Plastic has had tremendous impact on society in ways both large and small, such as with microplastics — tiny substances creating a huge problem.
Progressive WTP Positions Growing Colorado City For The Future
Facing source water issues that demanded a new water treatment plant (WTP), the City of Thornton turned to progressive design-build to deliver a modern, flexible fix.
Corporate Water Stewardship: How To Streamline Water Management Practices
Saving water saves money, but it’s also important for people and the planet. Here are five steps commercial businesses should take to improve sustainability.
Waste Not, Want Not — Turning Wastewater Into An Asset
Every water project is different, but each one also provides lessons for others, such as this profile of a Southern California reuse project where conveyance needed to be routed around a protected environment.