Tag: groundwater

EPA looking to change Cleanup Policy for Groundwater

A recent article from the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) reports that the EPA Superfund Office is planning to change its policy on groundwater cleanups.  EPA wants to provide a more flexible approach to setting remedial objectives where MCLs may not be the appropriate limit. http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/ngwanz/issues/2013-09-27/index.html#1 http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=14668

Protect Your Groundwater Day

The Kentucky governor proclaimed September 10th as Protect Your Groundwater Day.  Governor Beshear is urging citizens to help protect our resources from pollution and to practice water conservation.  Approximately two million Kentuckians rely on groundwater as their source of drinking water.  Lack of well maintenance was cited as the number one complaint with private wells […]


Fraidy Cat Frack

Just say “boo” to tame the wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.  Actually, it isn’t quite that simple, but available technology has helped demonstrate that frack water contaminants do exhibit hydrophobic characteristics when electricity is introduced into the waste stream.  Western states are taking advantage of a wastewater treatment process called electrocoagulation (EC) technology.  EC works like […]

National Academy of Sciences Publishes Report on Managing Contaminated Groundwater Sites

The National Groundwater Association (NGWA) reported that the National Academy of Sciences published a new report by the National Research Council last year that provides recommendations for long-term complex groundwater cleanup. The committee recommended developing a formal evaluation for sites with contamination above MCLs that where technologies are not available to achieve those drinking water […]