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Colorado gets $35 million from Army, Shell for arsenal cleanup

Posted By WaterJoe in Water Quality

Colorado will get $35 million to help clean up and restore a former nerve gas and chemical manufacturing site near Denver that had been deemed one of the most polluted in the country. http://www.signonsandiego.com -

Can Markets Solve the Water Pollution Problem?

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Figuring out how to encourage individuals to do something voluntarily for the greater good has perplexed philosophers for centuries, and the nascent market for Water Quality Trading (WQT) in the U.S. is bumping up against a more prosaic version of the same dilemma.

WQT schemes aim to do for water what emissions trading schemes have done for air pollution: drive down levels of water pollutants, http://www.greenbiz.com -

Declining Male Fertility Linked To Water Pollution

Posted By kevesha in Miscellaneous

New research strengthens the link between water pollution and rising male fertility problems. The study, by Brunel University, the Universities of Exeter and Reading and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, shows for the first time how a group of testosterone-blocking chemicals is finding its way into UK rivers, affecting wildlife and potentially humans.

The study identified a new group of chem http://www.sciencedaily.com -

Water Pollution: Pharma's Next Big Headache?

Posted By joe in Water Quality

At a recent gathering of sustainability people from some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies (or "Environment, Health and Safety" people as they tend to be called in the pharmaceutical industry), I got a glimpse of what could be the next headache for the oft-beaten up industry. This insight came not from what they talked about the most, but rather what they did not talk about enough: http://www.greenbiz.com -

DNA tests used to pinpoint origin of pollution on bathing beaches - Times Online

Posted By joe in Water Quality

Bathing water around Britain is being DNA tested in the first scheme to use forensic science techniques to identify precise sources of pollution.

Environment Agency inspectors are collecting samples of sea water and sending them to a laboratory where they are analysed using a process similar to that employed to catch sex offenders and other criminals. The aim is to identify the particular far http://www.timesonline.co.uk -

Some Coal Plants Cleanse the Air at the Expense of Waterways

Posted By drhein in Water Quality

Even as a growing number of coal-burning power plants around the nation have moved to reduce their air emissions, many of them are creating another problem: water pollution. Power plants are the nation's biggest producer of toxic waste, surpassing industries like plastic and paint manufacturing and chemical plants, according to a New York Times analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data. http://www.nytimes.com -

El Salvador: Polluted drinking water is one of the dangers of flooding

Posted By joe in Water Quality

More than 100 people are dead in El Salvador following days of torrential rain that triggered floods and landslides. Over the weekend, the first emails hit from colleagues. Then wire service stories started showing up in newspapers around the country. This morning, I have spent the past hour emailing with my colleague Tjarda in San Salvador: Thousands of people have flocked to shelters. Some have http://www.reliefweb.int -

EPA Issues Rule to Reduce Water Pollution from Construction Sites

Posted By macy in Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a final rule to help reduce water pollution from construction sites. The agency believes this rule, which takes effect in February 2010 and will be phased in over four years, will significantly improve the quality of water nationwide.

Construction activities like clearing, excavating and grading significantly disturb soil and sediment. If t http://yosemite.epa.gov -