Dennis M. Danzik, Ridgeline Executive Director stated "Water treatment in the oil and gas industry is clearly entering the tipping point. As hydraulic fracturing continues its rapid growth throughout North America, oil and gas companies are still facing growing challenges for the disposal of flowback and produced water. Disposal well pressures continue to rise, and transportation costs continue t ... read more >>
Recycling water sounds like something that should obviously be done. At the same time, people tend to be a little bit wary of it. After all, water is something that we drink and we certainly have some concerns about consuming recycled wastewater. Of course, there are many uses of water that go beyond drinking water and it makes perfect sense to use recycled water for many of those things. Smart p ... read more >>
Conservation groups have filed a complaint asking the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to require cleanup of groundwater contamination seeping from unlined coal ash storage ponds at 14 power plants across the state. The plants are operated by Duke Energy and Progress Energy, which was recently bought by Duke Energy. The waste left over after burning coal for electricity, c ... read more >>
Groundwater contamination — threatened, real or imaginary — lies at the heart of a contentious dispute involving what could be the nation's first large-scale oil sands mining operation in Uintah and Grand counties. Members of Utah's Water Quality Board will hear arguments Oct. 24 at their next regular meeting and decide if they will uphold an administrative law judge's opinion on the matter, agre ... read more >>
According to a Duke University-led study, North Carolina rivers and lakes downstream from the settling ponds of coal-fired power plants have dangerously high levels of cadmium, selenium, antimony and thallium. This result is unexpected, since local power plants were retrofitted with scrubbers and other technologies designed to reduce the health threat of coal fired power.
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P&G Childrens Safe Water Program recognized as one of worlds most impactful developments - WaterWorld
Calling it an innovation “beyond inspiration,” a panel of global judges named the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program one of the world’s most impactful developments, presenting it with the 2012 Economist Social Innovation Award.
“As a Company, we are both honored by the recognition and inspired by our employees and global partners who have worked to deliver more than 5 billion liters o ... read more >>
While many of her peers have congressional internships or jobs that have kept them inside air conditioned office buildings, Kelsey Stafford has spent her summer working outdoors examining the environment of the nation’s capital. As an intern with the National Park Service, Stafford has been monitoring the water quality of 10 streams along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. These streams, whi ... read more >>
Every month, oil and gas operations dump millions of gallons of wastewater on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Under a long-standing EPA loophole, IT'S PERFECTLY LEGAL. Internal agency documents obtained by NPR show the water contains toxic chemicals, including known carcinogens and radioactive materials, that end up in natural rivers. ... read more >>
Scientist found that the “superbug”, or MRSA, is prevalent at several U.S. wastewater treatment plants. "The study indicates that wastewater treatment plant workers and anyone who lives, works or plays near wastewater treatment plants could be exposed to these superbugs." This study confirm other previous Sweeden studies. ... read more >>
BP would pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments to the US government and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in connection with the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago. ... read more >>