Category Archives: Contamination

DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty against Range Resources

PENNSYLVANIA DEP PRESS RELEASE  6/16/2015 DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty against Range Resources for Failure to Repair Leaking Gas Well   HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has notified Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC, of Fort Worth, … Continue reading

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Tainted wells spur Navy to fund public water hookups

By Gary Weckselblatt, Staff Writer – The Intelligencer Warminster homeowners with wells contaminated by the products used on the former Navy base could be hooked up to public water as early as April. Tim Hagey, general manager of the Warminster … Continue reading

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New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. About 115 million people—more than one-third of … Continue reading

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AWWA Webinar: Water Contamination Incidents & Response Guidance

AWWA WEBINAR: January 21, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET The most significant Emergency Preparedness & Security incidents to occur in the US in the past year have been two contamination events. The purpose of the Water Contamination … Continue reading

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USGS Study: Chemicals in W. VA River Spill Lingered Longer, Traveled Farther

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A year after the January 9, 2014 chemical spill on the Elk River that affected the drinking water of 300,000 Charleston area residents, scientists continue to provide new information to increase understanding of the chemicals in … Continue reading

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