Monday, December 9, 2019

Tag: contaminants

New Westminster Receives $5.5M for Sewer Separation

The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, has been awarded over $5.5 million from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) for the Sapperton...

Feds Announce Limits for Lead in Drinking Water

The Government of Canada’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water has released a report for public consultation on lead in drinking water for the purposes...

EPA Releases Final Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its final report on hydraulic fracturing, which details the impact of the process on drinking water. The report,...

Great Lakes Contaminated by Toxic Flame Retardant

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released a report recommending the governments of Canada and the United States adopt a strategy to address toxic polybrominated diphenyl ethers...

New Technologies Go After Brownfield Contaminants at the Source

No one wants residual diesel or chlorinated solvents in their drinking water. Yet, scant decades ago, fuel tanks were left to rot underground, and...

Mount Polley Mine Disaster & Quesnel Lake: MoE Comments

After the breach of a tailing pond at Mount Polley mine, effluent from the mine was diverted to Quesnel Lake, a glacial lake from...

Study: Monitor Sorption Rates of Pharmaceuticals in Sewers

A new study on the distribution and desorption of pharmaceutical compounds and caffeine indicates that their inclination to become settled in sediments, sorbed to...

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Announces New Round of Funding for Canadian...

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced a new round of funding for Canadian researchers to study...

A Nose for Drinking Water Quality

Imagine a future where drinking water operators use a simple “sniff test” to tell you if the water is contaminated. Scientists from the Seoul...

The Other 99 Per Cent

“If you can’t measure, you can’t manage.” This mantra, well known and oft-repeated, couldn’t be truer than in recent years, especially as the potential...

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