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Toxic Legacy California Gold Rush
2013-10-29 12:39:15

[ Watch the Video: The Enduring Contaminant Legacy Of The California Gold Rush ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Gold Rush of the 1800s may seem a distant historical phenomenon at this point, but its effects are still being felt in California. According to a new study, the mercury used to extract gold from the foothills is now slowly trickling towards California’s Central Valley where fisheries, rice fields and wineries abound. The miners helped create...

2013-10-11 12:21:20

SB 620 Gives WRD Greater Flexibility to Manage Groundwater Supplies LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 8, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure granting greater flexibility and oversight to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which manages the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) Senate Bill 620, authored by State Senator Roderick...

2013-10-09 23:03:02

These Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants will promote green stormwater management practices on private and non-profit properties resulting in the planned development of 77 greened acres. The SMIP grant is an important component of PWD’s Green City Clean Waters Plan that includes an ambitious goal to covert 9,500 impervious acres to “green acres” that capture and manage the first one inch of stormwater runoff to achieve beautiful, fishable, clean and healthy rivers...

Tungsten In Aquifer Groundwater Controlled By pH, Oxygen
2013-10-01 11:25:44

Kansas State University Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater. The findings may have implications for human health. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal that is primarily used for incandescent light bulb filaments, drill bits and an alternative to lead in bullets. Though it is thought to be nonhazardous to the environment and nontoxic to humans, it can be poisonous if ingested in...

2013-09-20 16:22:07

Measure Also Strengthens District's Ability to Protect Customers' Rates LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a measure to enhance WRD's ability to protect the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians and stem the abuse of pumping groundwater without payment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) "SB 620 will give WRD the...

2013-09-17 16:20:42

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved nearly $2.6 million through the H2O PA program to fund the construction and repair of flood control projects that will impact more than 244 businesses and 1,675 residents in Bradford, Chester and Potter counties. "While we cannot prevent natural disasters from happening, we are committed to providing support to help communities...

2013-09-10 16:22:16

5th Grade Students Take Pledge To Protect Our Groundwater PARAMOUNT, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) officials and students from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, part of the Paramount Unified School District, gathered to celebrate "National Protect Your Groundwater Day." During the assembly, more than 160 fifth grade students took the Act, Consider, and Take action (A.C.T.) Pledge, a commitment...

2013-09-09 12:21:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by taking part in a statewide celebration of "Protect Your Groundwater Day" tomorrow, Sept. 10. "Clean water is one of our most precious assets," acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Every Pennsylvanian can take a few easy steps and play a part in keeping our water clean. Let's not take our resources for granted." In...

2013-09-06 23:22:43

Fenstermaker's underwater acoustic imaging (UAI) specialists head to Providence, Rhode Island for the premier annual conference on current dam conditions in America. (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Fenstermaker’s Advanced Technologies team will drop anchor in Providence, RI to attend the DAM Safety 2013 Conference spanning September 8 - 12. Hosted by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), DAM Safety is one of the leading conferences in the U.S. dedicated to dam safety...

2013-08-31 23:20:28

“Global and China Hydraulic Industry Report, 2012-2015” is the new research report added to ReportsnReports.com. The report analyzes the operation of seven world-renowned hydraulic manufacturers and 15 Chinese enterprises in depth. (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Affected by the sluggish global economy and Chinese construction machinery market, the market value of the global hydraulic industry reached USD32.7 billion in 2012, showing a year-on-year decline. China still lags behind the United...