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2014-09-02 16:25:28

Press Conference Friday, September 5, 11 am in DC NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New evidence indicating that EPA should lower its safe fluoride level goal in public drinking water systems to zero, will be presented by former EPA senior risk assessment scientist, William Hirzy PhD, at the Fluoride Action Network's (FAN) 5th Citizens' Conference and Lobby Day on Fluoride, September 5 - 8, at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, VA. A press...

2013-08-21 23:03:50

August is National Water Quality Month which aims at increasing awareness and emphasis on the importance of water quality as it relates to human health, sanitation, geography, urbanization and sustainability. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 August is National Water Quality Month which aims at increasing awareness and emphasis on the importance of water quality as it relates to human health, sanitation, geography, urbanization and sustainability. There are over 160,000 public water...

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2010-12-22 13:43:58

The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer. Most municipal or city engineers should be able to provide such a report upon request. Additional information specifically about hexavalent chromium levels may also be available. "In general, hexavalent chromium can be found in either surface or groundwater sources and its source can...

2009-12-08 10:33:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times report today revealing that twenty percent of Americans face water in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to explore installing final contaminant barriers in their homes. The newspaper reported since 2004, "the water provided to more than 49 million people has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like...

2009-08-07 11:26:00

DEP Continues Work to Address Increasing TDS Levels PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that levels of total dissolved solids, or TDS, in the Monongahela River have fluctuated above the water quality standard for taste, exceeding acceptable levels for drinking water established by state and federal authorities. "Since elevated levels of TDS were detected last year on the Monongahela River, the department has closely...

2008-12-15 15:05:00

Company to Continue Maintenance of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development's Software Engineering & Specialized Scientific Support (SES(3)) contract to support the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS). The...

2008-10-25 06:00:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of ongoing water testing by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Monongahela River show no indication of high levels of contaminants, including metals, that would be considered a major threat to human health. Test results did show high levels of total dissolved solids, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies as "secondary contaminants," including carbonates, chlorides, sulfates,...

2008-08-19 15:00:50

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today issued a list of 76 counties that it plans to name as not meeting the new, health-based 24-hour outdoor air quality standard for fine particles (soot). Counties that do not meet national outdoor air quality standards are called nonattainment areas. Five of Region 5's six states have counties on the list. They are: Illinois with 14 counties, Indiana with 19 counties, Michigan with 9 counties,...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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