drinking water supply

Energy Dept. Fined for Failing to Clean Groundwater at Livermore Lab

Energy Dept. Fined for Failing to Clean Groundwater at Livermore Lab

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 7, 2009 (ENS) – Groundwater on and around the site of the U.S. Energy Department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and chromium from activities at the nuclear weapons research site, yet the DOE has halted cleanup, putting the drinking water supply of local communities at risk.…

Kyrgyz Clean Water Project Under Scrutiny

Kyrgyz Clean Water Project Under Scrutiny

By Elina Karakulova BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, June 11, 2008 (ENS) – A shortage of clean drinking water in Kyrgyzstan has been tackled with multimillion dollar funding in recent years, but critics say the results have at best been mixed. Much of the blame has been directed at the international donors who paid for a major program…

San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Improving the security of U.S. drinking water systems has gathered urgency since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an $8 million grant to San Francisco to help the city develop and evaluate a contamination warning system for its drinking water supply.…

Ohio's Large Rivers Close to Meeting Water Quality Standards

Ohio's Large Rivers Close to Meeting Water Quality Standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Ohio’s 23 large rivers have nearly reached Ohio EPA’s goal for 80 percent of large rivers to meet water quality standards by 2010, the agency said in a new report issued Thursday. The report shows that 78.7 percent of the state’s large rivers now meet clean water goals.…

Everglades Restoration Gains Urgency as Climate Warms

Everglades Restoration Gains Urgency as Climate Warms

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Florida, January 14, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming means restoration of the Everglades is more important than ever, a University of Miami expert in coastal marine environments told hundreds of conservationists, scientists and state and federal leaders at the Everglades Coalition’s annual conference on the weekend. Dr. Harold Wanless said recreating enough of…