Water pollution Press Release
|05/28/2020 - 15:04||
EPA Announces $196 Million Water Infrastructure Loan to Inland Empire, California
WASHINGTON (May 28, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $196 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Inland Empire Utilities Agency in San Bernardino County, California. The loan will help finance expanded wastewater treatment capacity to support public health and the environment in this growing community.
|05/28/2020 - 13:29||
CLF, Wychmere Resort Propose Lawsuit Settlement
May 28, 2020 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Wychmere Resort have reached a proposed settlement in a lawsuit regarding nitrogen water pollution from the resort impacting Wychmere Harbor. The settlement would result in reduced pollution and new efforts to address nitrogen sources and protect the Wychmere Harbor watershed. The settlement still requires court approval.
|05/25/2020 - 17:17||
Assessing and evaluating environmental turbidity limits for dredging
The latest CEDA Information Paper discusses crucial concepts for setting turbidity limits, which allow for cost-effective dredging operations and also protect the environment.
|05/21/2020 - 17:27||
EPA Releases Draft Criteria to Help Protect Lakes and Reservoirs
WASHINGTON (May 21, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new, draft ambient water quality criteria recommendations for nutrients in lakes and reservoirs. The agency’s criteria recommendations serve as important resources that states and authorized tribes can use to protect public health, pets, and aquatic life from the adverse effects of excess nutrients in surface waters, including during the summer recreation season.
|05/21/2020 - 05:39||
LowTides Ocean Products Launches “What the Tides Brought In” Series
LowTides Ocean Products introduces “What the Tides Brought In”, a weekly Instagram Live series to interview and promote coastal, eco-friendly small businesses and non-profits. LowTides invites organizations to share their mission and their response to the COVID pandemic to the growing online community at @lowtidesocean.
|LowTides Ocean ...|
|05/15/2020 - 19:17||
West High School Students in Iowa City, Iowa, Selected as Grand Prize Winners of EPA See a Bloom, Give It Room High School Video Challenge
The competition, supported by EPA?s Office of Research and Development, called for videos from high school students (grades 9-12) that promoted public awareness of harmful algal blooms through creative filmmaking.
|05/15/2020 - 04:29||
Wastewater Testing Could Help Track COVID-19
In the effort to contain COVID-19, the earlier an outbreak can be detected, the better. Birthe Kjellerup , who holds joint appointments at the University of Maryland?s civil and environmental engineering department and the Fischell Department of Bioengineering , is testing a promising new approach.
|05/14/2020 - 16:45||
Report Offers Path to Cleaner Water in Great Bay
May 14, 2020 (CONCORD, NH) ? The nitrogen pollution damaging the Seacoast?s waters can be significantly reduced at a reasonable cost to towns in the coming years according to a new Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) study. The report provides a town-by-town roadmap for how communities in the Great Bay watershed can substantially reduce stormwater and non-point pollution and reverse the downward spiral in the health of the Great Bay ecosystem over the past 20 years.
|05/14/2020 - 01:03||
Water quality swimming alert lifted for oceanside site in Brunswick County
State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming alert at aa oceanside site in Brunswick County.
|05/13/2020 - 14:14||
Record amount of freshwater impacts Bay water quality
The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that an estimated 38% of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries met clean water standards for clarity (measured by underwater grass abundance), dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll a (a measure of algae growth) between 2016 and 2018. This score is lower than the record high 42% from the previous reporting period but is still the fifth highest estimate of water quality standards attainment since 1985.
|Chesapeake Bay ...|
|05/13/2020 - 00:26||
Local Firm Ordered to Pay More Than $150,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations
SAN DIEGO – Curtis Technology Inc., a San Diego firm that makes specialized coatings, was sentenced in federal court today to pay a $45,000 fine and $114,297 in clean-up costs for illegally transporting hazardous waste from its facility without a manifest.
|05/12/2020 - 19:12||
Water quality swimming alert issued for oceanside site in Brunswick County
State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at an oceanside site in Brunswick County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.
|05/12/2020 - 14:04||
Surfrider Foundation Releases Clean Water Report as Americas Beaches Start to Reopen
The Surfrider Foundation today released its annual Clean Water Report to protect public health and clean water as beaches across the nation start to reopen during the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report features case studies and the collective results from Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force, the largest volunteer-run beach water testing program in the country. It also highlights outcomes from Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program, which provides landscaping solutions to protect clean water and support resilient coasts.
|05/11/2020 - 14:33||
PennFuture Releases Updated Stream Redesignation Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Local Stream Protection Efforts
Across the state, local conservation and watershed groups are recognizing the superior water quality of their streams and are engaging in the process to upgrade stream protections. To support these grassroots efforts, PennFuture has released an updated version of our Stream Redesignation Handbook.
|Citizens for Pe...|
|05/08/2020 - 17:32||
The Nature Conservancy Supports Ohio EPA Decision to Continue to Protect Ephemeral Waterways
The Trump administration’s recently published Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule eliminates many "ephemeral” waterways, or those that flow only after a rain, from protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA). However, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently asserted it will continue to protect these ephemeral waterways utilizing existing state authority.
|05/05/2020 - 15:08||
Water professionals are There When You Need It during Drinking Water Week, every week
This year’s Drinking Water Week provides an opportunity to recognize the hardworking men and women ensuring tap water is “There When You Need It.”
|American Water Works|
|05/05/2020 - 07:06||
Long Island Scientist Wins EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge
NEW YORK (May 5, 2020) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a scientist from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, has won the Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge, an international competition to advance the development of low-cost sensors to measure nitrogen levels discharged from advanced home septic systems.
|05/05/2020 - 06:50||
Sewage Spills Pose COVID-19 Risks
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Contact: Tim Whitehouse, 240-247-0299; Kirsten Stade firstname.lastname@example.org
|05/04/2020 - 15:55||
Drinking Water Week provides opportunity to recognize tap water is There When You Need It
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today kicked off Drinking Water Week, held May 3-9 this year, by encouraging consumers to recognize that their tap water is “There When You Need It.”
|American Water Works|
|05/04/2020 - 10:17||
Study Confirms Dramatic Impacts of Poultry Ammonia Emissions on Chesapeake Bay
The study confirmed that about half that total – 12 million pounds – is highly mobile and reactive nitrogen from airborne ammonia emissions that is exceedingly difficult and expensive to recapture, once released to the environment.
|05/01/2020 - 13:44||
Pacific oysters in the Salish Sea may not contain as many microplastics as previously thought
An oyster bed during low tide at Mystery Bay State Park on Marrowstone Island in Puget Sound.Julieta Martinelli/University of Washington.
|05/01/2020 - 12:21||
The White House Scrapped the Science on TrichloroethyleneSo Were Urging the EPA to Investigate
When Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists concluded that the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) causes fetal heart defects, even at low doses, officials at the White House overrode their conclusions—an egregious example of political interference in science, and a violation of the EPA’s scientific integrity policy. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) submitted a formal complaint to the EPA, urging the agency’s scientific integrity office to investigate.
|Union of Concer...|
|05/01/2020 - 11:52||
UCLA students take first place in national EPA stormwater treatment design competition
Civil engineering and environmental science majors propose ‘green’ improvements for LAUSD elementary school.
|04/30/2020 - 13:34||
The Maui Functional Equivalent Point Source Test
On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 590 U. S. ____ (2020), holding that, when pollutants originate from a point source, but are conveyed to navigable waters by a nonpoint source (in this case groundwater), it is the functional equivalent of a direct discharge from the point source into navigable waters and, therefore, the Clean Water Act requires the discharger obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
|04/29/2020 - 14:43||
EPA Announces Winners of its Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge
WASHINGTON (April 29, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its eighth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national competition that engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to help address stormwater pollution. This year’s winning projects demonstrate innovative design and illustrate the health and environmental benefits of good stormwater management.