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Water company pleads guilty to hazardous waste violations

10-01-2020
wastewater, water pollution

A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste and agreed to a $5 million (S$6.8 million) fine, federal prosecutors said. The waste was produced by filtering arsenic out of Sierra Nevada spring water at CG Roxane LLC’s facility in Owens Valley, …

California holds technical PFAS seminar

09-01-2020
PFAS, water pollution, contamination, USA

Last month, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) hosted a comprehensive two-day seminar on per- and polyflouroaklyl substances (PFAS) in California. PFAS are a family of an estimated 4,000-6,300 chemical compounds that have a variety of applications due to their stability in the environment.  Although some reports …

Orange County water district launches the nation's largest PFAS pilot programme to identify a local treatment remedy to remove PFAS from groundwater

05-12-2019
pilot programme, PFAS, groundwater, water treatment, wastewater treatment, water pollution

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) today announced the launch of its pilot programme that will test various treatment options for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a family of manmade heat and water-resistant chemicals found in numerous everyday consumer products that have infiltrated groundwater supplies over several decades. …

Study calls for improved sanitation and the environmental management of pharmaceuticals

04-12-2019
sanitation, pharmaceuticals, water pollution, water management, water treatment

Poor sanitation leads to untreated wastewater entering river systems in many countries where industrialisation and urbanisation is not supported by appropriate infrastructure. The lack of regulation and enforcement means toxic chemicals can damage the ecology of the natural environment and pose a risk to human health. Responsible producers of …

Editor’s pickInspirational water documentary premieres in Los Angeles

21-11-2019
brave blue world, documentary, water, conservation, water treatment, wastewater treatment, pollution, premiere

One year ago, a documentary crew set off on an incredible journey to meet with pioneers who are finding solutions to one of the world’s biggest challenges – water. After filming across five continents, hearing from the innovators changing the global water landscape and gaining support from high profile activists Matt Damon and Jaden …