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National Academies Advisory -- June 8 public briefing on LANL groundwater protection
A new National Research Council report reviews the groundwater
protection program at Los Alamos National Laboratory and identifies technical issues the laboratory should address to enhance the program's effectiveness. Groundwater contaminants at the 36-square-mile site stem from nuclear-weapons work that was don...
DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies
... years to investigate the movement of contaminated groundwater
at sites in Washington and Colorado. These two fi... instrumentation of field sites to investigate the groundwater
and the vadose zone - or the subsurface soil and rock just above the groundwater
- both of which are...
A third of the world population faces water scarcity today
...ere water is either over-used - leading to falling groundwater
levels and drying rivers - or can not be accessed ...ffected by environmental consequences from falling groundwater
levels to dying rivers that no longer reach the sea. Another one billion people live in river basins...
Columbia U receives $16.9M award to study origin and health effects of arsenic in ground water
...of arsenic and manganese exposure, particularly in groundwater
of New England and South Asia. Building upon Co...o the team's researchers, arsenic contamination of groundwater
and soils is associated with serious and widespread public health, mitigation, and environmental pol...
National Academies news: Coeur d'Alene Superfund site
...te those risks. For example, EPA has not targeted groundwater
for cleanup even though the main source of dissolv...entify specific places where zinc is leaching into groundwater
and set priorities for removing or stabilizing these materials, the committee said. Locating and re...