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Landfill Leachate: a Source of Mercury Contamination in Groundwater

Posted by Sara Kennedy on Feb 15, 2024 3:41:51 PM

What is a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill?

Have you ever wondered what happens to a bag of garbage once it has been collected on trash day? If it is collected from a household or commercial site, it will likely end up at the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF). These are highly engineered facilities that are

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Tags: mercury, Mercury in Wastewater, hg, mercury contamination

New USEPA Rule Proposal Directed at Wastewater Produced at Coal Fired Utilities

Posted by Jeff Forsberg on Sep 1, 2023 8:30:42 AM

President Biden’s Executive Order 13990 directed the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to undergo a policy and regulation review of changes to the Clean Air Act set forth during President Trump’s administration. The order instructed the EPA to suggest revisions and/or cancellation of regulations and policies that at first glance do not seem to be in the best interest of public health.

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Tags: CVAA, CVAF, mercury, Mercury in Wastewater, hg, coal

Why Testing Mercury in Wastewater and Drinking Water Is Important

Posted by Sara Kennedy on Aug 23, 2022 5:54:21 PM

Factsheet and Understanding the Importance of Testing Mercury in Wastewater

What is Wastewater and Why Treat it?

Wastewater is made of all ‘used’ water. Its composition ranges widely from grey water produced in homes and businesses to runoff into storm drains. It also includes sewage sludge and industrial process waste. Wastewater contains any number of substances including chemicals, soaps, food scraps, oils, and human waste. Read More

Tags: Mercury in Wastewater