NGWA Announces Award Winners for 2014
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has announced the winners of its 2014 awards, which will be presented at the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, December 9-11, 2014.



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Six Students Awarded Scholarships from AWRA Memorial Fund
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has announced that six students have been awarded scholarship funds from the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Fund.



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Pennsylvania DEP Criticized for Too Lenient Smog Control Proposal
The Independent Regulatory Review Commission has advised the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that its plan for smog control is unlikely to be accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because it is “too lax.”



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Bill Clinton to Give Opening Keynote Address at WEEC 2014
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has announced that its Keynote Speaker for the 37th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)—taking place October 1-3, 2014, in Washington, DC—will be former President Bill Clinton.



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Lake Erie Algae Blooms Result in State of Emergency Water Ban
On August 2, 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich declared a state of emergency after chemists detected the toxin microcystin in Toledo’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, which is responsible for the water of Toledo, Ohio



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WEF Announces 2014 WEF Fellows
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced twelve members as 2014 WEF Fellows, who will be recognized during WEFTEC® 2014.



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EPA Solicits Comments on Detailed Approach Document Relating to Lead Paint
In an effort to determine if renovation, repair, and painting activities in public and commercial buildings (P&CBs) create a lead-based paint hazard, the EPA is seeking public comment on its “Approach for Estimating Exposures and Incremental Health Effects from Lead Due to Renovation Repair and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings.”



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City of Raleigh Utilities Department Recognized by Partnership for Safe Water
The Partnership for Safe Water has awarded the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department the “Directors Award of Recognition.”



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Range Resources Issued Violation Notice for Leaking Fracking Wastewater
An article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Range Resources, owner of nine impoundments in Washington County, Pennsylvania, was issued a violation notice from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for contaminating soil and groundwater.



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EPA and IECA Host Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference
Hosted by the EPA Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One, the Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 18-19, 2014.



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DEP Report Blames Marcellus Shale Well Site Explosion on Improper Supervision
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had concluded that the February 11, 2014 explosion and fatal fire on a Marcellus Shale well site in Greene County, Pennsylvania, was probably caused by an inexperienced gas worker.



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ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard
The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is available to order through the National Ground Water Association’s online bookstore.



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APWA 2014 International Public Works Congress & Expo Will Take Place in Canada
The American Public Works Association (APWA) International Public Works Congress & Exposition will be taking place August 17-20, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Stormwater Summit and Sustainability Conference will be held concurrently with the Congress & Expo.



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Grace Bochenek Appointed as Director of National Energy Technology Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Grace Bochenek has been named the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).



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2014 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event Taking Place in October
Co-hosted by Waste Industries and Progressive Waste Solutions, the 2014 Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Fall Classic & Networking Event will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Pinehurst, North Carolina.



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EPA Superfund site in New York To Receive New Treatment Technology
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that an additional treatment technology will be added to the existing treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site in Nassau, New York.



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2014 ISA WWAC Symposium Full Program Available
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that the full program schedule, including presentation abstracts and speaker bios, for its 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium (WWAC Symposium) is available.



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EPA Announces New Graphic Label for Insect-Repellent Products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a new graphic would be placed on insect repellent product labels for products applied directly to the skin.



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APWA Certifies Eighteen New Public Infrastructure Inspectors
The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that eighteen public works professionals have earned the APWA credential as a Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII).



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IECA Offers New Level of Membership for Young Professionals
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced the introduction of a new level of membership to its association: the Young Professional Level Membership.



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CEM 2014 Attended by International Participants in Response to Increasing Air Regulations
CEM 2014 took place in Istanbul, Turkey, with delegates who traveled from around the globe and included official groups from Iran and the Nigerian petrochemical sector.



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EPA Launches New Flood-Resilient Checklist Tool
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Flood Resilience Checklist, a new tool offering strategies to help communities prepare for, deal with, and recover from floods.



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2014 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Extends Abstracts Deadline
The deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2014 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (PCC) has been extended until Thursday, July 31, 2014.



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