|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:16:58 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Biotreatment of drinking water in Rialto, CA|
[When the perchlorate contamination issue first burst on the scene
several years ago, government agencies were reluctant to approve the
biotreatment of drinking water, as opposed to groundwater. They feared
public reaction. I argued that the public would favor biological
methods, as long as used properly. Here, finally, is our chance to find
out. - LS]
Work begins on cutting-edge plant project for Rialto's polluted groundwater By Jim Steinberg San Bernardino County Sun (CA) February 5, 2011RIALTO - Work has begun on a $19 million project that will use naturally occurring microbes to clean up contaminated groundwater for nearly 17,000 people.
Texas-based Envirogen Technologies Inc. has begun building two giant stainless-steel tanks to be used as bioreactors.
In those tanks perchlorate-eating bacteria will turn hazardous groundwater in Rialto into quality drinking water, said Todd Webster, an environmental engineer with Texas-based Envirogen Technologies Inc.
Since its detection in 1997, a perchlorate plume in the Rialto-Colton basin has continued to move through the aquifer, resulting in the shutdown of nearly a quarter of Rialto's 22 wells, Envirogen said in a statement about the project.
... For the entire article, see http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/sanbernardinocounty/ci_17302759 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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