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Contaminants  Any element, substance, compound, or mixture that, after release into the environment and upon exposure, ingestion, inhalation, or assimilation into any organism, will or may reasonably be anticipated to cause illness, death, or deformation in any organism. The definition of pollutant or contaminant specifically excludes petroleum and natural gas. -  From RCRA Orientation Manual 2008 Glossary
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Contaminants and Industrial Processes Research | Water ...2014-09-17
EPA research aims to understand risks posed by chemicals, uncertainties of chemical transformations in the environment, and inadequacies in monitoring exposures and effects.
Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of ...
This page links to fact sheets summarizing contaminants of concern and emerging contaminants that present unique issues and challenges to the environmental community in general and to FFRRO in particular.
Emerging Contaminants – Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) ...
This fact sheet, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), provides a brief summary of the emerging contaminants perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA),
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QAPP for Assessment of the fate of contaminants in hydraulic ...
This QAPP describes the technical details and associated quality assurance and quality control procedures for the wastewater treatability studies.
QAPP: Fate, Transport, and Characterization of Contaminants ...
Document page for QAPP on Fate, transport, and characterization of contaminants in hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment processes.
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EPA Issues 23 Final Drinking Water Standards
EPA press release - May 19, 1992 on standards to limit contamination of drinking water by 23 chemicals.
President Signs Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments
EPA press release - June 20, 1986 on President Ronald Reagan's signing the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, and fact sheet describing details of SDWA Amendments.
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Contaminants and Industrial Processes Research
EPA research aims to understand risks posed by chemicals, uncertainties of chemical transformations in the environment, and inadequacies in monitoring exposures and effects.
Libby Ground Water Contamination
Web page provides Libby Ground Water Contamination Superfund site information, site description, site risk, cleanup progress, community involvement, reuse, land use controls, five-year reviews, site documents, contacts, photos and links.
Libby Asbestos OU4 Data Summary Report: Nature and ...
Data summarizes 2012 report to characterize the nature and extent of potential LA contamination in surface water and sediment of the Kootenai River and its major tributaries and evaluate potential ecological and human health risks. Released March 22, 2013.
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Public Notification - Drinking Water Fecal Coliform ...
Template for Public Water System (PWS) to prepare a boil water advisory when a Tier 1 fecal coliform or E-coli violation occurs
Total Trihalomethanes & Haloacetic Acids - Maximum ...
When a PWS exceedes the MCL for both TTHM and HAA5 it must issue a public notice to inform the consumers of the exceedance. This template can be used as a guide to prepare that public notice.
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Key Issues to be Investigated at Case Study Locations | EPA's ...2014-09-17
EPA page that has selected seven case studies located in various formations locations across the country.
Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination2014-09-16
EPA Region 10 National Priority List site near Pocatello, Idaho - Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination
Contaminants of Emerging Concern | Contaminants of ...
Contaminants of Emerging Concern
06/05/2013: EPA Orders Company to Address Contamination ...2014-09-17
... EPA Orders Company to Address Contamination at Former Aluminum
Production ... specific locations at the plant where contaminants remain, and ...
04/30/2014: EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan ...2014-09-17
... covered the landfills with a clay cap to keep water from mixing with the
contaminants and spreading the ground water contamination. ...
10/29/2013: EPA Finalizes Plan for Cleanup at Eighteen Mile ...2014-09-17
... contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other contaminants,
including lead ... multi-faceted plan to clean up contamination from over ...
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Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) | EPA2014-09-05
IRIS is a human health assessment program that evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants.
04/08/2013: EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the Cayuga ...2014-09-17
... EPA will use natural processes to reduce the level of contamination to meet ...
samples to verify that the level and extent of contaminants are declining ...

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