Good news/bad news on western water use

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Good news/bad news on western water use Water conservation efforts in the western … Read more

Texas egg producer faces record penalty

Texas egg producer faces record $1.9 million penalty The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced that Mahard Egg Farm, a Texas corporation, will pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act in Texas and Oklahoma. The civil penalty is the largest amount to … Read more

G. Daily to lecture; EPA unveils new water rules

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Save the date;  Gretchen Daily to lecture June 13 What is a wetland … Read more

Asian carp, ethanol and 'fracking'

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Asian carp caught in St. Croix A rogue bighead carp was pulled from … Read more

Study finds chemicals widely in streams

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Panoply of chemicals found in Minnesota streams Potentially harmful chemicals and pharmaceuticals are … Read more

3M sued by state; Aasen to lead MPCA

State sues 3M over perfluorochemicals in water 3M Co. must pay for polluting Minnesota’s water, according to the Minnesota attorney general’s office. The state sued 3M in Hennepin County for allowing PFCs — perfluorochemicals — to leach into groundwater in Washington County over several decades. The company also allegedly discharged PFCs into the Mississippi River. … Read more

EPA recommends chromium tests

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. EPA suggests water systems test for ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical The Environmental Protection Agency … Read more

Study: $$ penalties for water violations are rare

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Study: 11 percent of water violations yield financial penalties At old taconite waste pits … Read more

USGS report documents nitrate pollution

Pollution of both surface and ground waters by two major contaminants – nitrogen and phosphorus – has failed to improve or has gotten worse since the early 1990s, a major new study by the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The new study, released Thursday, Sept. 23,  contained compelling evidence about the widespread nitrate contamination of shallow aquifers, … Read more

Don't miss lecture on pollution-birth defects

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Register now for lecture on pollution and birth defects Less than two weeks … Read more