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Webinar for technical audience on Case Studies Technical Workshop AND deadline to submit information for EPAs hydraulic fracturing study approaching


 Technical workshops are an important component of EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study. EPA recently held a Technical Workshop on Case Studies where subject-matter experts contributed to in-depth discussions and shared expertise on technical topics relevant to the study.
EPA will be hosting a one-hour public webinar on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:00am EDT to provide a summary of the workshop. To participate in the webinar, please register at...

EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides


EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides
EPA has updated its list of human health benchmarks for pesticides. EPA develops the benchmarks for use by states and water systems in determining whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk. This year, EPA added 11 new benchmarks to the list, revised 10 of the benchmarks published in 2012 to reflect new scientific information and added cancer effects benchmarks for 40 of the pesticides. Top of Form

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Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version


Reposted from NGWA Newsletter:
Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version
A key U.S. Senate Appropriations subpanel released on August 1 its legislation that would fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, and the Forest Service for fiscal 2014 at levels much higher than its House of Representatives counterpart and with far fewer policy restrictions.
The Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee's bill for fiscal 2014 would provide nearly $31...

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New USGS Circular - Factors Affecting Public-Supply-Well Vulnerability to Contamination


New USGS findings on factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water–Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program has released new information from a 10 year study of factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination.
The report describes why it is important to understand the sources of recharge water for a well, the geochemical conditions encountered by water drawn into a well, the mixture of waters of different ages...

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