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Health Canada proposes ban of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide

Health Canada is proposing a ban on almost all uses of a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide called imidacloprid, saying it is seeping into Canadian waterways at levels that can harm insects and the ecosystem. CBC News reports.

Benzene still flowing into wells at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., park

Raw well water entering the Pointe des Chenes treatment plant is still laced with benzene, even though an eight-year-old problem with the carcinogen in treated water seems to have been resolved since new filtration equipment was activated over the summer. reports.

Study finds hormones, medications in Illinois ground water

Scientists at the University of Illinois say they’ve detected prescription and over-the-counter medications in ground water in southwestern Illinois. WQAD8 reports.
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Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications: USGS study

New research led by the United States Geological survey shows permafrost loss due to a rapidly warming Alaska is leading to significant changes in the freshwater chemistry and hydrology of Alaska’s Yukon River Basin with potential global climate implications. The loss also allows much more mineral-laden and nutrient-rich water to be transported to rivers, ground water and eventually the Arctic Ocean, the USGS reports. » Read more...

Groundwater Week

Dec. 5-9, 2016
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Welding Fundamentals for Well Technicians

January 5, 2017
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