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New York’s Water Event 2018

Lori Reid discusses one of the nation's largest drinking water treatment systems for PFAS and PFOS

OBG recently took part in the American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) New York's Water Event on April 10-12, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, New York. During the conference, OBG’s team of water exerts shared some of the latest thinking on protecting and restoring drinking water quality, and addressing em...

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PA Chamber 2018 Annual Environmental Conference

OBG experts share practical strategies for today's environmental challenges

OBG recently took part in the Pennsylvania (PA) Chamber's Annual Environmental Conference & Tradeshow, which was held on April 5, 2018 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Our team of environmental experts shared with attendees compliance information and practical strategies for some of today's toughest environmental challenges, including innovative treatment...

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Michigan initiates PFAS investigations for industrial pretreatment programs

Jeff Ramey

The regulatory and enforcement climate concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is rapidly evolving, and particularly fast in the state of Michigan. On February 20, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued letters to all wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with Industrial Pretreatment Programs (IPPs) to evaluate potential sources of PFAS....

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Emerging Contaminants Summit 2018

OBG recently sponsored, exhibited, and participated in the Emerging Contaminants Summit on March 6-7, 2018 in Westminster, Colorado. This environmental conference addressed the investigation, assessment, and mitigation of emerging contaminants across all environmental media, including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils, and sediments, as well as...

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OBG discusses PFAS in Wisconsin

Jeff Ramey presents at WGWA 2018 Annual State Conference

OBG recently participated in the Wisconsin Ground Water Association’s (WGWA) 2018 Annual State Conference, which took place on February 9, 2018 in Brookfield, WI. During the conference, which focused this year on understanding groundwater in Wisconsin, OBG’s Jeff Ramey discussed the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) guidance document on per- a...

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OBG contributes to NGWA’s guidance document on perfluorinated compounds

Paul Hare, CPG, PG

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has completed a one-year effort to develop a guidance document for its stakeholders on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This document, titled Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, was created by a collaboration of more than 30 volunteers from the groundwater industry, including...

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Sampling and analysis under the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule

Sampling of large (>10,000 users) and randomly selected small Public Water Systems (PWSs) for constituents under the third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3) was performed in 2013, 2014, and 2015. This sampling included 1,4-dioxane and six perfluorinated compounds (including perfluorooctanoic acid [PFOA] and perfluorooctane sulfonate [PFOS]), which are “emerging contaminants” that are currently a co...

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John Newsted, PhD contributes to study on PFAS in fish fillets and water

John L. Newsted, PhD has co-authored a manuscript on “Spatial and Temporal Trends of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Fish Fillets and Water Collected from Pool 2 of the Upper Mississippi River” recently published in the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Journal. Abstract: In response to o...

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Paul Hare co-chairs panel on emerging contaminants at NCMA Annual Meeting

Paul Hare, CPG, PG presents at NCMA Annual Meeting

OBG participated in the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) 2017 Annual Meeting which took place on September 25 - 26, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The importance of emerging contaminants has been highlighted locally by media coverage on the detection of 1,4-dioxane and GenX in the Cape...

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2017 SAME NJ Post PFAS Seminar

John Newsted, PhD presents at the SAME NJ Post PFAS Seminar

OBG recently sponsored and participated in the 2017 SAME NJ Post PFASs - Proactive Approaches Seminar on September 14, 2017 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Trenton, New Jersey. John Newsted, PhD, a Senior Scientist at NRT, an OBG company, discussed fish as a source of PFAS contamination. View the presentation: Fish...

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