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Onsite treatment for radioactive elements in drinking water
Onsite Water Treatment
Thursday, May 3, 2007

At Bass Lake, CA, surface water is the primary source for drinking water. In peak summer months that changes as vacationers inundate this highly recreated area, increasing Bass Lake’s population and forcing the area to use well water to supplement its supply. According to Ron Dollar, vice president for sales and marketing with Water Remediation Technology LLC (WRT), in Wheat Ridge, CO, it’s at this point that radiation becomes an issue: The deeper the wells are sunk, the greater the tendency to have a problem with radium or uranium.

Mechanical Engineering Magazine
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

A company that helps municipalities in the Midwest clear radioactive material from drinking water is extending its market to California. The company, RMD Operations LLC, provides filtration systems to remove normally occurring radioactive materials and other contaminants from water supplies. RMD also disposes of the nuclear waste trapped in the filters.

Elburn Herald
Thursday, May 25, 2006

Elburn's well number 5, which is under construction in the Blackberry Creek subdivision, will include the same radium removal technology that has been effective for village wells number 3 and 4. In a 5-0 vote, with trustee Tom Burgholzer absent, the Elburn Village Board agreed to hire Water Remediation Technology, LLC (WRT) to install a system that removes contaminants from the water, including radium.

Daily Herald
Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Elburn’s radium treatment is successful so far and will soon be expanded to the well that serves the Blackberry Creek subdivision, village officials said this week. This year, the village started the radium treatment for Well Nos. 3 and 4. Monday, Elburn trustees approved an amendment to a radium removal system agreement and lease with Colorado-based Water Remediation Technology LLC for the new facility at the village’s Well No. 5.

Antioch News Sun
Thursday, May 4, 2006

ANTIOCH, IL - Village officials have finalized a contract to treat two deep wells with new technology to bring their radium levels down below current state standards.

Greater Milwaukee Today
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

CITY OF PEWAUKEE - The city is poised to spend more than $1 million to clean up a large radium-contaminated well as it races to beat a Department of Natural Resources December deadline.

The Beacon News
Saturday, January 28, 2006

OSWEGO — House Speaker Dennis Hastert visited one of Oswego’s well stations Friday to dedicate the village’s state-of-the-art radium filtration system with a check from the federal government for $950,200.

Oswego News
Thursday, December 1, 2005

The Village of Oswego is pleased to announce that construction of the first water treatment plants in the country utilizing a new process for radium removal is complete. The water from each of the Village’s current five, high-capacity, deep wells contains naturally occurring radium, as do many deep wells in northern Illinois. The radium level at each well was above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) maximum allowable level of 5 picocuries per liter (pCi/L).

Virginia Department of Health
Sunday, September 25, 2005

On 7 Dec 2000, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency published a revised standard for
radiological contaminants in drinking water. This revised standard included a new standard for
uranium. Systems which previously did not consider uranium to be a problem now have to
address the uranium content of their water.

The Beacon News
Monday, June 13, 2005

OSWEGO — By the end of July, Oswego’s water should be radium free, thanks to a new filtration system the village is the first in the nation to use.