EPA has added chemical, petroleum and coal, and electric power facilities to its list of industries that are responsible for assuring their financial ability to take care of cleanups.
- By Sloane Anders Wildman, Perkins Coie LLP
- Jan 29, 2010
Professionally trained odor panelists can mitigate nuisance odors better because they are not hampered by detection limits.
- By Roy Desrochers, GEI Consultants, Inc.
- Jan 20, 2010
Inconsistent federal, state and local laws are undercutting groundwater protection efforts in the United States.
- By Michael E. Covert, P.G.
- Jan 14, 2010
EPA rule co-author answers some questions AC and refrigeration companies may have before the impending effective date ─ Jan. 1.
- By Staci Gatica, U.S. EPA
- Dec 21, 2009
Two case studies illustrate how companies found in violation of environmental law can offset some of the costs associated with financial penalties.
- By Paul C. Simonetta
- Nov 20, 2009
Energy-saving fluorescent lamps pose mercury vapor risks when broken and require special packaging for their transport to recycling facilities.
- By Brad Buscher, chair and CEO of VaporLok Products LLC
- Nov 19, 2009
Sulphide-precipitation and ion-exchange technologies can help companies meet the environmental, economic and social drivers of sustainability.
- By David Kratochvil
- Nov 13, 2009
With the help of Autodesk Topobase software, an Australian water organization integrates its geographic information system and improves workflow.
- By Brendan Soustal
- Nov 05, 2009
Rome, Italy, puts a 1,000-foot sewer bypass in a busy quarter using trenchless technology and centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar pipe.
The absence of a nationwide stormwater management standard, coupled with the different rainfall patterns, pollutants of concern, environmental resources and economic drivers from state to state, has resulted in a wide disparity among stormwater management programs.
- By John MacKinnon
- Oct 21, 2009
Circulating fluidized bed reactor technology has a place in meeting the goals of Obama's energy plan.
- By Robert S. Giglio
- Oct 19, 2009
Mold, lead-based paint and other exclusions in general liability have tipped the balance for commercial and habitational property owners. What's a property owner to do?
- By John J. Heft
- Oct 16, 2009
The Water Environment Federation anticipated the possible fallout from the national recession at this year's WEFTEC.09, which will be held Oct. 10-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and took action. The association retained its 2008 registration rates and has offered utilities discount pricing packages.
- By L.K. Williams, EPonline
- Oct 06, 2009
Bernie Rosenthal explains Reaction Design's connection to the Department of Energy and how chemical kinetics modeling can help companies improve efficiency and lower emissions.
- By L.K. Williams, EPonline
- Sep 30, 2009
The second wave of the H1N1 is spreading across the nation. Projections say that the H1N1 virus could cause 30-40% absenteeism among the workforce. This may make it necessary for co-workers or management to assume unfamiliar or less familiar tasks.
The University of New Hampshire plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2020, and it has begun by investing in co-generation and landfill-gas-to-energy projects.
- By Mike Nicoloro
- Sep 09, 2009
Pima County adapts a seawall system for use in containing a protection wall in Canada del Oro Wash at a more reasonable cost.
- By Michael Kennedy
- Sep 03, 2009
Operations managers in the water and wastewater industry are looking for ways to be more efficient. Wireless remote monitoring can provide one option for corrosion control using existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks and automation.
- By Curt Goldman
- Sep 01, 2009
MACTEC Engineering and Consulting assembled a design team for the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the risks and determine mitigating measures to enable safe passage for human traffic and aquatic species in nine National Forests.
Having worked extensively overseas and in 22 states, I have seen a fair amount of corrosion, but a wastewater treatment facility in my own backyard has the distinction of being the most corrosive job site that I have ever dealt with.