Environmental Protection

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The Marketing Metaphor

In today's world, environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals must acquire effective marketing skills to achieve their organization's EHS objectives.

Acid Mine Drainage

When groundwater flows through underground coal mines, metals and sulfate often leach from pyrite-laced coal and bedrock and discharge into a surface water body, becoming acid mine drainage.

Emerging Trends

Managing the Global Water Crisis Offers New Opportunities

The growing water shortage underscores the need not only for comprehensive conservation plans and re-allocation of water resources but for the development of new technologies and facilities that will convert non-potable water into fresh drinking water.

NASA Selects In-situ Chemical Oxidation for Leak Cleanup

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., has undertaken aggressive groundwater and soil remediation to treat an area of on-site petroleum hydrocarbon contamination.

Case Study: Water Straining

Whether used for cooling or processing, raw water drawn from lakes, rivers, and reservoirs must first be strained to remove dirt and debris that can harm critical process systems and equipment.

Texas Facility Turns Foundry Sand into Pay Dirt

A concerted effort to beneficially reuse and recycle plant waste started in November 2006 when the chief financial officer of Hensley Industries complained about the soaring cost to landfill the facility's spent foundry sand.

The UN-Comfort Zone

What's Pushing Your Buttons?

What motivates you? That's the question I'd like to ask in this inaugural column on motivation.

Ease that 'Pain at the Pump'



Case Study: Unique Diversion

Dam construction in the mid 1960s and seismic, environmental, and cost-sharing concerns in the 1970s created serious problems for the Placer County Water Agency in northern California.

The Keys to Unlocking Lender Business

It's no secret that Phase I professionals operate in an extremely competitive environment.

Zahn-Wellen Is a Test You Should Know

Pre-testing aqueous wastewater streams to determine biodegradability doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, much less drag on for months.

Opinion

Why the Ethanol Import Tariff Should be Repealed

Record prices for gasoline are increasing the costs of producing, transporting, and processing food products.

Port of Long Beach: "Clean Before We Grow"

As a "real estate leasing company," the Port of Long Beach, Calif., does not make pollution but does own it -- in the sense that the port is ensuring that tenants and users do their part in meeting environmental standards.

Catching Wind for Clean Water

Attica, N.Y., and Seattle, Wash., both have found success in accomplishing their goals using aeration powered by wind energy.

The Green Fleet

Brian Griley, president of Southern Counties Express (SCE), knows his industry. He is a third-generation trucking businessman, but the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are changing the rules of the road.

Curbing Pollution through Outreach

Municipalities often tackle stormwater pollution using technology, a system of inspections and enforcement, and routine catch basin upkeep. These methods can abate stormwater pollution, but they do not address the root of the problem: people and businesses, oftentimes unknowingly, engage in polluting behaviors.

Opinion

Will EPA be Forced to Issue a Climate Change Endangerment Finding?

On April 2, 2008, exactly one year after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, 12 states, supported by an additional five states as amicus curiae, as well as the District of Columbia, the cities of New York and Baltimore, and a number of environmental organizations, filed a petition for mandamus with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to act on remand within 60 days.

The Wetland-Landfill Connection

Wetlands are complex reactors that facilitate numerous chemical and biological reactions, and these reactions can be exploited to remove pollutants. Today, engineers are able to design wetland systems that can clean up landfill leachate onsite.

The Future Is Water Collaboration

Detroit is known as the Motor City, but water may be its most vital resource. Detroit’s decision in the 1950s to build large water mains in the suburbs and connect them to its water plants pumped the economic and population growth of southeastern Michigan.

A Volatile Time

If you're a security integrator working with companies that store or produce chemical or petroleum products, your clients have probably asked for assistance with the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism standard (CFAS).

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