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EPA Provides Best Practices for Meth Lab Cleanup

State and local governments now have technical guidance in the form of voluntary guidelines to remediate methamphetamine laboratories.

Thermox Simulates Waste Rock Processes at Canadian Site

Program may be useful in evaluating acid mine drainage and determining contaminant generation.

Wyoming Group: Drilling Contamination Puts Water at Risk

Residents of Clark, Wyo., are concerned that Windsor Energy Group LLC may not voluntarily clean up contamination left from a gas blowout.

Virgin Islands Get $57,000 in Stimulus for Fixing Petroleum Leaks

The funds will be used to assess and clean up leaks from underground petroleum storage tanks.

Delaware Study Pinpoints Contaminant Transport

X-ray absorption spectroscopy helps researchers quantify the rate of reaction between contaminants and soil and water.

Nitrogen Soil Rice Test Guards Against Excess, Runoff

N-ST*R tests mineralizable soil nitrogen, enabling farmers to better calculate the amount of nitrogen that should be applied to rice crops for maximum yield but no excess that might be carried away as runoff.

Joint Study Finds Diversity in Shewanella Microbes

Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers uncovers some of the differences among the strains of Shewanella, which is used in bioremediation.

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Case Study: Seawall System Used to Retain Earthen Walls

Pima County adapts a seawall system for use in containing a protection wall in Canada del Oro Wash at a more reasonable cost.



NIST Issues 3 New Soil Reference Materials for Labs

These standard reference materials are useful for soil analyses performed by various commercial, government, and university laboratories.

Plants and Poultry Waste Can Immobilize Lead in Soil, Study Says

The researcher measured lead speciation and enzyme activity in shooting range soils treated with grass plant and/or poultry waste in a large column setting.

Michigan Research Vindicates Rules Banning Phosphorus Fertilizers

Phosphorus levels dropped an average of 28 percent in the Huron River after the city of Ann Arbor adopted an ordinance in 2006.

Landmark Deal Puts Hanford Cleanup on Track

The settlement of Washington's 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Energy recommits the federal government to a cleanup of groundwater and waste stored in tanks at the Hanford Site, officials said this week.

USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Program

Landowners, legal entities, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding for conservation efforts.

WI Environmental Has Heavy Metal Cleanup Technology

Company president claims XR-88 can clean up Puget Sound, other sites.

$6.8 M to Fund Training for Brownfields Cleanup in 8 States

Government entities and nonprofit organizations can receive up to $500,000 in stimulus funds for job training.

Regenesis Credits ORC for 29 Contaminated Site Closures

San Clemente, Calif.-based Regenesis says its Oxygen Release Compound has facilitated the cost-effective closure of 29 major petroleum company sites in the Midwest.

Five Companies Pay for Damages from Palmerton Zinc Pile

CBS Operations Inc., TCI Pacific Communications Inc., CBS/Westinghouse of Pa. Inc., HH Liquidating Corp. and HRD Liquidating Corp., agreed to pay $21 million to Pennsylvania and the federal government, according to the Department of Justice.

EPA Gives Recovery Funds for Underground Petroleum Leaks

U.S. territories, states to receive more than $9.8 million to assess and clean up underground petroleum leaks.

Financial Assurance Rule to Target Hardrock Mining

EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.

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