Environmental Protection

Remediation


Emory River Opens for Recreation as Coal Ash Cleanup Continues

Federal and Tennessee agencies have determined that any coal ash remaining in the river presents minimal health risks to recreational users.

DOE, New York Reach Cost Agreement for Nuclear Cleanup

The decree addresses the cost allocation between the federal and state governments, not the scope of the cleanup or site end-state decisions for the West Valley Demonstration Project and the Western New York Nuclear Service Center

AMEC and Dakota Technologies Work on Groundwater Contaminant Detection

A laser-induced fluorescence tool may help map denser than water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene.

Chemtura OKs $26M Bankruptcy Settlement for CERCLA Liabilities

The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.

Babcock & Wilcox Wins Cleanup Contract for DOE Site in Ohio

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC activities are potentially valued at $2.1 billion over 10 years.

Virginia Tech Team Explores Geometry of Gulf Coast Cleanup

Faculty researchers hope to determine if the shape of crude oil remnant – be it a flat syrupy sheet or a tar ball – can affect natural deterioration rates.

GE dredges Hudson River for PCB in 2009

Panel Says Hudson Dredging Performance Standards Cannot be Met

After the independent panel issues its final report, GE and EPA will be discussing possible modification of Phase 2 dredging of PCBs in the river.

Judge Dismisses Superfund Suit against Pyro Spectaculars

Federal court Judge Philip Gutierrez's decision makes the distinction that all parties ─ even the U.S. government ─ are to be treated the same in a CERCLA lawsuit.



Low Oxygen Cause of Menhaden Die-off in Delaware Bay

The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection attributes low oxygen levels to very warm weather.

New Absorbent Repels Water, Keeps the Oil, Company Says

Eco>Absorb Oil Only, a reformulation of Eco-Absorbent Technologies' super absorbent, repels water while absorbing oil, allowing the product to float on the surface of the water until it can be picked up.

Idaho Lab Cleanup Contract Gives Stimulus to Small Businesses

North Wind Services and TerranearPMC received recovery funding in the amounts of $14 million and $2 million, respectively, to manage construction and cleanup at Idaho National Laboratory.

EPA Solicits Ideas for Enbridge Oil Spill

The agency has a website to answer questions about what technical solutions would be most useful to reviewing officials.

New Jersey Asbestos Dump Removed from Superfund List

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Wildlife Service are responsible for the ongoing monitoring and maintenance activities at the Morris County site.

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A Re-think on Fly Ash Ponds in India

Bioremediation of ash ponds has the potential to reclaim the contaminated environment and return it to a more natural condition.

Gulf Tech Expo Looks for Best Cleanup Invention

Show sponsors are offering a $20,000 technology development grant at the expo, which is scheduled for Aug. 13-15 at the Mobile Convention Center.

Former, Current Owners to Pay for Cleanup at Walpole Superfund Site

The Justice Department has settled with W.R. Grace, Tyco Healthcare Group, BIM Investment and Shaffer Reality Nominee Trust for $13 million that will pay for past and future cleanup costs related to asbestos and caustic solution use on the site.

Justice Department Forces PRPs to Pay Up for N.J. Superfund Cleanup

Champion Chemical, Imperial Oil and two former Imperial company officers will pay more than $1 million to satisfy the companies' obligations set forth in a 2001 consent decree.

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NSF Grant Will Bring BlueInGreen Oxygen Technology to Gulf

SDOX, which was developed using National Science Foundation funds, supports bioremediation and will help in restoring Gulf of Mexico habitats.

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Integrating Sustainability at Dow Chemical

Anne Wallin, director of Sustainable Chemistry and Life Cycle Assessment, shares the company's approach to working smart in today's chemical society.

26 Agree to Clean up Soil at Great Lakes Container Site

A drum reconditioning business left volatile organic compounds and other chemicals at the site in Coventry, R.I.

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