Environmental Protection

Remediation


Reflecting Light Wavelengths Reveal Oil in Contaminated Soils

Researchers from several organizations tested visible near infrared light with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to determine the presence and amount of oil in Louisiana soils.

Fuzzy2 Skimmer Material at Work in Gulf Oil Cleanup

Abanaki product adds surface area and can be retrofitted to existing drum or disk skimmers.

DOE Completes Vallecitos Nuclear Center Cleanup

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds helped to speed DOE's project to remove about 2,300 cubic feet of radioactive waste from California.

SEC Gets DOE Cleanup. Demolition Work

Safety and Ecology Corporation will earn $2.5 million for remediating a nuclear laboratory in Argonne and demolishing a DOE complex in Oak Ridge.

Air Force Taps AECOM for Restoration, Remediation Jobs

The Worldwide Environmental Restoration and Construction IDIQ contract, valued up to $3 billion, includes about 40 companies.

South Bronx Readies Workers for Gulf Spill Cleanup

Sustainable South Bronx certifies inner-city workers in HAZWOPER; several graduates will be working in Mississippi.

Marine Biologist Notes Devastation, Gulf Spill's Silver Lining

Now everyone will know that offshore drilling is the No. 2 cause of oil spills, says John Morrissey.



Locals Get Superfund Job Training for Tar Creek Site

More than 20 citizens who live near the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Northeast Oklahoma have received training that will allow them to work to help clean up the site.

IWA Announces East Asia Water Project Winners

The International Water Association will award the global grand prize in Montreal in September.

Redwood City to Perform Full Environmental Review of Saltworks

The City Council and voters appear to support a restoration project that would dedicate half of 1,436 acres for recreation and the other half for a walkable, transit-oriented community.

Idaho Lab Looks at Lasers for Cleaning Up after Chemical Attacks

In recent testing at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground, INL researchers have been using ultraviolet-wavelength lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulfur mustard gas and VX, a nerve agent.

EPA Releases 16 Electric Utilities' Plans for Coal Ash Safety

According to the agency, many facilities have already begun implementing recommendations to improve safety of their impoundments.

BP Responds to EPA Directive on Dispersants

Company says it doesn't have enough information on alternative dispersants nor are sufficient quantities currently available.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

Agency Calls for Brownfields Conference Presentations

Interested parties have until July 2 to submit proposals for educational sessions at the 14th National Brownfields Conference next April in Philadelphia.

TVA's Kingston Coal Ash Will be Stored Onsite

EPA OKs a plan that includes removing ash from Swan Pond Embayment, building a protective perimeter dike, and covering it.

Battelle Wins Army HaMMER Contract for Testing Technologies

The Hazard Mitigation, Material and Equipment Restoration contract award is first for Battelle under Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center’s omnibus contract.

New Chesapeake Strategy Holds Government Accountable

EPA, USDA, DOI, NOAA, Army Corps of Engineers will work together to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

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