Environmental Protection

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California Contracts with Andersen Environmental for Hazmat, Cleanup

The company will be working for the Real Estate Services Division of the state's Department of General Services.

Coal ash

EIP: Coal Ash Recycling Cost-Benefit Analysis Flawed

The Environmental Integrity Project says EPA overstated the value of coal ash recycling by more than 20 times.

Safechem Offers Chemical Leasing Solution for Metal Degreasing

Along with solvent delivery, The Dow Chemical Company subsidiary provides waste management, technical support, and use of stabilizers, additives, and test kits.

Company Extends Prescription Drug Disposal Program Through 2011

Covanta Energy Corporation has extended its “Prescription for Safety” program, which safely disposes of medications collected at community-sponsored drug take-back programs, free of charge, through the end of 2011.

Veolia Landfill in Wis. Will Generate Electricity from Landfill Gas

The project, slated to commence operation in early summer 2011, will have the initial capacity to generate 42,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power 2,800 homes.

Environmental Pharmaceutical Contamination Removed by Octolig

Octolig, a commercially available material, removes certain dyes and amoxicillin from water samples.

OSHA Issues $787,000 in Penalties Against Wisconsin Firm

The citation includes 14 alleged willful and one serious violation against WRR Environmental Services Co. of Eau Claire in connection with a June 29 explosion and fire at its plant, OSHA announced Tuesday.

EPA 2010 Enforcement to Reduce 1.4B Pounds of Pollutants

289 defendants were charged for allegedly committing environmental crimes, 198 criminals were convicted, and $41 million were assessed in fines and restitution.



Solar-Powered Sludge Dryer Expands into Water Treatment Facilities

The commissioning expands the technology from its application in wastewater treatment plants.

Report Points to Brownfield Redevelopment as Source of City Revenues

A new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors highlights the potential contribution that redeveloping brownfields can make to city revenues.

WHOI Website Takes Viewers Deep into the Gulf

Underwater vehicles will be used by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and other university scientists to learn if the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected animals in the Gulf of Mexico; the public is invited to take a look via the Dive and Discover website.

Vessel General Permit Session Set for Dec. 15

EPA is beginning to develop requirements for the permit covering incidental discharges from vessels.

Vapor intrusion screening may become standard operating procedure for environmental site assessments.

Vapor Intrusion and ASTM's Revised Vapor Encroachment Standard

The experts answer why the topic is so hot now and the best way you can protect your clients and yourself from liability.

More-Durable Sensor Technology Could Limit Toxic Runoff from Mining Operations

United Science, a Minnesota startup company, has licensed sensor technology developed at the University of Minnesota that could limit the amount of toxic byproducts from mining and other industries that end up in the environment and improve productivity at the same time.

Duke graduate student Laura Ruhl collected samples more than 1 year ago from a site affected by the TVA coal sludge spill. Photo by Avner Vengosh

Duke Scientists Find More Coal Ash Hazards 'Under the Rug'

Current water quality monitoring looks only at the surface, according to Avner Vengosh, Duke professor of geochemistry and water quality.

ATSDR Issues 21st Toxicological Profiles Set

One new final toxicological profile for chlorine and six updated ones of priority hazardous substances are in this new set.

CBI Polymers Robert Harrison meets Devecser Deputy Mayor Laszlo Kovacs.

CBI Polymers Provides Technology Solution to Hungarian Disaster

Hawaii-based company travels to Hungarian village to help clean up caustic alkali and plans to return to teach residents how to use DeconGel.

Recycling Cups into New Ones Viable, Pilot Shows

International Paper and Mississippi River Pulp turn Starbucks Coffee cups into fiber suitable for use in new cups.

Tetra Tech Earns USAID Contracts in Indonesia, Afghanistan

The contracts, valued up to $40 million and $119 million, respectively, are designed to help Indonesia reduce threats to deforestation and to assist Kabul in improving delivery of public services such as sanitation and solid waste

Mount Everest

A View of Pollution from the Top

Study shows pollutant levels in soil collected from Mount Everest glacier were acceptable for most trace elements; arsenic and cadmium exceeded drinking water standards.

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