Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Secure Water, Chemical Bills Aim to Protect Facilities; SOCMA Objects

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates says "inherently safer technology" is not a common sense mandate.

American Water Subsidiary Gets Islip Development Contract

Applied Water Management won the bid to build a $3.4 million wastewater treatment plant that will serve about 1,000 people in two Home Properties developments.

Biological Sewer Treatment Saves $500,000 a Year, Company Claims

In Pipe Technology says its method helps to optimize current wastewater treatment system infrastructure.

Jet Fuselage Manufacturer Pays $132,500 to Settle Hazwaste Issues

According to EPA, the Wichita, Kan.-based plant generates significant quantities of hazardous waste, including industrial wastewater treatment filter sludge, primer residue waste containing chromium and cadmium, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene waste from degreasers, and hazardous waste oil.

Oil Decontamination System Ready to Clean Watercraft, Vehicles

Hydro Engineering's portable, modular wash rack collects wastewater and oil.

OSHA Extends PSM National Emphasis Program

Effective July 8, a new directive extends to Sept. 30 a yearlong NEP. It specifies programmed inspections in three regions and unprogrammed ones in the other seven OSHA regions.

McIlvaine Says Asia Holds 45% of Macrofiltration Market

China's push to build more sewage treatment plants and otherwise improve water quality call for belt filter presses as well as granular media filters.

Singapore International Water Week Hits New Highs in Pacts, Attendees

According to event organizers, parties transacted more than S$2.8 billion worth of projects and investments at the annual Water Week conference



Maryland Rural Water Group Names Elkton System of the Year

The biological nutrient removal wastewater treatment plan has been in operation for about two years.

Northshore Utility Deploys IP Video Surveillance System

The water and sewer utility in King County, Wash., covers more than 17 square miles and includes 263 miles of sewer pipe, 15 lift stations, 3 water pumping stations and 8 water storage facilities.

EPA Proposes Use of Sufficiently Sensitive NPDES Test Methods

Minor amendments to the Clean Water Act require that only analytical test methods that can detect and measure pollutants at or below the respective water quality critieria can be used for NPDES permit application.

ThermoEnergy Contracts with NYC for Jamaica Bay Work

New York City will implement the CASTion Ammonia Recovery Process to reduce nitrogen discharges in the bay.

IWA Recognizes Asia Pacific Water Engineering Projects

Singapore, Australia and The Philippines are among the winners who were announced during Singapore International Water Week 2010.

EPA Finalizing GHG Reporting Rules for 4 Emissions Sources

The proposed rules, which also cover confidential business information, would require underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills and magnesium production facilities to report their GHG emissions by the end of March 2012.

USAF Orders 5 Wastewater Recycling Units for Afghanistan Bases

Global Water Group's systems can process 20,000 gallons per day.

Missouri Scientists: EPA's GHG Estimates for Manure Lagoons May be Off

The team reviewed the method used by EPA for calculating possible greenhouse gas releases from agricultural anaerobic lagoons and found that the estimates of methane may be underestimated by as much as 65 percent.

EPA Region 4 Recognizes 2 Florida Counties for Excellent Site Reuse

Broward County and Hillsborough County changed two Superfund sites into a wide-ranging outdoor activities park and a multipurpose waste collection center and model airplane park, respectively.

Williamsport Sanitary Authority to Increase Capacity for CSO Compliance

The Pennsylvania authority will pay a $320,000 civil penalty and improve its combined sewer system at an estimated cost of $10 million.

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