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Company Offers Warranty-backed Option for Fix Chinese Drywall

National Construction Warranty Corporation says options could reduce the cost of restoring homes affected by corrosive drywall by 50 to 70 percent.

SMU, Florida Teams Win WEF Student Design Competition

The teams tackled wastewater plant expansion challenges and green infrastructure design in the Water Environment Federation's annual contest.

Toledo's Sewer System Improvements to Cost about $315M

In the latest settlement, the city will expand its system to reduce discharges of untreated combined sewage from about 35 per year to four or less.

More Injuries Reported for BP Oil Spill Wildlife Cleanup Workers

NIOSH releases its evaluation of potential exposures and health effects of those involved in the Deepwater Horizon response activities.

Ex-Im Bank OKs $917M for India Power Plant

Project involves Bucyrus and other U.S. vendors that will sell and export mining and associated equipment to Sasan Powe and the promise to build a new renewable energy facility.

Federal Partnership Promotes Sustainable Manufacturing

E3 projects are under way in Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Radiation from Cordless Phones Causes Heart Irregularities

Canadian study validates the condition called electrosensitivity.

Termite Detector 'Sniffs' Out Bed Bugs, Too

The device uses a sensitive carbon dioxide-sensing mechanism that can locate the signature of a single bed bug behind a wall or in a concealed space, according to Stern Environmental Group.

EPA Seeks Small Businesses Input on Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a known eye, nose, and throat irritant, and in 1991, EPA classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde-based resins are sometimes used as adhesives in composite wood products.

Cascades Tissue Group

Tissue Manufacturer's Legacy Nothing to Sneeze At

With a genesis in recycling, it’s no surprise that Cascades Tissue Group is doing all it can to minimize its impact on the environment and perhaps help others in the process.

Alion and Tetra Tech Win EPA Contract Awards

Alion will conduct research on human pollutant exposures while Tetra Tech will support the federal agency's landfill methane outreach program.

Water Stewardship Group to Base Initiative in Milwaukee

The effort is expected to create a LEED-style program for water conservation.

Agency Will Cap Standard Chlorine Site and Treat Soil Gas

The Delaware Superfund site was being cleaned up by Metachem, which declared bankruptcy in 2002, and now EPA is leading the remediation effort.

WERF Offers More than $1M in Wastewater Infrastructure Funding

Proposal packages must be received by 4 p.m. EDT on Oct. 29.

Scientists Combine Silver and Electricity to Kill Bacteria in Water

Stanford University's Yi Cui and colleagues have developed an energy-saving filter system that destroys E. coli.

Basin Electric Selects Acoustic Cleaning Systems for Baghouse Retrofits

The power cooperative tested a system on its Beulah, N.D., plant and decided to install more GE membrane bags to help reduce emissions from coal fuel.

IWA Honors Excellence in Global Water Engineering Projects

The efforts of Singapore, Australia, Philippines, and the United Kingdom earned recognition for innovation in 2010.

Mitsubishi turbine

Public-private Partnership Brings Mitsubishi Wind Plant to Arkansas

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas is building a 200,000-square-foot nacelle manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Ark.

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