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  • Let's Be Frank about Fracking: Is Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling Really Worth It?

    Let

    Linked to earthquakes, water contamination, and general pollution, fracking becomes more controversial by the day. Meanwhile, 13,000 new wells are being drilled every year. There have been over a thousand documented cases of water contamination next to areas of gas drilling—cases of sensory, respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological damage. From the water we drink to the ground beneath our feet, is it too late to ask, “What gives?”

  • Understanding the RCRA Exclusion for Oil and Gas E&P

    EPA

    By understanding the scope of the RCRA exclusion for the oil and gas industry, EHS managers and engineers can be confident they are managing waste in line with the latest federal standards and avoid RCRA civil penalties as high as $37,500 per day per violation.

  • EPA Releases $54.3 Million in Remediation Funds

    "The grants will help transform brownfield sites, such as former manufacturing and mill sites, into productive end uses which directly benefit community residents and create opportunities, including increased housing options, recreational spaces, and jobs," said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

  • Duke Energy Fined $102 Million for Polluting Rivers with Coal Ash

    Duke Energy, the nation's largest electrical utility, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers for several years with toxic coal ash from five power plants in North Carolina.

  • Minnesota Communities Oppose City's Planned Sewage Treatment Facility

    Residents of nearby Lake St. Croix Beach and St. Mary's Point fear the project would cause more environmental problems than it solves. Among other concerns, they fear that Valley Creek -- a protected trout stream -- could be harmed and groundwater near drinking water wells could be contaminated.

  • Incinerating Hazardous Waste

    Through incineration, hazardous wastes can be safely and efficiently discarded.


Whitepapers

  • Mercury Control with Regenerative Activated Coke Technology

    The multi-pollutant control ReACT™ technology is a completely dry scrubbing system based on adsorption of SO2, SO3, and Hg and reduction of NOx to N2 on activated coke in a moving bed, with regeneration of the coke for return to the adsorber, and production of saleable byproduct, such as sulfuric acid, from desorbed sulfur rich gases.

  • Why Activated Carbon Makes Sense for PCB Remediation

    For about 50 years, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects led to a North American ban of manufacturing PCBs in 1977. By the mid-1980s, an initiative was started to clean up contaminated areas and to phase out PCB-containing equipment and products that were still in use. This cleanup effort continues today.

  • Adventus Field Profile

    Groundwater at an industrial site in Texas is impacted with Chlorinated Volatile Organic Carbon’s (CVOCs), primarily PCE and TCE, from historical waste disposal. The topography at the site slopes steeply towards a small channel where the groundwater discharges. Depth to groundwater ranges from approximately 20 ft bgs at the source area to 1 ft bgs close to the channel.


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