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  • Everett Smelter Lowlands Cleanup Proposed

    The list of metals that has been investigated related to former smelter operations includes arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, thallium, antimony, zinc, and copper. Arsenic is the primary contaminant of concern resulting from the smelter

    The Washington State Department of Ecology's public comment period is open through Sept. 20.

  • BHP Billiton Expects Dam Failure Findings Soon

    The giant mining company reported a $6.2 billion year-end loss on Aug. 16 but said "good progress" is being made on environmental restoration, community resettlement, and community health following the November 2015 collapse of the Fundão tailings dam at Samarco in southeastern Brazil, a disaster that killed 19 people, including 14 working on the dams at the time.

  • Green, Polluted Water Plagues Olympic Games

    Green, Polluted Water Plagues Olympic Games

    Spectators and athletes of the Olympic Games find problems with pollution and algae in Rio pools and waterways.

  • Tracking Energy, Water, and Waste with ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager

    Starting Aug. 8, 2016, EPA

    The free tool from EPA became even more useful to building managers starting Aug. 8, 2016.

  • UK Tax Slashes Use of Plastic Bags

    "Taking six billion plastic bags out of circulation is fantastic news for all of us – it will mean our precious marine life is safer, our communities are cleaner, and future generations won

    "Taking six billion plastic bags out of circulation is fantastic news for all of us – it will mean our precious marine life is safer, our communities are cleaner, and future generations won't be saddled with mountains of plastic sat taking hundreds of years to break down in landfill sites," UK Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said.

  • Czech Hazardous Waste Shipment Winds Up in Court

    The European Commission has referred the Czech Republic to the Court of Justice of the European Union because it failed to take back 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste that was shipped to Katowice, Poland, by a Czech operator in late 2010 and early 2011.


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  • 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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