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Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas
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The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation saidMonday. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was briefed last week by federal officials who told her the Obama administration will permanently remove from consideration ...

New Additions to IONICON Trace Gas Analyzer Series to be showcased at Pittcon 2015
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IONICON, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of PTR-MS real-time trace VOC analyzers presents the new PTR-QiTOF and the PTR-TOF 1000, complementing its PTR-TOF trace gas analyzer series. Both instruments can optionally be equipped the new fast GC add-on, combining Gas Chromatographic separation with real-time trace VOC analysis. PTR-QiTOF Featuring a Quadrupole ion guide (Qi), the new ...

Geostatistics regains interest in the characterization of chemical soil pollutions
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To evaluate the pollution impact, such characterization is usually based on various data that should be interpreted and analyzed with an estimation of related uncertainties. Geostatistics has been suitably applied in this framework for about fifteen years. Several Ph.D. theses have been dedicated to the subject, both for chemical and radiological pollution (see for instance this article in ...

Latest news from Geovariances Environment consulting corner
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Geovariances consultants have been quite busy during the last quarter, with various projects related to soil pollution, nuclear decommissioning and air quality monotoring. They had, among others, radiological characterization projects and geostatistical projects on a former oil storage site to handle... 2014 marked a significant shift with several radiological characterisation projects occurring ...

Rio official says there is no plan B for Olympic sailing
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Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged. Mario Andrade, spokesman of the Rio 2016 organizing committee insisted the sailing ...

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