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Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

by Associated Press  (Nov. 23, 2015)

A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean. The deadly stain of red mud, water and debris from the Nov. 5 burst at the Samarco mine in the Minas Gerais state all but erased a hamlet there, killing eight people, with another four bodies still unidentified and 11 missing. ...

Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

by Associated Press  (Nov. 21, 2015)

Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer. It would be an important step toward cleaning up hundreds of ...

Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility

by Ovivo (Formerly Eimco Water Technologies)  (Oct. 24, 2007)

Eimco Water Technologies was recently awarded the contract to supply the screening equipment for the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility (YRWRF) Improvements Project.  The design of the equipment is based on the advanced technology of Brackett Green® Double Entry Drum Screens and will primarily include: Two (2) Headworks Drum Screens ...

River Rhine commended for river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 13, 2013)

The River Rhine has won the first ever International River Foundation (IRF) European River Prize, which is given for remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management. The other finalists were the Órbigo River in Spain, the Upper Drau in Austria, and the Mura-Drava-Danube in Central Europe. River basin management of the Rhine ...

River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 30, 2014)

The River Mur flows from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia before reaching Drava, a tributary of the Danube. The organisation managing the Mur Basin was awarded the second European River Prize during the 6th European River restoration conference (ERRC) in Vienna yesterday. The River Mur rises in the Radstädter Tauern and flows into the ...

Five European rivers commit to more river restoration

by Wetlands International  (Sep. 24, 2013)

As part of the European River Restoration Conference, five European river basins committed themselves to working together. The river basins include: the Arpa in Armenia, Irpen in Ukraine, Irwell in England, Orbigo in Spain, and Rhone in France. Under the facilitation of the European Centre for River Restoration, the five parties will develop and ...

America`s Rivers of Filth

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Oct. 15, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2007 (ENS) - Billions of gallons of polluted wastewater spilled unchecked into America's waterways in 2005 as more than half the country's industrial and municipal wastewater facilities exceeded the limits of their Clean Water Act permits, according to a analysis of official figures released today by the U.S. Public ...

Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 21, 2008)

Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more ...

River Sends Wateralerts

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (May 19, 2010)

Instant, customised updates about water conditions are available by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the US Geological Survey. The alerts facilitates by daily or hourly updates watching for floods, recreational activities or the quality of water in a well. The text messages contain information about current conditions in rivers, lakes ...

Australian rivers and wetlands research

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Mar. 16, 2011)

CSIRO, Australia, has joined forces with other leading Australian research organisations to develop science which will underpin improved management and assessment of the health of Australia's river and wetland ecosystems. As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our ...

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