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Case IH Produces 150,000th Magnum Tractor

by Case IH - a division of CNH Global  (Jul. 10, 2014)

The 150,000th Case IH Magnum tractor was recently produced at the Case IH Racine, Wisconsin, plant. Each Magnum is unique and custom-built, allowing producers to select components to best meet the needs of their operation. Today’s Magnum lineup offers 180 to 380 rated horsepower, an improved operator environment and ...

Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 18, 2014)

Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota ...

Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

by Associated Press  (Jan. 20, 2014)

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed ...

Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

by US Department of Energy  (May 8, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes. “This is a ...

EPA Settlement with U.S. Postal Service Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Underground Storage Tank Leaks in Virginia

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 3, 2014)

Through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are currently in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank (UST) regulations. As part of this certification, USPS has corrected violations associated with its failure to conduct ...

Companies Agree to Pay for Cleanup of Contaminated Ground Water at Evor Phillips Leasing Company Superfund Site in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 9, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a final legal agreement with ten companies to conduct the cleanup of contaminated ground water at the Evor Phillips Leasing Company Superfund site in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. The ground water beneath the six-acre site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from past ...

Fort Wainwright Reduces Water Contamination Risk from Fuel Tanks in EPA Settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The U.S. Army is taking steps to improve management of its fuel storage tanks and comply with federal laws designed to protect groundwater at Fort Wainwright Garrison, located near Fairbanks, Alaska, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA inspections found that from at least 2012 to 2013, Fort Wainwright ...

Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

by Russetts Development Ltd  (Oct. 17, 2013)

Water availability and supply is an important subject to the fire service. Potable water for human consumption is delivered to domestic, commercial and industrial properties from (in the majority of cases in the UK) municipal water systems (mains water supplies). This system also supplies to fire hydrants or fire protection systems, but to ...

Sourcing the best water tank liners

by Russetts Development Ltd  (Mar. 27, 2014)

Water tank liners are part of water retention systems which are often overlooked. However, anyone who has a had a tank liner installed in their pressed steel, concrete or galvanised tank will know that without a flexible, durable liner supported by a protective underlay, your tank is left vulnerable to cracking or the onset of corrosion and ...

Japan nuke-plant water tanks flawed, workers say

by Associated Press  (Nov. 8, 2013)

When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hurriedly put up by the operator encountered problems, Yoshitatsu Uechi was not surprised. He wonders if one of the tanks he built will be next. He's an auto mechanic. He was a tour-bus driver for a while. He had no experience ...

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