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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 ...

Klargester launches new Attenuation Systems and 24hr Storage Pump Stations

by Klargester - a division of Kingspan Environmental  (Jun. 1, 2007)

Leading manufacturer, Klargester, has launched a new range of Stormwater attenuation tanks and a range of high capacity pumping systems, both designed to complement its existing series of sustainable urban drainage solutions (SUDS) products. Stormwater run-off and an increased risk of flooding is becoming a huge challenge for developers. In ...

PM Environmental Launches State by State Resource Page for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

by PRWeb  (Aug. 10, 2011)

PM Environmental has recently launched its Leaking Underground Storage Tank Resources page. This state by state list of resources was created to inform individuals about local regulations and legislation with regard to underground storage tanks, preservation, cleanup and more. The page is designed to be a one-stop shop for people to easily find ...

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 ...

North Country Gas Station Owners to Install Equipment to Prevent Ground Water Pollution (NY)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 23, 2013)

"Gas station owners have a responsibility to regularly monitor their underground storage tanks to protect against potential leaks of petroleum," said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. "Leaking tanks can contaminate ground water, putting people and the environment at risk." EPA inspections of the companies’ tanks revealed that they ...

Storied nuke plant becomes environmental wasteland

by Associated Press  (Jun. 3, 2013)

A stainless steel tank the size of a basketball court lies buried in the sandy soil of southeastern Washington state, an aging remnant of U.S. efforts to win World War II. The tank holds enough radioactive waste to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. And it is leaking. For 42 years, tank AY-102 has stored some of the deadliest material at one of ...

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 ...

Hanford tank may be leaking waste into soil

by Associated Press  (Jun. 24, 2013)

An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil. The U.S. Energy Department said workers at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear Reservation detected higher radioactivity levels under tank AY-102 during a routine inspection Thursday. Spokeswoman Lori ...

EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 24, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of seventeen underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in Western New York for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Company for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in ...

MWH soft unveils highly anticipated infoworks ICM for integrated modeling of above- and below-ground drainage systems

by Innovyze  (Feb. 25, 2010)

MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the second quarter 2010 release of InfoWorks ICM. The product enhances the company’s powerful workgroup management modeling platform, InfoWorks, by giving users the ability to model below-ground collections systems and ...

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