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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 ...

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 ...

Why EPDM tank liners are a superior option in liquid containment

by Russetts Development Ltd  (Sep. 12, 2014)

Tank liners are considered an important element of irrigation, industrial and potable water storage tanks. Russetts Developments Ltd have years of experience supplying EPDM and Butyl rubber tank liners, however we do also supply alternative tank liner materials for the containment of more aggressive liquids or for the onsite lining of ...

U.S. EPA to Excavate Four Underground Tanks, Up to 5,000 Gallons Each, at Former Gas Station in Fresno

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 26, 2014)

On Wednesday, U.S. EPA will remove three 4,000-5,000 gallon underground tanks which held gasoline or diesel fuel and one 280 gallon waste-oil underground tank from a former gas station in Fresno, Calif. EPA contractors will also take water and soil samples to evaluate whether the storage tanks have leaked. If the tanks leaked, EPA and the state ...

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 Awards Oklahoma $1.3 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where they can cause explosions or respiratory illness. Toxic contaminants can also leak into groundwater sources that people depend on for drinking water. Regularly monitoring tanks and pipes minimizes ...

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 ...

The trick to guaranteed water containment and waterproofing solutions

by Russetts Development Ltd  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The real trick to guaranteeing longterm water containment or waterproofing solutions is to invest in material that will withstand the forces of nature over a life time. A type of synthetic rubber membrane known as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) has proven success in a number of application types by offering outstanding resistance to heat, ...

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 ...

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