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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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