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Sky high – Fast detection of total organic carbon peak loads

by LAR Process Analysers AG  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Normally, production facilities have low waste water discharge levels, mostly within the range of 1,000 ppm TOC (total organic carbon). However, occasionally the installation can suffer failures or process disturbances take place. In this case, the range could very well reach a level of up to 50,000 ppm. If these go ...

U.S. Settles with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Cut Harmful Air Emissions at Facilities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 19, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation today that resolves various alleged Clean Air Act violations at 10 Marathon facilities and requires Marathon to take steps to reduce harmful air pollution emissions at facilities in three states. EPA ...

Tecam Group Equipment Supply for Volatile Organic Compound VOC Emissions Treatment to Witte y Solá in Spain

by Tecam Group  (Mar. 24, 2014)

Tecam Group, engineering, assembly and installation company providing environmental technology solutions for the Industry, has signed a commercial agreement with Witte y Solá, manufacturer of packaging compressible tubes, for the supply of an equipment to treat Volatile Organic Compounds ...

Soil Remediation to Begin at Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 12, 2015)

Work to excavate and remove contaminated soil at the Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site begins this week. The soil remediation is focused on South Street on the east side properties, where the former Cosmec building sits. This week, contractors for the Responsible Parties began pre-construction activities including setting up support ...

EPA Encourages the Public to Provide Input on Plan to Address Contaminated Groundwater at Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund Site in Milford and Alexandria Township, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 19, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund site in Milford and Alexandria Township, New Jersey. The site includes the 86-acre historic former Milford Mill, which converted paper pulp to paper for 96 years before shutting down in 2003. The Superfund ...

Gas detection solutions for monitoring compressed breathing air

by Analox Sensor Technology  (May 21, 2015)

At first glance the physiological demands of the firefighter, the scuba diver and the hospital patient have little in common. One is trained to deal with fire and rescue, one swims underwater and one is concerned with either regaining or improving their health. Yet all three depend to some extent on a safe source of compressed breathing air. In ...

Asthma Awareness Month Reminds Puerto Ricans to Avoid Known Asthma Triggers

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 19, 2015)

May is Asthma Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this chronic disease that can sometimes be life-threatening.  Asthma is a serious condition and has a major impact on the lives of many people who live in Puerto Rico. Some reports have indicated that up to 19% of the islands’ population has been diagnosed with asthma at some ...

EPA Directs DuPont to Remove Mercury from Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 20, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, including the areas where the Acid Brook flows into the lake, called the Acid Brook Delta. These areas are collectively referred to as the Pompton Lake Study Area. Areas of the sediment on ...

Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 5, 2015)

May is Asthma Awareness Month and a reminder that approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from the disease.  In Texas alone, more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with asthma.    The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 1 in every 11 children has asthma and it causes 3 in 5 people ...

New biodegradable waste management plans proposed and evaluated

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 23, 2015)

Researchers have designed and proposed a new organic waste management plan for Catalonia, Spain, and presented it in a recent study. They say that the plan would reduce a number of environmental impacts that arise from landfilling biodegradable waste, including natural resource depletion, acidification, and eutrophication. To reduce the negative ...

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