environmental clean-up site Articles

  • Using On-Site Biological Methods to Clean Up Soil

    Decontamination companies and researchers in France are working to restore polluted soil using treatments that range from biological methods to soil washing and incineration. The problem of polluted soil was dramatically illustrated prior to construction of the Stade de France soccer stadium built for the 1998 World Cup. The location of the site, on industrial wasteland just north of Paris, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Soil baked to clean up contamination...

    Can an old drill site be cleaned up without adding truckloads of contaminated soil to the landfill? Chevron Canada will be using a technology called thermal desorption to clean up a site located 13 kilometres southwest of Pincher Creek. Leif Sollid, spokesman for Chevron, who is the operator of the site, said they considered two options for the clean up. The soil is classified as a non-dangerous ...

  • Wercs digs up the dirt on clean

    Latham firm tracks chemical compounds of household items so retailers can make safer products for today's eco-savvy consumers LATHAM You don't know what's in that household cleaner underneath the sink but one local company does. And the work it does for the nation's largest retailers tracking chemical ingredients in thousands of items could push safer products onto store shelves across America. ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Active sediment cap included in clean-up strategy at high-profile superfund site case study

    Project: BROS Superfund Site Location: LOgan TOWTtsNp. NJ Products: Organoclay Reactive Core Mat BACKGROUND: Historical operations at the BROS Super-fund Site included waste oil storage, processing and disposal. The waste oil operations in addition to a major earthen dike breach in the 1970's resulted in extensive damage to ...

  • Portable belt skimmer cleans up contaminated groundwater

    Chemviron Midwest, Inc. an industrial consulting and remediation firm in Wooster, Ohio frequently needs to recover hydrocarbons from groundwater. Typical situations include remedial studies, soil contamination, groundwater studies, environmental compliance, permitting applications and environmental site assessments during property transfers. Because of the variety of situations encountered, the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Leaks and spills - LNAP and DNAPL detection and clean up

    Any tank can leak. Most leaks can be cleaned up and responsible operators need equipment that does what’s needed. With an ATEX Zone 0 certified interface meter site operators can successfully achieve LNAP and DNAPL detection when monitoring petrochemical sites, tank farms, petrol station forecourts, landfills or remediation sites. If site technicians detect ...

  • Deriving site‐specific soil clean‐up values for metals and metalloids: Rationale for including protection of soil microbial processes

    Although it is widely recognized that microorganisms are essential for sustaining soil fertility, structure, nutrient cycling, groundwater purification and other soil functions, soil microbial toxicity data were excluded from the derivation of Ecological Soil Screening Levels (Eco‐SSL) in the United States. Among the reasons for such exclusion were claims that microbial toxicity tests were too ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • Pump it up

    Aligning itself with a major equipment supplier and dealer helps the company access the tools and expertise it needs without risking too much capital. Aquatech is the distributor for Godwin Pumps of America in Ontario, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Eastern Labrador, all resource-rich territories. A recent purchase of Godwin by ITT Corporation has expanded the lineup of mine sector pumps. The company ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Environmental data management support for a site requiring

    Project: Environmental data management support for a site requiring remediation Client: EDSR Ltd Location: Portugal Services: Geographical Information Systems, environmental data management and reporting services Summary: ESI provided support to EDSR Ltd in setting up an environmental data ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Environmental movements and social networking sites in Bangladesh

    This paper aims to explore the current trend of environmental movements and its relationship with social networking sites (SNS) in Bangladesh, the most vulnerable country to climate change impacts in the world. SNS is increasingly being used in environmental movements in the disaster–prone country and it has a significant impact on activism. This study was undertaken on a recent protest against ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ESdat Environmental Data Management for Site Holders

    Many site-holders engage a variety of consultants, laboratories, and in-house staff to collect, manage and report their environmental data. Unfortunately this often results in data being trapped in various pdf reports, GIS layers, emails, excel workbooks, or even in hard copy. This data becomes increasingly difficult and time consuming to manage and retrieve as more data is collected and as ...

  • Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak: manufacturing facility

    Project: Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak Client: Confidential manufacturing company Services: Emergency response planning, environmental assessment, regulator liaison, remediation design Summary: Through rapid site characterisation and expert decision making ESI minimised the environmental damage ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Why Department of Homeland Security is Interested in Clean-up Projects

    Responsibility for chemical security is shared among federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for any facility that manufactures, uses, stores, or distributes certain chemicals at or above a specified quantity.  Even if this is not its primary use, it includes ...

  • OSE II economic comparison to dispersants and mechanical Clean ups

    INTRODUCTION   Oil Spill Eater II is the name of a non-toxic product which provides the means for moving oil spill response out of its 19th Century methodology into the realm of advanced technological 21st Century breakthroughs for addressing and remediating 100% of any spill in any environment. In comparison, current response methods employed by three major oil companies - BP, Exxon ...

  • Environmental data management support for a site requiring remediation

    Client: EDSR Ltd Location: Portugal Services: Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Data Management and Reporting Services Issues: Support required for the setting up of an environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided support to EDSR Ltd in setting up an environmental data ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment

    Troy Risk was approached by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI) to complete a combination Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Subsurface Investigation, on a multi-lot parcel that would be KIBI’s new headquarters building. Troy Risk performed the Phase I / Phase II on a not-for-profit basis in support of the merit of KIBI’s mission. The historical use of the ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • 3-in-1 Flame-Ox High BTU Thermal Oxidizer - Case Study

    Environmental Issues Controlling the off-gas from a remediation project, where high concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons are present, can be a difficult if not dangerous process when utilizing internal combustion engines and conventional oxidation technology. In more recent years, the use of high vacuum pumps to accomplish both liquid and gas phase extraction — sometimes ...

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site US Department of Energy

    Rocky Flats Closure Project Description On October 13, 2005, Kaiser-Hill Company LLC, a joint venture of CH2M HILL and Kaiser Engineers, announced completion of the Rocky Flats Closure Project, a 10-year project to clean up one of the most contaminated sites in the U. S. Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons complex. The 6,200-acre site was the location of plutonium and uranium “trigger” ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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