Contaminated Sites News

  • Geovariances has been actively involved in EPRI geostatistics guide

    Earlier this year, the American EPRI has published a guide for using geostatistics in developing a site final status survey program for plant decommissioning. This report examines the use of geostatistical approaches that exploit spatial relationships to develop a three-dimensional contamination map based on measurement results from discrete points. The report presents a conceptual ...


    By Geovariances

  • Environmental Experts Provide Solutions for Identifying Contaminated Soil in Puerto Rico

    Last month, The Atlantic published a report about the high rate of illnesses and cancer on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The article discussed the Navy’s past use of heavy metals and toxic chemicals on its former military base on the island and potential lingering soil contamination issues that could be impacting people’s health.  The Atlantic Fleet Weapons ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • LT Environmental, Inc. & RPI Group Celebrate Closure at High Profile Site

    It is hard to believe that RPI Group has been exceeding client remediation goals for almost 15 years. This newsletter celebrates, perhaps, the greatest thing that my colleagues have accomplished “to date”. This large and extremely high profile site had a combination of ubiquitous TCE contamination, varying and challenging lithology, DNAPL “surprises” and a ...

  • Brian Henry named portfolio federal project director for Y-12 cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) has named Brian Henry as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup at the Y-12 National Security Complex. As the portfolio federal project director, Henry oversees all of the planning and execution for Y-12’s current and upcoming cleanup projects, including all decontamination, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Inert Zebron PLUS GC Inlet Liners Ensure Simple, Safe Analysis

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces a new family of GC inlet liners, incorporating an innovative approach to packaging and installation and a unique deactivation process that minimizes sample adsorption and degradation. The new Zebron ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • PFAS - Treatment of Groundwater on Airport Site

    The effect of the innovative solution PerfluorAd is to remove the bulk of PFAS or PFC contaminats prior to an activated carbon polishing system without breakdown components and with the result that activated carbon life is significantly extended and disposal costs reduced. Data are derived from a real field application at a European airport. We are happy to share the results. PFC ...

  • BSRIA launches Indoor Air Quality topic guide

    BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ) which is available to download free from its website. The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading. The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Shimadzu’s New Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library Supports Advanced FTIR Contaminant Analysis

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of the LabSolutions IR thermal-damaged plastics library. The unique library contains infrared (IR) spectra data of 13 types of plastics, both unheated and damaged thermally at 200 to 400 degrees C. Many commercial libraries do not contain spectra for thermally damaged plastics, so this data is crucial to laboratories using FTIR ...

  • Specac and rubber analysis applications

    Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the 'crumb ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Rescue Team Training Services

    Do you work in a confined space where there are significant risks? If so, the chances are you require a fully trained rescue team. Whether your staff are at risk of fire, explosions, loss of consciousness or drowning, it’s important all possible measures are made to protect them. Whether you work in a high-risk or low-risk environment, Civil Engineering Safety Limited can ...

  • IFAT 2016: econ industries shows how to remediate industrial waste and contaminated soil

    From May 30th until June 3rd econ industries will present its method for remediation of contaminated soil at the IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies in Munich (Hall B3, stand 251). The technology favoured by the cleantech company from Starnberg is vacuum distillation. The VacuDry® technology was ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Sabre forms BioWALL -- Protecting Water, Air, Land and Life

    The Sabre Companies announced BioWALL, a new Sabre Company formed to pursue specific private and public sector market opportunities to prepare for, prevent or respond to a full range of naturally occurring or human-induced biological and chemical threats. BioWALL leverages Sabre's 20 year proven record of combining technology, industry expertise and on-the-ground experience in effectively ...


    By BioWALL, LLC.

  • Eaton’s New DWF Duplex Lubrication Oil Filter Increases Productivity and Reduces Contamination

    Power management company Eaton has launched new high-performance DWF duplex lubrication oil filters to address the importance of system uptime. The high-flow filters are engineered for continuous operations and designed to preserve oil integrity while protecting expensive hydraulic pumps, motors, bearings and gears. The DWF series of filters feature a three-way changeover ball valve so that when ...


    By Eaton Filtration, LLC.

  • Gold King Mine release continues to put pressure on EPA

    House Natural Resources Committee Republicans issued an internal report on the Gold King Mine release, citing inaccurate information provided by federal agencies in the investigation into the spill at an abandoned mine clean-up site along ...

  • UNEP Leads First Ever Nationwide Diagnosis of Contaminated Soil in Republic of Serbia

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the first ever nationwide efforts to identify and map contaminated soil sites for remediation in the Republic of Serbia. The project takes place thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, which is contributing USD 400,000 for capacity building as part of the project; and the Global Environment Fund ...

  • Kartotrak.one, The Easy Route to Site Remediation

    Kartotrak.one is a light version of Kartotrak. The software gathers Kartotrak exploratory data analysis and rapid mapping functionalities. Kartotrak, in its full version, enables more advanced geostatistical data modeling ...


    By Geovariances

  • Kentucky Leads the Race for Site Closures

    The State of Kentucky continues to stay on the forefront of UST in situ remediation with the successful implementation of BOS 200 at many of the State’s petroleum contaminated sites. To date, sixty five (65) sites have received BOS 200 injections: Thirty two (32) sites have been granted No Further Action (NFA), twenty eight (28) sites are in closure monitoring associated with 2014 and 2015 ...

  • Monitoring of 120 VOCs on site without risk of contamination

    CHROMATOTEC is continuously developing new applications with one common objective: providing automatic field expertise. The last application sold for industrial area in Shanghai is designed for continuous monitoring of more than 120 VOCs compounds with auto GC 866 FID/MS (airmoSCAN XPERT). This system is totally designed for automatic online monitoring in fixed or mobile station ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • U.S. EPA announces $22 million settlement for cleanup of Cooper Drum Superfund Site in South Gate, Los Angeles County

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice today announced that a group of 40 parties have agreed to conduct the cleanup of the Cooper Drum site in South Gate, 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The settlement requires an estimated $15 million to construct the additional groundwater treatment system needed, including wells, piping and treatment costs, plus $7 ...

  • Guidelines for restoring ecosystems: when, where and how?

    Chemical contamination impairs ecosystem function and reduces biodiversity. Restoration of contaminated ecosystems is important to re-establish the ecosystem services on which society depends. This study provides recommendations to maximise the success of restoration projects by considering when, where and how contaminated sites should be restored. In 2013, the EU produced 322 million tonnes of ...

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