Environmental Clean-up News

  • Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

    Two-day stakeholder meetings held in Geneva on 24-25 November 2014 have carved a clear path forward for the implementation of environmental remediation measures proposed by UNEP in the Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Convened by Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources, and facilitated by UNEP, the meetings mark a pivotal moment for the large-scale clean-up of ...

  • Large Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland Discussed in Abuja

    The Federal Government of Nigeria is setting in motion new efforts to address long-term oil pollution in Ogoniland, Nigeria. The move by Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to convene a multi-stakeholder workshop on the implementation of the UN Environment Programme's 2011 assessment of Ogoniland marks an important step towards the large-scale clean-up of the ...

  • Factsheet: Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

    The third meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation was held on June 12, 2014 in Tokyo, with Japan’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman leading the discussions as Co-Chairs. The delegations included participants representing a wide range of governmental agencies. Established at the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Landmark Agreement Sets in Motion Action to Restore Iraqs Environment as New Study Outlines Magnitude of Deterioration

    In an effort to set in motion robust action to restore Iraq's fast deteriorating environment, the Government of Iraq signed, Sunday, a landmark agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to speed up recovery and support peace-building. Iraq's environment has suffered severe decline in recent years, exacerbated by decades of war and growing pressures on natural ...

  • EPA’s $200,000 Brownfield Grant Supports Philadelphia’s Greenway and Redevelopment plans in Frankford, Port Richmond

    Today, EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, State Senator Michael Stack, State Representative John Taylor, City Councilman Bobby Henon and Philadelphia Park & Recreation Commissioner Michael DeBerardinis at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Port Richmond Trail, a riverfront greenway, in Pulaski Park at Delaware and Allegheny ...

  • Saving the Great White South

    He's been described as the most inspiring person you've never heard of.  Robert Swan was the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles - unassisted.  Yet few of us have heard of him or his almost unbelievable exploits. On January 11, 1986, after walking 900 miles (1,400 km) in 70 days without the aid of any radio communications or back-up support, Swan and his ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cuba launches next phase of African malaria project

    Cuba has announced plans to build biolarvicide factories in Brazil and several African countries in a bid to tackle malaria and dengue fever. Biolarvicides are biological products that are added to water to kill mosquitoes at the larval stage. Labiofam — the Cuban laboratory in charge of the project — has been producing two biolarvicides, Bactivec and Griselesf, since the 1990s. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environmental clean Up work completed at Mt. Norris Boy Scout camp

    Federal and State clean up workers recently completed work to identify and remove asbestos contamination from the Mt. Norris Boy Scout Reservation in Eden Mills Vermont, a camp facility owned and operated by the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. EPA performed the work at the request of the Boy Scouts. Environmental sampling work began at the site in early 2009. Following initial ...

  • Barrick`s environmental clean-up in the Dominican Republic featured in beyond borders

    Barrick Gold Corporation is conducting one of the most ambitious environmental clean-up efforts in recent mining history at the site of the new Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. The estimated $3 billion Pueblo Viejo project is located on the site of a former mining operation which closed down over a decade earlier, leaving behind a legacy of extensive pollution and contamination. ...

  • IATL opens new nanoTEM division

    “As nanotechnology progresses from research and development to commercialization and use, it is likely that manufactured nanomaterials and nanoproducts will be released into the environment. EPA is charged with protecting human health and the environment, as well as ensuring that the application of engineered nanotechnology products occur without unreasonable harm to human health or the ...

  • EnviroVantage shines as 2009 Business of the Year...twice!

    Recently winning 2009 Business of the Year from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, EnviroVantage is honored to have been presented with New Hampshire’s most prestigious business award, 2009 Business of the Year, from Business NH Magazine in the category of Construction.The judges selected the winners based on their significant involvement and generous contributions made to both their industry and ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Denali National Park soil remediation

    The National Park Service (NPS) has a requirement for the storage, thermal treatment, post testing, and final disposal of 300 Tons of Diesel impacted soil. NPS personnel will be responsible for transporting the soil to the remediation site. The contractor shall provide services for hazardous substances/wastes/contaminants/materials and petroleum products in the state of Alaska. The contractor ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EnviroVantage president elevated to 2nd vice chair

    Scott Knightly of EnviroVantage was recently appointed as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT chapter.Knightly, Owner and President of EnviroVantage, is already a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. In his newly appointed position, he will be responsible for supporting the efforts of the organization through his work with the President and 1st Vice ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • EnviroVantage completes restoration/environmental clean-up of Boston`s 286 year old Old North Church

    One of the many well known projects complete by EnviroVantage includes The Old North Church in Boston, MA.Few historic landmarks stand as tall in the national consciousness as Boston’s Old North Church, from whose steeple two lanterns once signaled the start of the American Revolution, and in whose pulpit President Ford stood 200 years later to begin America’s Bicentennial celebration.The ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • EnviroVantage performs demolition of four structures completing entire project with only 1 dumpster of trash

    The Elliott Rose Farm in Dover, NH included 4 greenhouses; 3 at 800 feet in length and 1 at 400 feet. Due to age and snow pressure, it was necessary to re-enforce the metal framing with wood. The only way to secure the wood, glass and frame was to use caulking that, unfortunately in the 1970’s, contained asbestos. In 2003, the rose farm shut down but the land was still very valuable. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Insurer agrees to pay for environmental clean-up

    The American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company Inc.(AISLIC) has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up contamination at four industrial facilities in a suit in which the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. The four sites, formerly owned by Fruit of the Loom, are located in Michigan, New Jersey, and Tennessee. ...

  • D`ANNUNZIO & SONS CHOOSES ESS SOFTWARE FOR WORKER HEALTH & SAFETY

    Major New Jersey construction firm will use Compliance SuiteT Audit, Liability, Safety and Training modules to improve worker safety and training TEMPE, Ariz. -- August 1, 2006 -- ESS, a leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software and services for Operational Risk Management, announced today that D'Annunzio & Sons construction company has selected ...


    By IHS Markit

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