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  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • Toxics Persist in Washington Rivers, Lakes and Fish

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Toxic chemicals banned decades ago continue to linger in the environment and concentrate in the food chain, threatening people and the environment, according to three recent studies by the Washington state Department of Ecology. The new data on toxic contaminants in freshwater fish and sediments add evidence to the state's push to reduce and eliminate the use of toxic ...

  • Report highlights sources of North America toxic pollution

    Ninety percent of the 5.5 billion kilograms of toxic pollutant releases and transfers reported in North America in 2005 can be traced to about 30 substances from 15 industrial sectors across the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Taking Stock 2005, released last week by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, represents the most complete picture of pollution reporting from North ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Congress OKs Toxic Train Protections for Major Cities

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Congress Friday overwhelmingly passed homeland security legislation (H.R. 1) that, among many other measures, will help protect 46 U.S. cities from attacks against trains carrying hazardous materials. The legislation implements recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission. It requires railroads to route hazardous cargo shipments around, rather than ...

  • Toxic spills to Appalachian waters cost Massey coal $20m

    The fourth largest coal company in the United States, Massey Energy, has agreed to pay a $20 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at coal mines in West Virginia and Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. This is the largest civil penalty in EPA's history levied against a company for wastewater discharge permit ...

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • Health problems uncovered by new research into wastewater reuse

    The reuse of treated wastewater can be a valuable resource in arid regions around the world, with water being reclaimed for irrigation, surface release, and groundwater recharge. But some contaminants in the water are being identified as health problems-- especially pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs). New research reveals better understanding of the conditions in which PhACs accumulate and ...

  • Investigation begins to track suspected pollution from the Lahaina wastewater facility (HI)

    Federal and state agencies have begun important research to evaluate the suspected discharge of pollutants to the coastal waters along the Kaanapali coast of Maui. Funded by the U. S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Hawaii Department of Health, the University of Hawaii will measure how long it takes for wastewater from the Lahaina sewage treatment facility to flow to the near-shore ...

  • BASF company acquires one BM-Advance respirometry system to control the wastewater treatment plant

    The company BASF Española in Tarragona-Spain (http://www.basf.es/ecp1/Spain/es/) has just acquired one BM-Advance respirometry system and, as part of the purchase, a Respirometry training cycle is on the way. In general, this BM respirometer will be used for the biological process management and especially for studies on the influence that may have different values of temperature, pH and ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • EPA addresses water quality issues in Gloucester

    Boston, Mass.-- In order to advance healthy water quality in the coastal areas of Cape Ann near the City of Gloucester, EPA is proposing a draft decision to deny the extension of a waiver of Clean Water Act requirements that has allowed the City to discharge wastewater receiving only primary treatment from its wastewater treatment facility into Massachusetts Bay. Gloucester has applied to EPA for ...

  • Fast-Track Packaged Plant Systems - First for Gee in Northern Ireland

    Gee & Co has recently supplied three packaged plant systems for the dosing of Ferric and Glycerol at Ballynacor & Armagh Wastewater Treatment works – including an innovative Glycerol plant which was designed, constructed and installed in less than twelve weeks.The three packaged plant systems were delivered as part of Northern Ireland Water’s Project Omega, a £122 million capital ...

  • Fast-Track Packaged Plant Systems - First for Gee in Northern Ireland

    Gee & Co has recently supplied three packaged plant systems for the dosing of Ferric and Glycerol at Ballynacor & Armagh Wastewater Treatment works – including an innovative Glycerol plant which was designed, constructed and installed in less than twelve weeks. The three packaged plant systems were delivered as part of Northern Ireland Water’s Project Omega, a £122 million capital investment ...

  • ASTM D3651 - 11 standard test method for barium in brackish water, seawater, and brines

    Since water containing acid-soluble barium compounds is known to be toxic, this test method serves the useful purpose of determining the barium in brackish water, seawater, and brines. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of soluble barium ion in brackish water, sea-water, and brines by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. 1.2 The actual working ...


    By ASTM International

  • Next generation portable water quality analyzer introduced by SDIX

    SDIX (Nasdaq: SDIX), a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotech, diagnostic, and food safety applications, today announced DeltaTox® II, its next generation portable water quality field testing analyzer. Designed for on-site screening at remote locations as well as for laboratory-based water testing, the DeltaTox II analyzer ...


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