Environmental Containment News

  • 1,4-Dioxane Bioremediation in Groundwater Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in late 2016 that 1,4-dioxane was included on the list of the first 10 chemicals slated to receive safety reviews under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. Making the TSCA “Top 10” highlights concerns over 1,4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen commonly detected in groundwater due to its widespread use as a solvent and solvent ...


    By SIREM

  • Landowner wins case against Army Corps

    Earlier this week, landowners scored a victory when a federal district court ruled against the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for incorrectly claiming jurisdiction over private property. The Corps had claimed a piece of property owned by Hawkes Company, and used by Hawkes to harvest peat, was a “waters of the United States” which requires a federal dredge and fill (404) permit under ...

  • Site Safety - January 2017 Safety Meeting

    Did you know that good housekeeping pertains to areas other than your living quarters? Do you know why there are windsocks on construction sites? Site Safety, the January 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding hazards controls, emergency preparedness, and good housekeeping. Remember, you are responsible for your safety. Be sure and stay up to date and read through each ...


    By PEC Safety

  • What Makes Amthor’s Fuel Tankers Special?

    When you’re looking for new fuel tankers, you’ll want to buy them from a manufacturer that prioritizes function and safety over all else. That’s exactly what you can expect out of our line of fuel tankers here at Amthor International. But what makes our fuel tankers particularly special is the fact that we provide a wide selection of customization options to ensure that the ...


    By Amthor International

  • USGS Releases Results of Gem County Groundwater Quality Study

    The entire population of southwestern Idaho’s Gem County depends on aquifers for its drinking water. The water in those aquifers is of generally good quality according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. The study was prompted by concerns that rapidly growing population and changes in land use, including potential ...

  • Production of Ethanol-Based Blended Fuel

    The number of motor vehicles in the world is constantly growing, along with the consumption of fuel. This causes the growing harmful emissions. One of the ways to tackle this problem is to replace the traditional fossil fuel with gasoline containing various additives. Using ethanol to produce fuel increases octane number and reduces the amount of harmful emissions by 30-50%. Regular refined ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Expandable GTX-Series Fabric Structures

    No matter the industry, a sheltered workspace almost always offers more comfort and safety than work areas that are exposed to the elements. In the past, not every project allowed for sheltered workspaces. Thanks to the engineers and designers at Alaska Structures® that’s no longer the case. The rail-based rolling system for our ...


    By Alaska Structures

  • Training Resource Discusses How Public Safety Personnel Can Work to Effectively Resolve Conflicts

    Since the beginning, public safety personnel have been searching for the perfect method on how to deal with erratic civilians. Unfortunately, a universal answer for resolving the various types of conflict first responders face doesn’t exist. As Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press explains in the webinar “De-escalation & Conflict Resolution for Public Safety Personnel” ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Bonfiglioli to Expand Operations in India

    Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt Ltd, the India-based subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A. has announced an expansion of operations in India. Expansion plans in India include improvements to existing facilities in Chennai and construction of a new facility in Pune (Chakan area), for a total investment of 85 Cr INR (11.3 million euro). The current plant in ...


    By Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • DULCO Lyt 400 - Low chlorate and low chloride disinfection – effective and safe

    ProMinent will be demonstrating its effective disinfectant solutions for bottler injection systems, CIP applications and treating product water at Stand 6-351 in Hall 6 at BrauBreviale 2016 from 8 to 10 November 2016: The Electrolysis System DULCO Lyse delivers reliable disinfectant with minimal chlorate and chloride content. As a smart further development of ECA technology, the DULCO Lyse ...

  • Leading with Safety: Creating Lasting Change

    When leaders gain fluency around safety, companies see injury rates drop, employee commitment increases, and overall production improves. How can you as a leader effectively use safety as a catalyst to achieve other operational benefits? Join the ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • Husky® Sponsors Firefighter of the Year Award

    Husky Portable Containment was a proud sponsor of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise's Firefighter of the Year award for 2016. Bartlesville Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Remington was chosen to receive the award from more than 20 nominations from area fire chiefs and the public. Congratulations, Mike! We were also honored to be a sponsor of the "HEROES, A Tribute to Firefighters" ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • Sierra Sales Announces The Largest Standard Double Wall Tank Available

    12,500 GALLON DOUBLE WALL TANK - THE LARGEST DOUBLE WALL POLYETHYLENE TANK AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD!! Tank-in-a-tank design provides TOTAL containment protection in one space -saving unit. Double wall construction is completely enclosed so that external matter such as rainwater, snow and debris is prevented from collecting in the outer containment tank making it ...

  • How can a culture of care influence safety?

    In today’s world, reliability is an absolute necessity. But for many organisations, old thinking — like a focus on high probability, low consequence events — has created a work culture that tolerates risk to the point of failure. The  ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • New ARC study: Implico remains market leader of terminal automation systems in EMEA

    International software and consulting company Implico remains market leader of terminal automation systems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) according to the most recent, detailed market study conducted by ARC Advisory Group. Implico had also been named market leader in previous issues of the Terminal Automation Systems study published back in 2010 and 2014. In the past years, ...


    By Implico Group

  • Dissolved Methane Found in Some New York Groundwater

    A recent study that looked at groundwater samples from more than 200 wells across New York State found levels of naturally-occurring methane high enough to warrant monitoring or other actions in nine percent of the water samples tested, according to U.S. Geological Survey research. While 91 percent of samples tested found no dissolved methane, or levels below the threshold that would require ...

  • Protecting New York’s Workers and Families from Secondhand Asbestos Hazards

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are still countless residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional properties with asbestos-containing materials. There are also a number of industries where workers may come into contact with asbestos during their daily activities. Due to the unique properties found in asbestos, these minerals were used for decades in thousands ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • School Safety – Can More be done?

    When someone mentions school safety without fail Active Shooter and Bully situations are the first thoughts. Both are very important and in many schools are the responsibility of a “Resource Officer”. It is interesting that there does not appear to be a standard on how these officers are selected or utilized. At least we have noticed a difference in districts we have talked to. I ...

  • Biofabrication Process For Producing Composite Wood Products, Funded In Part Through An EPA SBIR Grant, Exempted From EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards

    On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed the final rule Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products, setting formaldehyde emission standards for hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as for finished ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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