Hazardous Waste Monitoring News

  • Testing for lead in paint gets easier, faster and cheaper with ANDalyze - Powered by DNA

    ANDalyze offers a new EPA tested technology for detecting and measuring lead levels in paint. The combined sensor/fluorimeter platform solution requires no special knowledge of chemistry, and produces no hazardous chemical waste and shows test results in less than ten minutes, greatly reducing operational testing time and cost. Champaign, IL, USA: ANDalyze has developed an innovative lead (Pb) ...


    By ANDalyze, Inc.

  • New laboratory to improve monitoring of hazardous waste in key West African port

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory will ...

  • EPA wraps up $200,000 marshall township cleanup (MI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 this week wraps up a $200,000 cleanup of Midwest Metallurgical Laboratories, a shuttered iron-casting business at 15290 15 Mile Road, Marshall Township, in Calhoun County near Battle Creek, Mich. Work at the site began May 11. The Calhoun County Treasurer’s office brought the site to EPA’s attention. A Grosse Ille, Mich.-based Superfund ...

  • $800,000 in Brownfield Grants Headed to Pima County, Arizona and the City of Tucson

    LA Testing provides extensive testing solutions to identify contaminants and help revitalize old properties into new resources for communities. Los Alamitos, CA. In April the Arizona city of Tucson and Pima County received the good news that they would be receiving a portion of the nearly $80 million in brownfield grants that are being distributed across the country.  Some of Arizona’s ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toxins from Iron King Mine have Dewey-Humboldt Residents Concerned

    Environmental testing solutions for abandoned mines include testing for hazardous waste, toxins, particulates and groundwater contamination.  All of these analyses are available from LA Testing. Los Alamitos, CA, May 19th, 2010. The Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter encompass over 300 acres on the outskirts of the Central Arizona town of Dewey-Humboldt.  Although it has been decades ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Southland Box Company Saves $50k Annually

    Paper & Pulp Box Company Corrugating Facility Wastewater Optimization This corrugating company did not have an existing pretreatment system. Wastewater from their converting and corrugating ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • EPA awards US$2m to small businesses to develop ground-breaking technologies

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.38 million to 34 small businesses to develop innovative, sustainable technologies to protect human health and the environment. These efforts will help improve air quality, protect our water, work to decrease the effects of climate change, and support green jobs. “Innovation is the lifeline of progress -- and scientific and ...

  • econ down-under

    Australia catches up to meet highest environmental standards in treating hazardous wastes to avoid unnecessary landfill in the nearest future. In November 2009 econ industries signed a Basic Engineering contract to extend an existing treatment facility for industrial wastes with state-of-the-art process technology. The target of this engineering is to finally establish in 2011 a VacuDry plant ...

  • Quantum Compliance System, Inc. announces support for biennial waste report changes

    Ypsilanti, MI - Quantum Compliance Systems, Inc. (Quantum) announces an update to FacTS™ Waste Tracking/Management feature to support changes in the Biennial Report. The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions document a new field called the Waste Minimization Code for the Waste Generation and Management (GM) form. This code will be used to categorize the ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2008 Toxic Chemical Releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).  The TRI database contains information on chemical releases into the air, land and water, as well as waste management and pollution prevention activities.  The analysis of the 2008 data, the most recent data set available, shows that 3.86 billion pounds of toxic ...

  • Wastedge.com December release is here!

    It seems like just yesterday we were deploying our September 2009 release of Wastedge.com yet here we are 3 months later and we are introducing our lastest release of Wastedge.com functionality. This release includes alot of new functionality and extentions to existing functions of our software package. The latest features include our new Vehicle Tracking, Customisable Reports (Beta), PDF Merging ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • NGWA offers petroleum hydrogeology short course

    The National Ground Water Association is offering a one-day course as a general introduction to the field of petroleum hydrogeology on November 4 in Costa Mesa, California.The course is designed to use knowledge from college or university courses in geology, geophysics, and civil engineering as the foundation for learning how this knowledge and existing skills can be transferred and applied to ...

  • New energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometer for RoHS/ELV screening

    The EDX-GP, the newest model in Shimadzu Scientific Instrument’s EDX series, offers fast, high-sensitivity measurements optimized for RoHS/ELV hazardous element screening with easy, automatic operation for first-time users. The EDX-GP uses the same proprietary semiconductor detector as Shimadzu’s EDX-720 to deliver high sensitivity, high resolution and precision measurement of all light to ...

  • Jerome 405 considered number one for mercury detection in the offshore oil and gas industry

    The Jerome 405 is redefining the portable mercury vapour analyser market by way of significant performance enhancements and modern communication capabilities combined to create a new option for mercury spill detection and clean up analysis. It is considered the instrument of choice within the UK Oil and Gas industry, with many major oil companies and operators already taking advantage of its ...

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Retailers welcome battery regulation start date

    The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the Government's start date for the battery regulations for retailers. The new regulations have now been laid before Parliament and from February 2010 shops that sell more than 32 kilogrammes of portable batteries will have to collect in-store these batteries when they become ...

  • Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

    The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples and air monitoring cassettes for asbestos. Due to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The waste trade – legal and illegal

    A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic 'waste streams', almost all waste generated in the EU that needs ...

  • PerkinElmer unveils web site tailored to environmental customers

    PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today introduced its enhanced environmental market Web site.  The site provides improved functionality and searching capabilities to enable environmental scientists to quickly obtain information on regulatory compliance, methods or standards, applications and product ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Fines issued for Radioactive Substances Act breach

    Two companies and an individual who tried to dispose of radioactive waste without authorisation have been fined by Bedford Magistrates’ Court today (Fri) for breaching the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The radioactive material was in an X-ray Flourescence Meter which belonged to FFEI Ltd (formerly known as Fuji Film Electronic Imaging Ltd) and used at its Peterborough premises until October ...

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