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  • EPA Proposes First Onboard Diagnostic Systems for New Large Trucks and Buses

    For the first time, EPA is proposing to require the emissions control systems of large diesel and gasoline highway trucks and buses to be monitored similarly to passenger cars. EPA's proposed regulation for onboard diagnostic (OBD) systems for large trucks and buses would help ensure that emissions control systems work properly for the useful life of heavy-duty on-road vehicles. Onboard ...

  • Oval Gear Flow Meters

    Bell Flow Systems offer GEMINI flow meters to cope with a wide variety of liquid measurement applications … The Gemini Flow Measurement range will provide applications solutions wherever accurate measurement is required on liquids as diverse as solvents to syrups. There are 10 sizes of meter in the range. The smallest model starts at 0.001 Litres/Min and the largest model finishes at ...


    By Bell Flow Systems Ltd.

  • Lead Paint Killing Birds in New Marine National Monument

    MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, (ENS) - Lead poisoning is killing thousands of Laysan albatrosses each year on Midway Atoll, part of the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument created by President George W. Bush in June. The Laysan albatross is globally listed as vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN-World Conservation Union, and is a special trust ...

  • Black & Veatch Secures Role In Major Wastewater Treatment Upgrades Program In Perth

      (Perth, Australia) – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, in association with Sinclair Knight Merz and Thiess, has been appointed to form an alliance with Water Corporation to manage the expansive Metro Wastewater Treatment Program in Perth, Western Australia. “We’re looking forward to working with Water Corporation and our other alliance partners ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Last Contaminant Test for Buildings Near World Trade Center

    NEW YORK, New York, (ENS) - As a final response to the events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has announced a $7 million program to test indoor spaces in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center towers hit by terrorist air strikes on September 11, 2001. Registration for the program will begin mid-January and run for two months. Testing of ...

  • EPA Cuts Mercury and Hydrocarbon Emissions for New Portland Cement Production

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new emission limits for cement kilns that will help cut annual emissions of mercury and hydrocarbons. These limits will help protect public health from mercury and total hydrocarbon emissions from portland cement kilns, through amendments to an air toxics standard issued on Dec. 8, 2006. The amendments set mercury and hydrocarbon emission ...

  • Carltex releases Universal All-in-One Instrument for monitoring Indoor Environmental & Air Quality parameters

    Monitor Over Six IEQ/IAQ Parameters with Only One Instrument  The New Multinorm is a Universal All-in-One Instrument for monitoring Indoor Environmental & Air Quality parameters. Available measurements include air temperature, air velocity, relative humidity, dew point, illuminance, luminance, CO, CO2 and sound (Class 1 & 2) analyses. Additional features of the Multinorm include ...


    By Carltex International Inc.

  • Trinity Consultants Announces its 2007 Training Schedule

    Dallas (December 11, 2006)-Trinity Consultants, a nationwide firm that assists facilities with regulatory compliance and environmental management issues, announces its environmental training schedule for 2007. Senior members of Trinity’s technical staff teach the courses, which are held at convenient locations nationwide. Trinity provides comprehensive resource manuals for each course, and ...

  • EPA Continuing Cleanup Progress at Hazardous Waste Sites

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued to make significant progress in cleaning up America's most contaminated hazardous waste sites over the past year. Superfund, the federal government program that cleans up these sites, completed work at 40 sites during fiscal year 2006 for a cumulative total of 1,006 sites with construction work completed. 'EPA continues to ...

  • Are you ready for a Disaster - Plan ahead in case of Fire Flood Water Damage and Natural Disasters

    Emergency Response with the REC Group of Companies. REC Disaster Recovery, REC Fire Water Flood Damage Restoration, Restoration Environmental Contractors and REC Demolition A REC DISASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICE CONTRACT is your peace of mind for all industrial commercial governmental institutional and insurance companies. Be prepared for any disaster. Why wait until ...

  • 85 Percent of Highway Diesel Fuel Meets EPA Standards

      (Washington, D.C.)  New, cleaner diesel fuel is producing cleaner air, according to preliminary surveys and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Surveys of retail stations since mid-October show that about 85 percent of highway diesel fuel meets Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) standards, exceeding the 80 percent regulatory mandate. 100 percent of highway diesel fuel must meet the ...

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • Natural decontaminant ClearEarth set for brownfield development use

    Natural decontaminant ClearEarth set for brownfield development use A newly investigated, naturally occurring material represents a significant advance over current decontamination processes. Made from organic matter, ClearEarth is a substance set to revolutionise the treatment of contaminated land and water. The natural alternative to other remediation processes, ClearEarth material ...


    By Zander Corporation

  • Deal reached on car emission standards

    Representatives of the European parliament and council of ministers have provisionally agreed next generation limits on passenger car pollution.  The law will set new Euro 5 standards for fine particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2009, and tougher Euro 6 standards for NOx only from 2014 (EED 07/11/06). In the discussions, the council basically accepted parliament’s proposed ...

  • Watson-Marlow Bredel presents the new SPX-DuCoNite hose pump for challenging chemical applications

    The new SPX-DuCoNite hose pump recently developed by Watson-Marlow Bredel Pumps has been specifically designed for resistance to aggressive chemicals. An advanced form of surface protection means that the new pump is highly resistant to harsh media. It also features newly developed hose technology that provides extensive chemical resistance enabling the SPX-DuCoNite pump to handle corrosive ...

  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


  • H2O unveils non-hazardous soluble BOD coagulant that is recycled into beneficial reuse after treatment

    Based on over three years research and countless hours of testing, H2O is pleased to announce the next generation of wastewater separation chemistry products. 'These products are unique not only because of soluble BOD, nitrogen and phosphorus removals are markedly improved but because the solids can recovered and reused,' says Scott Frazier, President, H2O Technical Services, Inc. Previous ...


    By H2O Technical Services

  • EPA Draft Staff Paper Outlines Lead Air Quality Standards Review

      Contact: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its first Draft Staff Paper for the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The document is part of the agency's review of the lead NAAQS to ensure that federal air quality standards reflect the latest air pollution and health ...

  • THE GRAND SLAM™ WASTE RECYCLER FROM STEDMAN

    Aurora, IN - The Grand Slam™ Waste Recycler, manufactured by Stedman, is designed for sizing hundreds of materials and agglomerated wastes into carefully controlled uniform sizes, reducing maintenance time and expense. The Grand Slam Waste Recycler is capable of handling up to 100 tons of wet and sticky or dry and fibrous material per hour, and typical applications include: bakery waste for ...


    By Stedman

  • Brisbane Water Selects Bentley’s WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition for Modeling Speed, Ease of Use, and Fire Flow Analysis

    Exton, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Brisbane Water, one of the largest water utilities in Australia, has selected WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition, Bentley’s water distribution modeling solution, to manage the municipality’s complex water network. The network serves a population of approximately one million. WaterGEMS V8 XM, which won the 2006 AWWA People’s Choice Award for ...

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