pcb contaminated soil News

  • SONIC Successfully Treats PCB Contaminated Soil in Ontario

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that it has completed the first phase of its contract in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on schedule. As required by the contract with a national environmental management company, Sonic has remediated the first phase of the overall contract to the satisfaction of the client. Sonic’s first GTA ...


  • Sonic Finishes Contract for On-Site Treatment of PCB Contaminated Soil

    Vancouver, Canada - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today reported that the Company has finished its first Ontario contract for the on-site treatment of PCB contaminated soil. The project was contracted and announced in October 2006, and the Sonic treatment system was deployed to the site in November, 2006. In excess of 600 tonnes of contaminated soil was treated ...


  • Safety of PCB handling confirmed

    Wenck Associates, USA, has completed an extensive polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) study at WM's Kettleman Hills Facility, which found that PCBs treated, stored and disposed at the facility do not have an adverse impact on human health or the environment. The study focused on measuring twelve PCB congeners identified by the World Health Organization as having dioxin-like properties. Soil, air and ...


  • Cedarburg, Wisconsin to Be Cleansed of PCBs

    CHICAGO, Illinois, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - The Cedar Creek Superfund site is in a suburban residential area in southeastern Wisconsin north of Milwaukee in the historic city and township of Cedarburg. It would be a pleasant place to live except that PCBs from two local companies have contaminated Cedar Creek so severely that the area has been placed on the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Small boost of electricity aids natural clean-up of PCB contaminants

    Applying a low voltage to polluted river sediment can boost microbes’ natural ability to degrade harmful polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminants, according to a new study. The approach could be a cost-effective, sustainable strategy to bioremediate polluted sites. PCBs are persistent contaminants as they remain for long periods in the environment, particularly in water, soil and ...

  • A Real Danger in Schools - PCBs

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep building students and faculty safe. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 30th, 2010 Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement with several schools in New York for the assessment and remediation of PCB caulk in the school buildings.  Several schools had been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Ameren Expands PCB Investigations in Illinois

    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office have asked that the energy company Ameren and its subsidiaries expand their investigation into liquids contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, found in natural gas distribution systems in Alton and East St. Louis. Ameren, under the direction of the federal and state ...

  • Could dangerous PCBs be in your home?

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a type of organic compounds that has been classified as persistent organic pollutants due to its toxicity. Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new guidance to communities on PCBs in caulk from buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978. The EPA now recommends testing for PCBs in peeling, brittle, cracking or ...


  • TerraTherm Patents Efficient, Cost-Effective Method for In-Pile Thermal Remediation of Organic Contaminants, Dioxins and PCBs

    TerraTherm, Inc., a leading provider of in situ environmental remediation services and technologies, today announces that it has patented an innovative, In-box, In-Pile Thermal Desorption® (IPTD®) Technology. TerraTherm's in-box process uses field-proven thermal conduction heating (TCH) to provide remediation of a broad range of organic contaminants, while greatly improving the material ...

  • EPA Adds Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, NJ to the Federal Superfund List; PCBs Contaminated Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, New Jersey to its Superfund list of hazardous waste sites. Unimatic formerly used the site to run a metals molding facility and operated machines using lubricating oil that contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The company’s operations caused the soil, ground water and a ...

  • EPA orders removal of PCB-contaminated materials from Massena, N.Y. site and decontamination of buildings before demolition

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today ordered Motors Liquidation Company (MLC), formerly the General Motors Corporation (GM), to remove materials and soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from portions of the General Motors Central Foundry Division Superfund site in Massena, N.Y. MLC intends to demolish several buildings at the site, a former General Motors plant, ...

  • Portland Oil Re-Refining Company ordered to safely dispose PCB-contaminated oil or pay penalty

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 has ordered Oil Re-Refining Company (ORRCO) of Portland, Oregon to properly dispose of PCB-contaminated oil or pay a federal penalty. EPA issued the order to expedite disposal of the PCB waste to protect human health and the environment. “EPA enforcement helps deter violators, who could otherwise gain an unfair business advantage over ...

  • SONIC PCB SONOPROCESS PATENTS ISSUE IN JAPAN AND USA

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that the Company has received notification that patents for the Company’s Sonoprocess for the treatment of POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants), including PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl), have issued in Japan and the USA. The patents refer to the Company’s Sonoprocess™ for the treatment of soils and ...


  • SONIC UPDATES PERFORMANCE OF PCB SONOPROCESS FACILITY

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today confirmed that the Company has ...


  • SONIC DEPLOYS FIRST PCB TREATMENT PLANT MODULES

    VANCOUVER, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) is pleased to announce that the first modules of Sonic’s full scale PCB treatment plant were deployed yesterday directly to the Company’s first commercial clean-up contract site in Greater Vancouver. The modules comprise part of Sonic’s PCB ...


  • BCI Seeking Partners for Projects to Degrade PCB's in the Field

      BCI Seeking Partners for Projects to Degrade PCB's in the Field   The BCI culture could be used for inoculation and treatment of ...

  • PCBs are Still a Danger Decades after their Ban

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to determine if their toxic presence is a danger to building occupants.  PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their ban in 1979 and were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Agana Springs PCB cleanup in Guam completed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working with the Guam Environmental Protection Agency completed the cleanup of contaminated soil from a former military water pump station at Agana Springs, Guam. Electrical transformers and other equipment at the former military water pump station at Agana Springs contained oil with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a cancer-causing chemical. In 2007, ...

  • SONIC VALIDATES PCB DESTRUCTION PROCESS IN REGULATORY TESTS

    PCB in soils remediated to <2 ppm using Sonic’s proprietary technology VANCOUVER, CANADA: Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) is very pleased to report that all tests conducted as ...


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