Surface Contaminants News

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The problem with LCD monitors has been solved

    LCD flat-screen monitors contain mercury in their backlight, which means they are classified as hazardous waste in the sense of the EWC, and belong to collection group 3 of the Electrical and Electronic Appliance Law. To effectively access this backlighting system, the surface of the screen has to be detached without releasing any pollutants. We have solved this problem with a ...

  • EPA Seeks Input on Draft Monitoring Plan Following Gold King Mine Release

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a draft monitoring plan to further evaluate pre- and post-incident conditions following the August 5 Gold King Mine release in Colorado. “EPA has been sampling conditions since the spill to ensure the safety of residents in the watershed,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This monitoring plan represents the next ...

  • EPA Removes Burrows Sanitation Site in Michigan from National List of Most Contaminated Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Burrows Sanitation Superfund site in Hartford Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, has been officially removed from the Agency’s list of the most serious uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the nation. “After years of cleanup and monitoring by EPA and the State of Michigan, the Burrows site no longer ...

  • Evaluation NUVIA process to map radiological contaminations

    The evaluation has demonstrated that Kartotrak can provide key information to a project manager for a better risk management. After several technical exchanges between NUVIA Process and Geovariances about the use of geostatistics for radiologically contaminated soil characterization, a guided evaluation was conducted to try Kartotrak on a real dataset. The first ...


    By Geovariances

  • NUVIA Process

    The evaluation has demonstrated that Kartotrak can provide key information to a project manager for a better risk management. After several technical exchanges between NUVIA Process and Geovariances about the use of geostatistics for radiologically contaminated soil characterization, a guided evaluation was conducted to try Kartotrak on a real dataset. The first objective was to ensure that the ...


    By Geovariances

  • Geovariances helped NUVIA process to try Kartotrak

    After several technical exchanges between NUVIA Process and Geovariances about the use of geostatistics for radiologically contaminated soil characterization, a guided evaluation was conducted to try Kartotrak on a real dataset. The first objective was to ensure that the resulting data was compatible with NUVIA Process georeferenced equipments before running Kartotrak workflow. Indeed, NUVIA ...


    By Geovariances

  • Minimal Polymer Loss, Maximum Contaminant Removal!

    The MAS Continuous Disc Filtration, also known as the “CDF”, is a revolutionary adaptive melt filtration system which can be easily integrated into any current extrusion line that is in need of superior contaminant removal. The innovative CDF boasts many advantages over other continuous filters available today: The CDF removes up to 5% of soft contaminants such as Wood, Paper, ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • EPA works with Bayou Land Resource Conservation and Development Council to Control Mosquitos and Protect Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Bayou Land Resource Conservation and Development Council is taking action by evaluating the impact of green infrastructure on mosquito breeding areas and surface water quality in the Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods neighborhoods. EPA is awarding $59,000 to help protect and restore waters around Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans. The projects will ...

  • Eaton Introduces Toggle Switches Made with EPA Registered CuVerro Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces for Healthcare Facilities

    Power management company Eaton today announced its industry-first line of switches and wallplates made with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered CuVerro antimicrobial copper surfaces will now include a toggle switch option. Laboratory testing has shown that, when cleaned regularly, these surfaces deliver continuous and ongoing antibacterial* action, effective in killing greater than ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Midland Memorial Hospital Adopts Advanced Surface Disinfection Technology

    Since 1950, Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) has exemplified excellence in patient care, medical education and community service.  As a not-for-profit entity, the hospital originally opened its doors as a community owned, 75-bed hospital, serving the nearly 22,000 people who then resided in Midland County, Texas.  Today, the hospital has expanded to support the growing community and now ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Medical Center Health System Selects UVDI’s UV Surface Disinfection Technology

    Founded over 60 years ago, Medical Center Health System has grown from one facility into a family of healthcare providers delivering a broad range of advanced medical services to the people of Odessa, Texas and the surrounding 17 counties of the Permian Basin. Medical Center Hospital (MCH), a 402-bed regional medical center, currently serves over 100,000 patients each year. Recently, Medical ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • Dakota Technologies Offers Detection of Underground Coal Tars, Creosotes and Bunker Fuels

    Dakota Technologies introduces a sub-surface screening service, which uses the TarGOST® (Tar-specific Green Optical Screening Tool) to efficiently delineate multi-component dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). This tool is extremely effective for mapping in-situ coal tar and ...


    By Dakota Technologies, Inc.

  • Field method developed for testing oil sheens on surface water using sheen nets

    A pipeline spill in Michigan contaminated a river with crude oil.  Almost one year later, oil sheens continued to be spotted on the river's surface, as do "bio sheens," which look like oil sheens but only contain biological, natural organic matter from leaves and other decomposing vegetation. The oil company's contractor collected samples from both contaminated and non-contamianted areas ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • CMS Close to Beginning Hospital Infection Control Inspections

    According to recent reports, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are currently finalizing their hospital control survey. Once complete, the CMS is expected to conduct hospital infection control inspections in the near future. Some in the industry see these actions as a likely prelude to forthcoming regulations meant to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).   ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Our expert in geostatistics applied to radiological contamination characterization is panelist at WM2013 Symposia

    Come to attend our expert’s presentation on "Geostatistical aspects and application of 3D characterization for decommissioning and waste management" February 24 - 28, 2013 Geovariances’ expert in geostatistics applied to radiological contamination characterization Yvon Desnoyers is panelist at WM13 Session 87. Come to attend his ...


    By Geovariances

  • WEDNESDAY: EPA Will Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Final Results of Radiological Investigation at Santa Susana

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community meeting to discuss the final results of its radiological investigation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). EPA has officially completed its field work and has collected a total of 3,735 soil and sediment samples and 215 groundwater and surface water samples which were analyzed for radioactive contaminates. A ...

  • Hurricane Sandy May Cause Sewage Contamination after Floods

    Although Hurricane Sandy has officially passed, many on the East Coast continue to feel the effects. Every East Coast state, from North Carolina to Massachusetts and as far in land as Michigan, experienced flooding, and an estimated eight million were without power as of Tuesday. In areas where extreme flooding occurs, sewage contamination usually follows. Environmental sewage contaminations not ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Salmonella Contamination Suspected in Bagged Salads

    Dole Fresh Vegetables recently announced a voluntary recall of bagged salads due to possible Salmonella contamination after New York authorities found that a random sample of the product tested positive for the pathogen.   756 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B are being ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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