Contaminated Soil Monitoring News

  • Shawcity Seminar 3: Environmental Organic Gas Analysis - Soil and Water

    On Wednesday 14th September 2016, Shawcity hosted the third in their 2016 series of seminars for the occupational hygiene, health and safety and environmental industries. The theme for the event was 'Environmental Organic Gas Analysis - Soil and Water' and the speaker line-up was of the highest calibre, with four PhD-level experts sharing their knowledge on the subject. Delegates ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • SGS Academy Offers FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for Human Food Training

    Become a FSMA preventive controls qualified individual with FSPCA PCQI training from SGS. The FSMA rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption. ...


    By SGS

  • Environmental Experts Provide Solutions for Identifying Contaminated Soil in Puerto Rico

    Last month, The Atlantic published a report about the high rate of illnesses and cancer on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The article discussed the Navy’s past use of heavy metals and toxic chemicals on its former military base on the island and potential lingering soil contamination issues that could be impacting people’s health.  The Atlantic Fleet Weapons ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Inert Zebron PLUS GC Inlet Liners Ensure Simple, Safe Analysis

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces a new family of GC inlet liners, incorporating an innovative approach to packaging and installation and a unique deactivation process that minimizes sample adsorption and degradation. The new Zebron ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • Lead Exposure Hazards in New York’s Community and Urban Gardens

    There are over 500 community gardens in the five boroughs that make up New York City. These community gardens provide residents and visitors with a place to enjoy the outdoors and in many circumstances, allow residents to grow crops in an urban garden.   Urban gardening has been a growing trend in New York and the tri-state area. These gardens are situated in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Shimadzu’s New Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library Supports Advanced FTIR Contaminant Analysis

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of the LabSolutions IR thermal-damaged plastics library. The unique library contains infrared (IR) spectra data of 13 types of plastics, both unheated and damaged thermally at 200 to 400 degrees C. Many commercial libraries do not contain spectra for thermally damaged plastics, so this data is crucial to laboratories using FTIR ...

  • Specac and rubber analysis applications

    Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the 'crumb ...


    By Specac Limited

  • New shaker screen service in Bakken

    Drilling in North Dakota? Trilliant will supply, stock and service your shaker screen program on your location. Explain your program specs, then let us supply quality screen products, housed in durable, small-footprint containers at your drill site, with in-person service no less than weekly. We stock the screen inventory next to the rig, and you pay for the screens you use to keep running. In ...

  • UNEP Leads First Ever Nationwide Diagnosis of Contaminated Soil in Republic of Serbia

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the first ever nationwide efforts to identify and map contaminated soil sites for remediation in the Republic of Serbia. The project takes place thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, which is contributing USD 400,000 for capacity building as part of the project; and the Global Environment Fund ...

  • Soil management in China and the EU

    Following rapid urbanisation, management of contaminated soil has become a political priority in China. In this study, researchers reviewed the current system in China as compared to Europe and provide recommendations for the sustainable management of soil. China’s rapid economic growth, and the accompanied urbanisation, has come at a considerable cost to the environment. In the late 1990s, ...

  • Midwest Soil-Sement awarded the BNQ

    The BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Québec) has issued two new BNQ Certifications to Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., for Soil-Sement® Engineered Formula. Soil-Sement Engineered Formula joins Midwest's EnviroKleen®, giving Midwest three separate BNQ Certifications. Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the BNQ Certification provides the users of ...

  • EPA to oversee lead cleanup near Pilsen high school

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with H. Kramer & Co., the City of Chicago and the BNSF Railway Co. to remove lead-contaminated soil near the Benito Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen. The alley at 21st Place behind the H. Kramer foundry and a portion of the BSNF railway spur at 21st Place and Cermak Road will also be paved to eliminate potential exposure ...

  • Reduce Corrosion and Prevent Moisture Contamination

    Monitoring the moisture content of your petrochemicals is essential for maintaining quality, improving processes and ensuring that your final products meet trade specifications. Designed to perform in both manufacturing and lab environments, Computrac® has been engineered to deliver lab precision data with production durability. If moisture analysis is critical to your production ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • EPA Will Remove Contaminated Soil at Ithaca Falls Creek Gorge, N.Y.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will remove lead contaminated soil this month at a property between the base of a cliff wall and a walkway at the Falls Creek Gorge in Ithaca, N.Y. The EPA collected samples of soil at the site in May and July after receiving requests from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Ithaca. The city and state wanted the ...

  • With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening

    A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices. The findings are significant for urban and suburban gardeners, who according to a 2012 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide about 15 percent of the world's food, ...


    By Kansas State University

  • EPA Mobile Lab Screens Austin Residents’ Soil

    Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used a mobile lab facility to screen soil samples from Austin residences recently. Participants were able to bring soil from their garden or yard and have it assessed for heavy metals. Scientists from EPA’s lab facility in Houston worked with representatives from Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service and the city of ...

  • Illinois’ First Environmental Contaminant Treatment (ECT) System

    The Otter Lake Water Commission has installed our TrojanUVSwift™ECT – a technology which optimizes the treatment of environmental contaminants, particularly taste and odor-causing compounds found in surface waters. This is the first ECT installation and the first UV system to receive ...

  • Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico

    Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC). TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico's Superfund sites, hazardous waste locations and other areas where it is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • Willow trees are cost-efficient cleaners of contaminated soil

    Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to a research project led by the University of Eastern Finland. Funded by the EU, the project studied willow tree growth in contaminated soils in Finland and Russia. "This is a cost-efficient solution for ...


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