Contaminated Soil Monitoring News

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • 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 ...

  • Perchlorate & Potential Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses perchlorate and potential human exposure concerns.   “Perchlorate is a chemical that is highly soluble in water, it can enter surface and groundwater where it can last for an extended time and create ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Kartotrak webinar - Kartotrak, all-in-one software solution for precise contaminated site characterization

    Kartotrak helps all those involved in the characterization or the remediation of contaminated sites to better identify and manage risks related to site remediation.  Discover how. Sign up now for our 45 min complimentary webinar to learn about all Kartotrak capabilities. You will find out how Kartotrak allows you to: Increase your knowledge and ...


    By Geovariances

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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