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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • Final agreement to study contamination at Smurfit Stone Mill site (Missoula County, Mont.)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final agreement to investigate contamination at the Smurfit Stone Mill Superfund site, in Missoula County, Montana. Under the terms of the agreement, M2Green, International Paper, and WestRock will conduct a comprehensive investigation of soils, river sediments, and ground and surface water to determine the nature and extent 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Teck agrees to clean up 15 lead-contaminated properties in Northport, Washington

    Teck Metals Limited and Teck American Incorporated have reached a legally binding cleanup agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin removing lead and other contaminants from 15 properties in northeast Washington state. Under the terms of the agreement, Teck will excavate and replace soil on 14 residential properties and one tribal allotment with EPA oversight. The cleanup ...

  • Polluted land owners in Ohio end suit against Whirlpool

    A lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. has been settled over contaminated land in northern Ohio near where dozens of children were sickened with cancer. The land owners settled their suit earlier this summer - months after the children's families dropped their lawsuit against Whirlpool linking the company's washing machine plant with the cancer cluster. Terms of the settlement weren't released, said ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • NEW AER-800 Anaerobic and Aerobic Testing & NEW BPA-800 Anaerobic Only Testing

    The New 800 Series using patented and proven flow cell technology that we have provided to our clients since 1990, with significant improvements and advancements in engineering. This New AER-800 Series eliminates the need for a separate interface box and is both powered and interfaced through a single USB connection allowing for less wires and by eliminating the interface box you have more room ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • AD Digestate Market at the ADBA National Conference 2014

    ADBA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014 AD 2015-2020: What can we achieve? “Balancing operating costs, customer demands and environmental outcomes presents a key challenge to the sector.” David Tompkins, Sector Specialist, WRAP Breakout Session 2: The digestate market ...

  • Under Settlement, City of Derby, Conn. Will Pay $675,000 for Cleanup Costs at O’Sullivan’s Island Site

    EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Justice have reached a settlement with the City of Derby, Conn., for partial reimbursement of EPA’s past costs incurred in addressing contamination at the O’Sullivan’s Island Site. The proposed consent decree, lodged with the Federal District Court in Connecticut on Oct. 28, 2014, if approved, will require the City of Derby to reimburse EPA for costs ...

  • EPA Encourages Newburgh Families to Have Soil Checked for Lead

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today joined Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy and Richard Mayfield, Orange County’s Director of the Office of Community Development, to encourage Newburgh residents to reduce their exposure to lead from soil and paint. The officials were at the Lead Safe Newburgh Coalition's "Soil Kitchen" event at the Riverfront Marina, ...

  • EPA Encourages Newburgh Families to Have Soil Checked for Lead

    On October 15, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck will join Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy at the Lead Safe Newburgh Coalition's "Soil Kitchen" event at the Riverfront Marina. At this “Soil Kitchen” event, Newburgh families can have their soil screened for lead and talk to lead experts from EPA, the Agency ...

  • EPA Settlement with the U.S.D.A. Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

    An underground storage tank (UST) at the Lake Moomaw Marina Store in Warm Springs, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations. The Lake Moomaw Marina Store is owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The required monthly and yearly inspections of leak detection ...

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