Soil Testing News

  • Global Soil Week Discusses Integrative Review Approach for HLPF 2017

    The fourth Global Soil Week (GSW 2017) convened in Berlin, Germany, from 22-24 May 2017, on the theme, ‘Catalysing SDG Implementation through a Land and Soil Review.’ The meeting aimed to contribute to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by looking at the subset of SDGs that are under review by the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable ...

  • Geomil Equipment ntroduces brand new downhole CPT systems at the Bohrtechniktage 2017

    During the Bohrtechniktage (Bad Zwischenahn, Germany), Geomil Equipment introduces two new Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) systems for onshore, downhole use. Both the Wasp-90 and Oryx-125 will make their world premiere at this fair for the ...


    By Geomil Equipment B.V.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Qualification Tests on Reusable Engine to Support Next Era of Human Spaceflight from the United States

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has successfully completed hot-fire qualification tests of an engine that demonstrates the ability to meet reusability requirements for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner crew module propulsion system. The tests were conducted on Aerojet Rocketdyne's MR-104J hydrazine monopropellant engine ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

     Climate scientists puzzled by the traffic of carbon between soil and air may have to think more deeply about the role played by soil microbes − the planet’s smallest inhabitants. One research team has just found that soil microbes could actually lighten the colour of arid land soils, to  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • Canada begins consultation on proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of DSL substances

    On July 27, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) began a consultation on a proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL). Canada will use the proposed approach to: (1) establish a list of existing nanomaterials in Canada ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Molecular Lab - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    EBS continues driving innovation in wastewater treatment. In doing so, we have implemented new technology to identify sources of fecal bacteria in wastewater treatment systems. Many of our clients have permit limits for fecal indicator bacteria in their effluents. When concentrations are above these limits in systems that do not have domestic influences, the question becomes ...

  • PCBs Recently Discovered in New York have Property Owners Concerned

    Due to the past use of industrial chemicals at a number of locations across New York and the tri-state area, the soil around some homes and businesses may be contaminated. A recent case in New York highlights this issue after polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of a number of homes in Salina. So far, at least 19 homes have been found with PCB contaminated soil in ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Soil nailing is ideal for tight spaces or areas

    According to OSHA, excavation is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The greatest risk for worker fatalities is from cave-ins. But excavation is a necessary part of many construction projects. There are several different options for earth retention during excavation. The decision is typically made by the Project Team based on project logistics – how deep ...


    By sinorock

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Innovative Surfactant System Formulations for LNAPL Recovery

    Tersus is the worldwide distributor of the leading surfactant technology, TASK™ (Tersus Advanced Surface Kinetics) and related products, including the patented methods for in situ surfactant and chemical oxidation flushing (US Patent Nos. 6,913,419 and 7,021,863). Our anionic surfactant formulations have the unique ability to selectively desorb and liberate sorbed petroleum ...


    By Tersus Environmental, LLC

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • ML3 ThetaProbe Undergoes Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)

    Delta-T Devices’ product design and testing aims to establish the highest degree of performance and reliability we can achieve for each our instruments. Our rigorous testing regimes include extensive water resistance and thermal shock tests, and most recently with our ML3 ThetaProbe - Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor - Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT). HALT is a way of effectively ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • New Lightweight Deflectometer - Just Released!

    Measure in-situ soil modulus to ensure soil compaction requirements are met project wide or subgrade, subbase and roadbase. This deflectometer conforms to ASTM E2835-11 standard for plate deflection measurement due to an impulse load.  Importantly, the LWD-1 measures the actual impulse force in order to calculate stiffness (peak force ÷ ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • EPA Settlement with Virginia Military Bases Protects Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

    In separate agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have settled alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at three Virginia military bases: Fort Pickett, in Blackstone Va.; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, near Newport News, Va.; and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Norfolk, Va. These settlements address ...

  • 3D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet

    Soil scientists at Abertay University are using 3D printing technology to find out, for the very first time, exactly what is going on in the world beneath our feet. In the same way that ecologists study the interactions of living organisms above ground, Professor Wilfred Otten and researchers at the university’sSIMBIOS ...

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