Soil Testing News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bertin Technologies signs a protocol with a view to acquiring Saphymo

    Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM , is strengthening its range of instrumentation equipment and systems by acquiring the Saphymo Group. This take-over would take effect in early January 2015. Bertin Technologies is at the forefront of French technological and industrial innovation and has been investing for a number of years in the area of ...


    By Saphymo

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Chinese official: Soil pollution hurts farming

    More than 8 million acres of China's farmland is too polluted with heavy metals and other chemicals to use for growing food, a Cabinet official said Monday, highlighting a problem that is causing growing public concern. The threat from pollution to China's food supply has been overshadowed by public alarm at smog and water contamination but is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Reterro Deploys Mobile Pilot Scale Unit for Soil and Waste-Stream Testing

    Reterro, Inc., an emerging green remediation leader in eliminating hydrocarbon contamination from soil and ongoing waste streams, announced today that it has introduced its pilot scale system for on-site testing and analysis. Reterro's IP-protected pilot unit is a finite element scaled ...


    By Reterro, Inc.

  • Soil contamination hazards discussed in new online Vvdeo

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses soil contamination issues that may impact people and their families. Today, there are many places across the country have been identified as Superfund sites.  Superfund is the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Encourages Testing and Safe Home Repairs to Protect Children’s Health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 20-26, 2013, to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. Approximately one million children today are affected by lead poisoning, but when you know what to look for and what to do, lead poisoning is 100% preventable. Major source of lead exposure among children is lead-based paint, including ...

  • New soil testing kit for third world countries

    Researchers at the University of Maryland and Columbia University have developed a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries. On-the-spot soil testing could have major impact in improving crop yields due to poor soils. The kit contains battery-operated instruments and safe materials for agricultural extension agents to handle in the field. They can test for the ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Land use affects potential health risks of cadmium and lead soil contaminants

    Exposure to polluted soil can affect human health, but the risk may vary depending on the soil type. A recent study has shown that the differing amounts of cadmium and lead that can be dissolved in the human digestive system can be predicted for contaminated agricultural, urban and woody habitat soils using a model. Its authors suggest this is a useful method for assessing the risks of ...

  • Density and Water Content

    A new ASTM International standard will be used by contractors and government agencies for quality control and quality assurance of electromagnetic soil density gauges. D7830/D7830M, Test Method for In-Place Density (Unit Weight) and Water Content of Soil Using an Electromagnetic Soil Density Gauge, was developed by Subcommittee D18.08 on Special and ...


    By ASTM International

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