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Denver Law would require industries to create odor control plans

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28/07/2016

In Denver’s Swansea neighborhood, there has been an increased need to fight a mixture of foul odors coming from a wastewater treatment plant or a dog food manufacturer. According to a recent Denver Environmental Health’s (DEH) Environmental Quality Division of citizens living in this area, 80 percent of respondents noticed a smell that affects their quality of life when at home. ...

More details on one of the world’s largest biomass fired plants

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28/07/2016

Sawmilling South Africa confirms that the massive biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant being built on the shores of Värtan, a strait in Sweden’s capital city, by Fortum Värme, a company jointly owned by Finnish energy firm Fortum and the city of Stockholm, is on schedule to begin operation this autumn. Värtan CHP8 (130 MWe, 280 MWth), which began ...

Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 Released

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27/07/2016

Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with industry best practices. These companies achieved perfect scores in Development International’s Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015, ...

Wind Turbines Cause Rising Number of Bird and Bat Fatalities

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27/07/2016

Wind power is one of the cleanest and safest methods of generating renewable energy. Due to the steady increase in price of nonrenewable sources, wind turbine use has increased 25% in the past decade.i While its growth has helped reduce carbon emissions and pollution, this green source of energy comes at a cost: these massive blades, slicing the air at close to 200 miles per hour, serve as ...

New APP for gas monitoring staff

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29/07/2016

The Gasmet APP is now available free of charge on both iOS and Android Smartphones, providing anyone with an interest in gas monitoring with quick and easy access to an enormous volume of highly useful information. The APP contains a link to a library of information on 500+ compounds providing IR spectra in addition to chemical formula, molecular weight, boiling point etc. for each gas. A dew ...

Monitoring for Hydraulic Fracturing, sub topics Setting the Baseline and Ongoing Monitoring

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28/07/2016

British Water in collaboration with Cranfield University are pleased to announce the workshop series: Monitoring for Hydraulic Fracturing, sub topics Setting the Baseline and Ongoing Monitoring If you want to discuss recent developments within the environmental and process control monitoring applicable to Hydraulic Fracturing arena, help identify current challenges, and ...

ERCC to hold workshop at E-Scrap 2016

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29/07/2016

This workshop, hosted by the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), will discuss the latest successes and challenges under the implementation of the 25 state electronics recycling laws (and now DC).   Workshop participants will hear about the latest updates to the laws from this year, such as those in Minnesota, and discuss what lessons can be drawn from them.  The ...

Green Slime plagues Florida, drives home importance of nutrient removal

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28/07/2016

While most of the country was seeing red, white, and blue this past Fourth of July, many Florida residents were seeing green. Massive algae blooms filled the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon with thick, green, toxic slime, promoting Florida governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency in the countries on the state’s Atlantic Coast, reported USA Today. The algae are ...

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