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  • ASTM F2096 - 11 Standard Test Method for Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Test)

    The internal pressurization test method provides a practical way to examine packages for gross leaks. This test method is extremely useful in a test laboratory environment where no common package material/size exists. This test method may apply to large or long packages that do not fit into any other package integrity test method apparatus. This test method may be used as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • Lunchboxes Recalled After Toxic Chemical Leak

    Insulated lunchboxes made by California Innovations, Inc. of Toronto, Canada have been recalled due to the risk of ingestion of toxic chemicals in the freezer gel packs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company recommended that consumers stop using the product immediately.   The freezer gel packs inside of the lunchboxes contain diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

    The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation's long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste. The above-ground radiation release that exposed the workers during a night shift two weeks ago shut down the facility as authorities investigate the cause and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • Indoor Water Leaks can Quickly Result in Mold Issues and Termite Infestations

    When a water leak occurs in a residential or commercial property, the presence of water and moisture can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also result in mold contamination, indoor air quality (IAQ) issues and even a termite infestation.  There are some species of termites that are attracted to water damaged ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New High Speed Micro Leak Detector for filled Aerosol cans

    Our AeroCan° family of Micro Leak Detection Systems for filled aerosol cans offers a very economical and practical solution to achieve immediate production  savings and improve safety and quality by eliminating bubble detectors and water  bath operators. In addition, the complementary water bath test  method with  partially submersed cans generates accurate data to be easily ...


    By J.U.M. Engineering GmbH

  • California Middle School’s Leaking Roof Creates Mold Concerns

    Last month, the Ventura County Star reported about concerns from parents and faculty at Fillmore Middle School. According to the report, the 12 year old school in Fillmore, California, has been plagued with roof leaks that in recent years have gotten much worse and now mold has been discovered growing in the school.  “There were leaks in the past, but they were ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Union awaits info on leak at New Mexico nuke dump

     A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Tuesday its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak that exposed at least 13 people. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad has been off-limits to most workers for nearly three weeks. Only ...


    By Associated Press

  • Aeration may remove antidepressant drugs from water leaked from landfill

    Aeration is an effective means of eliminating antidepressants from landfill leachate, a new study finds. The concentrations of five different drugs were reduced by this treatment process, which could be an effective means of tackling the growing problem of pharmaceutical infiltration into aquatic environments. Pharmaceuticals, while an important component of modern medicine, can have negative ...

  • PCB Leaking From Light Fixtures in New York Schools

    According to CBS New York, there have been at least two reported cases of toxic PCBs dripping out of light fixtures atNew York schools. At one school, the chemical leaked from the light fixture and onto a guidance counselor’s desk. At another, PCBs leaked from a light fixture onto a 10-year-old girl’s desk and contaminated her clothes. Parents and elected officials have protested ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • TDL-500 with Archer GPS finds methane leaks fast

    Finding gas leaks or proving none exist has just become much easier. With a continuous log of GPS position and methane (CH4) analysis proving zero ppm or showing leak readings from just 1ppm to 100%, Geotech has provided an easy-to-use leak detector. With almost-instant response from the Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • New air pollution testing at Tonawanda Coke Corp. shows that facility is a significant source of Benzene (NY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the results of environmental testing conducted at EPA’s direction at the Tonawanda Coke Corporation (TCC), a coke and coal tar manufacturer based in Tonawanda, New York. EPA had ordered TCC to conduct the testing under government oversight to determine what levels of benzene are coming from the facility to determine if TCC is a ...

  • ASTM E741 - 11 standard test method for determining air change in a single zone by means of a tracer gas dilution

    Effects of Air Change—Air change often accounts for a significant portion of the heating or air-conditioning load of a building. It also affects the moisture and contaminant balances in the building. Moisture-laden air passing through the building envelope can permit condensation and cause material degradation. An appropriate level ...


    By ASTM International

  • IndoorDoctor Recommends Radon Testing Every Two Years

    Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can have very serious health effects. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer within the US. Radon levels fluctuate throughout the year, but often go undetected by homeowners, sometimes placing residents at risk without any detectable air quality changes. Environmental Engineer Jeffrey Bradley explains that it ...


    By Marketwire

  • Home Test Kit Helps Identify Asthma Triggers

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.  For those suffering from asthma this makes it all the more important that the air they breathe in their homes, offices and schools is free of elevated levels of known asthma triggers.   One common asthma trigger that has been recognized for years is mold.  The EPA has even ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FTIR Emission Testing - Avoiding Common Traps

    Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) technology is a powerful, versatile tool for air emissions testing, but involves a number of potential pitfalls. Obtaining high-quality, legally defensible data requires significant expertise and careful attention to a well-vetted quality management system. Golden Specialty, at the request of the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, has evaluated several ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Moisture Testing Identifies Building Problems and Microbial Growth

    Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and asthma.  One of the common culprits that cause allergies and can trigger asthma attacks is mold.  Although mold is all around us and is a natural part of the environment, elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can cause health concerns.   Typically if an indoor environment is suffering from elevated mold levels it is due to ...

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • Parker Releases New Air Driven Liquid Pump

    Parker Autoclave Engineers, part of Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has released an innovative new air driven liquid pump, the AHL118. A high volume, double-ended, double acting high pressure pump, the AHL118 is designed for use in oil and gas, chemical, industrial and research applications. The pump operates to a ...


    By Parker Hannifin Corp

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