amalgam waste News

  • Light Sources China: growing market for amalgam lamp technology & internal training efforts

    LightSources, Inc. (LSI) and its affiliated companies have always been committed to the development of their employees. Working in mature as well as evolving and rapidly growing industries, the global management team at LSI knows that a focus on people is crucial for long-term success. “Our people are the drivers for a winning performance,” says Christian Sauska, President & CEO. ...


    By Light Sources, Inc.

  • Redwave Expands Waste Processing Business with a New Subsidiary in Germany

    REDWAVE, as a leading supplier of sensor-based sorting machines and turnkey material-sorting systems, has taken a decisive step to expand its business in the waste-processing sector by founding a new subsidiary, REDWAVE Waste GmbH. The new company is located in Wetzlar, Germany and was incorporated in 2015. It adds the important area of mechanical-biological waste treatment to REDWAVE's product ...

  • EPA will propose rule to protect waterways by reducing mercury from dental offices / existing technology is available to capture dental mercury (DC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it intends to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste from dental offices. Dental amalgams, or fillings containing mercury, account for 3.7 tons of mercury discharged from dental offices each year. The mercury waste results when old mercury fillings are replaced with new ones. The mercury in dental fillings is flushed into chair-side ...

  • U.S. EPA proposes to eliminate mercury pollution from dentist offices nationwide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to eliminate mercury pollution from dental offices nationwide. These new Clean Water Act standards would cut discharges of dental amalgam - a mixture of mercury and other metals that dentists use to fill cavities. Under this proposal, dentists must use devices to remove mercury and other toxic metals before they go down the ...

  • American Dental Association Pleased With UNEP Treaty Outcomes

     The American Dental Association (ADA) is very pleased by the agreed upon provisions related to dental amalgam included in the United Nations Environment Program proposed mercury treaty. Delegates from more than 130 countries gathered in Geneva to develop the global treaty aimed at limiting emissions. Burning of coal is the largest single manmade source of mercury in the ...

  • ETS-UV UNLV for Reuse Water

    The validated ETS-UV model UNLV 800 watt amalgam provides a high dose of UV light with the lowest possible electrical connection. The amalgam lamps are highly efficient, up to three times more efficient than medium pressure lamps. The UNLV is used for agriculture, landscape, golf courses, urinal flushing and dust suppression as well as Aquifer storage (ASR). Direct to potable reuse schemes are ...

  • Veolia Environmental Services Celebrates 20 Years in Australia

    Veolia Environmental Services has enjoyed a long and varied history within Australia, starting in 1969 as a 50/50 joint venture between M Collins & Sons and Yellow Express who formed the company Collex Pty Ltd. Collex humbly started operations with 5 Frontlift Mobile Compactors and 3 Linehaul Transfer Trailers. In 1991 the French Group Veolia Environnement through its ...

  • ATM Metal-Recycling-Plant in Belarus

    In September 2007 ATM started up 4 pc. Briquetting presses Type HSB 18 in Republic of Belarus. Our customer State Amalgamation Belvtoremt has been briquetting his steel turnings since then and sells the steel-briquetts to foundries. They melt the briquettes as secondary material again. The briquetting obtains a substantial profit in comparison with bulk turnings. ATM briquetting presses provide ...


    By ATM Recyclingsystems GmbH

  • Mercury – Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention

    The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury. The Convention was signed in October 2013. At that time, it was the 1st international environmental agreement concluded in a decade. It is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the adverse ...

  • Mercury released from products down by 88%

    Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases to air and land caused by products that contain mercury decreased an estimated ...

  • New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - A plan by the Northeast states to lower mercury levels in fish throughout New England and New York has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The plan calls for a 98 percent reduction from 1998 levels of mercury from atmospheric sources in order to make mercury levels in fish low enough for the states to lift fish ...

  • EPA presents Success Story Award to Earth Keepers

    CHICAGO (Nov. 20, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock recently presented a Success Story Award to Upper Michigan's Earth Keepers for environmental stewardship. Superior Watershed Partnership Director Carl Lindquist accepted on behalf of the group at the 2006 State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) awards dinner in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 1. ...

  • One step closer towards a global treaty on mercury

    The realisation of a global treaty on mercury is gaining momentum following a meeting of over 120 states in Japan. Governments met last week in the city of Chiba to continue negotiations on creating a global treaty on mercury and help reduce sources of mercury pollution. The meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) - for which UNEP's Chemical Branch provides the Secretariat - ...

  • New PerkinElmer mercury analyzer simplifies contamination testing

    PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, has introduced the SMS 100, a new analyzer designed to improve the detection and measurement of mercury in solids and liquids and help minimize the need for complex sample preparation. The SMS 100 helps accurately measure mercury at low levels in a variety of sample types, enabling environmental ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • EPA finalizes plan to address contamination at mercury refining superfund site

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its final plan to clean up contamination at the Mercury Refining Superfund site in the towns of Guilderland and Colonie, New York. The plan will address soil, sediment, and ground water contaminated with mercury. “While the most immediate risks posed by this site were addressed by others many years ago, mercury is still present at levels ...

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • Pyrogenesis announces fourth quarter and 2011 year-end results

    PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ("PyroGenesis" or the "Company") (TSXV: PYR), an environmental solutions company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, today announced its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Highlights 2011 was a breakthrough year for Pyrogenesis, a year ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Cleanup Work to Begin at Mercury Refining Superfund Site On Colonie

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the cleanup of contaminated soil and sediment will begin next week at the Mercury Refining Superfund site, a mercury reclamation facility in the towns of Colonie and Guilderland, New York. Past waste disposal activities contaminated soil and storm water that drained off the site and into an unnamed tributary to the Patroon Creek with ...

  • EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action

    The ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, confirms Europe's leading role to protect citizens' health and the environment around the world. Upon initiative from the EU, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the new global treaty on mercury was negotiated and concluded in 2013. The EU has one of the most ambitious policies for ...


    By Europa Press Room

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