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  • Plastic bottles could clean arsenic-contaminated water

    Chopped up plastic bottles covered in a common chemical may be a simple and inexpensive method for removing arsenic from drinking water. A team of chemists at Monmouth University, United States, found that bits of plastic coated with cysteine, a common molecule found in foods, bind to arsenic. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists suggest alternative source of arsenic contamination

    New research contradicts previous findings that arsenic contamination — an environmental crisis that affects more than 60 million people in the Bengal Basin — in groundwater may result from arsenic coming from man-made ponds, suggesting instead that it originates in sediments in aquifers. Groundwater ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arsenic Removal Technology

    Onion Equipment provides an innovative, cost-effective and reliable approach for the safe removal of arsenic from contaminated sites, municipal water supplies and private wells. OEarsenX is a polymer based bead with hydrous iron oxide nano-particles impregnated throughout the bead. This advanced hybrid material combines the best arsenic-binding chemistry, arsenic selective chemistry of iron ...


    By Onion Enterprises

  • ION EXCHANGE TREATMENT PLANT ENDS NITRATE, ARSENIC, AND URANIUM CONTAMINATION PROBLEM FOR CITY`S DRINKING WATER

    The Purolite Company has announced the availability of a third-party technical case history that describes how theinstallation of a multi-contaminant-removal, ion exchange treatment plant for McCook, NE’s drinking water was specified and installed to end a 15-year old nitrate contamination problem that had increased in scope over the years to also include uranium and arsenic. The two-page ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • EPA awards the city of Denton US$63,000 to clean contaminated site

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$63,000 as part of a cooperative agreement to the City of Denton to clean a Brownfields site located at a potential Transit Park. Historically the Transit Park site, which is less than a mile away from the Downtown Square, was used for light industrial, commercial, and automotive repairs. The cleanup project will consist of two phases. The ...

  • EPA to begin final cleanup of recovery act-funded South Minneapolis arsenic site; Open House Aug. 26

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that cleanup of arsenic-contaminated soil at nearly 500 South Minneapolis homes will begin after Labor Day. This project is supported by US$20 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Residents pay nothing for the cleanup. From 2004 to 2008, an EPA Superfund team cleaned up 197 properties with arsenic levels ...

  • Indian arsenic clean-up `working well`

    A new chemical-free method to remove arsenic from water is working well in pilot plants in India, scientists report. The method, developed by a team of European and Indian scientists, was tested in six plants set up to supply safe arsenic-free water to Kasimpore village in India's West Bengal state, one of the most arsenic-contaminated sites in the world. An estimated 140 million people in Asia ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • AdEdge Installs 100th System for Arsenic Removal

    Hampton Falls, NH -- AdEdge Technologies, Inc. installed its 100th small water system for arsenic and iron removal for the Lincoln Akerman School located in Hampton Falls, N.H. Adedge was selected in 2006 by the Hampton Falls School District to design, fabricate and install a full-scale AD26 arsenic, iron and manganese treatment system for the Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls. The ...

  • Report: 20 Additional Toxic Coal Ash Contamination Sites Found in 10 States

    As Congress Considers "Deregulating" Toxic Coal Ash, Citizens Plea for Federal Enforcement of Standards to Protect Their Drinking Water; EIP Report Details How Arsenic & Other Dangerous Pollutants Contaminated Groundwater and Soil at Newly Identified Sites in FL, GA, IL, IN,  IA, KY, NV, SC, TN and TX. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 ...

  • Final agreement to study contamination at Smurfit Stone Mill site (Missoula County, Mont.)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final agreement to investigate contamination at the Smurfit Stone Mill Superfund site, in Missoula County, Montana. Under the terms of the agreement, M2Green, International Paper, and WestRock will conduct a comprehensive investigation of soils, river sediments, and ground and surface water to determine the nature and extent of ...

  • Merckoquant® arsenic rapid tests now even more customer-friendly

    Arsenic in our water is a global problem: More than 100 million people worldwide drink water with high arsenic contamination. With its efficient Merckoquant® arsenic tests, Merck provides simple visual rapid tests that – thanks to their high detection sensitivity – can be used for control testing of water supplies contaminated by arsenic. The handy Merckoquant® test strips are especially easy to ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • EPA Orders Company to Address Contamination at Former Aluminum Production Site in Ravenswood, West Virginia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Century Aluminum of West Virginia to develop an updated cleanup plan for a former industrial facility in Ravenswood, W.Va., that was used for the storage and disposal of hazardous materials that were byproducts of aluminum production. EPA is currently overseeing cleanup activities at the site, located on Route 2 South, Century road, Ravenswood, ...

  • City of Sheridan (Wyo.) receives $400K to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites in North Main Street area

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Sheridan will receive a $400K EPA Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in the North Main Street area. The City of Sheridan will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess hazardous waste and petroleum contamination at more than a dozen properties in a downtown corridor containing several ...

  • Tests show different arsenic levels in North California spill

    The nation's largest electricity provider, state regulators and an environmental group issued differing data Thursday about the levels of toxins detected in a North Carolina river following a massive spill of coal ash. Test results released by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Duke Energy showed arsenic and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Natural processes can limit spread of arsenic in water, says study

    Many people in Bangladesh and other parts of Asia have been poisoned by drinking groundwater laced with arsenic—not introduced by humans, but leached naturally from sediments, and now being tapped by shallow drinking wells. In recent years, to avoid the problem, deeper wells have been sunk 500 feet or more to purer waters—but fears have remained that when deep water is pumped out, ...

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • New Life for Contaminated Land in Croydon UK

    Contaminated land remediation specialist Envirotreat are currently undertaking the installation of a Soil Mixed Reactive Barrier System (SMRBS) at a former coal gasification site in Croydon UK for Barratt (Kent) in what will form a forward thinking and exciting new site 5.3ha combined Commercial and Residential property project. Working alongside Piling Contractor Miller Piling and Consultant ...


  • EPA Beginning Work in Willington, Conn. to Remove Contamination

    (Boston, Mass.) - Beginning Monday, Sept. 10th, EPA and its contractors will begin work to carry out a short-term cleanup at the CadleRock Properties Site on Squaw Hollow Road, in Ashford/Willington, Conn. ...

  • 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

  • EPA Adds Seven Sites and Proposes 12 Sites to the Superfund List

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 19, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding seven new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the list for investigation and clean-up. The list, known as National Priorities List (NPL), sets priorities under the federal Superfund program that addresses complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the ...

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