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  • US Nuclear Corp announces aerial radiation detection

    US Nuclear Corp is proud to announce the Aerial Radiation Detection instruments of the DroneRAD system.  In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bombs; cyber crime; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before.  With the advent of Drone technology now ...


    By Technical Associates

  • EPA Completes Radiation Screening at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex in Bridgeton, Mo.

    Radiation screening experts from EPA Region 7 and Region 5 have completed the radiation screening of the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) in Bridgeton, Mo. The screening began on Monday, May 19. The EPA screening of the 70-acre park collected data from 60,000 points along 45 miles of transecting lines. Three field survey teams worked in concert transecting the entire complex. Using ...

  • EPA Region 7 to Conduct Radiation Screening of Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex in Bridgeton, Mo.

    Bridgeton, Mo., Mayor Conrad Bowers and EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks announced today the details surrounding the EPA’s planned radiation screening of the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC). The pair detailed the plans for the screening, which is expected to begin the week of May 19, at a news conference at Bridgeton City Hall. Recent calls for EPA to check the complex for ...

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

  • Valley and Butte Fire Response Update 10/28/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal, state, and local partners continue the assessment and clean-up of household hazardous wastes in the aftermath of the Valley Fire in Lake County, Calif. and the Butte Fire in Calaveras County, Calif. EPA mobilized to the two fire-impacted areas first to clear properties near public schools in Lake County, then more broadly in fire ...

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras Provide Important Answers during IAQ Investigations

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) utilize advanced infrared cameras to help solve complex indoor air quality (IAQ) and building science issues.   Thermal imaging cameras have found many uses since their inception.  These specialized cameras are used by professionals ranging from firefighters and power line technicians to IAQ professionals and energy efficiency ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Research stations in Antarctica could be affecting magnetic fields

    A new aerial survey is the first to assess the possible impact of a research station in Antarctica on magnetic fields. Estimations indicated that the station generated a magnetic field that extends up to 650 metres from the station with a peak strength of 2800 nanotesla (nT) within 100 metres from the station on the ground. This may have implications for organisms in Antarctica that are ...

  • MEP releases the 2014 Report on the State of Environment in China

    MEP released to the media the “2014 Report on the State of Environment in China” (SOE) today. The SOE stated that in 2014, with the high attention paid by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, China made positive progress in promoting ecological progress and reforming the ecological environment area, and made new strides in air, water, and soil pollution control. The annual ...

  • Single field mobilization completes site investigation and removal actions

    The Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last summer to introduce new approaches and technologies to the site cleanup program operating at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in western Kentucky. A Triad demonstration was conducted at PGDP's Area of Concern (AOC) 492 that integrated several real-time ...

  • Weak lensing gains strength

    Weak gravitational lensing is a uniquely promising way to learn how much dark matter there is in the Universe and how its distribution has evolved since the distant past. New work by a team led by a cosmologist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has made major progress in extending the use of gravitational lensing to the study of much older and smaller ...

  • WWEM 2012 smashes attendance records

    The organisers of WWEM 2012, the Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring event, have announced that visitor numbers were up by 22% in comparison with 2010. On behalf of the organisers, Marcus Pattison expressed his delight with this success, adding: “We are extremely pleased with the number of people that took advantage of everything that WWEM 2012 had to offer – visitors came ...

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA Announces Webinar On TSCA Section 8(d) Electronic Reporting Tool: On May 11, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will present a webinar on the use of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(d) electronic reporting tool on May 22, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT. The webinar will provide a walk through of the CDX (available ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA Jim Jones Designated As Acting Assistant Administrator For OCSPP: On November 22, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that Jim Jones, the current Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, will be designated to serve as the new Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office ...


    By Acta Group

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