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  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

    A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the groundwater below the Indian Point power plant in Buchanan, New York, is about 740 times the amount allowed in drinking water, though officials said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Focus on groundwater protection results in nine enforcement actions at gas stations in Alaska, Oregon and Washington

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached settlements with nine gas stations in Alaska, Oregon and Washington to bring them into compliance with federal laws designed to protect underground sources of drinking water from fuel tanks stored below ground. The gas stations were subject to increased penalties for repeat violations, and some were blocked from receiving fuel shipments for ...

  • EPA announces cleanup plan for the Ellis Property Site in Evesham Township, New Jersey: cost of removal of contaminated soil estimated at $13.6 million

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to clean up soil contaminated with trichloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds at the Ellis Property Superfund site in Evesham Township, New Jersey. The contaminated soil is polluting ground water underlying the site. The ground water is not currently being used as a source of drinking water, but ground water at the site ...

  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • ASTM E2128 - 12 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

    This guide is intended to provide building professionals with a comprehensive methodology for evaluating water leakage through walls. It addresses the performance expectations and service history of a wall, the various components of a wall, and the interaction between these components and adjacent construction. It is not intended as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues Due to Tetracloroethene a Concern in Hauppauge, New York

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10th, 2012 From 1975 until 1985 an industrial property in Hauppauge, New York was used by a textile manufacturer.  As part of their operations, tetracloroethene was used to dry clean materials onsite.  The chemical was stored in several tanks both below and above ground on the property. These chemical storage tanks are believed to have leaked causing a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Suits claim Love Canal still oozing 35 years later

    Thirty-five years after Love Canal's oozing toxic waste scared away a neighborhood and became a symbol of environmental catastrophe, history could be repeating itself. New residents, attracted by promises of cleaned-up land and affordable homes, say in lawsuits that they are being sickened by the same buried chemicals from the disaster in the Niagara Falls neighborhood in the 1970s. "We're stuck ...


    By Associated Press

  • Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water District recognizes the importance of groundwater in the Silicon Valley

    As part of National Ground Water Awareness Week, March 8-14, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is encouraging all residents to take a moment during these dry times to recognize the importance of our largest water reservoir -- which is right beneath our feet. Groundwater is our most critical local asset for ensuring adequate water supplies now and in the future. About half of the water used ...


    By PRWeb

  • 10 Tips on Tank Preparation for the Winter Season

    With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition: Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Montana oil spill renews worry over safety of old pipelines

    A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive. ...


    By Associated Press

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Statement of Lisa P. Jackson administrator, U.S. environmental protection agency / legislative hearing on use of dispersants in BP oil spill / senate committee on appropriations: subcommittee on commerce, justice, science, and related agencies (HQ)

    Chairman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill response. My testimony today will provide you with an overview of EPA’s role and activities in the affected Gulf Coast region following the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon ...

  • Interstate Products provides guidance and solutions to SPCC farmers

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has re-published a March 2011 federal Environmental Protection Agency Fact Sheet which provides specific guidelines and information regarding the Clean Water Act’s, Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) information for ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Trench collapse seriously injures worker, leads to $424K fine for employer

    One minute he was working in the 8-foot trench below ground. The next, he was being buried in it. His co-workers came to his rescue, digging him out with their bare hands. Moments after they pulled the injured man to safety, the unprotected trench collapsed again. His injuries were serious and led to his hospitalization. The man's Houston-area employer, Hassell Construction ...

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Swan Hills - a profile

    Located in Swan Hills, Alberta, the Swan Hills Treatment Centre (SHTC), operated by Earth Tech Inc., has been operating as Canada’s only fully-integrated, hazardous waste treatment facility for over 20 years. As landfills become more scarce and unacceptable forms of waste management more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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