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  • CoMo170 hand held contamination monitor

    Laboratory Impex Systems launches CoMo170 a light weight, hand held contamination monitor. The CoMo170 monitors a large area - 170 cm2, its innovative CoMo detector technology uses thin-layer plastic scintillation, negating the need for gas filled or gas-flushed detectors, thus minimising operating costs.Capable of simultaneous or selective alpha and beta-gamma contamination measurement, CoMo170 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

    A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to presents a significant challenge to decisionmakers ...

  • Eye Shadow Recalled Due to Pseudomonas luteola Contamination

    Purity Cosmetics of San Jose, CA is recalling Lot #1B11 of its “100% Pure Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow” due to Pseudomonas luteola contamination. The product was made by Radical Cosmetics—an independent, third party contract laboratory located in New Brunswick, NJ—which is a separate entity from Purity Cosmetics.   Approximately 300 units of the eye shadow were ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Drinking water of 41m Americans contaminated with pharmaceuticals

    An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the drinking water of at least 41 million people in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. It has long been known that drugs are not wholly absorbed or broken down by the human body. Significant amounts of any medication taken eventually pass out of the body, primarily through the urine. 'People think that if ...

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Contamination in Water Poses New Problems for Cleanup in Libby, MT

    Tests of the waterways surrounding Libby, Montana show extremely high levels of asbestos, complicating a cleanup that has already cost $370 million over the past decade, reports the Great Falls Tribune. W.R. Grace & Co. mined asbestos-tainted vermiculite near Libby to make residential insulation until 1990. Now the area is one of the largest superfund sites in the nation’s history. An ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Finalizes Plan to Address PCB Contamination in the Grasse River in Massena, NY

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to clean up contaminated river sediment at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena, New York. Past industrial activities have contaminated the river sediment with polychlorinated biphenyls. PCBs are probable human carcinogens that build up in the fat of fish and mammals, increasing in concentration as they move up the food chain. ...

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Contaminations From Recent Flooding

    The heavy rains forced Meriden nursing home to evacuate early Sunday morning after water leaked onto an electrical panel as this latest N'easter ripped through the state of Connecticut causing flooding, downed trees and power outages. Gov. Jodi Rell has declared a state of emergency after touring damage caused by this weekends powerful storm.Flooding can cause the contamination of water with ...


  • Fungal Contamination of Pharmaceutical Products Leads to 33 Eye Infections

    Health authorities reported that a tainted dye and injection used during eye surgeries caused 33 cases of rare fungal eye infections. The products were made by the same Florida pharmacy, Franck’s Compounding Lab, that produced the supplements responsible for killing 21 elite polo horses in 2009.   All patients with the infections had undergone either eye surgeries or injections. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • UNEP Leads First Ever Nationwide Diagnosis of Contaminated Soil in Republic of Serbia

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the first ever nationwide efforts to identify and map contaminated soil sites for remediation in the Republic of Serbia. The project takes place thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, which is contributing USD 400,000 for capacity building as part of the project; and the Global Environment Fund ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • Northeast Flood Victims May Face A Variety Of Environmental Contaminants When Returning To Property

    Powerful rainstorms have recently hit the northeast and caused a variety of flooding in several areas of Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Northern New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past 2 weeks.  Unfortunately, many of these property owners will face environmental contaminations when returning. Tragically, flood waters have entered countless properties, ruined ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA to reconsider monitoring requirements for airborne lead

    To ensure the most vulnerable Americans are adequately protected from exposure to lead from the air, EPA will reconsider some of its lead air pollution monitoring requirements, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced. Even at low levels, lead exposures can damage a child’s IQ, learning and memory. “We have a fundamental responsibility to protect every child from environmental threats, especially ...

  • Call for future Government to monitor rejected MRF materials

    The Campaign for Real Recycling has written an open letter to the major political parties calling on the next Government to ensure that the monitoring of materials rejected by material recycling facility operations is tightened to create a clearer record of recycling statistics. The CRR is also calling on the next Government to: ...

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Robot LuminoTox : Fully Automated Online Bio Monitoring

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  • Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

    A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last year that would mandate flow meters and cutoff ...


    By Associated Press

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