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  • Companies Fined and Take Action to Comply with Ocean Dumping Requirements

    Under a recent settlement with EPA, Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., and the joint venture Cashman-Weeks NB, JV, will pay a penalty and perform additional measures for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA and also known as the Ocean Dumping Act). EPA alleged that the companies violated the Ocean Dumping Act related to dredging ...

  • SMHI and SYKE in Finland enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring

    SMHI and SYKE, the Finnish Environment Institute, have begun a close collaboration to monitor the marine environment of the Baltic and the North Sea. “It is unique for two countries to sign an agreement in this way, but we are leading a trend that the EU and the global organization ICES would like to see going forward. As a combined force we can improve the monitoring of the acute problems ...

  • Duoyuan Global Water Announces Further Delay in Filing Annual Report on Form 20-F Pending Completion of Investigation

    Duoyuan Global Water Inc. (NYSE: DGW) ("Duoyuan" or the "Company"), a leading China-based domestic water treatment equipment supplier, announced that it will further delay the filing of its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 that was originally due on June 30, 2011.  The Company ...


    By Duoyuan Global Water Inc.

  • Global ban on tributyltin enters into force

    A milestone in the protection of the oceans was reached this week as a global ban on tributyltin (TBT) - one of the most toxic chemicals deliberately released into the sea - entered into force. The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems for Ships obliges its signatories to ensure that no vessels using TBT-containing paint go under their flag or call at their ports. ...


    By WWF UK

  • Oil slick in loop current

    A small portion of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the Loop Current in the form of light to very light sheens. According to NOAA, in the time it will take for oil to reach the Florida Straits the pollutants will be highly weathered and both the natural process of evaporation and the application of chemical dispersants would have significantly reduced oil volume NOAA spill ...


  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $20M Water Treatment Plant Contract

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc.(NASDAQ: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Surface waters: 12 new controlled chemicals, three pharmaceuticals on watch list

    Twelve new substances will be added to the EU priority list of those known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters under rules endorsed by MEPs on Tuesday. For the first time, three pharmaceuticals will also be included in a "watch list" of emerging pollutants that could one day be placed on the priority list. “Water policy is a long-term policy. Our citizens should have access to clean ...


    By European Commission

  • Putting the `CSI` into CSIRO on world water day

    Potentially applicable to coastal ecosystems around the world, the technique is based on a custom-made DNA microarray (gene chip), which contains DNA sequences from over 42,000 organisms found at the bottom of oceans and estuaries. A significant proportion of this genetic information was derived from samples taken around Sydney Harbour. Using the chip, scientists can investigate how many and what ...

  • Thermal Desorption opens at Waste Recovery Park

    Augean plc was granted authorisation to build and operate an innovative waste recovery park for the treatment of hazardous wastes, located on land adjacent to its existing landfill site at Port Clarence, Teesside. The 12.7 hectare site will provide an integrated waste management facility that uses several complementary treatment processes to recover more waste for reuse and recycling, providing ...


    By Augean PLC

  • EPA Delivers First National Estuary Condition Report

    Washington, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its first National Estuary Program Coastal Condition Report, which ranks the condition of ecological resources in the 28 estuaries of EPA's National Estuary Program (NEP). This report serves as a foundation for EPA's efforts to protect, manage and restore coastal ecosystems. 'As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ...

  • LiDAR monitoring coastal erosion

    Subject to intense meteorological events, including windstorms and heavy waves, Corsica has seen significant erosion of its coastline in the past 25 years and a decline in the surface area occupied by seagrass beds. Key to the success of this new initiative will be the Hawk Eye II scanning device, with its capability to capture precision data from both land and seabed terrain simultaneously, in ...


  • Expedition to map the Arctic seafloor

    American and Canadian scientists are setting sail this summer to map the Arctic seafloor and gather data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf. Each country may exercise sovereign rights over their extended continental shelf’s natural resources of the seabed and subsoil. These rights and authorities include control over minerals, petroleum and sedentary organisms such as clams, ...

  • Fiomarine defies odds as 2009 proves to be a success

    As many companies still feel the effects of the Global Financial Crisis, the second half of 2009 is proving to be a success for Fiomarine. As well as penetrating the Oil & Gas market, the Company has continued to make inroads into the large international Marine Research market with sales to both Singapore and China. The Tasmanian Company that has been supplying its Fiobuoy all-in-one ...


    By Fiomarine

  • U.S. EPA, Napa County announce millions for water quality, flood damage, Northern California Salmon

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Napa County, Calif., will today announce the details of nearly $3.3 Million in federal, state and local funding aimed at restoring water quality and riparian and aquatic habitats in the Napa River watershed. As part of two major restoration efforts covering 15 miles of the Napa River, more than 40 landowners have committed to converting nearly 135 ...

  • Water Clears in Southeast`s Largest Lake

    Without hurricanes to disturb it, water quality in the largest freshwater lake in the southeastern United States has improved substantially over the past two years, according to the South Florida Water Management District's most recent water quality data. Lake Okeechobee, covering 730 square miles with more than 100,000 acres of wetland habitats, is located in the center of the Everglades ...

  • Warming could permanently change Lake Tahoe in 10 years

    Global warming is predicted to slow water circulation in Lake Tahoe, changing the conditions for plants and fish in the lake within 10 years, according to scientists at the University of California-Davis. The result is likely to be a warmer lake with fewer cold water native fish, and more invasive species, such as large-mouth bass, bluegill and carp, the researchers say. Still unclear is how ...

  • 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.

  • Adventus Announces 1st European Deployment of EHC-OTM Remediation Biotechnology

    Patented oxygen-releasing compound seen in The Netherlands to offer best overall cost, performance and reliability WATERLOO, Ontario (July 6, 2006) – The Adventus Group announces the selection of their proprietary EHC-OÔ product by a consortium of Dutch remediation engineering and consulting firms. It was used at two industrial sites to clean up high levels of petroleum volatile ...


  • EPA Proposes $20 Million Settlement with Lightstone Group Development to Conduct Cleanup on the Banks of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced proposed agreements with two subsidiaries of The Lightstone Group that are developing 700 units of residential housing adjacent to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. The companies, LSG 363 Bond Street LLC and LSG 365 Bond Street LLC, have agreed to conduct sampling, cleanup work, and other measures on three parcels of land along the ...

  • Investigation: EPA, state underestimated spill potential

    Federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a toxic blowout from a Colorado mine, despite warnings more than a year earlier that a large-volume spill of wastewater was possible, an internal government investigation released Wednesday found. The regulators wrongly concluded there was little or no pressure from the millions of gallons of water trapped inside the inactive Gold King ...


    By Associated Press

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