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  • Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Storm Water Inlet Filter Design Program Announced by ADS

    A new online software program to select the proper components and design an inlet filter unit for a storm water drainage system is now available from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), the world's largest manufacturer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The step-by-step FLEXSTORM® Product Configurator is available free of charge at ...

  • Colorado`s National Park Service Chooses the Smart Sponge® as Clean Water Cure for Three Curecanti Recreational Marinas

    Smart Sponge catch basin inserts selected by the National Park Service to help control stormwater runoff pollution. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) -- AbTech Industries’ Smart Sponge® technology is most commonly associated with filtration systems that are currently cleaning up polluted street runoff in the storm drains of 27 states. However, the Smart Sponge’s versatility makes it ideal for a variety of ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Following NPDES regulations just got “ultra” easy

    To be fined or not to be fined? That is the question. With the NPDES Regulations (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) and European Commission for the Environment regulations on the rise, Ultra Tech and Granite Environmental have teamed up to keep you in compliance and money in your pockets. What’s the big deal? Stormwater that discharges from municipal separate storm sewer ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • The Smart Sponge Technology

    AbTech’s Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of its product innovation. Its unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It is also capable of ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Smart Sponge Technology Getting Smarter and More Advanced

    The Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of AbTech Industries product innovation. The unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels and also decrease heavy metals. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman Announces Success of New Filtration Technology Cleaning Up Our Nation`s Waterways

    The success of Long Island Sound's newest environmental hero, the Smart Sponge, announced by Senator Lieberman, the Long Island Soundkeeper and founder of AbTech Industries Glenn Rink. Initial field test show the Smart Sponge technology destroyed 75-99.9% of bacteria from stormwater including E.coli and fecal coliform. (PRWEB) June 13, 2006 -- U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) recently joined ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Reducing runoff pollution in the US

    Over the past century, runaway development has paved over forests, fields and wetlands across the country. Along with urbanization has come the problem of 'urban stormwater' – rainwater that washes over dirty surfaces such as roads, buildings and lawns and becomes a major source of pollution in rivers, lakes and bays. While much has been achieved in the past 30 years to limit pollution from ...


    By Erosion Control Forum

  • Town of Newburgh, New York Providing Clean Drinking Water to Area Residents Under Agreement with EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Town of Newburgh, New York has completed the construction of a drinking water treatment plant that will deliver a reliable and clean source of drinking water to local residents under the terms of a 2008 legal agreement between the town and the EPA. The agreement was reached after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint on ...

  • Puerto Rico Land Authority Agrees to Stop Clearing Wetlands in Guanica, Puerto Rico; Will Mitigate Damage Done

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has signed a legal agreement with the Puerto Rico Land Authority to stop the Land Authority from damaging wetlands on a property in Guanica, Puerto Rico. The excavation of the wetlands caused sediment to wash into the Guanica Bay, threatening water quality and potentially impacting sensitive coral reefs. The Land Authority did ...

  • Charles River pollution control district pays penalty for clean water violations

    In March, EPA’s New England office filed a complaint against the Charles River Pollution Control District, which operates a wastewater treatment facility in Medway, Mass., alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act for discharging phosphorus and suspended solids into the Charles River at levels above those allowed by its federal permit. In a compliance order issued along with the ...

  • North Carolina river turns to gray sludge after coal ash spill

    Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge. On the riverbank, hundreds of workers at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina scrambled to plug a hole in a pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre pond where the toxic ash was stored. ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Announces 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Make Beaches Safer in Michigan and Wisconsin

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced seven Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants, totaling over $2.6 million, to improve water quality at Great Lakes beaches in Michigan and Wisconsin. The grants were announced by EPA Regional Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman at Samuel Myers Park in Racine, Wisconsin, at one of the beaches targeted for ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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