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  • New technology for water quality incident response

    INTELLITECT Water has launched a unique, highly innovative drinking water monitoring technology, the Intellisonde SA™, which provides remote, continuous access to tap water quality data. Historically, the normal response to any issues relating to tap water quality would be for a Water Company to dispatch a team of water samplers equipped with sample bottles and/or DPD test kits. There are four ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Chemical incidents at swimming pools and leisure centres on the rise

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), part of leading climate and energy consultancy AEA, is experiencing a higher than normal level of calls related to incidents at swimming pools and leisure centres. NCEC receives calls from the UK emergency services, with its trained chemists advising the sector on how to deal with the mitigation of incidents involving chemical substances. Every ...

  • Camano Island (WA) Chlorine Release Safely Resolved

    During the early hours of January 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at the request of state and local authorities, responded to a reported chlorine gas release at a private residence on Camano Island WA, a rural area 60 miles north of Seattle. According to Camano Island Fire & Rescue (CIFR), who were first on the scene, a local resident was scrapping an old pressurized steel tank, ...

  • Broward firefighter hospitalized after Dania Beach chlorine call

    A member of the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue hazmat team was transported to a local hospital after responding to reports of a strong smell of chlorine at the city's water treatment facility on Monday. The firefighter, who was not identified, was taken to Broward General Medical Center on Monday for a medical issue and not because of exposure to the chlorine, said agency spokesman Mike Jachles. ...

  • Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner

    Darigold Inc. failed to immediately notify federal and state emergency authorities of a chlorine gas release in 2012 at a milk facility in Portland, Oregon, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By law, facilities are required to report hazardous releases to state and federal emergency response authorities in a timely manner. The facility produces ultra ...

  • Britain’s largest water company prosecuted for 5km river pollution

    A water company whose careless operational practices decimated the aquatic life in an iconic urban river has been fined GBP 125,000 and ordered to pay GBP 21,335 in clean up and investigation costs. Thames Water Utilities Limited, Britain’s largest water company, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to allowing a large quantity of industrial strength chlorine to spill into the River Wandle from ...

  • Culpeper, Va. settles alleged environmental violations at water treatment facility

    The town of Culpeper, Va. will pay a $27,420 penalty and make more than $100,000 in upgrades at its water treatment facility to settle alleged environmental violations at the town’s water treatment facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. According to a consent agreement with EPA, the town did not immediately notify the EPA’s National Response Center as ...

  • St. Charles County, Mo., public water supply district to pay $5,696 civil penalty for risk management program violations

    The Public Water Supply District (PWSD) No. 2, of St. Charles County, Mo., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5,696 to the United States for Risk Management Program violations related to its use of chlorine gas as a disinfectant at its drinking water treatment facility in Defiance, Mo. As part of an administrative civil settlement with EPA Region 7, PWSD No. 2 has also agreed to spend at least ...

  • Analytical Services now offer Trihalomethanes Monitoring

    Severn Trent Services can now monitor Trihalomethanes (THMs) on line in processed water, using the AMS THM100 On-line Total Trihalomethanes Monitor. THMs are the most prevalent disinfection by-products. They are formed when chlorine used in water treatment and bromine react with naturally occurring organic compounds in raw source water. THM regulation is enforced by UK drinking water ...


  • Analytical Services offer THM monitoring

    Severn Trent Services can now monitor Trihalomethanes (THMs) on line in processed water, using the AquaSen THM100 On-line Total Trihalomethanes Monitor. THMs are the most prevalent disinfection by-products. They are formed when chlorine used in water treatment and bromine react with naturally occurring organic compounds in raw source water. THM regulation is enforced by UK drinking water ...


  • Pennsylvania company settles hazardous release reporting requirements at sparrows point, Md., facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., headquartered in Allentown, Pa., agreed to settle alleged violations of toxic chemical reporting requirements at its Sparrows Point, Md. plant. The company will pay a $62,130 penalty and discontinue the use of chlorine in its cooling process at the Maryland plant. According to the EPA consent ...

  • Intellitect delivers first GPRS drinking water monitors

    Intellitect Water (UK) has recently delivered the first real-time, in-pipe water quality monitors to customers in both the UK and overseas. Intellitect's Chief Executive, Tony Halker, says: 'This is a very significant milestone for the business; the Intellisonde™ monitors have internal dataloggers which enable them to record water quality and flow data continuously. However, the addition of GPRS ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Teck Metals ordered to pay $3 million fine

    Teck Metals Ltd. was ordered to pay a $3,000,000 penalty on February 29, 2016, in British Columbia Provincial Court after pleading guilty to three offences under the Fisheries Act related to releases of effluent deleterious to fish into the Columbia River. In addition to the penalty, Teck Metals Ltd. agreed to undertake on-site improvement ...

  • EPA protects central Arizona tribal lands by requiring safe handling of hazardous waste and pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined Triax Turbine Components for violations of the hazardous waste law and, in a separate action, Hill Brothers Chemical Company for violations of pesticides law. These actions support EPA‘s commitment to protecting public health and the environment in Indian Country. Triax Turbine, a manufacturer of turbine parts, was fined $12,000 for ...

  • Micronesia secures assistance to provide steady and safe water supply

    Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are laying the groundwork for secure and safe water supply to residents of the capital of Chuuk, one of four of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction is extending a $980,000 grant for the project, to be managed by FSM’s Department of Transport, Communications and Infrastructure. The grant will support water demand ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Isan – the most significant advancement in the last 25 years in food and water safety

    The most significant advancement in the last quarter-century in food and water safety is the Isan system, a patented automated water disinfection system that reduces fungal growth, spoilage, organisms and pathogens in water and food, preventing illnesses and death. Until now, the life-saving system has been used only in Australia and New Zealand through federal approval. But now the Isan system ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • U.S. Proposes Quick Phaseout of Ozone Damaging Chemicals

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The United States has submitted a proposal to adjust the Montreal Protocol to accelerate the phaseout of ozone damaging chemicals. Under the Montreal Protocol's First Stage, chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, were phased out in developed countries by 1996 And replaced by less harmful HCFCs. After World War II, CFCs, halogenated hydrocarbons, were used ...

  • Three Utah facilities to pay penalties for Risk Management Program violations

    Three facilities in Utah -- Olympic Park (Park City), Duchesne Valley Water Treatment Plant (Duchesne), and Ashley Valley Water Treatment Plant (Vernal) -- have agreed to pay civil penalties and correct violations associated with the safe management and use of hazardous chemicals. The penalties, collectively totaling $11,650 at all three sites, were assessed under the federal Clean Air Act which ...

  • Ameren Expands PCB Investigations in Illinois

    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office have asked that the energy company Ameren and its subsidiaries expand their investigation into liquids contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, found in natural gas distribution systems in Alton and East St. Louis. Ameren, under the direction of the federal and state ...

  • Sabre forms BioWALL -- Protecting Water, Air, Land and Life

    The Sabre Companies announced BioWALL, a new Sabre Company formed to pursue specific private and public sector market opportunities to prepare for, prevent or respond to a full range of naturally occurring or human-induced biological and chemical threats. BioWALL leverages Sabre's 20 year proven record of combining technology, industry expertise and on-the-ground experience in effectively ...


    By BioWALL, LLC.

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