contaminated site News

  • Closure of chlorinated solvent-contaminated sites

    Risk-Based Decisions, Inc. has successfully cleaned up or otherwise obtained regulatory sign-off on 21 chlorinated solvent sites between 1996 and 2008. If you have a chlorinated solvent soil or groundwater site, contact us for cost-effective, innovative and timely cleanop approaches. No pump-and-treat ...


    By Risk-Based Decisions, Inc.

  • NJDEP issuing remedial priority scores for contaminated sites

    Very shortly, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be issuing letters to responsible parties containing a draft Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for their particular site. It is unclear how the rankings will be used, but the RPS system has been described as a tool to sort sites out for further discussion. The  ...

  • Dounreay publishes off-site contamination report

    Dounreay today publishes the findings of its investigation into the discovery of a radioactive particle in land adjacent to the licensed site. The investigation report has been distributed to the land-user and nearby residents  following its submission to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. It can be downloaded ...

  • 3rd national meeting of research on contaminated sites | Synthesis

    The synthesis of the 3rd national meeting of research on contaminated sites has just been released. The French Environment agency Ademe together with the French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy organized the 3rd national meeting of research on contaminated sites and lands in November ...


    By Geovariances

  • Monitoring of 120 VOCs on site without risk of contamination

    CHROMATOTEC is continuously developing new applications with one common objective: providing automatic field expertise. The last application sold for industrial area in Shanghai is designed for continuous monitoring of more than 120 VOCs compounds with auto GC 866 FID/MS (airmoSCAN XPERT). This system is totally designed for automatic online monitoring in fixed or mobile station ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Survey detects contamination on proposed waste disposal site

    Two small areas of radioactive contamination have been detected during a survey of grazing land adjacent to the former nuclear research site at Dounreay. They were excavated and removed to the site for analysis. One was identified as a 'minor' particle of fast reactor fuel and the other as soil contaminated with radioactivity. The finds were 5-30cm below the surface and covered by vegetation, ...

  • Scots turn to whisky in battle to clean contaminated sites

    Scottish scientists have developed a technology to clean contaminated land and water which relies on a by-product of the whisky-making process. The Device for the Remediation and Attenuation of Multiple Pollutants - affectionately known by its creators as the DRAM - is said to remove a variety of contaminants cheaper and faster than most current clean-up techniques. The designers claim that the ...

  • Contaminated Site Remediated in 4 months (Clay)

    CROOKS FARM – FT PIERCE, FLORIDA FDEP FACILITY ID#56-9807808 A discharge at the above site had contaminated the soil and groundwater. The soil characteristic on this site was sandy soil from 0’ to 2’ and dense nonpermiable gray clay from 2’ to 15’. Groundwater fluctuated between 3’ to 6’. The phase II assessment on May 19, 2004 had determined that approximately 500 cubic yards of ...

  • US$74m in grants to rejuvenate contaminated industrial sites

    Communities in 43 states will share more than $74 million in brownfields grants to help revitalize former industrial and commercial sites, turning them from problem properties to productive community use. The grants, awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, also go to two tribes and two US Territories.  “By revitalizing and restoring neighborhoods nationwide, EPA’s Brownfields Program ...

  • Work Begins to Remove Contamination at Newtown, Conn. Site

    This week EPA began work to remove contaminated materials from the Batchelder site at 46a Swamp Road in Newtown, in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The cleanup is expected to be completed in approximately two months. Contamination at the Site does not present health risks to the neighboring area; however, Town officials would like to remind residents that it is important to remain off the site. ...

  • Federal contaminated sites – the problem that won’t go away

    Thousands of abandoned industrial and military sites across Canada owned by the federal government, contain soils contaminated with PCBs, hydrocarbons, asbestos and heavy metals. Although remediation of these sites has been declared a key federal priority, the number of such sites in Canada remains surprisingly high and the rate of remediation of these sites remains low. Across Canada, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PEN announces report on contaminated site remediation

    The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Projecton Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) announced the availability of an article entitledNanotechnology and In situ Remediation: A review of the benefits and potential risks, whichdiscusses the use of nanomaterials in the environmental cleanup process. According to thearticle, nanomaterials have the potential to reduce the costs and time of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hanford site treating record amount of contaminated groundwater

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) has exceeded this year’s goal for treating 1.4 billion gallons of contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site in Washington state. “In the last few years, DOE built three new groundwater treatment facilities, and now we are seeing the results," said Briant Charboneau, Federal Project ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA powers up contaminated sites into renewable energy

    In a novel approach to return land to productive use, EPA has identified thousands of properties that could potentially host solar, wind or biomass energy production facilities. EPA pinpointed these energy assets using Google Earth and has listed each property’s attributes for energy redevelopment. “EPA is putting renewable energy production on the virtual map,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. ...

  • New Zealand government funding boost for contaminated sites

    Four contaminated site projects, in Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Otago, and Tasman and Nelson, will be allocated about NZ$150,000 from the Government’s clean-up fund, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced. The allocations are the first from the Ministry for the Environment’s Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund this year. A total of NZ$890,000 of the US$3.28 million annual fund is ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Land Contamination

    Land Contamination Identified: Contaminated land is a constant battle for developers looking to build houses / industrial sites or purpose built facilities. Contamination simply means an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment and therefore remediation or site clean up is required. Identifying contamination requires assessment, measurement and remediation. The primary contaminants ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • EPA announces $3.1 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $3.1 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Illinois. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. "EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Illinois," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. ...

  • EPA announces $4.2 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in Wisconsin

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4.2 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Wisconsin. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. "EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Wisconsin," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. ...

  • EPA Awards $400,000 to the City of Shreveport to Assess Contaminated Brownfields Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the City of Shreveport as a recipient of $400,000 grant to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties in the local community. EPA recently awarded $54.3 million in investments grants to 145 other communities across the country. The project will boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the ...

  • EPA awarded $400,000 to assess contaminated Sites in Greenville, Texas (TX)

    The City of Greenville, Texas will receive two $200,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop its Brownfields program. The funds will be used to assess sites contaminated by hazardous and petroleum substances. The project will enable the City of Greenville to identify, inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning related to Brownfields properties. The project ...

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