contaminated site project News

  • 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

  • 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  ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • Cleanup project to install new water supply for properties contaminated by Durham Meadows Superfund Site

    EPA has allocated $9 million to jump start cleanup activities at the Durham Meadows Superfund site in Durham, Conn. The funding will support the installation of an alternative water supply to the Superfund site area, serving over 100 residential and commercial structures, including Regional School District 13. Many of the homes and businesses to be connected have treatment systems or are being ...

  • EPA, NREL partner to develop renewable energy on potentially contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites. Superfund sites are the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites identified by EPA for cleanup due to the risk ...

  • EPA awards the city of Denton US$63,000 to clean contaminated site

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$63,000 as part of a cooperative agreement to the City of Denton to clean a Brownfields site located at a potential Transit Park. Historically the Transit Park site, which is less than a mile away from the Downtown Square, was used for light industrial, commercial, and automotive repairs. The cleanup project will consist of two phases. The ...

  • Sonic Finishes Contract for On-Site Treatment of PCB Contaminated Soil

    Vancouver, Canada - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today reported that the Company has finished its first Ontario contract for the on-site treatment of PCB contaminated soil. The project was contracted and announced in October 2006, and the Sonic treatment system was deployed to the site in November, 2006. In excess of 600 tonnes of contaminated soil was treated ...


  • EPA, NREL partner to develop renewable energy on potentially contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites. Superfund sites are the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites identified by EPA for cleanup due to the risk ...

  • EPA announces $69.3 million to clean up contaminated sites and revitalize communities

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health. "Restored Brownfield properties can serve as cornerstones for rebuilding struggling communities. These grants will be the first step ...

  • 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 ...

  • Call for Participants - Contaminated Sites Video Case Study Series

    ECO Canada is looking for participants to be a part of their Premier Contaminated Sites Video Case Study Series.  Six organizations will be selected to showcase their company’s achievements in the following areas: Employee recruitment Employee retention Employee training or professional development Hiring transferable workers from other ...


    By ECO Canada

  • EPA Awards Pulaski County $350,000 to Clean up Contaminated Brownfields Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $350,000 in supplemental funding to clean contaminated sites in Pulaski County, Ark. The county plans to use the funding to clean Full Counsel and Sterling building sites. “Just last week, I was in Little Rock for the unveiling of a revived Main Street as a Creative Corridor where Brownfields played a part in over $100 Million ...

  • Go-ahead given for massive clean-up of Europe’s most contaminated site

    A massive clean-up operation to transform the former Avenue Coking Works near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, is set to start following the appointment of a remediation contractor. VSD Avenue has today been named as the company that will design the most effective processes to treat gross contamination of the land following decades of coke and chemical production. The appointment means that work, ...

  • A modern integrated approach to contaminated site management strategies seminar series

    Project managers, regulators and site owners all face similar challenges: What technologies do I need to first define the hazards associated with my site and second how can I best remediate those hazards? Adventus, ARS, and Columbia are all long-standing and well recognized service providers having, in their respective ways, dealt effectively and efficiently with these challenges on thousands of ...


  • A modern integrated approach to contaminated site management strategies seminar series

    Project managers, regulators and site owners all face similar challenges: What technologies do I need to first define the hazards associated with my site and second how can I best remediate those hazards? Adventus, ARS, and Columbia are all long-standing and well recognized service providers having, in their respective ways, dealt effectively and efficiently with these challenges on thousands of ...


  • EPA and U.S. department of energy to develop renewable energy on previously contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory are evaluating the feasibility of developing wind or solar power production on three previously contaminated sites in New York State. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today visited the community near the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, one of two Buffalo ...

  • Canada’s most contaminated site may finally receive the treatment it needs

    At one time, Nova Scotia produced almost 50% of Canada’s steel. When production ceased in 2001, a legacy of contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater remained, bearing such contaminants as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, and heavy metals. What remains today is one million tonnes of contaminated soil and sediment spread over, an area spanning 68 hectares, at two major sites - the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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