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  • Monitoring contamination without excessive cost

    Environmental monitoring should be undertaken with the best available technology within reasonable cost constraints (i.e. BATNEEC). However, the best technology is often the most expensive, so instrument rental is increasingly the favoured option. James Carlyle, General Manager at specialist instrument hire company Ashtead Technology Rentals, explains. The requirement for environmental ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • CoMo170 hand held contamination monitor

    Laboratory Impex Systems launches CoMo170 a light weight, hand held contamination monitor. The CoMo170 monitors a large area - 170 cm2, its innovative CoMo detector technology uses thin-layer plastic scintillation, negating the need for gas filled or gas-flushed detectors, thus minimising operating costs.Capable of simultaneous or selective alpha and beta-gamma contamination measurement, CoMo170 ...

  • EPA to Require Monitoring for Unregulated Contaminants

    (Washington, D.C.) Approximately 4,000 public water systems will monitor drinking water for up to 25 unregulated chemicals to inform EPA about the frequency and levels at which these contaminants are found in drinking water systems across the United States. The information will help determine whether regulations are needed to protect public health. This is the second scheduled review under the ...

  • 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

  • Contaminants monitored for safe drinking water act

    As part of its commitment to implement sensible protections of drinking water for communities across the country, and as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing thirty currently unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems, and submitting this proposal for public comment. The comment period will allow the public and other ...

  • 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

  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • Water contamination emergencies: monitoring, understanding, acting

    Papers are invited for both speaker presentations and posters. They should relate to the topics outlined on the right, with particular emphasis on prevention and how water companies prepare a strategy, and on unusual or unpredictable emergency situations relating to drinking water. Papers will be considered for inclusion by the Programme Committee. The proceedings will be published by the RSC who ...

  • EPA Determination on 11 Contaminants

    The U.S. EPA has made a preliminary determination not to regulate 11 contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list (CCL). The agency?s preliminary regulatory determination, based on an extensive review of health effects and occurrence data, concludes that the specific contaminants do not occur at levels of public health concern in public water systems. 'We are confident ...

  • New robust hand, foot and clothing contamination monitor now available

    The new, robust, HFC Contamination Monitor is an easy to use and effective solution to personnel contamination monitoring. User movements and monitoring regime can be recorded to provide auditable records and therefore satisfy the regulator. The system uses well established, accurate technology incorporating large area, fast response dual phosphor scintillation detectors for simultaneous or ...

  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...

  • Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

    The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples and air monitoring cassettes for asbestos. Due to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Filter testing: Automatic particle counters and fluid contamination monitors

    Automatic Particle Counters and Fluid Contamination Monitors are widely used in filter testing and fluid contamination analysis laboratories and in industrial facilities to monitor filters and cleaning processes and machines. However, their roles and ways they are used need to be properly understood. Christophe Peuchot, Gerard J. Lynch and Nicolas Petillon of IFTS ...

  • System monitors for drinking water contamination on-line and in real time

    INTRODUCING WISE® Water Infrastructure Sensing Equipment On-line, real-time, chemical and biological water contamination detection   Drinking water systems are vulnerable to chemical spills, pollution, natural and man-made disasters, and acts of terrorism.  Until WISE™, there has never been a single, integrated system capable of detecting and reporting biological and chemical ...


    By ECSI International, Inc.

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • EPA to work with drinking water systems to monitor unregulated contaminants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program, which collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water, but that do not have health-based standards set under the Safe ...

  • PFOS not widespread contaminant of drinking water

    Although limited data exists on perfluorinated chemicals in water, a recent study published in CIWEM’s Water and Environment Journal has found that perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) is not a widespread contaminant of drinking water in England. PFOS has a number of industrial and commercial uses, including as a surfactant for fire-fighting foam, a mist suppressant for metal-plating baths and ...

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • Salmonella Contamination Suspected in Bagged Salads

    Dole Fresh Vegetables recently announced a voluntary recall of bagged salads due to possible Salmonella contamination after New York authorities found that a random sample of the product tested positive for the pathogen.   756 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B are being ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...

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