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  • Nanoparticles decontaminate groundwater

    Since their invention a decade ago at Lehigh University, iron nanoparticles 1,000 times thinner than a human hair have demonstrated an unprecedented ability to clean contaminated groundwater. The palladium-coated particles have remediated more than 50 toxic waste sites in the US and other countries in 10 times faster than traditional pump-and-treat methods. Researchers at Lehigh University have ...

  • KI Canada Expands Radiation Decontamination Preparedness

    KI Canada is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a marketing and distribution agent for Radiation Decontamination Solutions, LLC, of Oldsmar, Florida. “This is a significant step forward for KI Canada,” says Tom Gottlieb, president of KI Canada.  “For several years now we have offered crisis protect products to international markets and the addition of the RadDecon line greatly ...


    By KI Canada ltd.

  • EPA Hosts 2013 International Decontamination Research and Development Conference

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold its 2013 International Decontamination Research and Development Conference on November 5-7 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. This year’s conference will focus on research around the decontamination of indoor and outdoor areas, and materials contaminated with biological, chemical, and radiological agents. Richard Danzig, Vice-Chair ...

  • Eco-Safe Announces New Bio-Terror Decontamination System for U.S. and Local Governmental Agencies

    Eco-Safe Systems USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ESFS) is pleased to announce the new Hazmat Systems product-line. These systems address a top priority for U.S. Government Homeland Security and local Hazmat teams throughout the country. This launches the company into large and existing markets around the country where first responders require and deserve the best available technology to fight ...


    By Marketwire

  • UK health agency teams up with MoD to fight threat of chemical terrorism

    The Health Protection Agency and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are to collaborate on a major GBP 3.5 million research programme to combat the threat of chemical terrorism. Agency and Dstl scientists will join forces to develop new and improved ways of protecting the public from the accidental or deliberate release of toxic substances. Research will focus on decontamination ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • DeconGel® Approved for Disposal at U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

    HONOLULU - After rigorous testing performed by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), the innovative decontamination product, DeconGel®, has met requirements for safe transport to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico for disposal of transuranic waste (TRU). ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Biosafety Labs And The Meaning Of Biosafety Levels

    A biosafety lab is a specialized research laboratory that deals with infectious agents. Some are designed for research, while others are performing some kind of production activity, but proper protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of everyone working in and around a biosafety lab. Protection is not only important for those working in a building with a biosafety lab, but also for ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Cillit Bang used in clean-up at Dounreay

    The BBC has today covered the use of Cillit Bang in the clean-up of the Dounreay Site. The press release issued by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited can be found below. Nuclear sites across Britain are showing interest in the discovery by workers at Dounreay that one of the country's best-selling household cleaner removes plutonium stains more effectively than many industrial clean-up products. ...

  • BioSolve Company Wins Contract with New York City Transit Authority

    The BioSolve Company (TBC) manufacturers and distributors of the leading hydrocarbon mitigation agentTM, BioSolve®  has recaptured an eighteen month supply agreement to provide pallet quantities of BioSolve Pinkwater to the New York City Transit Authority (MTA).  Pinkwater is a water-based biodegradable wetting agent and surfactant formulation.  It is used ...


    By The BioSolve Company

  • Commercial Disposal Urged for Chemical Weapons` Secondary Waste

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - In an effort to speed up the ongoing destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile it would be a good idea for the U.S. Army to use commercially run hazardous waste management facilities to dispose of secondary waste that results from destroying the chemical agents, says a new report from the National Research Council. The United States is destroying ...

  • Efficient Wastewater Treatment: ProMinent provides Flexible and Individual Solutions for all Water Treatment Applications

    Heidelberg, June 2010. With panel-mounted measurement and control stations ProMinent provides practical and efficient waste water treatment solutions. In comparison with conventional measurement and control methods, monitoring and measurement procedures, involving a vast number of different measured variables, can be executed considerably simpler, more flexible and compact with the ...

  • Tetra Tech Wins $20 Million U.S. EPA Research Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today it has been awarded a five-year, $20 million multiple-award contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Through this contract Tetra Tech will support testing, evaluation, and reporting to address chemical, biological, radiological and other contaminating agents. Tetra Tech will ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Nanostructures to facilitate the process to eliminate organic contaminants in water

    In her PhD thesis, Silvia Larumbe-Abuin has developed nanostructures that assist in the process to decontaminate water. The nanostructures (particles of a microscopic size of between 1 and 100 nanometres) are coated in titanium oxide to which nitrogen has been added. This allows sunlight, rather than ultraviolet radiation, to trigger the process involving the chemical reaction and destruction of ...

  • EnergySolutions Announces Exchange Offer for 10.75% Senior Notes Due 2018

    EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE: ES) today commenced an exchange offer pursuant to which it is offering to exchange up to $300,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 10.75% Senior Notes due 2018, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "new notes"), for an equal aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 10.75% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "old notes"). The old notes ...


    By EnergySolutions

  • Four Massachusetts Companies Win EPA Funding for Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research

    Four Massachusetts companies are among 21 small businesses nationwide selected by EPA to receive approximately $100,000 each to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. The four Mass. companies are Aspen Products Group of Marlborough, EnChem Engineering, Inc. of Newton, Reactive Innovations of Westford, and UltraCell Insulation of Newtonville. The selected companies ...

  • Universal Detection Technology Wins Tender for Biological Weapon Detection Equipment From the Singapore Civil Defense Force

    Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, ...


    By Marketwire

  • AIHce new products grab the spotlight

    Software and SDS products to help chemical manufacturers and companies that utilize chemicals are some of the new products that captured the attention of professionals attending the AIHce 2013 conference. The U.S. transition to GHS will reach its first compliance deadline in only seven months, on Dec. 1, the date by which employees who may be exposed to chemical hazards must be trained on GHS. ...


    By 3E Company

  • New strain of bacteria could help clean up gulf oil spill

    Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs - environmental pollutants that are one of the most harmful aspects of oil spills. Because of its unique characteristics, this new bacterial strain could be of considerable value in the long-term cleanup ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA orders $60 million groundwater cleanup at toxic ‘mega’ superfund site in Sacramento County

    The U.S. Environmental Protection is ordering a $60 million clean-up of rocket fuel-polluted groundwater at the Aerojet Superfund Site in Sacramento County, Calif., the latest phase of a long-term decontamination project at the site. The extent of toxic pollution at the site makes it one of the largest and most comprehensive Superfund groundwater cleanups in California. A 27-square mile swath of ...

  • Laboratory-scale wetlands remove toxic veterinary drugs from wastewater

    Constructed wetlands can effectively remove veterinary drugs from wastewater, preventing contamination of the environment, research suggests. A recent study has demonstrated that laboratory-scale constructed wetlands were able to remove between 94 and 98% of two commonly used antibiotics from pig farm wastewater. Veterinary drugs are used extensively in livestock rearing and are likely to ...

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