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  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Onset Announces Deep Ocean Temperature Data Logger

    Onset Computer Corporation (http://www.onsetcomp.com), the world leader in data loggers, today announced the HOBO U12 Deep Ocean Temp logger, a new data logger for tracking ocean ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Geoquip launches Laval Deep Well Winch Camera systems

    Geoquip Water Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of Laval’s new Deep Well Camera Systems. The winches extend the standard production range of the Laval camera systems and offer deep well options, down to 609 metres, to operators using the R-Cam series of portable cameras. The DW-1500 reaches depths of 457 metres (1500 feet) and the DW-2000 depths of 609 metres (2000 ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Environmental genomics reveals single-species ecosystem deep within the Earth

    LAS VEGAS – The October 10 issue of Science will feature DRI researcher Duane Moser’s contribution to more than 10 years’ work by an international team that presents the clearest view yet of Earth’s deep continental biosphere. “For years in South Africa we kept detecting the same unusual microorganism in the deepest, hottest, most pristine samples,” Moser said. “Deeper than about two ...

  • Three winners get hot £1.1m prize in Geothermal competition

    Three geothermal projects run by Keele University, Newcastle and Durham University and Cofely District Energy in Southampton have won a total of £1.1 million in funding from the Government’s Deep Geothermal Challenge Fund’s second round. Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker said: “I want to ensure that geothermal energy – which is both ...

  • Help for Hero’s – HMS Drake, Plymouth

    Perfect Green has begun the second phase of the Installation at Help for Hero’s. The first phase included drilling a number of 100M deep boreholes on a tight site, this was programme intensive but the drilling deadlines where met and the external pipe work completed on time. The second phase includes the installation of two in number Carrier water to water heat pumps and a 4000litre buffer ...


    By Perfect Green Ltd. (PGL)

  • Brynhoffnant – Primary school in the county of Ceredigion

    Working with Vinci construction and Lorne Stewart, the appointed mechanical contractors, Perfect Green has played its’ part in the early handover of the new Brynhoffnant primary school. The school replaces and number of older schools and brings some of the small surrounding communities together in one place for education and was handed to the headmaster a full 6 weeks ahead of schedule. ...


    By Perfect Green Ltd. (PGL)

  • This World Water Day atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells

    With our passion and expertise in water treatment, the atg UV Team are continually looking for ways to support water projects and disadvantaged communities across the globe. This World Water Day, atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells and their water projects in Burkino Faso, West Africa. Burkina is the World’s 4th poorest country. Outside of the ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Improperly abandoned wells can present danger to animals, people

    The dramatic rescue of a horse named Buddy from a large-diameter dug well in California underscores the importance of properly securing or decommissioning dug wells because of the danger they present to animals and humans, the National Ground Water Association said today. ...

  • DIGGS geoenvironmental - not just another format…

    A coalition of representatives from government, industry and software companies worldwide has collaborated with the aim of producing a definitive data transfer format for the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industry. The Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS) committee will release the first version of DIGGS in 2008 which will include standards for transfer ...


  • ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OFFERED BY UPGRADE OF R-CAM 1000 DOWNHOLE VIDEO SYSTEM

    Geoquip Water Solutions, specialist suppliers to the water industry, have announced enhancements to the R-Cam 1000 camera, the completely portable downhole video inspection system. A new video overlay board, Trilight accessory and extended cable for specialist applications offers operators enhanced viewing capabilities as well as the opportunity to more accurately assess environmental conditions ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Sudan-South Africa cooperation to boost water supply security

    To support improved water security in Sudan at a time of heightened concern over the potential consequences of prolonged drought, a high-level Sudanese delegation visited South Africa last week to study water management facilities. The visit, arranged by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with the South African Water Research Commission, gave senior Sudanese officials ...

  • World`s deepest clean-up job wins fourth top award

    The world's deepest nuclear clean-up job has won another top award for engineering excellence. Judges in this year’s Scottish Saltire Awards named the shaft isolation project at Dounreay as one of the country’s best examples of civil engineering. It was second only to the construction of a new road bridge across the River Forth at Kincardine. And it takes to four the number of top awards won by ...

  • High-resolution groundwater profiling and monitoring for cost-effective, accurate, and detailed results

    Understanding contaminant migration pathways, concentration gradients, and monitoring these over time, is key to a successful contaminated site cleanup. To achieve this, high-resolution groundwater profiling and monitoring is essential. This workshop will present tools that can be used to gain the detailed data required, and how their principles and operation allow this in an accurate and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Harnessing the benefits of groundwater

    This policy brief, published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), explores the role of groundwater storage in providing communities with wider access to water in the face of climate change. The use of groundwater for domestic water and irrigation has already lifted millions of small farmers out of poverty. But, for many regions, including the world's biggest groundwater user, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • World`s deepest clean-up job wins fourth top award

    The world's deepest nuclear clean-up job has won another top award for engineering excellence. Judges in this year’s Scottish Saltire Awards named the shaft isolation project at Dounreay as one of the country’s best examples of civil engineering. It was second ...

  • Clean coal technology sounds great but still to be proven, says Globe-Net

    There was a lot of talk about 'Clean coal technology' during the election campaign in the United States.  Both the Democratic and Republican nominees wanted to place it at the forefront of their energy independence strategy.  John McCain pledged to speed up its development with a $2 billion a year investment until 2024. Barack Obama wanted to build 'five ’first-of-a-kind’ commercial scale ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GAiN Canada Provides Disease-Free Water to 500,000 People

    Editor's note: There is one photo associated with this press release. Global Aid Network (GAiN) Canada celebrates a significant milestone with their Water for Life Initiative (WFLI). 500 deep-capped water wells have been provided to approximately half a million people. Women and children are no longer carrying water over extremely long distances, children are attending school, the cycle of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Africa may struggle to extract groundwater, experts say

    Vast groundwater resources have been revealed in Africa by the first continent-wide quantitative maps. But the resources may not be easily accessible because of political and technical challenges and costs, say experts. The new groundwater maps, published last month (19 April) in Environmental Research Letters, are based on an extensive review of available maps, publications and data. They show ...


    By SciDev.Net

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