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  • Safe Drain™ Installed by American Airlines at DFW Airport

    Safe Drain™ Inc. announces that American Airlines, in its continuing efforts to be environmentally proactive, has installed seven of the company’s inserts into key storm drains at its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Safe Drain™ stainless steel inserts were installed at American’s cabin service facility on the airports East side to prevent ...

  • Kenaten cosmetics, now protected by Safe Drain

    Shampoo ingredient spill cost company US$80k in fines A main ingredient of shampoo spilled into a north Redding creek last week, causing a lather and killing about 80 fish. Workers with National Response Corporation Environmental Services in Chico still were cleaning up the spill Thursday from the Kematen Cosmetics USA plant on Mountain Lakes Boulevard into Buckeye Creek. ...

  • Don`t let fat put a drain on Christmas

    Tipping left over fat and grease from the Christmas turkey down the kitchen sink could cause some unwelcome woes this holiday, and the Consumer Council for Water is calling for consumers to think twice before dumping fat, oil or grease down the drain. It is all too easy to simply rinse the fat and oil from greasy pots and pans down the drain with soap and hot water, but as the fat cools it will ...


  • GreasePaK – environmentally friendly method of preventing drains from getting blocked!

    GreasePaK effectively prevents drains getting blocked by removing and then preventing grease build-up and keeping drains clear of FOGs, fats, oils and greases.GreasePaK also reduces the need for regular maintenance and cleaning on mechanical grease traps and cuts the demand for the collection of fats, oils and grease – boosting sustainability.Recommended for warewashing facilities, installed in ...

  • PIG Form-A-Funnel Draining Tool Makes Changing Filters Cleaner and Faster

      PIG Form-A-Funnel Draining Tool Makes Changing Filters Cleaner and Faster   October, 2010, Tipton, PA - - New Pig Corporation has introduced the Form-A-Funnel™ Draining Tool—the only flexible tool for draining filters in tight spaces and around obstructions like skid plates and sway bars. This unique tool makes oil changes cleaner, ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • Don`t let your Gutters Drain your Wallet

    Friday 26th November was National Gutters Day and a timely reminder to homeowners that by spending a few minutes cleaning and inspecting gutters this weekend could potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds! Cleaning out gutters is certainly not the most exciting job in terms of home maintenance, but it is one of the most important. Old, broken or sagging gutters can lead to water ...


  • Cleaning of large outdoor reservoirs

    Spain has thousands of outdoor reservoirs used for irrigation in fruit plantations. From smaller rectangular concrete tanks to larger reservoirs with liner bottoms and sides. Regular cleaning of these reservoirs is important and the water for the plantations is an absolute must to make sure that the plantation has a constant supply of water. Draining of these reservoirs is normally not an ...


    By Weda AB

  • The quiet clean mining revolution

    Few industries have got the black eye, literally and metaphorically, of mining. After centuries of environmental effects ranging from toxic emissions to unsightly tailings ponds, acid mine drainage, massive energy consumption and other impacts, mining is slowly cleaning up its act. Why? Mostly because new clean technologies are increasing industrial efficiencies. They're lowering mining ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA adds ten-mile drain site to superfund`s national priorities list (MI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is adding the Ten-Mile Drain site in St. Clair, Mich., to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Ten-Mile Drain is one of seven new hazardous waste sites to be added to the NPL. NPL sites pose risks to human health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned ...

  • Flood waters completely drained, system to treat contaminated ground water back on line at American Cyanamid superfund site

    More than 200 million gallons of flood water has been drained from the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater, NJ and the system used to capture contaminated ground water under the site is now functioning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Ground water under the site is highly contaminated with metals and VOCs, such as benzene and xylene from the former ...

  • Industrial laundry wastewater clean-up

    Simple solutions can sometimes be the most effective, as T&T Environmental Solutions LLC (an industrial laundry wastewater treatment company) discovered. Opflex, a reusable buoyant foam with open cells that allows water to flow through it as it absorbs oil, was used to reduce the wastewater contaminants at their Philadelphia-based operations. After a ...

  • Finding the Magic to Keep Our Waters Clean

    Hackettstown, NJ - Almetek Markers will allow you to notify your community of the hazards related to dumping waste down storm drains. The general public tends to believe that the water, which runs down the drains on their street, goes to a waste treatment plant that cleans it up before sending it on to the rivers, streams and wetlands in the area. They need to be notified that everything that ...


    By Almetek Industries, Inc

  • MassDOT and Contractor Fined for Clean Water Violations

    A company hired under contract by the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation (MassDOT), J.H. Lynch & Sons, Inc., will pay a penalty of $55,000 in settlement for EPA allegations that they violated a Clean Water Act Permit at a road construction project in Bellingham, Mass. According to the complaint, because they are operators of a site disturbing more than one acre, MassDOT and Lynch were ...

  • Southbrook Vineyards approach to water management in barrel cleaning

    Our last blog post was about how Flat Rock Cellars improved the efficiency of their barrel cleaning process by measuring what they were doing, making improvements and then verifying the results. But what if you want to skip all that and just dive right in to the most efficient process you can? We spoke with Ann Sperling from Southbrook Vineyards in ...


    By BLOOM

  • NDA sets out clean-up priorities for Dounreay

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s annual business plan, published today, sets out the key activities it expects to see carried out at Dounreay over the next 12 months. These range from destroying 50 per cent of the liquid metal still inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor to targets for solidifying more of the liquid waste from historical fuel ...

  • Pennsylvania clean water fund reaches US$170m

    A $170 million fund has been created to help wastewater ratepayers and farmers finance improvements needed to address Chesapeake Bay and statewide water quality improvement mandates. The Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan announced today is the result of collaboration by municipal authorities, farmers, builders, conservation districts and the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 'For ...

  • Cleaning Worcester`s water without breaking the bank

    New England's second largest city is working towards better control of polluted stormwater to its streams, ponds and lakes with a newly proposed draft stormwater permit, developed jointly by the U.S. EPA and the state of Massachusetts. Formally proposed Friday after two years of discussions, the permit is intended to provide improved environmental protection in the city of Worcester, population ...

  • Allweiler pumps for environmental compatibility and a clean engine room

    Allweiler will present innovative pump sealing technology at the Norshipping trade fair (stand C02-12). Screw pumps made by Allweiler AG are now available with a new opto-electronic module for clean and secure operation. Known as 'ALLSEAL”, this intelligent technology provides safety against uncontrolled leaks and detects wear of the mechanical seal as soon as it begins. The result is an ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Settlement will pay clean air act penalties and repay portion of clean up costs from Danvers, Mass. explosion in 2006

    The United States has reached agreement with the owners and a former operator of an inks and paint products manufacturing facility in Danvers, Mass., that exploded and burned in 2006 the day before Thanksgiving. Under a consent decree lodged today by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the owners and operator will pay the U.S. Government a ...

  • New Fully Automatic Clean In Place System For Oil In Water Monitors!

    Introducing the new TurnerCIP Fully Automatic Clean In Place System from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments. Most oilfield produced waters and other oily wastewaters have high fouling potential for optical sensors. High Cost Ultrasonic Cleaning systems only address the local optical path and not the entire sample system. The TurnerCIP (Clean In Place) addresses the entire sample ...

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