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  • Want to reduce oil testing costs by more than 40%?

    What good is an oil analysis report on a vehicle that may have left the shop days or even weeks ago? Mining fleet maintainers need timely answers about expensive mining equipment while it's in the shop for maintenance. Reports from off-site labs often come back too late to prevent an expensive failure.  In this video we highlight some of the features and benefits ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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 ...


  • EPA, Seattle truck repair firm settle water pollution case

    Western Peterbilt, LLC, a Seattle truck sales and repair shop, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stemming from violations of the federal Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to pay $129,000 penalty for allowing both process wastewater and polluted stormwater to be discharged to the Seattle stormwater system without a permit. ...

  • International effort to drain dangerous Bhutan lake underlines costs and risks of climate change

    The first phase of an international project to reduce the risk to a Bhutan valley from the threatening bursting of a growing and increasingly unstable glacial lake is emphasising the huge costs of climate change adaptation in the Himalayas. Thorthormi Tsho is a glacial lake perched precariously at 4428 metres above sea level in the remote Lunana area of northern Bhutan Rated as one of Bhutan’s ...


    By WWF International

  • 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 ...

  • OSHA cites Haverhill Chemicals after fatal injury of an employee clearing reactor drain

    Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. Many of the violations involve OSHA's Process Safety Management Standards, which contain ...

  • Private sewers transfer good news for UK consumers - but at a price

    The Consumer Council for Water has welcomed the announcement by Defra that privately-owned sewers and lateral drains will be transferred to sewerage companies in England in 2011, as it will benefit consumers, but the change will come at a price. Until 2011, responsibility for private sewers and lateral drains will remain with the owners of the properties they are connected to. Up to 50 per ...


  • Biotizer® Revolutionizes Grease Elimination Industry

    Biotize LLC announces the launch of the biotizer® dispenser, designed to help restaurants reduce the build-up of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) in their drain lines. The company, located in Sarasota, FL developed and field tested hundreds of these dispensers over the past three years in restaurants in the US and throughout the world. The need for a biological alternative to mechanical removal of ...


    By Biotize LLC

  • New Sewer Regulations will increase demand for Inspections

    Following recent changes to private sewer ownership and in anticipation of a heightened demand for pipe inspection work, Ashtead Technology has expanded its fleet of inspection crawlers and push-rod cameras. Ashtead Technology's Alan Hasson says, "More pipes will need to be inspected as a result of the new regulations, so we have made additional investments in our instrument fleet in order to ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • A372 road closures and pump removal

    The road closure on the A372 Langport Road will remain in place next week for the removal of flood pumps. Due to improving conditions and the reduced flow through the Sowy, the large temporary pumps at Beer Wall (A372) near Aller are no longer needed. These pumps will remain on site over the weekend as the Environment Agency monitor conditions. The Agency expects to begin removing them on Monday, ...

  • Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. Completes Selective Demolition and Salvage Project

    Dallas Contracting Co., Inc., (website: http://www.dallascontracting.com) a specialized demolition company providing demolition contractor services, onsite concrete aggregate crushing and scrap metal recycling to various industries, recently completed the selective demolition of a pilot plant at an active chemical manufacturing facility in New Jersey. National Demolition Association member ...


  • Media Advisory: U.S. EPA to dispose of PCB waste from leaking Guam Power Authority transformers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting work to remove polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) oils from old leaking electrical transformers stored at the Guam Power Authority’s Apra Heights and Talofofo Substation facilities. EPA Region 9’s Emergency Response staff will be working with GPA and Guam EPA to drain the PCB oil from the transformers, clean the insides of the ...

  • Pipe freezing reduces disruption

    Hydratight Injectaseal, a specialist engineering company, has reduced the disruption of pipe repair work by freezing the water main instead of closing a valve to stop the flow. The company used its liquid nitrogen process on the main pipe at Erlenbach, 40km southeast of Frankfurt, in a job for the local water management company AMME. The result was a far faster repair than usual, with far fewer ...

  • How to have a water storage tank refurbished

    A water storage tank should be refurbished or repaired by a professional and not tampered with by anyone else. However, there are a few things you can do for yourself if you suspect your water storage tank may need maintenance. Here are some handy tips on how you can make sure the process of refurbishing and repairing is ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners, Communities to Care for Septic Systems during SepticSmart Week, Sept. 22-26

    EPA will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week on Sept. 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to back-ups and overflows. This can result in costly repairs, polluted ...

  • Puraflo® Peat Fiber Biofilter from Bord na Mona Environmental Products US Inc.

    The Puraflo Peat Biofilter treatment system is a natural wastewater treatment solution for on-site wastewater treatment. Utilizing a unique biofibrous peat filter media, the Puraflo treatment system is one of the highest performing, most reliable systems on the market today. It has proven itself for over 15 years in a large number of U.S. residential and light commercial applications, as well as ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Centrica enhances water offering with £13m purchase

    Centrica’s acquisition of UK-based water leak detection specialist FlowGem Limited earlier this week raises the question of how the company will look to position itself ahead of the introduction of greater competition in the English water market. The company – which counts multi-utilities British Gas and Scottish Gas among its subsidiaries – already owns Dyno, which provides ...

  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to upgrade sewer system to resolve clean water act violations

    A settlement between the United States and the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, will resolve violations of the Clean Water Act and specifically violations of its Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. This is the first judicial action addressing violations of this type of permit. Arecibo’s ...

  • Concelex, the first CO2 neutral construction business in Romania

    Concelex, a well-known civil engineering and construction business based in Romania, has signed a three years agreement with Allcot to measure and offset its annual carbon emissions. Concelex designs and executes turnkey civil and industrial engineering works, including modernisation and repair of road infrastructure; extension and repair of water and draining networks and water supplies, having ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Trenchless option keeps production rolling at Komatsu UK

    Investigations of the foul sewer system at Komatsu UK Ltd in Birtley, Chester-le- Street, County Durham, UK, the company’s European manufacturing plant for the production of crawler hydraulic excavators for its European market, showed that the existing Pitch Fibre pipe network was in serious need of renovation or replacement. CCTV survey of the Pitch Fibre pipes, which were first installed ...

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