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  • Drinking Water Contaminant Categories Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses various drinking water contaminant categories.  “Access to clean water is a crucial ingredient for a healthy life,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates and the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Benzene Levels in Denver Waterway Are 400 Times Drinking Water Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) is trying to prevent benzene-contaminated water in Sand Creek from flowing into South Platte River, a major source of drinking and agricultural water for northeastern Colorado.   Benzene is so toxic that even tiny amounts are considered dangerous; therefore, the EPA has set a national standard for the compound’s concentration in drinking water of 5 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater Worsens in California Farm Areas

    A new study claims that nitrate pollution in drinking water supplies near California’s Central Valley farming communities has worsened in recent decades and will continue to spread, reports the LA Times. UC Davis scientists analyzed groundwater data from the southern San Joaquin and Salinas valleys and concluded that even if all farming operations stopped immediately, nitrates would stay in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Benzene Levels Exceed Limits in 12 of the 17 Wells Contaminated in Jackson

    After a massive gas spill in Jackson, WI, 17 private wells have been contaminated with gasoline. Levels of benzene, a gasoline component, in 12 of the wells were found to be higher than the safe drinking water standard of 5 parts per billion established by the federal government. The pipeline break that occurred on July 17th spilled an estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline. An excavation of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • A unique monitoring system to secure water quality at major events

    Veolia’s specialized environmental monitoring unit, Endetec, has recently put into operation its sophisticated real-time monitoring technologies at high-profile events. Spread across sensitive points in a water network, they continuously measure the key parameters of water quality: pressure, chlorine, temperature and conductivity in line with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The ...


    By ENDETEC

  • EPA, DoD finalize agreement to clean up Fort Detrick (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has signed an inter-agency agreement with the Department of Defense to remediate the Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater Superfund Site in Frederick, Md. In 2009, EPA listed Ft. Detrick Area B Groundwater on the Superfund National Priorities List, which required EPA and DoD to sign a federal facility agreement governing the cleanup. ...

  • 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

  • Site`s groundwater, soil cleanup working

    The effort to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons has been effective so far and will continue for years, according to the first five-year review of the site. Pantex in the Texas Panhandle was added to the national Superfund cleanup list in 1994 because of past site practices that included burning chemicals in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radiation Safety & Control Services Helps Oil and Gas Drilling Companies Balance Production and Environmental Protection

    Radiation Safety & Control Services (RSCS) now provides consulting services to the oil and natural gas industry on the safe handling and disposal of radioactive materials brought to the surface during drilling and fracking activities. RSCS helps energy companies ensure these radioactive materials do not contaminate the environment, and comply with regulations for managing and transporting ...


    By PRWeb

  • Triclosan in Antibacterial Products Linked With Impaired Muscle Function

    A recent study published by the Proceedings of National Academy of Science has found that exposure to the chemical triclosan is linked to muscle function impairments. Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent typically found in products such as soaps, deodorants, toothpaste, mouthwash, clothes, bedding, carpet, toys, and trash bags. Researchers conducted their studies on mice and fish in response to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Recycling Lead from Used Batteries Increases Health Risks in Mexico

    Increasing numbers of old batteries that Americans recycle are sent to Mexico, where the lead is removed and then re-sold or re-used, according to the New York Times. The recycling process for batteries has become more expensive and complex in the U.S. since the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) instituted new regulations concerning lead pollution, so American companies are sending more ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment: Experts Brief Missouri Public Officials About Nuclear Weapons Waste And Landfill Fire Risks At Republic Services┬┤ West Lake/Bridgeton Landfill

     Two independent experts briefed public officials from the St. Louis region today about their assessment of the risks posed by the fire and nuclear weapons wastes at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo. The landfill sits in an urban area in the Missouri River floodplain. The landfill is owned and ...

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • The environmental impacts of natural disasters

    When natural disasters collide with human affairs there are often immediate losses of human life and widespread devastation to the built environment to contend with. But when these disasters strike the longer term environmental impacts can exact an additional and sometimes lasting toll on the health and wellbeing of the people affected. Two hundred million people were affected by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Recent Federal Developments - February 2011

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Technical Correction On TSCA Section 4 Test Rule On Certain High Production Volume Chemicals: On January 26, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a technical correction to a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 4 final rule EPA issued on January 7, 2011. ...


    By Acta Group

  • Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

    Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

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