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  • Clean-up of dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (DNAPLs) at US hazardous waste sites

    The US EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation has constructed a website that compiles available information related to the cleanup of dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (DNAPLs) at hazardous waste sites. This initial phase addresses the most common DNAPL contaminants: chlorinated ethenes (e.g., tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene) and multi-component wastes (creosotes, ...

  • U.S. EPA announces $1.4 million to help clean up contaminated properties, communities in California (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that $1.4 million is being awarded for cleanup efforts at contaminated California sites known as brownfields. Both the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and City of Sacramento were chosen to receive the grant funds. A brownfield is a parcel of land where hazardous substances or pollutants are a barrier to its successful ...

  • Geovariances - Setting Standards for Decontamination of Radioactive Sites

    Kartotrak, the first all-in-one software solution for radio-contaminated site characterization IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Geovariances, the global leader of geostatistical solutions launches Kartotrak, the first commercially available solution dedicated to all stages of any remediation program of radio-contaminated soil. French company Geovariances announces the launch of Kartotrak, the first ...


    By Geovariances

  • BioteQ Provides Development Project Update

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has provided an update on projects in development which are expected to drive company growth for 2011 and 2012. Brad Marchant, BioteQ's Chief Executive Officer stated, "BioteQ is executing its business plan for 2011, to grow revenues, expand our presence in key markets, and introduce new clean ...


    By BQE Water

  • BioteQ Provides Operations and Development Project Update

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has provided an interim update on plant operations and development projects, and revised its guidance for 2011. Plant Operations The Raglan plant in Quebec has treated over 674,000 cubic meters of water to the end of September, with revenues and operating costs in line with budget ...


    By BQE Water

  • EPA removal work begins at Danvers, Mass. Site

    This week EPA began work to remove hazardous materials from 33 Water Street, in Danvers Mass. The removal project is expected to take eight weeks. Starting in 1903, the Creese & Cook Company operated a leather tannery and finishing facility located at 33 Water Street.   In 1914, the tannery operation was expanded across the Crane River to 55 Clinton Avenue.  Creese & Cook ...

  • Federal contaminated sites – the problem that won’t go away

    Thousands of abandoned industrial and military sites across Canada owned by the federal government, contain soils contaminated with PCBs, hydrocarbons, asbestos and heavy metals. Although remediation of these sites has been declared a key federal priority, the number of such sites in Canada remains surprisingly high and the rate of remediation of these sites remains low. Across Canada, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Producing clean water from urban sewage streams in India

    Recently in India a project started for local treatment of urban sewage streams for healthy reuse (LOTUS HR). This project aims to clean one of the most polluted streams in Delhi. “India is facing its worst water crisis in a decade,” says Tanya Singh of Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra). “Its rapid urbanization keeps on putting more stress on fresh water supply, while ...

  • BioteQ Signs Agreement With European Engineering Firm for SART Project

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has signed an agreement with a European engineering firm to advance a cyanide regeneration and recovery project that incorporates a SART process plant to be designed and provided by BioteQ at a gold mine site in Central Asia. Under the terms of the agreement, the engineering firm has contracted ...


    By BQE Water

  • Bioremediation Project: Local labratory assists local community land use transition

    C&T is participating in a project to evaluate the application of phytoremediation (plant based remediation) approach to clean up a long abandoned contaminated railway right of way inBerkeley. This project will be the first real world test of this approach and involves the planting of more than 2, 000 Chinese brake ferns (Pteris vittata) that have been shown to suck Arsenic out of the soil and ...

  • All walled up and no place to go: large-scale geologic sequestration successes put carbon dioxide in its place

    It is the mid-17th century. Jan Baptist Van Helmont, a Belgian chemist, places a carefully measured 62 pounds of coal into a basin, which he ignites, covers, and allows to burn. When the fire has at last smoldered down to nothing but ash and embers, Van Helmont measures the remains and finds not the expected 62 pounds he had started with, but rather one lonely pound of debris.  In his treatise, ...

  • DOE funded research projects win 30 R&D awards for 2008

    US Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman has announced that researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratories and Y-12 National Security Complex have won 30 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.  The coveted awards are presented annually in recognition of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Denver-area cleanup and revitalization projects receive $1 million in EPA Brownfields funding (Denver, Northglenn, Adams County)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded $1 million in Brownfields assessment funds to three grant recipients to expand local efforts to assess, clean up and redevelop properties throughout the Denver area. The City and County of Denver and the City of Northglenn will each receive $400K and Adams County will receive $200K. Today’s announcement is among 243 EPA grant ...

  • All walled up and no place to go: large-scale geologic sequestration successes put carbon dioxide in its place jan baptist van helmont, the 17th-century scientist who first observed CO2.

    It is the mid-17th century. Jan Baptist Van Helmont, a Belgian chemist, places a carefully measured 62 pounds of coal into a basin, which he ignites, covers, and allows to burn. When the fire has at last smoldered down to nothing but ash and embers, Van Helmont measures the remains and finds not the expected 62 pounds he had started with, but rather one lonely pound of debris.  In his ...

  • CH2M HILL receives contract to support EPA superfund program

    CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, has been awarded a $110 million Remedial Action Contract-2 (RAC2) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9. Under the Region 9 RAC 2 contract, CH2M HILL will support the clean up of Superfund sites throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. territories ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Geovariances involved in international working groups to promote geostatistics

    Geovariances has been participating for many years in international working groups from EOCD, IAEA, the European NICOLE or the French Cetama, which deal with both radiological and chemical characterization. As a result, several organizations now recommend geostatistics as a solution in the characterization of contaminated sites. From EOCD, Geovariances ...


    By Geovariances

  • BioteQ Signs Contract for SART Services with Kinross for Maricunga

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE) a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water using their proprietary sulphide technologies, announces that the Company has signed a fee-based contract with Compania Minera Maricunga, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinross Gold, to provide process review and commissioning services for a 750 m3/h SART plant currently under construction at the ...


    By BQE Water

  • WESTON Awarded Omaha District Corps of Engineers Contract

    WEST CHESTER, Pa.- Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) today announced it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District for Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) Services at projects located throughout the United States and its territories. WESTON is one of five firms selected to compete on the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Multiple ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • BioteQ Resumes Operations in Arizona

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has resumed water treatment operations at its joint venture plant in Bisbee, Arizona. Bioreactor activity has been restored and water treatment has resumed. BioteQ expects treatment to gradually ramp up over the next four to six weeks. The Bisbee plant treats water emanating from a low-grade ...


    By BQE Water

  • EPA awards research fellowships to 18 New England students

    Eighteen undergraduate and graduate students in environmental studies at New England colleges and universities received a total of up to $783,600 in research fellowships from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The students at colleges in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire were among 127 students nationwide to receive at total of up to $5.3 million from EPA to ...

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