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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, ...

  • Site characterization and groundwater geochemistry subjects of NGWA courses taking place in Denver

    Two short courses offered by the National Ground Water Association are slated to take place in Denver, Colorado, next month. “Site Characterization: The Groundwater System” takes place April 26, while “Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry” is scheduled for April 26-27. Designed for those involved with groundwater availability, monitoring, cleanup, and modeling ...

  • NGWA offering fering short course, “Monitored Natural Attenuation: Mechanisms, Site Characterization, Evaluation, and Monitoring,”

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the short course, “Monitored Natural Attenuation: Mechanisms, Site Characterization, Evaluation, and Monitoring,” November 3-4 in Denver, Colorado.This course provides the conceptual and technical background necessary to evaluate natural attenuation mechanisms and their interaction with source and transport processes at sites with organic and ...

  • 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 ...

  • BioteQ Announces Project Delay

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has been informed by one of its international mining customers that detailed design and engineering services for a planned 1,800 cubic meter per hour water treatment system will be delayed, due to unexpected permitting matters. Work on the CDN$1.4 million contract announced last month had ...


    By BQE Water

  • DOE, BOEMRE and NOAA announce nearly $5 million for joint environmental research projects to advance Ocean renewable energy

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • New Hazardous Waste Web Site launched

    In an effort to improve regulatory compliance and general awareness of the legal and technical conditions for the safe management of hazardous wastes, the BC Environment Industry Association, with support from Ministry of Environment, has launched a two-stage Compliance Improvement Project for key industry stakeholders. The first stage ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • DOE Completes Cleanup at New York, California Sites

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy completed the cleanup of Cold War legacy waste at the Nuclear Radiation Development, LLC (NRD) site near Grand Island, New York, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. The two locations became the 18th and 19th sites to be completely cleaned of legacy waste. This milestone was achieved as part of a $172 million ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • Up to $7 Million in Grants Adds Fuel to the Methane to Markets Partnership

    Yesterday, EPA made up to $7,000,000 available through a grant solicitation for innovative international projects and activities as part of the Methane to Markets Partnership.  The agency expects to award approximately 40 cooperative grants agreements ranging from approximately $100,000 to $700,000. The Methane to Markets partnership is an international initiative to reduce global methane ...

  • Year-long effort secures California regulatory thumbs-up

    URS Corporation, an environmental engineering firm which had used EOS® on projects throughout the United States approached John Sankey with True Blue Technologies for assistance with securing client and regulatory approval for a specific groundwater project in California. Based on previous experience with EOS®, URS believed the product would produce the longest lasting results at ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • 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

  • DOE Extends Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project Contract

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) today announced it is extending its contract for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at the Idaho Site for a period of 6 months. The contract period for the current contractor, Idaho Treatment Group (ITG), had been scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015. Today’s contract extension, valued at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes. “This is a landmark milestone for our program ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA awarded $400,000 to assess contaminated Sites in Greenville, Texas (TX)

    The City of Greenville, Texas will receive two $200,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop its Brownfields program. The funds will be used to assess sites contaminated by hazardous and petroleum substances. The project will enable the City of Greenville to identify, inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning related to Brownfields properties. The project ...

  • 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 ...

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