environmental clean-up site News

  • AMEC to clean up solvent sites in North Carolina

    AMEC Earth & Environmental (Plymouth Meeting, PA) has received a five-year contract from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate and remediate sites contaminated by dry-cleaning solvents. DENR has identified more than 300 sites-both current and former dry-cleaning facilities-that may have been contaminated with perchloroethylene, a chemical ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Clean-up plan finalized for Oklahoma superfund site

    The US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the State of Oklahoma Environmental Secretary, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, has completed the final cleanup plan for the Tar Creek Superfund site in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Components of the cleanup plan include: (1) funding for the voluntary relocation of residents and businesses ...

  • Soil clean up underway at New England site

    EPA has been working closely with the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and local officials during the removal of potentially hazardous materials at the Providence Barrel Site in Smithfield, R.I. Excavation of contaminated soils began in May, 2008. Last week, the transportation and disposal of the contaminated soil from the immediate Site began to take place. This week EPA ...

  • Cleaning up the green wash

    Canadians may soon see the benefits of new environmental labeling guidelines released last week designed to clean up the practice of greenwashing. The code will officially condemn the use of marketing terms such as "green" and "eco" that appear without proper product lifecycle analysis. Such terms "should be reserved for products/services whose lifecycles have been thoroughly examined ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Insurer agrees to pay for environmental clean-up

    The American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company Inc.(AISLIC) has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up contamination at four industrial facilities in a suit in which the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. The four sites, formerly owned by Fruit of the Loom, are located in Michigan, New Jersey, and Tennessee. ...

  • Cleaning up the oil sands

    Ten of Canada’s largest oil sands companies have joined forces to clean up the oil sands - or at least to clean up the poor image of the environmental and social impacts of developing Canada’s oil sands. The group - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Petro-Canada, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Suncor Energy Inc., Syncrude Canada Ltd., Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Nexen Inc., Imperial ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Phoenix superfund site enters next phase of clean up

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced Honeywell and Arizona Public Service (APS) have agreed to conduct a comprehensive investigation to identify potential clean up options for a portion of the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund site, called Operable Unit 3. The boundaries of Operable Unit 3 are McDowell Road to the north, 20th Street to the east, Buckeye Road to the south, and ...

  • EPA Selects Plan to Clean Up Fulton Avenue Site

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a plan to clean up a portion of the Fulton Avenue Superfund site in Garden City Park, Nassau County, New York. The cleanup will entail the installation of systems to remove contaminants from ground water, the injection of a chemical (referred to as an “oxidant”) to treat contamination in the ground water, and extensive ...

  • EPA announces $69.3 million to clean up contaminated sites and revitalize communities

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health. In California, $1.2 million will be split among the cities of San Francisco, Emeryville, Chico and Grass Valley to assess and clean ...

  • Shell to spend $55M to clean up California superfund site

    Shell Oil Co. will spend $55 million to clean contaminated soil at a former Los Angeles County rubber plant under an agreement with the federal government. The deal announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires Shell to clean contaminants from chemical waste at the Del Amo Superfund site near Torrance. For ...


    By Associated Press

  • Montrose (Colo.) receives $400K to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Montrose, Colorado will receive a $400K Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in targeted areas in downtown Montrose. The City of Montrose will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess several properties impacted by hazardous materials and petroleum compounds, including the abandoned Bullock ...

  • Cleaned-up superfund site to benefit New Jersey town

    Exhibiting the very spirit of the Superfund program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Administrator, Alan J. Steinberg, joined Congressman Frank Pallone and Edison Township Mayor Jun Choi today in announcing the closure of the sale of a 5.7-acre property, which once was marked as a Superfund site, and will be put to productive use by the community of Edison Township, New ...

  • Montana Communities Receive $1.4M to Clean Up and Redevelop Contaminated Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that three Montana economic development organizations will receive $1.4 M in EPA Brownfields grants to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties in communities throughout the state. The grantees awarded today include the Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana, the Big Sky Development Authority, and the Great ...

  • Lake County (Colo.) receives $400K to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Lake County, Colorado will receive a $400K Brownfields assessment grant to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties in targeted redevelopment areas in Leadville and the county. The EPA Brownfields funds will be used by Lake County to conduct more than a dozen environmental site assessments in downtown Leadville, ...

  • EPA announces $467,000 investment to clean up contaminated sites in West Virginia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $467,000 in new investments that will help clean up abandoned industrial properties in West Virginia. These brownfields investments will enable three communities in the state to move forward with plans for redeveloping and revitalizing areas for economic and environmental improvement. “Brownfields initiatives demonstrate how environmental ...

  • EPA Awards $17.5 Million to Clean Up Brownfield Sites in New England

    EPA has awarded more than $17.48 million in Brownfield grants to municipalities and organizations working to protect people’s health by assessing and cleaning up contaminated parcels in New England communities. The grants, funded by EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grant program, provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean up and redevelop ...

  • IONICON presents the revolutionary PTR-TOF 6000 X2 trace gas analyzer

    IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analyzers introduces a new compact, ultra-sensitive and high-resolution PTR-TOF instrument. The PTR-TOF 6000 X2 is the first instrument in IONICON’s ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • EPA announces $4.4 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in Indiana

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4.4 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Indiana. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. "EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Indiana," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. ...

  • EPA announces $2.8 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in Ohio

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $2.8 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Ohio. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. "EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Ohio," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. “These ...

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