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  • Expedition provides new insight on gas hydrates in Gulf of Mexico

    A joint-federal-agency 15-day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico yielded innovative high-resolution seismic data and imagery that will help refine characterizations of large methane hydrate resources in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the information will be used to refine estimates of the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • Single field mobilization completes site investigation and removal actions

    The Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last summer to introduce new approaches and technologies to the site cleanup program operating at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in western Kentucky. A Triad demonstration was conducted at PGDP's Area of Concern (AOC) 492 that integrated several real-time ...

  • Triad use at naval base San Diego saves an estimated six years and US$3m for site investigation

    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) used the Triad approach to collect an integrated hydrogeologic and chemical dataset for expediting and optimizing characterization of a volatile organic compound (VOC) plume at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), CA. The 295-acre 'IR Site 22' was identified in 2003 when VOC concentrations reaching 100 mg/L were reported in an upgradient ...

  • ARCADIS Wins Large Environmental Remediation Contract in the United States

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, has established a Master Services Agreement with the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response ("RACER") Trust, which is responsible for environmental remediation and redevelopment at 89 former General Motors sites in the United States.  Under this ...


    By Arcadis

  • EnergySolutions announces US$19m remedial stewardship contract

    EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE:ES) has announced its major role in the clean up of the Asarco Federated Metal Superfund Site in Houston, Texas. EnergySolutions has responsibility for soil remediation at the 20-year old site pursuant to a $19,000,000 contract with Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc. which acquired the site from the Asarco bankruptcy estate. 'It has been very rewarding to work ...


    By EnergySolutions

  • ADVENTUS Bioremediation Technologies Highlighted at Battelle Symposium

    Remediation Firm’s Green and Sustainable Solutions Featured in Eighteen Platform and Poster Sessions. Its EPA-approved technologies will be widely highlighted during the 6th international conference on 'Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds' being held May 24-27 in Monterey, California. Los Angeles, CA - The Adventus Group, a remediation biotechnology enterprise for ...


  • Long-term seawater analysis has global significance

    Since 1988, scientists from the University of Hawaii have been conducting almost monthly deep-sea research expeditions to collect water samples for subsequent laboratory analysis. Originally designed to characterize subtle long-term changes in environments that were believed to be stable, the work has revealed some surprising conclusions. For example, it has become evident that even in these ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Avx Corp. to pay $366 million in settlement, accelerating cleanup of New Bedford harbor contamination in Massachusetts

    The Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, have reached a settlement with AVX Corp. for $366.25 million plus interest regarding the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, in New Bedford, Mass. The settlement paves the way for ...

  • Salazar, chu announce major offshore wind initiatives

    Unveiling a coordinated strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced major steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department advances research on methane hydrates – the world’s largest untapped fossil energy resource

    The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply. Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside, and are found both onshore and offshore – including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • DOE Selects Research Projects to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected for funding 16 solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology research projects. Fuel cells are a modular, efficient, and virtually pollution-free power generation technology. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, NETL issued two funding opportunities announcements (FOAs) to support programs that enable the development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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.

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