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  • USGS Finds Elevated Levels of Arsenic, Radon, Methane in Some Private Wells in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

    Tests of 75 private drinking water wells in Lycoming County, in north-central Pennsylvania, found water from most of the sampled wells contained concentrations of radon that exceeded a proposed, nonbinding health standard for drinking water. Smaller percentages of the wells contained concentrations of arsenic or methane that exceed existing drinking water standards. The US Geological ...

  • GE Launches New Technologies, Highlights Cross-Business Portfolio of Offshore Solutions at OTC 2013

    GE (NYSE: GE) continues to expand its technology portfolio to address the challenges of offshore drilling and production and the rigors of deepwater drilling. Several GE business units are showcasing their latest products and services for the offshore sector in Booth 3163 at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which is expected to draw nearly 90,000 attendees. “With one of the ...


    By General Electric

  • Superheavy element 114 confirmed by Berkeley Lab Nuclear Scientists

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been able to confirm the production of the superheavy element 114, ten years after a group in Russia, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, first claimed to have made it. The search for 114 has long been a key part of the quest for nuclear science’s hoped-for Island of Stability. Heino ...

  • Selecting a Personal Sampling Pump within Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

    Workers in the offshore oil and gas industry are exposed to a range of hazardous substances that could impact their occupational health, increasing the likelihood of developing respiratory conditions, among others. Personal sampling pumps are a tool used to monitor such substances. A sampling pump’s size, weight, connectivity, and ability to access data are key, but in addition to that ...


    By Casella

  • UN: Environmental Protection Enhances Economic Development

    NEW YORK, New York (ENS) - Egypt, Peru, Vietnam, and Mongolia are among the countries putting the environment at the core of their plans to cut poverty by 2015, according to a report issued Friday by two United Nations agencies. Environmental sustainability and economic development work best when they are linked, the report demonstrates by documenting progress in 158 ...

  • DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn`t taint water

    A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press. After a year of monitoring, the researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas trapped deep below the ...


    By Associated Press

  • New substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances — captafol, ...

  • Industrial facilites can be vulnerable to numerous hazardous or toxic gases.

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances - captafol, cobalt-tungsten ...

  • WWEM 2012 smashes attendance records

    The organisers of WWEM 2012, the Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring event, have announced that visitor numbers were up by 22% in comparison with 2010. On behalf of the organisers, Marcus Pattison expressed his delight with this success, adding: “We are extremely pleased with the number of people that took advantage of everything that WWEM 2012 had to offer – visitors came ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • April infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 135 decisions, including ...

  • 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

  • Bulk Material Measurements in Cement Plants

    In the permanently continued development of cement manufacturing processes, measuring technologies now assume a firm position along with new chemical procedures and mechanical optimization. Different measuring procedures improve the handling of bulk material in a sustainable way, whether it is […] In the permanently continued development of cement manufacturing processes, measuring ...


    By ENVEA

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