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  • Portable tank group donates fire fighting equipment

    Sebastian, FL--Need fire fighting equipment? The Florida Fire Chief’s Association hosted a silent auction to fund-raise and give back to volunteer firefighters, like the Five Points Volunteer Fire Department of Washington County, FL. Portable Tank Group of Sebastian, FL donated a folding frame tank for the auction and was happy to see Five Points have the winning bid. Frame Tanks are most ...


    By Portable Tank Group, Inc.

  • Water Tank liners – the most important fire safety element

    When people think of ways to fight fire, the words “tank liners” rarely cross their lips. However, those who are serious about the hazards fire presents know that a high-quality tank liner can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to coping with runaway fires. As the trend towards self-sufficient industries increases, more and more businesses are investing in ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Fire fighters day in Legnica

    The people in the town of Legnica, in the south west of Poland, celebrate the annual firefighters day every year on the 4th of July. After the official medal ceremony for the fire fighting heroes, the Polish BBA Pumps representatives  presented two brand new fire fighting pump units to the Regional Fire Department. The high head units M80/8 consists of: BA-C125H7 D416 auto prime ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Obama calls out fossil fuel interests for fighting solar

    President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. "This is about the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking fuels water fights in nation`s dry spots

    The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface. Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale ...


    By Associated Press

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • How necessary are water storage tanks in the UK?

    Rain water always seems to be in great supply in the UK, so the question asked by many is whether it really is worth installing a metal water storage tank? A number of factors would need to be considered to quantify their value. This can be worked out by calculating water savings over a long-term period of 10 years or more. Installing a water storage tank without protecting ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • BP Slide Rules

    International energy giants, BP have teamed up with IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) to publish two slide rules, designed to help with the estimation of foam application rates and thereby reduce the dangers of tank fires. Covering both metric (SI) and imperial units (US), the rules are ideal for tank designers, fire-fighters and fire brigade officers. The rules are part of BP and ...

  • Hatch Mott MacDonald Awarded Program Management Position for DC Water

    Arlington, Virginia—Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) has been awarded a $19 million, five-year contract by the DC Water to provide Engineering Program Management Consulting Services for the Utility’s water distribution system. Under this contract, Hatch Mott MacDonald will provide overall Program Management of the water distribution system—including planning, engineering design, ...


    By Hatch Mott MacDonald

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA finds serious violations at paving contractor following worker fatality at Blairsville, Pa., facility

    On Oct. 18, 2013, laborer Edward M. Ulicne and a foreman were inspecting the inside of a vacuum tank on an industrial vacuum truck at paving contractor K. Dolan Corp's Blairsville facility. Operating the hydraulic controls to the rear door of the tank, the foreman closed the rear door, pinning Ulicne between the door and frame of the tank. He died from his injuries on Oct. 22. The U.S. Department ...

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge

    As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030. The world's third-largest carbon polluter filed its climate action plan to the Germany-based U.N. climate secretariat ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • S. Portland maine facility faces EPA sanction for unsafe storage of hazardous chemicals

    A chemical manufacturing and distribution facility in South Portland, Maine, faces an EPA fine of up to $151,900 for improper storage of hazardous materials, in violation of federal and state laws. Monson Companies Inc. of Leominster, Mass., which operates a warehouse, distribution, repackaging and custom blending chemical manufacturing facility, was recently issued a complaint by EPA for its ...

  • Marin Municipal Water District selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD), California’s older municipal water district, has chosen Innovyze’s InfoWater Executive Suite, the ...


    By Innovyze

  • California company`s `Green` cement captures CO2

    Cement is a major component of concrete, the world's most widely used man-made material, an integral part of roads, bridges and buildings. But making cement requires heating limestone and other materials to very high temperatures, a process that releases into the atmosphere large amount of carbon dioxide, or CO2, a leading cause of global warming. Brent Constantz is working to fix that problem ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GASTEC tubes: Best solution for short-term gas measurement requirements

    The GASTEC detector tubes present superior advantages in comparison to traditional electronic gas detection. They are cost effective, easy to use, do not require calibration and do not require further laboratory analysis. Providing fast & accurate results in the field, GASTEC tubes are ideal for spot ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Pipeline spill underlines fears of new tar sands development

    The type of oil that flowed through the Enbridge pipeline when it ruptured in Calhoun County on July 25 is far more damaging to the environment than regular crude at every stage, from extraction to refining, and poses higher risks when spilled into lakes and rivers. Despite denials by Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel, the million gallons of oil that spilled into the Kalamazoo River watershed last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 1 month after spill, West Virginians wary of water

    More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen. This is Maddox's new routine three times a week, what she considers a necessary burden to feel safe drinking water, cooking with it and making ...


    By Associated Press

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