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  • Preliminary environmental data of TVA coal ash spill reviewed for health effects

    Preliminary environmental data of the fly ash release at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, Tenn. has been reviewed for health effects. Though there is no indication of acute health effects resulting from contact with the coal fly ash material, it is recommended that direct contact with the coal fly ash be avoided, including preventing children’s play in affected areas and keeping pets ...

  • Volcanic ash study could help keep planes in the skies

    A study on ash blasted from volcanoes is a first step towards accurately assessing where it is safe to fly during eruptions, according to the authors. The researchers found that the ash grains ejected into the atmosphere have diverse shapes and properties. They also learned that big grains can travel further than was previously estimated. All this could improve ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Modern Water’s toxicity monitor used for river clean-up research

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has collaborated with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to supply a Microtox® M500 toxicity monitor. The monitor will assist with research into advanced treatment techniques which could provide a solution to the removal of Total Phosphorus from the ...

  • Auburn Systems Introduces the Newest TRIBO.dsp U3000 Series of Bag Leak Detectors and Solids Flow Monitors

    Auburn’s TRIBO.dsp U3000 series of electrostatic/triboelectric (TRIBO) bag leak detectors, ...


    By Auburn Systems, LLC

  • Satellite data improve aviation safety

    Thousands of planes are grounded across Europe due to the spread of volcanic ash following the recent eruption under Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull glacier. Volcanic eruptions eject large amounts of ash and trace gases such as sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere, often reaching the altitudes of scheduled flights. When flying through a volcanic ash cloud, ash particles enter the jet engines which can ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • New gas analyser checks effects of flue gas SO3

    The new Lancom 200 is the latest portable gas analyser from Land Instruments International for measuring sulphuric acid dewpoint temperature. Easy to operate wherever it is needed around the plant, the Lancom 200 uses a measurement technique pioneered by Land more than 40 years ago.  Today it is essential for ensuring environmentally friendly and cost-conscious operation of boiler and power ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Wildfire in Colorado Kills Two and Causes 38,000 to Evacuate

    A wildfire in Colorado Spring, CO has forced 38,000 to evacuate, burned 473 homes, and has killed two, according to NBC News. The deadly fire covers about 25 square miles and is 65% percent contained as of Monday morning. Three major wildfires burned in Colorado over the weekend, but the Black Forest fire has been classified as the most destructive on record in the state. In ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Biomass Hurst Boiler Installed in Award-Winning UI Green Energy Initiative

    Hurst Boiler is part of an award-winning installation at the University of Iowa’s Oakdale Research Park campus in Coralville, Iowa. As an integral part of UI’ s Green Energy Initiative, which seeks to have 40 percent of its energy needs met with renewable resources by the end of 2020, ...

  • Swan Hills - a profile

    Located in Swan Hills, Alberta, the Swan Hills Treatment Centre (SHTC), operated by Earth Tech Inc., has been operating as Canada’s only fully-integrated, hazardous waste treatment facility for over 20 years. As landfills become more scarce and unacceptable forms of waste management more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reclaiming the Sydney tar ponds

    Canada’s most famous contaminated site may finally be receiving the treatment that it has sorely needed for two decades. Earth Tech Canada has been retained by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (STPA) to design, construct and oversee the remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Site in Nova Scotia. How the largest remediation project in the country unfolds is likely to change the way ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada’s most contaminated site may finally receive the treatment it needs

    At one time, Nova Scotia produced almost 50% of Canada’s steel. When production ceased in 2001, a legacy of contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater remained, bearing such contaminants as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, and heavy metals. What remains today is one million tonnes of contaminated soil and sediment spread over, an area spanning 68 hectares, at two major sites - the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA reaches settlement on groundwater cleanup at the Davis liquid waste superfund site in Smithfield R.I.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with respect to the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield, R.I. Pursuant to the settlement, the Settling Defendants will implement the groundwater cleanup at the Site.  They also will be financially responsible for 100 percent of future response costs, including oversight costs. The settlement agreement was signed by ...

  • Soaring demand for metals calls for rethink of recycling practices, says international resource panel

    The growth in demand for metals, which could see needs rise by almost ten times current levels, calls for a rethink of recycling practices in order to address negative environmental impacts, according to two reports released today by the UNEP-hosted International Resource Panel. Launched during a high-level dialogue on Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Management of Metals in Berlin, ...

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