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  • ASTM D7100 - 11 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Compatibility Testing of Soils with Aqueous Solutions

    1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers hydraulic conductivity compatibility testing of saturated soils in the laboratory with aqueous solutions that may alter hydraulic conductivity (for example, waste related liquids) using a flexible-wall permeameter. A hydraulic conductivity test ...


    By ASTM International

  • BAUER Maschinen GmbH and RTG Rammtechnik GmbH introduce new soil mixing tool (SCM-DH)

    Different soil mixing techniques have been in operation for many years. When mixing cement slurry into loose or soft, non-load-bearing subsoil, the load-bearing capacity of the subsoil increases and the settlement is reduced. For this purpose, the BAUER Group offers several types of equipment and processes which are also suitable for the construction of cut-off and load-bearing retaining walls ...


    By BAUER Resources GmbH

  • Lead-contaminated soils removed from three schools in St. Francois county, MO.; sampling results for parks studied

    Efforts by EPA Region 7 to remove lead-contaminated soils and replace them with clean soils are nearing completion at three schools in St. Francois County, Mo., while risk assessors for the Agency are studying results of soil sampling from 11 public parks in the county to determine next steps for addressing lead contamination at those locations. Action to remove and replace soils began last week ...

  • Measuring Oil Content in Off-Shore Drill Cuttings Using Portable IR Analyzers

    Large amounts of drill cuttings are produced in off-shore drilling and must meet an allowable limit on the amount of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) they contain for ocean disposal. As an example, the North Sea currently has a 1% limit for disposal of drilling cuttings. Transporting the cuttings to shore is labor intensive, costly and could cease due to bad weather. Limit requirements also ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ASTM D6066 - 11 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    Normalization of penetration resistance data is a frequently used method to evaluate the liquefaction susceptibility of sands. A large case history database from many countries has been accumulated to estimate instability of saturated sands during earthquakes (1,2,3,4). This test is used extensively for a great variety of geotechnical exploration programs where ...


    By ASTM International

  • Removing High Explosives from Groundwater

    In an initiative supported by EM, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Corrective Actions Program is addressing high explosive contamination in surface water and groundwater at a location this summer in the forests ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Officials: “Emergency Phase” of Puget Sound Energy Diesel Spill Near Crystal Mountain is Over…Long-Term Cleanup Continues

    (Seattle, Wash.) -- Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) today announced the end of the emergency phase of cleanup operations for the 18,000 gallon diesel spill discovered in early November at the PSE back-up electric generator located near the Crystal Mountain Ski Area. ...

  • Cranfield University Facilities

    The networked physical infrastructures which provide our communities with energy, water, transport, telecoms and other services are under significant pressure due to population growth, an ageing asset based, and climate change. Cranfield has been at the forefront of innovation and solution development in these sectors for over 60 years. Our academic and research staff lead the design, testing, ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The full environmental impact of the spill, which contaminated two creeks, might not be clear for months. Some previous saltwater spills have taken ...


    By Associated Press

  • RM80 highly efficient at major project in Vienna

    HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. is one of the largest companies in the Austrian construction industry. Since the beginning of 2004 they have been using a mobile RUBBLE MASTER system consisting of RM80 crusher and OS80 oversize grain screen for recycling construction rubble. The RM power package has again been producing cost-effective value grain in a single pass during a current major ...


    By RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH

  • Ferric phosphate - a valuable addition to water catchment management

    Kelly Hewson-Fisher, catchment advisor at Anglian Water, tells us how a trial to raise awareness of pesticides in water has proven ferric phosphate to be a viable solution to the issue. “When I started with Anglian Water 16 months ago, there were no surface water catchment management trials being carried out in Lincolnshire. “Awareness of sustainable metaldehyde usage was growing, but ...


    By Certis UK

  • EPA issues an imminent and substantial endangerment order to protect drinking water in Southern Parker County (TX)

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a natural gas company in Forth Worth, Texas, to take immediate action to protect homeowners living near one of its drilling operations who have complained about flammable and bubbling drinking water coming out of their tap. EPA testing has confirmed that extremely high levels of methane in their water pose an imminent and ...

  • USACE integrates fracturing and iron/carbon injections at Colorado site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) performed a large-scale pilot test in 2009 for remediating TCE-contaminated groundwater at the "Atlas 12" formerly used defense site. Hydraulic fracturing was conducted to optimize emplacement of a zero-valent micro-iron/complex carbon amendment that chemically and biologically reduces contaminants in bedrock. Three-dimensional (3-D) mapping was used to ...


  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of oceanWednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out. Up to a fifth of that amount - 21,000 gallons - reached the sea, according to estimates. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Alberta petroleum research funding opportunities

    The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) has issued a call for research proposals to help identify solutions to some of the environmental issues In Alberta’s Upstream Oil and Gas (UOG) industry. The call is an opportunity for Canadian researchers to help strike a balance between protecting the environment and producing oil from the tar sands. The upstream oil and gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hydraulic Fracturing

    A new standards initiative in Subcommittee D18.26 on hydraulic fracturing will drive best practices for this energy-producing process. A newly formed ASTM International subcommittee is tackling the topic of hydraulic fracturing, addressing the need for consensus standards in this rapidly growing area of the energy field. Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing, part of ASTM Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • European Commission recommends minimum principles for shale gas

    On Wed. 22 the European Commission adopted a Recommendation aiming to ensure that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for "fracking" – the high-volume hydraulic fracturing technique used notably in shale gas operations. The Recommendation should help all Member States wishing to use this practice address health and environmental risks and improve transparency for ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new Thermo Scientific Niton XRF GOLDD analyzers for mining & exploration

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the launch of the Niton® XL2 GOLDD™ Series handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer (http://www.thermoscientific.com/niton). The company also introduced the enhanced Niton XL3t GOLDD+ Series, which offers the ultimate performance and features in the product ...

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