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  • Earthworms for heavy metal

    Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Swati Pattnaik and M. Vikram Reddy of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, at Pondicherry University, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenland ice core reveals history of pollution in the arctic

    New research, reported this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that coal burning, primarily in North America and Europe, contaminated the Arctic and potentially affected human health and ecosystems in and around Earth's polar regions.The study, titled 'Coal Burning Leaves Toxic Heavy Metal Legacy in the Arctic,' was conducted by the ...

  • eDay takes aim at NZ’s electronic waste

    Haul out that old Commodore 64 and ‘brick’ phone, because eDay is here again. eDay is designed to encourage the public to dispose of things like old computers and mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way. It will be held on 4th of October in over thirty locations around New Zealand. eDay will be operating in centres from Kaikohe in the north all the way through to Invercargill in the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Healthy incoming order situation for Analytik Jena in the summer months

    Analytik Jena AG has received a healthy number of incoming orders in its core business of Analytical Instrumentation and in the growth segment of Life Science, exceeding last-year's figures. Two major orders for delivery of analytical instrumentation to China and of products for automated nucleic acid purification for a laboratory well-positioned on the market in Germany have contributed to this. ...

  • Cadmium Found on Popular Fast Food Restaurant’s Glassware

    EMSL Analytical provides cadmium testing services to protect people from the dangers of cadmium exposure. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 9th, 2010 On May 21 the one of the world’s largest fast food chain began offering four drinking glasses with images of a popular movie painted on the outside of the glassware. The enamel used to paint the glasses has since been discovered to contain cadmium. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA to begin cleanup of former plating shop in Paw Paw, Michigan

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today will begin cleaning up hazardous materials at the site of Paw Paw Plating in Paw Paw, Mich. An abandoned building on site contains chemicals used in the electroplating process. The EPA expects contractors to complete the cleanup within 90 days. Paw Paw Plating began custom electroplating in the 1950s and stopped operating in December 2009. The ...

  • Tracking the environmental performance of industry in Europe: new interactive country profiles

    Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The 33 profiles of the member countries of the EEA (EEA-33) give an updated snapshot of sources of industrial pollution across Europe. ...

  • To Preserve Precious Water Mines should be using GRP Pipes

    Conserving South Africa’s water is a top priority as a Water Affairs study shows that South Africans will be using more water by 2025 than is currently available. By 2030, it will be using 17% more, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group. To guarantee mine wastewater never contaminates South Africa’s water systems, mine operators should be using corrosive-resistant glass-fibre ...

  • Decreasing nitrogen emissions will cause relatively fast reductions of impacts on ecosystems

    The negative effects of acidic deposition in Europe and North America on natural ecosystems have been reduced significantly over the past decades, but the impacts of nitrogen on ecosystems are still persistent. This is evident from research results presented in a recently published book written by nearly 100 experts from 15 countries, entitled "Critical Loads and Dynamic Risk Assessments: ...

  • AdEdge Technologies Bayoxide® E33 Rated Number One Performing Media in Recent SANDIA Pilot Test Report.

    Buford, Georgia (April 17, 2007) - AdEdge Technologies, Inc. announces test results rating its Bayoxide® E33 media as the number one performing media in recent SANDIA National Labs Pilot Test at Socorro, N.M. The report, prepared by SANDIA National Laboratories, documents the results of a pilot demonstration program at the Socorro Springs, N.M. site. Performance evaluations were made on five ...

  • Mexico `fails` to enforce environmental law over contaminated electronics site

    On 22 February, the Instituto de Derecho Ambiental, Colonia Jardines del Sol and Colonos de Bosques de San Isidro (the 'Submitters') filed a submission with the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) asserting that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law in connection with a contaminated site located in Zapopan, Jalisco, on which construction of ...

  • Cleanup begins at former tombarello and sons property in Lawrence, Mass.

    Work is beginning to clean a former industrial property on Marston Street in Lawrence. The work will involve cleaning contamination at the former Tombarello & Sons property, as well as at several houses that were contaminated by activities conducted on the industrial property. Under an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency, First Lawrence Financial, LLC has agreed to ...

  • EPA seeks public comments on proposed modification of Veolia’s air pollution permit

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to modify the Clean Air Act Title V operating permit for Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC in Sauget, Illinois. The change would add feed rate limits for heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, beryllium and chromium and increase requirements for monitoring air emissions and waste burned at the facility. EPA is proposing the modified ...

  • Ambient Pollution Monitoring Stations For Smelter Plants

    Environnement S.A is pleased to announce a new order from NALCO India (National Aluminium Company Ltd) for the supply of 3 complete AQMS stations including analyzers such as AF22M (for SO2 monitoring) / AC32M (for NO, NO2, NOx) / CO12M (for CO and CO2 monitoring) / MP101M particulate monitors (for PM10 / PM2.5) for air pollution monitoring of a Smelter Plant located in Angul (Orissa region). ...


    By ENVEA

  • Identifying Lead Poisoning Exposure Hazards in Residential Housing

    There are still at least 4 million households in the United States that have children living in them who are being exposed to high levels of lead according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency also reports that no safe blood lead level in children has ever been identified. In 1978 the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but almost ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment

    Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterialsin environmental remediation and monitoring. Nanomaterials can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters and the air. Nanomaterials’ unique properties allow them to remove pollutants from the environment. The extremely small size of nanomaterial particles, typically in the range ...

  • Onion soaks up heavy metal

    Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. Biotechnologists Rahul Negi, Gouri Satpathy, Yogesh Tyagi and Rajinder Gupta of the GGS Indraprastha University in Delhi, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new directive to improve the safety of toys

    The EP Internal Market Committee has adopted a report aimed at making toys safer. The new legislation will beef up safety regulations and ban the use of certain chemicals and heavy metals. Parliament's plenary will vote in December, just before the festive season. The report on the safety of toys, drafted by Marianne Thyssen (EPP-ED, BE), was adopted on Tuesday 6 November by the Committee on the ...

  • New EU legislation requiring collection and recycling of spent batteries

    Revised EU legislation that aims to protect human health and the environment by ensuring waste batteries are properly collected and recycled has been implemented. The directive also makes producers responsible for the management of batteries once they become waste. Adopted by the European Parliament and Council in 2006, the revised Batteries Directive should be transposed by Member States into ...

  • Enzymatic Nitrate Determination Now an ASTM Standard Method

    NECi enzymatic method for nitrate determination is now an ASTM International Standard Method. This method is meant to replace methods D1254 (Nitrite) and D992 (Nitrate). Method D1254 uses a reagent which is considered to be a possible carcinogen. Method D992 is mentioned by ASTM to "have relatively large errors when used in wastewaters and also has greater manipulative difficulties" than the ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

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