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  • Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

    Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas contamination in over 130 samples. These findings suggest ...

  • Air & Steam Leaks can be found & fixed with this employee participation program

    Like many large organizations, your company probably has massive piping systems to maintain. Inevitably, these systems spring leaks which lead to efficiency loss, high bills and potential safety issues. Whether these leaks are in steam, air or water pipes, or even in machinery, repairing just one of these energy leaks in a timely fashion could save your company thousands of dollars.AwarenessIDEAS ...


    By AwarenessIDEAS.com

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors have more impact on the condition of a buried asset. For utilities embarking on proactive management and assessment of their buried infrastructure, leak ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    Assessing the condition of buried water infrastructure can yield a variety of outcomes that are difficult to predict. Sometimes, they even seem random. The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • American Water is Awarded Three Grants from the Water Research Foundation

    VOORHEES, N.J. - American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it has been awarded three separate research grants by the Water Research Foundation for a total value of $1,719,722. The research projects will cover the topics of pipe location and leak management, pressure management, and main breaks. Of the ...


    By American Water

  • Bentley’s innovative water-leakage modeling software addresses billion-dollar-a-year problem

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced the latest version of its Darwin Calibrator module featuring water-leakage modeling capabilities. The new version of the module, which is included in WaterGEMS V8 XM and available for WaterCAD V8 XM, provides a cost-effective way to estimate the location and extent of hidden leakage in underground pipes. The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction ...

  • Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

    Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation. Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As You Sow, as well as New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and other shareholders, Exxon agreed earlier this year to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Accusonic Technologies Introduces Portable Clamp-on Meter

    West Wareham, MA (July 25, 2006) Accusonic® Technologies, a Division of ADS® LLC, is pleased to introduce the Accusonic Model 787 Portable Clamp-on Transit-Time Flowmeter. The 787 brings a new state-of-the art flowmeter product to Accusonic's existing offering of multiple path transit-time flowmeters. The 787 is a portable clamp-on flowmeter that is simple to install and operate. Applications ...

  • Electro Scan Inc. Announces New Products to Overhaul Sewer Pipeline Evaluation Market

    Electro Scan Inc. today announced the availability of the ES-38TM for Sewer Laterals. The ES-38TM is the first in a series of next generation sewer evaluation products for plumbers and sewer utilities to identify and quantify pipe defects that cause leaks. The ES-38TM is designed for sewer laterals from 3” to ...


    By Electro Scan Inc.

  • District of Columbia Preserves 250 acres of Land as Part of Settlement with EPA for Alleged Underground Storage Tank Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Government of the District of Columbia has taken legal measures to preserve the open space of approximately 250 acres of land in Anne Arundel County, Md. The District’s action finalizes the settlement of an EPA administrative case involving underground storage tanks (USTs) at the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation ...

  • Laser gas detection success for Anglian Water Services

    Anglian Water Services (AWS) wanted to quantify methane emissions from their wastewater treatment processes. As these are less well understood and less well defined than indirect carbon emissions associated with electricity use, they set up a project to locate and quantify emissions from the processes at a wastewater treatment works. This was led by the in-house Innovation Team which undertakes ...


    By Geotech

  • Bees, balloons, pollen used as novel CO2 monitoring approach

    Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have discovered an innovative way to use bees, pollen, and helium-filled balloons to verify that no carbon dioxide (CO2) leaks from carbon sequestration sites. These new methods are an excellent way to determine environmental impact without disrupting habitats surrounding sequestration sites and can ensure ...

  • Fertilisers linked to contaminated drinking water in Evros, Greece

    In a new study, samples of drinking water from the north-east of Greece have been found to exceed European limits for nitrates, sulphates and phosphates - chemicals that are linked to health problems such as reproductive disorders and cancer. The research has produced a map of the Evros area showing the location of 64 water sampling sites and found that pollution levels are highest in areas with ...

  • NRC approves environmental review of Turkey Point project

    Federal regulators have finished a seven-year environmental impact study of Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point expansion project in Florida, although a safety and legal challenge remain. In the 1,200-page review, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) say the plan to build two reactors at the Turkey Point site, located about 25 miles south of Miami, would not do ...

  • The risks of CO2 leakage through submarine ‘chimneys’

    NOC scientists are playing a key role investigating the risks of leaks from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage reservoirs situated under the seabed. Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work with academics at the University of Southampton, who are leading the project, and the University of Edinburgh to better understand the risks involved in the storage of CO2 in depleted oil ...

  • Oil Spill Reality Check: New Oil Rigs or New Fuels

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) issued its top ten list of offshore oil sites at risk today highlighting the world's choice between building more offshore oilrigs or new sustainable biofuels plants. "The choice is clear," said Global Renewable Fuels Alliance spokesperson, Bliss Baker. " We can continue to put our precious resources at ...


    By Marketwire

  • NIH Still Active in Gulf Region Five Years After Oil Spill

    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively working with Gulf region community partners, to learn if any human health problems resulted from the disaster and establish a new research response plan to be better prepared for future disasters. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, is ...

  • Encouraging construction companies to think green

    Researchers have developed a new evaluation method that could encourage construction companies to adopt environmental management systems and processes. This could reduce the impact of construction projects on local urban environments, as well as on the environment more generally by reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Many organisations follow standards and guidelines for ...

  • Unique compact and ultra-portable GHG analyzer enables in-situ measurements anywhere

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has introduced the world’s first ultra-portable greenhouse gas (GHG) analyzer, which reports methane, carbon dioxide and water vapor with parts per billion precision and accuracy in a rugged, crush-proof and compact package. This new Ultra-portable Greenhouse Gas Analyzer (UGGA) simultaneously measures CO2, CH4 and H2O ...

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