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  • Storage Bunkers sealed off at Nuclear Dump closed by Leak

    Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday. After months of work, crews finished sealing the last of two bunkers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ...


    By Associated Press

  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • DESMI’s Magnetically Powered Pumps Seal the Deal

    The list of potentially dangerous or simply-too-expensive-to-lose substances being pumped from one part of an industrial process to another somewhere in the world is long. Take isocyanates, for example. They’re the raw materials that make up all polyurethane products. Despite their relatively low acute toxicities, isocyanates can present harmful effects to the eyes, skin and respiratory ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • 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 ...

  • Chicopee facing hefty bill for water leak

    A leak in an eight inch underground water pipe in Chicopee, Massachusetts could cost the city over $100,000 for the total repair costs. The leak is thought to have started at around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, 14th August but wasn’t discovered for over an hour. During this time, over 200,000 gallons of water had leaked from the pipe, damaging the gravel on the street above. Eventually parts of the ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Mystery water leak at old US Motors plant

    Over 300,000 gallons of water has been mysteriously wasted at the Old U.S. Motors plant, all in the space of two months, and attempts to locate the leak have so far been unsuccessful. The Mississippi-based plant is currently undergoing renovations to prepare it for a new tenant, and work will continue while further searches for the leak take place. Until the leak is discovered, public works ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Two Alabama water leaks finally found

    Two major water leaks have been found in the main water pipe system of Centreville, Alabama. The leaks, which the City of Centreville Water Department has been searching for all last week, has left almost 900 homes without running water, while 1,900 residents have been told to boil all their water before using it. This is just a precautionary measure, but illustrates the size of the problem. ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • American Leak Detection Promotes Pool Safety This Summer

    Leak Detection Specialist Offers Maintenance and Safety TipsPALM SPRINGS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/10 -- American Leak Detection reminds local families that installing drain covers, fences, gates, and other safety devices in and around pools can help prevent pool accidents this summer. "Parents and caregivers who take an active role in identifying and protecting against pool hazards are ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Stop pipe line spills with Wrap Seal from SynTherm

    SynTherm introduces Wrap Seal on the european market.Wrap Seal is quick repair kit for pipe line leaks.Wrap Seal is a fiberglass tape coated with polyurethane resin which reacts with water to cure.Wrap Seal can be used for routine or emergency leak repair, hazardous material spill control, structural reinforcement, sealing joints, rebuilding thinning pipe walls, corrosion control, abrasion ...


    By SynTherm

  • Feds Say it Could Take 2 Years to Seal Nuke Dump

    It could take two years or more for the federal government to seal off hundreds of potentially dangerous containers at its troubled underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a filing Friday. Responding to an order from the New Mexico Environment Department to detail its plans, the department gave broad ranges that indicate it could take a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Seam possible cause of Japan nuke plant tank leak

    The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Saturday that deteriorated seams and a possible contortion of a reassembled storage tank might have caused a massive contaminated water leak that has triggered fears over the plant's radioactive water management. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that after the foundation of the tank, which was ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Sea Gas Leak Entirely Avoidable, Says UK Company

    The major gas leak which began at the Elgin field in the North Sea on Sunday could have been avoided, according to experts at a British firm. The field is operated by French company Total, who identified the source of the leak on Thursday, with a spokesman explaining that the leak was emerging from a wellhead, over 13,000 feet beneath the seabed, that was 'plugged' a year ago. When a well reaches ...


    By Marketwire

  • Officials Eye 6 Barrels Tied to Nuke Dump Leak

    Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday. Flynn ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • No Oil Leaking From Sunken Transocean Rig or Riser, Investigation Confirms

    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) -- A comprehensive two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no hydrocarbons leaking from of the sunken Deepwater Horizon or the riser, the pipe that linked the rig to the well head before the Macondo accident last year. The inspection, conducted with the use of a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Serbian nuclear site needs US$25m to clean up leaking waste

    A global effort to remove dangerous spent fuel and decommission a Soviet-designed Serbian reactor on the outskirts of Belgrade has cleared the second of three major funding hurdles. As part of the Vinča Institute Nuclear Decommissioning (VIND) Programme, the Serbian government and the IAEA recently signed an $8.63 million (EUR 5.46 million) framework agreement with the European Commission to ...

  • New range of compact leak-free high pressure regulators

    Rotork Fairchild has launched a new range of compact high pressure pneumatic regulators for instrument and industrial control applications. The new Rotork Fairchild range features patent pending improved valve seat sealing that eliminates the risk of media leakage often associated with conventional high pressure regulators. In addition, innovative diaphragm designs deliver superior ...


    By Rotork

  • Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

    Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the government's only permanent repository for waste from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles still months from fix

    The escape of tons of natural gas from storage under a Los Angeles neighborhood is not likely to be fixed for at least another two months because of the specific dynamics of the leak, according to officials. The leak at Porter Ranch, already several months old, has forced the relocation of several thousand residents who said the stench made them sick. The Los Angeles Times reported  ...


    By Associated Press

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