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  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Homeowners warned to check for oil tank leaks

    Homeowners across the South West are being warned to check their oil storage tanks this winter to help save money and the environment. The Environment Agency is urging residents across the region to check their heating oil storage tanks, especially in the wake of the high winds that battered everyone during the St Jude storm, to help avoid expensive leaks or spills which can also harm the ...

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hanford tank may be leaking waste into soil

    An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil. The U.S. Energy Department said workers at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear Reservation detected higher radioactivity levels under tank AY-102 during a routine inspection Thursday. Spokeswoman Lori ...


    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

  • Just Released - New California Guidance Document for Leaking Underground Fuel Tanks

    Last month, the California State Water Resources Control Board released the “Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Guidance Manual.”  This important document, known as the CA LUFT Manual, is the latest version of a document originally released over 20 years ago called the “1989 LUFT Field Manual.”  It has been highly anticipated by companies who own and operate ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Leakwise Oil-on-Water Monitoring Systems Mitigate Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers various system configurations including a controller and sensor for wet and dry environments. Sensors installed in storm water sumps, retention tanks, or at the outlet of a floating tank roof provide on-line monitoring 24/7.Leakwise detectors may ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • EPA strengthens underground storage tank requirements to improve prevention and detection of leaks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the United States meet the same release protection standards. ...

  • Hawaii, EPA and Navy agree to plan to address tank leaks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii state Department of Health on Thursday said they finalized a deal with the Navy to better prevent and detect leaks from 20 giant fuel storage tanks near Pearl Harbor. The 70-year-old underground tanks are built into the side of a mountain atop a large aquifer critical to Honolulu's water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan nuclear plant probes leak from new tank

    Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns that the problem could further hamper cleanup efforts. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered multiple meltdowns after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out power. It is currently using a fragile makeshift cooling system that creates large ...


    By Associated Press

  • 300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant

    The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the contaminated water leaked from a steel storage tank at the wrecked Fukushima ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear waste tank OK`d to keep leaking for 1 year

    A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. The deal to pump nuclear waste tank AY-102, announced late Monday, is between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Washington State Department ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Leak in Alabama Contained

    MOBILE, Alabama (ENS) - A crude oil storage tank leaked some 300 barrels of oil into a drainage ditch at an oil containment farm here today. The oil in the drainage ditch has been contained, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which responded to the spill. Crews have deployed a containment boom and are working to recover the oil. The oil in the storage container, which holds ...

  • EPA Chases Leaks in Arkansas during Seventh Annual “Fix a Leak Week”

    Central Arkansas Water is offering free leak repairs and rain gauges to low-income or elderly customers throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock. They will also giveaway promotional items such as low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and toilet leak detection tablets at its billing offices in Little Rock and North Little Rock. For more information visit: ...

  • Oil and Gas Wastewater Storage and Leaks

    A recent Associated Press analysis found that in oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in incidents involving ruptured pipes, overflowing storage tanks, and even deliberate dumping.” Wastewater spills ...

  • American Leak Detection Urges Homeowners to Check for Hidden Water Leaks During Fix-a-Leak Week

    Looking for ways to save money during the current recession? American Leak Detection has a suggestion: Check your home for "hidden" water leaks. In support of Fix-a-Leak Week, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual national awareness campaign, scheduled for March 15 to 21, American Leak Detection is encouraging homeowners to run some simple tests and make some basic repairs to help ...


    By Marketwire

  • Tank Linings From GOAD COMPANY Eliminate Hand Welds, Incorporate Leak Detection

    GOAD COMPANY is introducing custom engineered tank linings for companies with critical containment requirements and those who have experienced leakage or are concerned about ...


    By Marketwire

  • Innovative Leaking Oil Tank` Bio Remediation` Technology Restores Contaminated NJ Properties.

    Remediation of gasoline or heating oil contaminated soil or ground water typically was a expensive proposition. Many property owners that lacked proper remediation funding were forced to abandon their sites or close them until funding allowed for remediation. Environmental Systems has developed special patent pending Bio-Remediation Technology that signicantly reduces costs up to 40  % and ...


    By Environmental Systems

  • Naval Base Kitsap fails to properly monitor fuel tanks near Puget Sound for leaks

    Naval Base Kitsap Bangor failed to properly monitor pipes and underground fuel storage tanks for leaks on its property in Silverdale, Washington in violation of federal laws that protect groundwater, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Navy will pay nearly $161,000 in fines. “EPA is working hard to restore Puget Sound and fuel leaks near the ...

  • Klamath falls mini marts pay $30,000 penalty for failing to check tanks for leaks Seattle

    The owners and operators of three AMA Mini Mart gas stations in Klamath Falls, Oregon, have agreed to pay $30,000 for failing to properly monitor seven underground petroleum storage tanks (USTs) for leaks for over two years. Under federal and state rules, owners and operators of USTs are required to test tanks for leaks on a monthly basis in order to protect groundwater from pollution. ...

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