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  • EPA proposes to cut mercury emissions from sewage sludge incinerators (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators, the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. Mercury can damage children’s developing brains, and particle pollution is linked to a variety of serious health effects, including aggravated asthma, ...

  • econ VacuDry Technology safely separates oil, water and mercury from the solids

    Common drilling procedures for oil and gas, used widely around the world, produce a consistently increasing amount drill cuttings containing oil. Our VacuDry® technology (vacuum distillation) is designed to safely separate oil, water and mercury from the solids (including NORM), allowing reuse of the oil and safe disposal of the water, mercury, solids and NORM. Treatment of drill cuttings is ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • North Carolina river turns to gray sludge after coal ash spill

    Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge. On the riverbank, hundreds of workers at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina scrambled to plug a hole in a pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre pond where the toxic ash was stored. ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA extends public comment period for proposed clean up plan for Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump (MA)

    EPA granted a request to extend the public comment period an additional 30 days for the proposed cleanup plan for the Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Superfund site in Ashland, Massachusetts. The comment period will now conclude on August 26, 2010. EPA held informational meeting the week of June 21st. A formal hearing will be held on July 19, 2010 to receive public comments of the cleanup plan. The ...

  • Settlement repays cleanup costs for Whitman cistern site in Whitman, Mass.

    EPA has reached a settlement with two related companies for reimbursement of EPA’s past costs for the remediation of contamination at the Whitman Cistern Site, located in Whitman, Mass. The settlement, recently lodged in U.S. District Court, requires Brown Shoe Co. Inc. and Brown Group Retail, Inc. to pay $450,000. The Site is an undeveloped 20-acre lot, located south of 401 South Avenue in ...

  • Life in Hungarian River extinguished

    Hungary’s prime minister has played down the threat of widespread pollution to the River Danube from the spill of a large amount of toxic red sludge from an industrial plant, saying the situation had been brought “under control”. However, officials remained concerned that toxins from the drying sludge could be spread through the air. The death toll from the disaster rose ...

  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. If exposed at high levels, the pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Grand Opening of Socar´s Waste Management Center – core technology econ´s VacuDry(R) // econ industries at Adipec 2016

    Core technology of the WMC, that covers an area of 40 hectares, are two econ VacuDry® plants for the treatment of drill cuttings from Socar and BP. Treatment capacity is up to 240 t of drilling mud per day. The two identical plants were designed and built by econ industries in Germany. Transportation to Baku was a logistical master piece. More than 75 trucks, 13 of which were out of gauge, ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • CBI Polymers Provides Technology Solution to Hungarian Disaster Relief with DeconGel®

    Hungary's toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe's top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Southland Box Company Saves $50k Annually

    Paper & Pulp Box Company Corrugating Facility Wastewater Optimization This corrugating company did not have an existing pretreatment system. Wastewater from their converting and corrugating ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • North Carolina and Virginia Sign Deal with Duke for Dan River Cleanup

    Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia signed an agreement with Duke Energy Monday for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states. The agreement requires Duke to pay any "reasonable" cost associated with the Feb. 2 spill at its power plant near Eden, which coated 70 miles ...


    By Associated Press

  • CBI Polymers receives export award from the U.S. Department of Commerce

    Honolulu, Hawaii, August 9, 2011 — CBI Polymers Inc., received an export achievement award from the U.S. Department of Commerce on August 1, 2011 for its philanthropic work to provide aid in the clean-up efforts of Hungary’s toxic mud spill last year and the more recent nuclear catastrophe in Japan.  Presented by Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • EPA reaches deal with Duke to clean river coal ash

    Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray sludge. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it had finalized an enforceable ...


    By Associated Press

  • US investigates North Carolina coal ash spill

    Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh issued grand jury subpoenas seeking records from Duke and the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

    Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney's Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act. The prosecutors say the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke: Moving coal ash from water would cost up to $10 billion

    Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. In a presentation to a state legislative committee, Duke's North Carolina president ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA provides federal grants to Brooklyn community group working to protect public health (NY)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator, Judith Enck was joined by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez to announce the award of two EPA grants, totaling $125,000, to the Brooklyn non-profit group UPROSE. The group is dedicated to involving youth and residents in economic and environmental issues. It will use the funding to better understand and address air pollution ...

  • Blue goo sucks up toxic waste

    (CNNMoney) -- Mopping up radioactive waste is messy work. Ever since an earthquake and a tsunami crippled Japanese nuclear power plants in March, cleanup crews have been struggling to decontaminate the area. Typically, this kind of work is performed with low-tech tools: soap, water, pads, brushes and old-fashioned ...


    By METIS Scientific

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