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  • Chlorinated solvent contaminated groundwater remedial action approved by Florida DEP

    P2 Environmental, Inc. has received approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to implement an innovative remediation strategy to clean up groundwater contaminated by dissolved and separate-phase chlorinated solvents. The remediation will be completed at a former manufacturing facility located in west-central Florida. The strategy employs a combination of ...


    By P2 Environmental, Inc.

  • Ekos Brasil Institute’s Conference on Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites in October 20th and 21st, 2010, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    The Ekos Brasil Institute is pleased to invite you to participate at our VII International Seminar on Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites. The program will consist of approximately 20 technical sessions, in addition to poster sessions and short courses. Speakers from Brazil, Germany, the USA, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Canada and other Latin American countries from ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Successful field-trial remediation of 1,2-DCA and VC contaminated groundwater in Northern Italy

    The Adventus Group, an international remediation biotechnology enterprise for treatment of contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater environments, is proud to announce that laboratory and field tests recently conducted in Italy resulted in its patented EHC® In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR) biotechnology being selected over RegenOx® (Regenesis) In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) for its ability ...


  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Receives Positive Test Results and Recommendation for Sawgrass Lake Park Heavy Metals Remediation Project

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) Global has received the following final test results and recommendation for the Sawgrass Lakes Park project located in St. Petersburg, Florida. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS OF TREATABILITY STUDY AND PILOT TEST EXCERPTS OF THE FULL REPORT BY ART ENGINEERING LLC. Based on the results of the evaluation of remedial technologies, two ...


  • Agreement ensures removing contaminated buildings from nuclear metals superfund site in Concord, Mass.

    A new agreement will set the stage for more work to occur at a Concord, Mass. Superfund site, including the demolition of contaminated buildings which are unsound and need to be removed. The agreement, an Administrative Settlement Agreement between EPA, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, Textron, Inc. and Whittaker Corporation, outlines responsibilities for $70 million for performance of a ...

  • EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection has removed mercury that contaminated several homes and schools in the Parcelas La Cordillera community of Ciales, Puerto Rico and completed the cleanup of the affected homes and schools. The EPA continues to work with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Public Buildings Authority and the Department of ...

  • Regenesis` metals remediation compound (MRC) recognized with wall street journal technology innovation award

    Regenesis Bioremediation Products’ Metals Remediation Compound (MRC), a low-cost, innovative technology for the rapid removal of toxic metals and chlorinated solvents from groundwater, was recognized in The Wall Street Journal’s 2004 Technology Innovation Awards competition. Last spring, MRC also received the prestigious ICU Innovation Award, which is presented annually at ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Metals Remediation Compound (MRC) wins 2004 innovation award at European environmental conference

    Regenesis, a leading developer of accelerated bioremediation technologies, announces that its Metals Remediation Compound (MRC), a new, dual-purpose injectable compound for the low-cost remediation of both dissolved metals and chlorinated solvents in groundwater, was awarded the ICU Innovation Award. This prestigious award is presented annually at International Clean Up (ICU) in Birmingham, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • The environmentally effective remediation of marine sediment

    31st July 2006: Following a series of successful trials around the world, Virotec’s patented technologies are set to penetrate the UK market to great environmental effect. Their innovative ViroSoil™ Technology has been shown to offer a viable and economic total treatment solution for contaminated marine sediment through the neutralisation of the acid generating capacity of the dredged ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Monitoring contamination without excessive cost

    Environmental monitoring should be undertaken with the best available technology within reasonable cost constraints (i.e. BATNEEC). However, the best technology is often the most expensive, so instrument rental is increasingly the favoured option. James Carlyle, General Manager at specialist instrument hire company Ashtead Technology Rentals, explains. The requirement for environmental ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • EPA investigation of Gowanus canal identifies widespread contamination, health and ecological problems; hundreds of samples find PAHs, PCBs, heavy metals and other Toxins (NY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, N.Y. The investigation confirmed the widespread presence of numerous contaminants in the canal and identified the sources of contamination. The investigation also identified characteristics of the canal that will influence future plans for a cleanup. A companion human and ...

  • Bacterial remediation of groundwater depends on environmental conditions

    New low cost methods using bacteria to remove toxic metals from groundwater have been investigated using both actual contaminated groundwater and artificially controlled systems. Environmental conditions, such as changing levels of acidity or alkalinity, can have a significant effect on the removal of toxins, results show. Contamination of soils and groundwater with toxic metals, such as lead and ...

  • 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

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • Soil Remediation to Begin at Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass.

    Work to excavate and remove contaminated soil at the Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site begins this week. The soil remediation is focused on South Street on the east side properties, where the former Cosmec building sits. This week, contractors for the Responsible Parties began pre-construction activities including setting up support trailers, placing fencing and warning signs around ...

  • Federal contaminated sites – the problem that won’t go away

    Thousands of abandoned industrial and military sites across Canada owned by the federal government, contain soils contaminated with PCBs, hydrocarbons, asbestos and heavy metals. Although remediation of these sites has been declared a key federal priority, the number of such sites in Canada remains surprisingly high and the rate of remediation of these sites remains low. Across Canada, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Scots turn to whisky in battle to clean contaminated sites

    Scottish scientists have developed a technology to clean contaminated land and water which relies on a by-product of the whisky-making process. The Device for the Remediation and Attenuation of Multiple Pollutants - affectionately known by its creators as the DRAM - is said to remove a variety of contaminants cheaper and faster than most current clean-up techniques. The designers claim that the ...

  • EPA Awards Sullivan Oronogo Remediation Project

    Sullivan International Group, Inc. (Sullivan) announced today the award and the commencement of work at the Oronogo-Duenweg mine site. The award was made to SEQ Vets Joint Venture, a Sullivan managed Joint Venture with EQM. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII has awarded Sullivan International Group a $22 Million remedial project at the Oronogo-Duenweg (Oronogo) Mining Belt Site ...

  • EHC site submitted for remediation technology innovation award

    The Adventus Group, a global environmental biotechnology enterprise, was pleased to have EHC included in an application for the 2008 Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Awards, in the category of 'Best Use of a Combination of Remediation Techniques', during the Contaminated Land & Brownfield Remediation' Conference, held recently in London. Project details outlined ...


  • Zero Valent Iron for Soil and Water Remediation

    Waterloo, Canada; Oberhausen, Germany. The Adventus Group, a multinational remediation technology enterprise, provides a review of the Observatory NANO Focus Report 2010 on the issues surrounding nano-scale ZVI (nZVI) for treatment of contaminated water and soil. The debate over nano-scale versus micro-scale zero valent iron (ZVI) has attracted the attention of leading scientists in the ...


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