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  • EPA settles underground storage tank violations at RFK Stadium

    The District of Columbia Department of General Services has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank regulations at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement addresses compliance with environmental regulations that help protect communities and the environment from exposure to potentially ...

  • Howard County, Maryland, Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at Two Facilities

    Howard County, Maryland, has agreed to pay a $9,727 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at two facilities in Columbia, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the county for not complying with safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and other hazardous substances from USTs. The alleged ...

  • ZCL Partners with Freberg environmental to address Florida underground tank insurance crisis

    CL Composites Inc. (TSX:ZCL), North America’s largest underground fiberglass tank manufacturer, announced today that it has partnered with Freberg Environmental Insurance of Denver to offer Prezerver, a comprehensive, non-cancellable, ten-year underground storage tank insurance policy for ZCL’s U.S. customers. The program will be administered by Willis HRH, the North American division ...


    By Xerxes Corporation

  • West Virginia Department of Transportation Settles Alleged Violations of Underground Storage Tank Regulations

    The West Virginia Department of Transportation (W.Va. DOT) has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (USTs) regulations at 10 facilities operated by the department’s Division of Highways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. As part of the settlement, W.Va. DOT has also agreed to statewide improvements of its UST ...

  • A Sewage Treatment Plant Goes Underground Using In-Pipe Technology Company, Inc. Bioaugmentation

    Villalba de los Barros, a small municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain uses a new treatment process that causes the sewer collection system to work like a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Like any other town of its size (1,800 people), Villalba de los Barros has a sewage treatment plant to comply with ever more stringent European limitations on discharges into ...


    By PRWeb

  • New Mexico nuclear repository monitored for radiation

    Officials monitoring the presence of airborne radiation at the underground site in southeastern New Mexico where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste said late Saturday that surface tests have shown no danger to people or the environment. Samples were taken at several sites around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Air Monitoring in the Bosnian Valley of The Pyramids – Part 1

    It has all the ingredients of a thrilling novel or an exciting blockbuster movie: strange megalithic structures, sacred geometry, mysterious tunnels and a charismatic explorer on the trail of an ancient truth. But this is no work of fiction. In the fertile valley of Visoko, some 30 kilometres from Sarajevo, researchers and volunteers have spent the last ten years gradually uncovering traces of an ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • New Wireless Sewer Lift Station Monitoring System Limits Dangerous Raw Sanitary Sewage Spills Developed by Cloud 9 Services, Inc.

    We interviewed Rick Fender, the Florida State Certified Plumbing and Underground Utility Contractor for Cloud 9 Services, Inc., to learn more about the dangers of sewage spills and the benefits of this new system. Cloud 9 Services, Inc. was asked to explain how this lift station monitoring is accomplished, and how this affects everyone. ...


    By PRWeb

  • Focus on groundwater protection results in nine enforcement actions at gas stations in Alaska, Oregon and Washington

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached settlements with nine gas stations in Alaska, Oregon and Washington to bring them into compliance with federal laws designed to protect underground sources of drinking water from fuel tanks stored below ground. The gas stations were subject to increased penalties for repeat violations, and some were blocked from receiving fuel shipments for ...

  • Radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

    Four days after a radiation alert shut the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, an independent monitoring center said Wednesday it found radioactive isotopes in an air sensor about a half mile from the southeastern New Mexico plant. A filter from a monitor northwest of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad had trace ...


    By Associated Press

  • Electronic nose sniffs hazards on metros

    An advanced sensor and data processing used to monitor air quality inside space station is now being used in an innovative fire protection system for Stockholm’s metro system. This technique, called the ‘electronic nose’, was developed for ESA in the 1990s as a contribution to the Russian Mir programme to ensure constant monitoring of the air inside the Mir space station. The system was ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Flow metering and MCERTS

    KROHNE’s TIDALFLUX flowmeter is performing a critical role in England’s first non-water industry flow monitoring installation to receive MCERTS (Monitoring Certification Scheme) self monitoring of effluent flow approval by the Environment Agency. The instrument has been installed as part of a $385 million scheme to create an underground gas storage facility in East Riding, Yorkshire. MCERTS was ...


  • EPA Settlement with the U.S.D.A. Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

    An underground storage tank (UST) at the Lake Moomaw Marina Store in Warm Springs, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations. The Lake Moomaw Marina Store is owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The required monthly and yearly inspections of leak detection ...

  • Fort Peck Tribes are first in nation to assume key groundwater protection responsibilities

    The Fort Peck Tribes Underground Injection Control (UIC) program has been approved by the US EPA, making the Tribes the first in the nation to assume the program to protect underground drinking water sources. As a result of this action, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux (Fort Peck) Tribes of Montana are authorized to administer and enforce their own Class II injection well program under the ...

  • EPA Settlement with Petersburg, Va., Business Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

    An underground storage tank (UST) at the Petersburg Deli, Inc., in Petersburg, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations. The required monthly and yearly inspections of leak detection equipment on a 6,000-gallon UST that stores kerosene will help prevent soil and groundwater ...

  • Analysis of produced water contaminants by ion chromatography

    Drilling for oil or gas holds many challenges. Keeping pipes free of scale deposits is one of them. This involves the monitoring of ionic components in produced water, a task that is best handled by ion chromatography (IC).Avoid clogging of your pipe systemProduced water is water trapped in underground reservoir rocks and is brought to surface along with the crude oil and gas. Besides dispersed ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • EPA awards over $145,000 to protect drinking water in New Mexico (NM)

    The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (NM EMNRD) will receive $145,176 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to monitor underground injection wells in the state of New Mexico. The project will primarily cover two important areas: permit application review and water pollution reduction. The funds will be used for both Class II and Class V wells. Class II wells ...

  • Commercial Systems: The quest for Water Conservation

    Over the past 20 years, private businesses in the U.S. have joined forces with federal and local government to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more than 2 trillion gal of water are still lost every year, according to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA). So, after all of the investments, why are ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Ion Science receives independent verification for best performing PID

    The Ion Science PhoCheck+ has received independent verification as the best performing PID by the state of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP).  Subsequent to a stringent testing and selection process between competing PID technologies, the ME DEP has standardised the Ion Science PhoCheck+ 3000 for use in all their underground storage tanks, emergency response and air monitoring ...


    By Ion Science

  • Stimulus plan will create sustainable jobs that will protect public health

    The economic recovery plan signed by President Obama will create 3 to 4 million quality, sustainable jobs with many protecting our country’s public health and our environment. “Through the President’s stimulus package, green initiatives will play a significant role in powering economic recovery,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “EPA’s portion of the plan will create good, sustainable ...

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