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  • Coolant destruction is 4000 times cleaner than expected

    Emissions from a plant built to destroy one of Britain’s biggest environmental hazards have been up to 4000 times cleaner than its designers expected. Engineers believed they could reduce the levels of radioactivity in effluent from a new liquid metal destruction plant by up to a thousand times at most. But the £15 million plant built at Dounreay in northern Scotland has reported decontamination ...

  • IES Awarded Design/Build Contract for Chemical Weapon Destruction

    ATLANTA - Integrated Environmental Services, (IES), announced today that the French Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has awarded the Atlanta-based company a contract to design and build equipment capable of destroying chemical munitions used during World War I. IES was selected to execute a two-phase effort that will result in delivery of an innovative transportable system capable of processing ...

  • New Innovative Mobile Technology for the Safe and Environmentally Responsible Destruction of Chemical Weapons

    A UK based company is developing a transportable plasma arc system for the destruction of hazardous and harmful chemical weapons Tetronics International, headquartered in Swindon, has been awarded a contract by government agency the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to develop its technology after a successful concept study phase.  A number of countries have or had chemical ...

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Extended producer responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Extended Producer Responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...

  • X-MET8000 Expert for rapid, on-site material verification at SPP Pumps Limited, Coleford, UK

    SPP Pumps company background SPP was founded in 1875 by a British engineer after he bought the patent rights of the Pulsometer Pump from the American Thomas Hall. For more than 100 years SPP Pumps has been a leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and associated systems, providing high integrity services for diverse industries such as oil and gas production, airports, hotels, water and ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • MaxWest Environmental Systems Announces Mechanical Completion of Second Generation System

     MaxWest Environmental Systems (www.maxwestenergy.com) today announced the mechanical completion and successful start-up of its second generation gasification technology, the MaxWest Biosolids Gasification System. MaxWest is a biosolids management and renewable energy company with a ...

  • Until now, bulky steel shavings covered with oil have, in the most part, simply been disposed of, thus wasting valuable resources

    Until now, bulky steel shavings covered with oil have, in the most part, simply been disposed of, thus wasting valuable resources. In order to avoid this, the company GEZE GmbH searched for a method of reducing the volume of the shavings and simultaneously recovering the oil adhering to them for re-use. The company Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH developed a plant for this purpose, which ...

  • A Super Critical Installation for Eras Eco

    Cork-based waste treatment and recycling company Eras Eco has placed the first commercial order of SCFI’s AquaCritox® technology, which provides a unique process for the sustainable destruction of organic wet waste. The system will be installed at the Eras Eco plant in Foxhole, Youghal in December 2011, and forms part of a €10m (£8.5m) investment to improve the environmental ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Swan Hills - a profile

    Located in Swan Hills, Alberta, the Swan Hills Treatment Centre (SHTC), operated by Earth Tech Inc., has been operating as Canada’s only fully-integrated, hazardous waste treatment facility for over 20 years. As landfills become more scarce and unacceptable forms of waste management more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NDA sets out clean-up priorities for Dounreay

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s annual business plan, published today, sets out the key activities it expects to see carried out at Dounreay over the next 12 months. These range from destroying 50 per cent of the liquid metal still inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor to targets for solidifying more of the liquid waste from historical fuel ...

  • New report sets clean-up goals for 2010

    A new report sets out the key tasks that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority expects to be completed at Dounreay in the coming year. Its annual business plan – published in draft for public consultation – sets a funding limit of £166 million for 2010/11. The NDA expects ...

  • Johnson Joins CEC as New Senior Project Manager

    Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) welcomes Scott Johnson, Senior Project Manager in the Waste Management practice of the firm's Phoenix office. At CEC, Johnson will contribute to the Solid Waste Industry Consulting Group. Most recently with Cornerstone, Johnson brings 20 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering and a background in both consulting and the private ...

  • ATR collaboration with Metron health creates more recycling opportunities in MI

    On May 30th and 31st, Metron Integrated Health Systems will be inviting the community to their Lamont facility for the first of several e-waste recycling events planned throughout the next year.   Metron will be working with Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR), a nationwide, certified electronics recycling company, to offer a secure and environmentally sound method of e-waste recycling. ...

  • Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery

    Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas. The most urgent priorities remain water, health care, shelter and food. Thanks to a team of senior experts on the ground, UNEP continues to provide technical assistance ...

  • ABUTEC 200: A State-of-the-Art Combustion Solution

    The ABUTEC 200 is the most versatile unit of the three standard-sized unit offerings from ABUTEC. These units are sized for the flow and British Thermal Unit (BTU) value of the gas the unit will be handling. The ABUTEC 200, developed, with the largest exploration and production facilities in mind, is a reliable unit for combusting even the largest amounts of vapors. Many features come standard on ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Carbonfund.org is launch partner for first-ever EPA climate leaders approved offset project

    Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, announced the launch of the first-ever EPA Climate Leaders approved carbon offset project with Casella Waste Systems, Inc.’s Clinton County Landfill Methane Project. Carbonfund.org is now offering offsets from the project to businesses and individuals at the organization’s. The project, located near ...


    By Carbonfund.org

  • SONIC EXPANDS PRODUCT OFFERING AND MARKET PRESENCE WITH TERRA-KLEEN ACQUISITION

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that it has now closed the previously-announced merger agreement with Terra-Kleen Response Group Inc. and is in the process of filing definitive documents with the State of California to formally recognize the merger of Terra-Kleen and Sonic's wholly-owned USA subsidiary. Under the terms of the ...


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