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Fingerprinting method identifies petroleum contamination age and type

by Sitelab Corporation  (Nov. 6, 2009)

Sitelab's fingerprinting procedure helps to identify the age or type of contamination on its clients' site at a fraction of the cost compared to conventional laboratory forensic testing. Field screening fingerprinting procedure Extract and prepare samples in solvent using Sitelab test kits; soil, sediment, water or oil (NAPL) samples can be ...

Macrotek Offers Innovative H2S Scrubbing Process

by Macrotek Inc.  (Jul. 13, 2016)

Air pollution control provider Macrotek Inc. is offering SULFCAT™, its innovative scrubbing process for industrial gases, to its worldwide clients. This H2S scrubbing technology can be used for a wide range of applications in a variety of industries.   Macrotek’s advanced, regenerative, H2S ...

EPA takes action to protect ground water from petroleum contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 12, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a complaint to the owners and operators of several upstate New York gasoline stations for violating federal regulations governing seventeen underground storage tanks. The complaint, which seeks $233,000 in penalties, was issued to Andrew B. Chase; Chase Services, Inc.; Chase Convenience ...

Petroleum-impacted soil remediation

The Adventus Group is an applied environmental products company that provides various remediation biotechnologies – including those exclusive to our patent portfolio (see below). We are NOT consultants, and are geared towards supporting client project teams by providing unbiased design, support and selection of the most cost-effective ...

Fueling the revitalization of petroleum brownfields

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 14, 2008)

The abandoned corner gas station can look toward a new life with an action plan that focuses on cleaning up brownfields sites contaminated with petroleum. EPA's plan, 'Petroleum Brownfields Action Plan: Promoting Revitalization and Sustainability,' describes specific actions, new tools, and opportunities for expanding partnerships to foster the ...

Alberta petroleum research funding opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 8, 2008)

The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) has issued a call for research proposals to help identify solutions to some of the environmental issues In Alberta’s Upstream Oil and Gas (UOG) industry. The call is an opportunity for Canadian researchers to help strike a balance between protecting the environment and producing oil from ...

EPA takes action against Buffalo area gas stations to protect ground water from petroleum contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 14, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owners and operators of twenty-two underground storage tanks at gasoline stations in the Buffalo, New York area for violating various federal regulations dealing with ground water from petroleum contamination. The complaint, which seeks $582,803 in penalties, was issued ...

EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 24, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of seventeen underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in Western New York for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Company for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in ...

EPA awards Little Tokyo agency US$200,000 to clean up petroleum contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 22, 2008)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a $200,000 Brownfields grant to the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation to clean up an oil field drilling site in Historic Filipinotown. The center is partnering with the Pilipino Workers Center to cleanup and redevelop the site at 153 ...

Lab Testing of Bioremediation Process for Clean Up of Petroleum Contaminated Groundwater is Huge Success for Enviro-Equipment, Inc. and OxyGreen Corp.

by Enviro-Equipment, Inc.  (Jan. 19, 2011)

OxyGreen Corporation, an engineering technology company and Enviro-Equipment, Inc (EEI), a provider of environmental monitoring instruments and remediation rental equipment, announced today the completion of laboratory testing of OxyGreen Corporation’s patented oxygen generating cell. Enviro-Equipment, Inc. (EEI), a provider of water ...

BTEX contamination of soil and water

BTEX is an acronym for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. They are all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in petroleum hydrocarbons. Contamination of soil and groundwater from BTEX has occurred at petroleum and natural gas production areas, gas stations and areas with underground and above-ground storage tanks of petroleum products. ...

Enviro-Equipment, Inc. (EEI) and OxyGreen Corporation announce completion of an electrolysis cell prototype designed to completely remediate petroleum contaminated ground water.

by Enviro-Equipment, Inc.  (Jan. 5, 2011)

Enviro-Equipment, Inc, a provider of environmental monitoring instruments and remediation rental equipment, and OxyGreen Corporation, an engineering technology company, announced today the completion of the next generation of OxyGreen Corporation’s patented oxygen generating ...

EPA orders smith and smith petroleum to stop discharging

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 12, 2011)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to the Smith and Smith Petroleum Company of Avant, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The cease and desist order was based on an April 21, 2011, EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production facility in Osage County, ...

ISO consults on draft standard for petroleum hydrocarbons assessment

by Environmental Protection UK  (Nov. 15, 2010)

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published a draft standard on 'Soil quality – assessment of impact from soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons' (ISO DIS 11504) for public comment. The draft standard provides guidance on "the choice of fractions and individual compounds when carrying out analysis for ...

Lab testing of a bioremediation process for clean up of petroleum contaminated groundwater is a huge success for Enviro-Equipment, Inc. (EEI) and OxyGreen Corporation

by Enviro-Equipment, Inc.  (Jan. 18, 2011)

OxyGreen Corporation, an engineering technology company and Enviro-Equipment, Inc (EEI), a provider of environmental monitoring instruments and remediation rental equipment, announced today the completion of laboratory testing of OxyGreen Corporation’s patented oxygen generating ...

Regenesis Oxygen Release Compound (ORC) facilitates cost-effective contaminated site closure at 29 major petroleum company sites in Midwest

by REGENESIS  (Jul. 17, 2009)

Using the enhanced in-situ bioremediation technology Oxygen Release Compound (ORC®) and targeted contaminant source removal, remediation professionals restored and secured regulatory closure for 29 petroleum- contaminated sites across Indiana at an estimated cost saving of $75,000-$900,000 per site. The cleanups used an innovative and increasingly ...

Predicting amount of oil in contaminated soils

by Soil Science Society of America  (Jun. 9, 2010)

Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing time and money when neither is readily available during a clean-up operation. The new method can take measurements in the field and ...

St. Louis development corporation to receive $400,000 for assessment of hazardous substances and petroleum

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 24, 2012)

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) has been selected to receive $400,000 in EPA brownfields funding to assess and conduct cleanup planning for hazardous substances and petroleum in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The funding is being awarded through EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup process. SLDC will ...

NGWA hosts November conference on petroleum hydrocarbons and organic chemicals in groundwater

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Sep. 23, 2009)

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is hosting its “Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference” November 2-3 in Costa Mesa, California.NGWA has held this conference for more than 20 years, training groundwater professionals on how to protect groundwater from ...

US reaches $5.15 billion environmental settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

by Associated Press  (Apr. 4, 2014)

The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades. The bulk of the money - $4.4 billion - will pay for environmental cleanup and ...

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