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  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • The Gasmet story - from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • TVA says ash spill cleanup could take 3 years

    A massive coal ash spill in Tennessee could take three years to clean up, followed by potentially years of environmental monitoring, the Tennessee Valley Authority says. The nation’s largest public utility is pushing to get some 3 million cubic yards of ash cleared from the Emory River by spring 2010 - about 18 months after the Dec. 22 disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant. 'We feel that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Brattle Economists Identify Challenges For MISO`s Coal Fleet To Comply With EPA`s MATS Rule

    In a study commissioned by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), economists at The Brattle Group evaluated the feasibility of the large number of simultaneous environmental retrofits and new generation that may be needed for coal plants to comply with the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. The study finds that ...


    By The Brattle Group

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection

    The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years. The development of new UV technologies over this period is a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology. The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants treating in excess of one ...


    By Aquionics Inc

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • AEP Resolves All Legal Challenges Against Turk Plant

        COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its operating unit Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) announced today that the company has settled all legal actions brought against it by the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas related to the John ...

  • $2.9 Million in Small Business Contracts for New Environmental Technologies

    (Washington, D.C.) EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program today announced the award of nearly $3 million to 13 companies to support their work in seven key environmental areas: nanotechnology, monitoring of air emissions, pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, water treatment, homeland security, and innovation in manufacturing. The companies received 'proof of concept' ...

  • Xylem’s UV disinfection technology approved by State Water Resources Control Board, California

    Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, announced today that both its Wedeco LBX 850e and LBX 1500e ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems have received acceptance from the California State Water Resources Control Board's Division of Drinking Water*.  These closed-vessel UV systems are now validated and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • 2011 predictions for EPA`s office of .chemical safety and pollution prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Grants for $1.75 Million Awarded to Improve Public Health in New England Communities

    EPA’s New England office is awarding 21 grants across New England to fund community projects addressing environmental and public health issues. The projects, funded under the 2015 Healthy Communities Grant Program for a total of $1,754,157, will reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health, and improve the quality of life for communities and residents in communities in all ...

  • IHS: Natural Gas Price Advantage Creates Opportunities for Greater Use and Consumer Benefits

    Low natural gas prices resulting from the development of unconventional gas resources in North America will hold for the long term, creating opportunities to expand the economic benefits and cost savings to consumers through greater direct natural gas use, a new IHS report says. Increased use of natural gas also has the potential to contribute to energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    2011 Predictions For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention: The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) are provided in a memorandum available online. ...


    By Acta Group

  • Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes. “This is a landmark milestone for our program ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition On Lead In Ammunition And Fishing Sinkers: On September 24, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its decision to deny a petition submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 21 requesting that EPA prohibit under TSCA Section 6(a) the manufacture, processing, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Fuel Tech Awarded Air Pollution Control Orders Totaling $4.4M

    Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of air pollution control (APC) orders totaling $4.4 million. The largest of these orders, placed by a Midwest utility, represent nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction projects on two coal-fired ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • Hunting for Hidden Treasure - The International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology shows how waste can be turned into valuable resources

    Urban mining — the recovery of raw materials from waste — is the vision of the future for the global waste-management industry. This aims to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, but that's not all. For today, there are also increasingly good business reasons to recycle and reuse materials from the waste generated in advanced economies. This is because of a growing demand — and ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Technology for TASi: High-tech equipment for waste treatment

    It wasn't a law but a simple administrative regulation in the form of a technical guideline that provided the key impulse for the diversion of waste flows in Germany away from landfill sites. In the course of the implementation of this Technical Directive on Residential Waste (TASi), the technology for treating waste underwent an extraordinary development. This is especially true of thermal ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

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