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  • Sonic Finishes Contract for On-Site Treatment of PCB Contaminated Soil

    Vancouver, Canada - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today reported that the Company has finished its first Ontario contract for the on-site treatment of PCB contaminated soil. The project was contracted and announced in October 2006, and the Sonic treatment system was deployed to the site in November, 2006. In excess of 600 tonnes of contaminated soil was treated ...


  • Is it safe to eat the fish you caught yourself? Contamination of fish in the Czech Republic

    Mercury contamination of some wild fish species in areas of the Czech Republic may put anglers’ health at risk, a new study suggests. The research showed that EU-wide and Czech national regulatory limits for mercury were exceeded in at least one analysed sample at 63% of the sites surveyed. However, contamination levels varied substantially between locations and species, the researchers ...

  • India takes steps to reduce persistent organic pollutants

    India being a signatory to the Stockholm Convention would require to develop a National Implementation Plan to demonstrate how the obligations of the convention will be implemented. Inaugurating the Inception Workshop for the Development of National Implementation Plan in India as First Step to Implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Ms Meena Gupta, Secretary ...


    By Indian Government

  • SONIC PCB SONOPROCESS PATENTS ISSUE IN JAPAN AND USA

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that the Company has received notification that patents for the Company’s Sonoprocess for the treatment of POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants), including PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl), have issued in Japan and the USA. The patents refer to the Company’s Sonoprocess™ for the treatment of soils and ...


  • 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 ...


  • Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

    Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the government's only permanent repository for waste from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap

    An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country. The technical team was charged by the U.S. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Officials Eye 6 Barrels Tied to Nuke Dump Leak

    Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday. Flynn ...


    By Associated Press

  • More Space, Not Just a Landfill Dream

    The state of garbage abroad is a growing concern for municipal and private landfills, as space continues to be a premium and site closures continue to rise. With increasing government regulations, mammoth construction and operating expenses, the "not in my back yard" public attitude and rising land prices, business has dramatically ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels Worldwide

    A new scientific report finds that humans and marine ecosystems around the world are contaminated with mercury and that mercury levels in humans and fish regularly exceed health advisory guidelines. The report, a collaboration between IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), highlights the urgent need for an overall reduction in mercury emissions when government delegates convene next week ...

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