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  • Residents Call for Testing Fracking Wastewater for Radioactive Elements

    Last month, CBC News reported that residents of Windsor, Nova Scotia were concerned over fracking wastewater that may contain radioactive elements.  According to the article, between March of 2010 and August of 2011, seven million liters of the wastewater went through the Canadian town’s sewage treatment plant before entering Minas Basin. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Frack wastewater treatment

    Natural gas producers and public water companies in the US race to meet the 19th May deadline, when they will no longer be able to release contaminated hydrofracking water into the state’s rivers. Altela has developed a technology, validated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the US Department of Energy (US DOE), which meets the new regulations for clean ...

  • Concerns Grow Over Radioactive Pollutants in Pennsylvania

    Last month, The New York Times published a story about Pennsylvania environmental regulators calling waste treatment and drinking water facilities to increase testing for radioactive materials.  The concerns have been prompted by a dramatic increase in natural gas drilling across the state.  Wastewater from some of these drilling sites ends up at treatment plants.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • ASTM C1571 - 03(2012) Standard Guide for Characterization of Radioactive and/or Hazardous Wastes for Thermal Treatment

    This guide identifies methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of a variety of hazardous and/or radioactive wastes including heavy metal contaminated wastes. These wastes can be in the physical form of sludges (wet or dry), spent waste water filter aids, waste water filter cakes, incinerator ashes (wet or dry), incinerator ...


    By ASTM International

  • `To Your Health` - Distillery sludge used to treat radioactive sites

    It's not the usual association that comes to mind - drinking your favourite brew and nuclear wastes - but a new study shows how distillery sludge can help solve one of our most pressing environmental problems. According to a new study, contaminated sites can be treated with sludge from the treatment of distillery wastewater in bioreactors. The study demonstrates an efficient method for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solution to frac wastewater disposal

    Natural gas producers and public water companies in the US race to meet the 19th May deadline to stop releasing diluted hydrofracking water contaminated with bromide and radioactive material from shale gas extraction into the state’s rivers. Altela has stepped developed a technology validated by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the US Department of ...

  • Natural gas wastewater re-use

    When it became apparent the natural gas industry in the Marcellus Shale was going to create a need for treating large quantities of wastewater, the Larson Design Group found itself uniquely positioned to fill that niche creating a subsidiary, TerrAqua Resource Management, which treats for re-use industry wastewater adjacent to its offices at Water Tower Square on Commerce Park Drive. The ...

  • ReportsnReports - Nanotechnology in Water Treatment

    Nanotechnology in Water Treatment  The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015. Most of the ...


  • Report assesses ‘produced water’ treatment

    Along with the crude oil and natural gas that fuels modern civilisation, the energy industry brings nearly 233 billion barrels of wastewater from beneath the earth’s surface every year. Lux Research surveys the challenges associated with treating ‘produced water’, and identifies which technologies and developers are best positioned to address the task. This ...

  • On-site water treatment service from Tangent Environmental Technologies cuts costs

    After more than two decades in the global oil patch, Stuart Snydmiller thinks the future for his start-up firm is in water, not petroleum. Or at least waste water.Tangent Environmental Technologies, owned with brother Jason and others, has taken existing technologies and put them together into a package that offers huge savings for drilling firms and any industrial operation that needs to ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Pennsylvania DEP Announces Comprehensive Oil and Gas Development Radiation Study

     At the direction of Governor Corbett, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will undertake a study to look at naturally occurring levels of radioactivity in by-products associated with oil and natural gas development. In the coming weeks, DEP will seek a peer review of its study plan and begin to sample and analyze the naturally occurring radioactivity levels in ...

  • PA DEP Releases Sampling, Quality Assurance Plans for Oil and Gas Development Radiation Study

    The Department of Environmental Protection today released detailed sampling and quality assurance plans for its ongoing comprehensive radiation study of oil and gas development. The agency will sample and analyze radioactivity levels of flowback waters, treatment solids, drill cuttings and drilling equipment, along with the transportation, storage and disposal of drilling wastes. Based on current ...

  • Hydraulic fracturing consumes the largest share of water in shale gas production

    An average shale gas well in the Marcellus formation will use around 20 000 m3 of freshwater over its life cycle, new research suggests. In total, 65% of this is directly consumed at the well site and 35% is consumed further along the supply chain The extent of shale gas developments is expected to increase across the globe in the coming decades. In the US alone, the shale share of dry gas ...

  • Unconventional shale gas and oil: overview of ecological impacts

    Research findings on the wildlife and habitat impacts of unconventional shale gas and oil developments in the US have been collated in a new review. Its authors stress the importance of collecting data on local ecosystems before such developments begin, to allow changes in nature be tracked and aid on-going improvements to management. Unconventional shale oil and gas are already important sources ...

  • Webinar: compare oil water separation options

    Learn How To Prevent Heavy Plugging, Increase Time Between Cleanings, And Ensure Compliance With Your Oily Wastewater Processing. Register and Attend For Free On Thursday July 28th Mercer International's David Goding and international industry expert Philip D'Angelo taped a webinar geared toward helping engineering, ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for Toxic Site in Newfield, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address soil, sediment and surface water that is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and heavy metals by past industrial operations at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey. The proposed plan calls for a combination of cleanup measures at portions of the site including capping of the soil, ...

  • Groundwater pollution in Europe: an overview

    An overview of groundwater contaminants in Europe is provided by a recent study, which calls for more integrated monitoring using a range of indicators. Groundwater contamination presents serious health and environmental concerns. A number of Directives, including the Water Framework, Groundwater, Nitrates, Industrial Emissions and Landfill Directives, together aim to protect groundwater from ...

  • Sionix Corporation Reports Successful Testing Results

    Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX) ("Sionix"), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems, today reported successful independent third-party testing results for its Mobile Water Treatment System (MWTS). The Sionix MWTS removed contaminants of the same, or substantially similar, atomic weight and structure as the radioactive isotopes of those same elements currently ...


    By Sionix Corporation

  • $35 billion expenditure for nuclear environmental and flow control in next 10 years

    Operators of nuclear power plants will invest over $35 billon in the next 10 years on environmental and flow control equipment.  The expenditures will average $3.5 billion per year but will vary considerably from year to year due to the large size of individual projects. Valves and pumps make up the biggest portion of the total and are critical to nuclear safety.  The need for highly ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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