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  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • 39-mile dredging/capping approach used to treat fox river PCBsd

    The Lower Fox River in Wisconsin contains approximately 8 million yd3 of PCB-contaminated sediment targeted for active remediation. The site's records of decision (RODs) were amended in 2007 and 2008 to specify dredging of nearly 4 million yd3 of sediment with high concentrations of PCBs, followed by in situ capping of approximately 560 acres of sediment comprising operable units (OUs) 1 through ...

  • 20 years of monitoring provides insight into New Zealand`s river water quality

    Two decades of monitoring of river water quality by NIWA has provided important information that is helping to care for New Zealand’s iconic rivers. More than 18 000 river water samples have been collected by New Zealand’s National Rivers Water Quality Network (NRWQN) over the past 20 years to monitor river conditions. The Network, which was set up to detect trends and conditions in water ...

  • A standard method of publishing and sharing scientific data

    A standard method for publishing different types of data generated from environmental observations has been developed. It allows researchers to publish data from many different sources so that they are freely available, can be easily understood, and can be integrated with observational data from other sources. Scientific research is generating more information than ever before. Although ...

  • Louisiana Included in EPA Assessment of Nation’s Coasts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $485,000 to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for testing water quality along the state’s Gulf Coast. The sampling results will contribute to EPA’s National Coastal Conditions Assessment (NCCA). The NCCA is a survey of our nation’s coastal waters which EPA and state partners conduct to ...

  • Portsmouth N.H. scrap metal company faces fine for polluted water discharges

    Stormwater monitoring by the property owner of Grimmel’s Portsmouth facility (Pease Development Authority) confirms stormwater discharges from Grimmel’s metal scrapyard operations contain metals, suspended solids and chemical oxygen demand which exceed permit benchmarks. Further, the stormwater discharges contain mercury and PCBs that cause or contribute to an exceedance of water ...

  • Portsmouth N.H. Scrap yard ordered to address polluted water discharges

    Discharges of polluted stormwater and other pollutant discharges in violation of the Clean Water Act has prompted EPA to issue an enforcement order to Grimmel Industries, LLC, a metal scrap recycler located on the banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H. Grimmel leases the property from Pease Development Authority. Monitoring by Pease shows the stormwater discharges from Grimmel’s ...

  • Clean Water Act settlement ensures that Boston racetrack addresses wastewater and stormwater discharges

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay a civil penalty of $1.25 million to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Suffolk Downs racetrack facility in Revere and East Boston, Mass. The company is also spending more than $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways ...

  • High Plains Gas Reworks Injection Facility Valving System to Yield Positive Results

    High Plains Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: HPGS) (or "HPG" or "the Company"), a Gillette, Wyoming based energy company actively engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas primarily in the Powder River Basin, today announced that it has seen a significant reduction in the amount of chlorine needed to generate a "clean water sample" by reworking the valving system on one of its ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA adds anaconda copper mining CO. Smelter and refinery in cascade county to superfund site list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), today announced the addition of the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Smelter and Refinery (ACM) site in Cascade County, Montana, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The ACM site is now eligible for Federal cleanup funds that will support an extensive ...

  • American Water Announces 2011 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

    American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the recipients of the company’s 2011 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 35 projects throughout American Water’s service areas in eight states will be supported by grants totaling more than $155,600. Established ...


    By American Water

  • Pollution early-warning system

    Current alarm at the massive oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico emphasises the problem of marine pollution and how difficult it is to evaluate. The North Sea has been the test-bed for the highly advanced pollution early-warning system MERMAID during the last 20 years; this development is now aiding marine authorities around the world to keep seas clean. MERMAID (Marine Environmental ...

  • One Month Later, New Orleans Nearly Pumped Dry

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 3, 2005 (ENS) - Pumps set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working 24/7 for weeks to remove the flood waters from New Orleans' streets left in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Now the job is close to completion. Before Hurricane Rita passed, the pumps had cleared most of the flood water from Hurricane Katrina and only 10 percent of ...

  • Oil mars Alabama swamp months after crude train crash

    Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later? The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press ...


    By Associated Press

  • Monarch Energy Signs Letter of Intent for Mineral Property Acquisition

    Monarch Energy Limited (TSX VENTURE: MNL) (the "Company" or "Monarch") is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a Letter of Intent with Tectonics Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, for the acquisition of an interest in mineral properties located on and offshore Long Point, on the Port au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador. Acquisition Monarch will purchase a 60% working ...


    By Marketwire

  • Kickapoo country fair cooks up a tasty blend of driftless-style organic food and culture

    Perhaps one of Wisconsin"s best-kept secrets - the Kickapoo Country Fair - is unrivaled as the largest celebration of organic food and lifestyles in the Midwest. This year"s two-day event, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, in LaFarge, Wis., will celebrate the connections between food and the many cultures and communities in this unique corner of the state. Dr. Temple Grandin, ...

  • Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro. An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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 ...

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