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  • Bioremediation of antibiotic pollution by a salt-marsh plant

    The effects of antibiotic contamination may be attenuated by the common reed, new research shows. The study found that the common reed (Phragmites australis), sourced from a temperate estuary with brackish water, had capacity for the bioremediation of the veterinary antibiotic enrofloxacin (ENR). The authors suggest that salt-marsh plants and their associated micro-organisms could be a valuable ...

  • Identifying areas at risk for arsenic contamination

    The contamination of groundwater with arsenic poses a risk to the health of millions of people, especially in the densely populated river deltas of Southeast Asia. To date, no method has been available for identifying high-risk areas without conducting costly sampling campaigns. Now, Eawag has developed a model that allows vulnerable areas to be pinpointed using existing data on geology and soil ...

  • Worms turn detective to help with contaminated land

    Dr Mark Hodson of the University of Reading presented new research on how earthworms can help scientists understand more about contaminated soil and its potential impact on house building on brownfield sites. The research, which was unveiled at the BA Festival of Science in Liverpool, examines why some populations of earthworms can inhabit contaminated soil and what impact earthworms have on ...


  • EPA provides $297K to Salt Lake County to advance the cleanup and revitalization of properties in Meadowbrook in Millcreek Township

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Salt Lake County $297,850 in Brownfields grant funding to expand local efforts to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in the community of Meadowbrook in Millcreek Township. Today’s announcement is among 243 EPA grant investments totaling $54.3 million to 147 communities across the U.S. These grants will provide communities ...

  • Utah microbubbles clean dirty soil

    Microbubble technology developed at the University of Utah has the potential to boost a wide range of environmental clean-up efforts around the world. Uses include removing oil and gas byproducts from water, removing organics and heavy metals from industrial sites and removing harmful algae from lakes. "It's very gratifying to see our technology at work in the field", says Andy Hong, who ...


  • EPA, Utah DEQ, Midvale City, Salt Lake County celebrate the removal of the former Midvale Slag site from Superfund list

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shaun McGrath joined state and local officials and business leaders in Midvale City, Utah on Monday, April 20 to announce the removal of the former Midvale Slag site from the Superfund National Priorities List. McGrath also presented Midvale City Mayor, JoAnn Seghini, with an Environmental Achievement Award for Excellence in Site Reuse. ...

  • U.S. EPA Orders NASA to Clean Up Soils Threatening Sensitive Habitat

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to take immediate and long-term actions to address soil contamination at its Ames Research Center at the Moffett Field Naval Air Station in Mountain View, Calif. This order is part of an effort to enter into a long-term cleanup agreement with NASA for the Ames site. Soils at the ...

  • EPA order requires companies to investigate environmental contamination at frontier el dorado refinery in El Dorado, Kan.

    EPA Region 7 has reached an administrative settlement with the current owner-operator and a historical owner of the Frontier El Dorado oil refinery at El Dorado, Kan., requiring the companies to take a series of actions to investigate environmental contamination at the property. Frontier El Dorado Refining LLC (Frontier), which owns and operates the facility; and Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing ...

  • BioLargo Selected as Founding Member of Canadian Government Backed Research Chair to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Oil Sands Industry Contaminated Water and Tailings Ponds Problems

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a founding member of a Canadian ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • EPA adds US Magnesium to Superfund site list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), has announced it has added U.S. Magnesium, LLC, in Tooele County, Utah, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. Listing U.S. Magnesium on the NPL makes the cleanup of the site a high priority nationally. It also enables EPA and UDEQ to use Superfund authority under ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. EPA seeks public comments on proposed cleanup for Romic facility in East Palo Alto

    (09/17/07) SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today its proposed cleanup plan for the soil and groundwater contamination at the Romic Environmental Technologies Corporation facility in East Palo Alto, Calif. “The proposed remedy incorporates an innovative biological treatment process to clean up the soil and groundwater.” said Nancy Lindsay, acting director of ...

  • Pulp friction cleans up Brockovich chemical

    A byproduct of the manufacture of pulp using the sulfite process for making paper, sodium lignosulfonate, can be used to immobilize and soak up toxic chromium compounds from soil and water, according to research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development. Konstantin Volchek and Carl Brown of Environment Canada, and Dario Velicogna of Velicogna Consultants Inc ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA orders smith and smith petroleum to stop discharging

    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, Oklahoma. EPA inspectors found an unauthorized ...

  • HPR-40 MIMS System Assists in Denitrification Studies

    Denitrification is the process carried out by bacteria that converts nitrites and nitrates to nitrogen, nitric oxide and nitrous oxide gases. Two of these gases have been linked with ozone layer depletion and global warming. Denitrification is an anaerobic process and occurs in environments where oxygen levels are depleted, such as within soils and groundwater. The Hiden HPR-40 membrane inlet ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • EPA requires Chevron Pipe Line to provide funding for oil spill response

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today reached a settlement with Chevron Pipe Line Company resolving Clean Water Act violations associated with two oil spills at the company’s facilities in Utah. As part of the settlement, the Bellaire, Texas-based company will pay a civil penalty of $875,000. The penalty will be deposited into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, a fund used ...

  • Creation of new bird reserve delayed until next year

    The creation of a new bird reserve on the Tees Estuary at Greatham Creek will be delayed until next year following the discovery of contaminants in an old landfill tip next to the site. The £3.8 million Environment Agency scheme was due to be completed this month (September) with the breaching of an existing flood embankment. This will allow the tide from the estuary to wash in and out ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fungi could protect rice against climate change

    Inoculating rice seeds with fungi makes the plants more tolerant of salt, drought and cold — all of which may become more common as the climate changes, according to researchers. The researchers obtained two types of endophytic fungi, which have symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationships with plants. One was from ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Line Of Waste containers 100% non-corrosive.

    EMF Containers Inc. is please to introduce our new line of waste containers (trash bin) in the industry. EMF Containers Inc. is located in the Magdalen Islands, Quebec. We specialize in the design and fabrication of fiberglass containers for service, commercial, municipal and residential applications. Our products range from 2 to 8 cubic yards, as well as custom sizes. We design containers for ...


  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

    A new ASTM International subcommittee will develop standards that will be used by contract laboratories, water utilities and others requiring or developing methods used for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water. Standards developed by D19.09 ...


    By ASTM International

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