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  • Chevron used secret lab to hide dirty soil samples from ecuador court, say company documents

    In an ever more stunning expose of Chevron's fraud before the Ecuador court, a U.S. federal judge has ordered the disclosure of documents that demonstrate Chevron used a secret lab in the United States to hide the existence of dirty soil samples taken from the company's contaminated former well sites in the Amazon. The documents also show that Chevron's scientific experts in the Ecuador trial -- ...

  • Wastewater Discharges Cost Sinclair Tulsa Refining $5 Million

    WASHINGTON, DC - Sinclair Tulsa Refining Company, a subsidiary of oil and gasoline producer Sinclair Oil, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony counts of deliberately manipulating wastewater discharges at its Tulsa refinery in violation of the Clean Water Act. In addition, two company managers, Harmon Connell and John Kapura, each pleaded guilty to one felony count of manipulating discharges ...

  • Sinclair Tulsa Refining Company, Two Managers Plead Guilty to Felony Pollution Charges

    $5 Million Criminal Penalty, Plus Half Million Community Service Payment (Washington, D.C.) Sinclair Tulsa Refining Company has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of deliberately manipulating wastewater discharges at its Tulsa Refinery in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA). In addition, two company managers, Harmon Connell and John Kapura, have each pleaded guilty to ...

  • New range of combination Deposition Systems for Materials Research

    Henniker Scientific announce the release of a new range of multi-technique deposition systems for nano-materials research. The family of systems offer the flexibility of several techniques in a single chamber, each system in the range featuring a universal  ‘quick-change’ source flange which can be configured for specific deposition techniques or combination of techniques ...


  • Markes International enhances its suite of thermal desorption products with new sorptive extraction technology

    The new HiSorb product range includes probes and accessories that sorptively extract volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) for analysis by thermal desorption (TD)–GC–MS. They can be used for both immersive extraction from liquids, or headspace sampling from solids.   “HiSorb will especially appeal to existing TD users looking ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • LumiCalc: How to Export Data

    LuminUltra’s LumiCalc software is a full-service microbiological data management platform with tools that enable data input, storage, analysis and collaboration.  While many users find great utility in LumiCalc’s data management abilities, the software also offers users the flexibility to export data out of the software via an Excel spreadsheet that can be saved wherever the user ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Enzymatic Nitrate Determination Now an ASTM Standard Method

    NECi enzymatic method for nitrate determination is now an ASTM International Standard Method.  This method is meant to replace methods D1254 (Nitrite) and D992 (Nitrate).   Method D1254 uses a reagent which is considered to be a possible carcinogen. Method D992 is mentioned by ASTM to "have relatively large errors when used in wastewaters and also has greater manipulative difficulties" ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Shimadzu’s New Compact IRSpirit FTIR Spectrophotometer Offers Exceptional Versatility, Reliability, and Ease-of-Use

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of its new IRSpirit Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrophotometer. The smallest and lightest FTIR instrument from Shimadzu, the IRSpirit provides unmatched functionality in its class of compact instruments, and offers exceptional reliability in contaminant analysis, identification tests and quantitative measurements. The ...

  • Protecting Workers from Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles

    Nanotechnology, as defined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to produce new structures, materials and devices. This technology promises scientific advancement in sectors including medicine, consumer products, energy, materials and manufacturing. According to the Occupational Safety & Health ...

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Neptune - LIMS for all water testing laboratories

    Neptune - LIMS -The Modern Solution for all Water Testing Laboratories Laboratories that support water treatment plants have long discovered the benefits of Laboratory Information Management Systems - LIMS. Today many laboratories are looking to replace their earlier systems with ones that are easier to support, more friendly to use and that can be connected easily with other plant computer ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • New Enviro Data Features

    Geotech continues to roll out new features in our flagship Enviro Data product, now in its tenth year of use by many government and private sector clients. Version 1.7 includes a new system to store geologic unit information independent of sample data. Users can now define geologic information at locations such as boreholes and outcrops, including the geologic unit, lithology, etc. Support for ...

  • MEPs ask EU Commission to monitor investigations into car emission test fraud

    Emissions testing fraud should be investigated thoroughly and those responsible should face appropriate sanctions, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They say that the EU emissions testing system should be strengthened to ensure that EU emission limits are respected and that vehicles exceeding these limits are discovered quickly. They also recommend considering whether to establish an ...


    By European Commission

  • Latest hydrologic software release provides new innovations for the water monitoring industry

    Aquatic Informatics Inc. released the latest version of their acclaimed hydrologic software product, AQUARIUS™. Helping federal, state, provincial and municipal governments across the globe meet their standards for monitoring data; AQUARIUS hydrologic software gives water industry professionals the necessary tools to work more efficiently and effectively with large volumes of data – ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • New Ebro EBI 300 USB Data Loggers

    The new range of EBI300 data loggers from Ebro. High quality Data loggers with a USB interface require no installed software to setup, run or download the data. Designed to monitor temperature of products such as drugs, serums or other perishable goods during shipment or storage, the ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • ASTM D3481 - 01(2011) standard test method for manual shelling two-piece child-resistant closures that are activated by two simultaneous dissimilar motions

    This test method of applying force may be used as a standard test to compare the characteristics of a given design of container/child-resistant closure system with a standard or to compare the characteristics of container/child-resistant closure systems differing in construction. It may be used to simulate certain manipulations ...


    By ASTM International

  • Job Estimation and Quoting

    Many consultants and monitoring companies are required to estimate costs for a job.  This activity can take a huge amount of time to complete. For larger projects, it can be extremely difficult to accurately estimate costs and manpower requirements. TAPS has now been enhanced to allow consultants to complete a cost and manpower estimation very quickly. How It Works A TAPS ...


    By Trilogy Group Limited

  • New evidence that Chevron used U.S. professors to defraud ecuador court in $18 Billion environmental lawsuit

    Chevron is refusing to deny that it defrauded Ecuador's courts by altering a key document to induce U.S. academic "experts" -- including a prominent professor at Rice University in Houston -- to endorse fake testing methods to hide the presence of massive quantities of cancer-causing toxins at the company's former well sites in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest. "We have smoking gun evidence that ...

  • Ocean Optics introduces handheld sensing system for field applications

    Now available from Ocean Optics is a handheld, field-portable analytical instrument that combines the power of optical sensing with onboard computing power for custom applications ranging from crop management and water analysis to UV radiation and ozone monitoring. Jaz is a family of stackable, modular and autonomous components -- a typical setup for field use is about the size of a few decks of ...

  • Electrically-driven Optical Antennas demonstrated for the first time

    Antennas are essential components of all our daily lives, used in radios, mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, RFID tags, baby monitors and garage door openers amongst other commonplace items. They work by converting electrical power into radio waves for transmission and vice versa for reception. Now, for the first time, an international group of scientists has demonstrated that the ...


    By Andor Technology Ltd (Andor)

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