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  • EPA Settlement with Rochester Area Home Builder Protects Area Waterways; Developer Agrees to Construct Project to Reduce Polluted Stormwater Discharges

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with the Atlantic Funding and Real Estate home building company and its owner, Alfred Spaziano, to address violations of federal rules that reduce pollution from contaminated stormwater runoff at its Gateway Landing construction site in Green and Gates, New York. Under the agreement, Atlantic Funding is required to comply with all ...

  • Series of oil skimming vessels built

    Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing a run of approximately 30 each 30" Rapid Response Oil Skimmers fitted with Marco Pollution Control CL-1 Filterbelt oil recovery modules for customers who are responding to the current Gulf spill. The Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt is proving to be one of the most effective oil recovery systems now operating in the Gulf, and is ideally ...

  • EPA and New York state announce ban on boat sewage disposal to New York canal system

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that the entire New York State Canal System is now a “no discharge zone,” which means that boats are banned from discharging sewage into the canals. Boaters must instead dispose of their sewage at specially designated pump-out stations. EPA Regional ...

  • Aquamec Launches new Watermaster Dredger - Classic V

    The amphibious multipurpose Watermaster dredgers are used worldwide in flood prevention, deepening shallow waterways, cleaning urban canals, building infrastructure in water environment and industrial-pond maintenance work. With its large selection of heavy duty attachments, the versatile Watermaster can do all the work that conventionally requires separate machines, including dredging, ...


    By Watermaster - Aquamec Ltd.

  • Bringing life back to dead zones

    Dead zones — those regions that can be found in the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and even the Gulf of Mexico — are a serious problem for U.S. waterways. These hypoxic zones, the result of excess nitrogen and phosphorus run off, can lead to algae blooms that can stifle aquatic life. Regulators are doing their part to reduce these dead zones by mandating the decrease of nutrient runoff ...

  • EPA Awarding over $179,500 to Revitalize Urban Waters along Rio Grande

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to help protect and restore waters along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. EPA is awarding $179,721 to three organizations to research, study, train, and demonstrate projects that benefit urban waters and the surrounding land. The projects will improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. ...

  • American Fiber Green Products, Inc. Secures Boat Recycling Site

    American Fiber Green Products, Inc. (OTCQB: AFBG) (PINKSHEETS: AFBG) has secured a West Central Florida site to locate its proposed fiberglass boat recycling operation. Daniel L. Hefner, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced today that several formal and informal meetings with land owners and potential funding partners throughout the month of May and early June, have resulted in a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Mining by-products reduce Algal Blooms

    A joint research project conducted by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Western Australian Department of Water has shown that some mining by-products can be effective in preventing nutrients from entering river systems, thereby reducing the potential for algal blooms.A range of mining industry by-product materials was investigated to ...

  • EPA Awarding over $179,500 to Revitalize Urban Waters along Rio Grande

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to help protect and restore waters along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. EPA is awarding $179,721 to three organizations to research, study, train, and demonstrate projects that benefit urban waters and the surrounding land. The projects will improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. ...

  • Woods Hole Marine's 'Solution' to Pollution With OPFLEX(R) Technology

    OPFLEX Solutions Inc and Woods Hole Marine are pleased to announce a distribution agreement, wherein Woods Hole Marine will supply OPFLEX® products to ports and marinas throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Together, the companies will create real green jobs with American-made products. Following OPFLEX Solutions' CEO, Scott Smith's, presentation to the scientific community at Woods ...


    By Marketwire

  • Using mining by-products to reduce algal blooms

    A joint project between CSIRO and the Western Australian Department of Water investigated a range of mining industry by-product materials, which are currently unused, to determine whether they could instead be used to filter nutrients from natural waters or to treat wastewater that would otherwise be discarded. CSIRO project leader, Dr Grant Douglas, says the use of abundant, low-cost by-product ...

  • Robotic glider to map Moreton Bay impacts

    Dr Andy Steven from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship says the glider’s deployment is part of a research program to monitor the extent of the flood plume into Moreton Bay and assess its effects. “This disastrous flood also provides us with a rare opportunity to understand how our marine ecosystems respond to massive inputs of fresh water and sediments,” Dr Steven says. ...

  • Hudson river becomes laboratory

    Research engineers and a New York state utility have been using a Hudson River contamination site as a laboratory, testing a new way to remove coal tar pollutants from riverbeds using mattress-sized absorbent panels. The panels are filled with organo-clay, a mineral which draws oil like a magnet. During the last week of November, utility workers from Central Hudson Gas & Electric and ...

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems Establishes High-Efficiency Wastewater Treatment System for Russky Island

    Today at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2012 Conference, Ecologix Environmental Systems announced the installation of an advanced, end-to-end wastewater treatment facility on Russky Island, Russia. The project is part of the Russian government’s $6 billion, two-year infrastructure and development project for the island, located off the coast ...

  • Illinois` Kickapoo Creek Focus of New Subdivision

    BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - Restoration and enhancement of Kickapoo Creek in central Illinois today received a grant of $950,000 from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, through a section of the federal Clean Water Act that regulates stormwater runoff. A residential development in Bloomington, The Grove on Kickapoo Creek, is being constructed in ...

  • Mud Cat MFD-1000 Dredges Operating in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

    Multiple amphibious, multi-function dredges from Mud Cat are operating in Iraq to clean various dams and barrages that are positioned along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) purchased the MFDs to remove accumulated silt, sand, and vegetation at each dam’s basin. By performing regular dam maintenance, Iraq’s MWR can maintain the designed ...

  • `Significant` oil spill closes United States ship channel

    No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat. A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lower Mississippi River back open after oil spill

    The Coast Guard reopened a normally bustling stretch of the lower Mississippi River to ships and boaters Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the major inland waterway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. About 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled into the river after a tank barge pushed by the towboat Hannah C. Settoon collided with another ...


    By Associated Press

  • Man-Made Wetlands turn Wastewater into Tap Water

    As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre wetland system in Fairfield converts what is mainly treated wastewater that would otherwise flow into the Gulf of Mexico into an additional ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

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