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  • Polluted Sites and Soils : From Diagnostic to Restoration

    The 6th edition of Intersol will take place in Paris, on March 2007, under the aegis of the ECE-UN and of the French Ministry of Industry. As regards to the policy for the management of a polluted site, the current concern is to reduce and even eliminate the impact of pollution on people, water resources, the ecosystems and properties.Pollution control is therefore a question of industrial ...


    By Intersol

  • ON-SITE Testing Labs Available To Support Hurricane Irene Restoration Efforts

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a full service environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing laboratory is now offering on-site laboratories for the future restoration efforts from damage created by hurricane Irene. Many times, indoor air quality, environmental, restoration professionals, and government agencies in need of testing services must mail or ship their samples to a laboratory outside ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cache Water Restoration Project

    IEI has been awarded the contract to design and install a SCADA type system for the Cache Water Resoration Project in Logan Utah.  The system will include multiple sites that measure and report flow data, as well as, a few sites that will require the control of gates and valves.  We will be installing the Campbell Scientific micro control system with a 900 MHz radio as the telemetry ...

  • Prevent. Prepare. Respond. Restore.

    Discover the testing, training and research opportunities at Ohmsett while attending this year’s International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) May 15-18, 2017 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Our staff will be in booth 1004 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information on Ohmsett's mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Portable Thermal Desorber Dramatically Reduces Restoration Costs for Contaminated Sites

    Untitled Document (Vancouver, BC Canada) - On November 29th, December 1 and 5, 2005, Enviro-Klean is demonstrating their newly-redesigned, fourth generation thermal desorber, the portable KM-4, ...

  • Weston wins award for 48-acre superfind site remediation and ecosystem restoration

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON) was named a winner of the prestigious 2008 AON Build America Award in the Environmental – New Construction category at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America 89th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13, 2008. WESTON’s winning project for Phase II and Phase III Remedial Action work at the Atlas Tack Corporation Superfund Site in ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Integral to present on new ecological modeling approach for prioritizing environmental restoration sites

    Dr. Peter Jensen of Integral Consulting Inc. will be presenting at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Mid-Atlantic chapter’s 2009 conference on March 13 in Ewing, New Jersey. Dr. Jensen will present a poster prepared with coauthors Damian Preziosi and John Sullivan of Integral, titled “Prioritization of Ecological Restoration Sites: Planning at the Landscape Scale Using Habitat Analysis ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Water restoration funding available

    Scotland's environment watchdog is encouraging organisations with a project they feel would benefit their local water environment, community and economy to apply for funding from Scotland's Water Environment Restoration Fund as soon as possible: over GBP1 million in project funding is available. The fund, which has contributed to work at both a local and national level, has provided over ...


  • Wetland plants involved in marsh restoration

    Differences in the way wetland plants accumulate pollutants are helping researchers understand how vegetation can be used to help restore contaminated marshes. In a study by Belgian researchers, certain plants, including bulrushes, were identified as being potentially useful for locking away metal contaminants below the surface, thereby helping to reduce spread of these pollutants through food ...

  • Chesapeake Bay restoration accountability tool

    The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has launched ChesapeakeStat, a management and accountability tool. Esri and CBP developed the geographic information system (GIS)-enabled Web site that provides the public, decision makers, and restoration stakeholders with up-to-date information about the progress of government-funded restoration and conservation projects for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Built ...


  • ERS Delivers Restorative Planting for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

    Ecological Restoration Services, L.L.C., (ERS), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), has successfully completed restorative planting projects along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. ERS won competitive bids from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to grow, store, deliver and install native Louisiana vegetation species to enable and ensure coastal protection following ...

  • EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized discharges threaten water quality and damage habitats. As part of ...

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Groups Hail Progress On Gulf Restoration

    Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups lauded the inclusion of the RESTORE Act in today's House-passed Surface Transportation Extension Act. Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the RESTORE Act, which would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from BP and the other parties ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • PA DEP Signs Agreement to Restore Former Erie County Landfill Site for Commercial, Recreational Use

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has signed a consent order and agreement with Moxie Nein LLC and Millcreek Township, Erie County, for the remediation and reuse of a former landfill site. DEP is currently cleaning up the site, which is part of the Presque Isle Bay watershed. Once remediation is complete, Moxie Nein will subdivide the property and keep four acres for ...

  • Settlement For $8.75 Million Reached at Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I.

    EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement with New England Container Company, Inc. (NECC) relating to the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site, located in North Providence, R.I. Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, NECC will make a payment of $8.75 million to resolve its liability ...

  • W.R. Grace Pays Over $63 Million Toward Cleanup and Restoration of Hazardous Waste Sites in Communities Across the Country

    Today, Columbia, Md.-based W.R. Grace & Co. under its bankruptcy plan of reorganization, paid over $63 million to the U.S. government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 states, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. “Communities across the United States will benefit from this payment of ...

  • New tool predicts ecosystem restoration success

    A new approach to predicting whether a degraded ecosystem can be successfully restored is presented in a recent study. The researchers who developed it show how it works with the case of peatland restoration. Their method uses a computer model to link restoration success or failure with plant species and management techniques on the sites. Ecological restoration aims to ‘repair’ ...

  • Guidelines for restoring ecosystems: when, where and how?

    Chemical contamination impairs ecosystem function and reduces biodiversity. Restoration of contaminated ecosystems is important to re-establish the ecosystem services on which society depends. This study provides recommendations to maximise the success of restoration projects by considering when, where and how contaminated sites should be restored. In 2013, the EU produced 322 million tonnes of ...

  • EPA orders Massachusetts developer to restore damaged wetlands

    EPA has ordered a Massachusetts real estate developer to restore approximately 6.3 acres of freshwater wetlands in Rockland, Mass. The wetlands were altered as part of a plan to prepare the site for commercial development. The real estate developer, Ernesto Caparrotta, owns about 12.3 acres of land off Hingham Street in Rockland. Beginning in September of 2004 and continuing through February, ...

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