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  • 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 ...

  • Soil clean up underway at New England site

    EPA has been working closely with the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and local officials during the removal of potentially hazardous materials at the Providence Barrel Site in Smithfield, R.I. Excavation of contaminated soils began in May, 2008. Last week, the transportation and disposal of the contaminated soil from the immediate Site began to take place. This week EPA ...

  • `Green Clean:` Researchers determining natural ways to clean contaminated soil

    Researchers at North Carolina State University are working to demonstrate that trees can be used to degrade or capture fuels that leak into soil and ground water. Through a process called phytoremediation – literally a “green” technology – plants and trees remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless. Through a partnership with state and federal government agencies, the military ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Common soil bacteria could clean up nuclear contamination

    Researchers are studying some common soil bacteria that “inhale” toxic metals and “exhale” them in a non-toxic form. The bacteria might one day be used to clean up toxic chemicals left over from nuclear weapons production decades ago. Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University and their colleagues were able to glimpse how the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium ...


  • U.S. EPA, Hawaii Department of Health clean up soil in Kilauea neighborhood

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health have completed a Superfund Removal Program cleanup removing over 814 tons of contaminated soil from residential and commercial property in Kilauea, Kauai. The site was once a pesticide mixing and storage area at the former Kilauea Sugar Mill. “As a result of this toxic soil cleanup, the local residents are safer ...

  • Using microwaves to clean polluted soil could lead to energy savings

    Researchers have experimented with microwave heating as a way of cleaning soils polluted with fuels, such as diesel and petrol. Soil type and moisture levels, as well as the strength of microwaves used, had a strong bearing on the overall effectiveness of the cleaning. The research shows that, at certain depths and in certain types of soil, microwaves can be a cost-effective way of cleaning ...

  • 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 ...

  • CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water: New Wiley-VCH re-launch

    Weinheim, Germany –The first issue of CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water is now available online on Wiley InterScience. CLEAN is set to become the premier source of information in all aspects of sustainability and environmental safety. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water combines the environmental aspects of soil, air and water, as well as sustainability and the technosphere, focusing on prevention measures and ...


    By Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

  • Measuring global soil changes

    Global change is increasingly affecting important terrestrial ecosystem functions such as the filtering and buffering capacity of soils, the supply of clean water, soil fertility, and consequently, the production of food, feed, and fiber. Recent studies and reports from the United Nations indicate that water and soil resources are both heavily under pressure. Worldwide about 2 billion ha of land ...

  • Estimate soil texture-by-feel

    The ability to estimate soil texture-by-feel is an important skill that students and registered soil scientists should learn. Many soil properties depend largely on soil texture, and texture impacts most land-use decisions. Soil texture strongly influences the nutrient holding ability of a soil, the amount of water the soil can store, the amount of this water that is available to plants, how ...

  • US Navy agrees to clean up superfund sites where soil contaminated with PCBs, volatile organic compounds & metals

    The U.S. Department of the Navy has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health to address clean up at Navy owned property at Wahiawa and Lualualei on Oahu. Under the terms of the Federal Facility Agreement, the Navy will work with the EPA and the state to address any remaining issues at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications ...

  • EPA Finalizes $11 Million Plan to Clean Up Soil and Groundwater at Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated groundwater and soil at the Mattiace Petrochemical Co., Inc. Superfund site in Glen Cove, New York. The groundwater and soil are contaminated with volatile organic compounds as a result of previous operations at the site by a chemical distribution and drum-cleaning business. The plan amends a prior, ...

  • EPA Reaches $55 Million Settlement for Soil Clean-up at South-Bay Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $55 million settlement with Shell Oil Company and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, Calif. The cleanup work will prevent surface exposure of industrial chemicals and reduce sources of groundwater contamination from across the 280-acre site. ...

  • Cleaning Solutions for the Food Industry

    IPC offers a full line of precision concentrated cleaners that are effective in a wide range of critical cleaning applications. An economical 1-2% concentration in water is effective for most cleaning applications.  Typical uses include removing protein, starch, grease, fat, gum, oil and baked on soil from processing equipment, lines, tanks and filter memrbanes.  Our line of cleaners ...

  • Clean technology projects funded

    Canada’s position as a world-leading developer of clean technologies was bolstered today as 19 clean technology projects from across Canada were approved to share $57 million in new investments. Ranging from power generation, clean air and water, the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) approved funding for the development and demonstration of projects that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BioLargo Announces CupriDyne Clean

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) today announced the availability of "CupriDyne Clean" All-Purpose Free Iodine Wash and Industrial Odor Eliminators for unsurpassed odor elimination. (www. CupriDyne.com). Available in 1 gallon, 20 gallon, and 55 gallon concentrates either fragranced or fragrance-free for industrial users. CupriDyne Clean oxidizes odorous compounds and is ideal for waste transfer ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • New concepts for soil remediation worldwide

    econ industries' engineers are currently working on a range of new concepts for the remediation of highly contaminated sites. Using our VacuDry® technology the majority of contaminants are evaporated from the waste stream. What remains is a clean soil which can normally be re-used later as building material. Especially in the field of soil remediation, a mobile and flexible technology ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • In the trenches for clean water

    Water, our most basic need, is poised to be the most baffling challenge of the 21st century. It is being ignored wantonly at a time when more than 1 million people per year die from its scarcity and contamination. Children under age five account for at least 90 percent of water-related deaths. Meanwhile, economic productivity and educational opportunities are lost to illness, leaving millions ...

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