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  • SDTC call for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announced today that its SD Tech FundTM is open for Statements of Interest (SOI) for its thirteenth round of funding. The closing date for submissions is April 23, 2008. SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada to finance and support the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Clean water project delivers for Ugandan families

    For millions of people in the developing world one of their major challenges to health and well being is the availability of clean water for drinking and cooking. Over recent decades many aid agencies and charitable organisations have worked to install clean water boreholes and pumps in some of the poorest communities. The arrival of a clean water supply can transform the lives and health ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Call issued for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is calling on entrepreneurs and technology developers across Canada to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund, as SDTC opens its 17th round of funding. 'Investing in promising clean technology solutions developed in Canada is key to creating the smart, green jobs of the future,' said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. 'More than ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New reference material for hexavalent chromium in contaminated soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new standard—a certified reference material—to aid in the detection and measurement of the potent carcinogen hexavalent chromium in soil. Developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the new reference material will provide a crucial ...

  • Soil contamination hazards discussed in new online Vvdeo

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses soil contamination issues that may impact people and their families. Today, there are many places across the country have been identified as Superfund sites.  Superfund is the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Baioni, design and fabrication of a mobile soil washing plant

    Mobile remediation technology With the progressive exhaustion of natural resources and the increase of soil pollution, the effects on ecosystem and human health remain a major concern in today's society; the aim is therefore trying to reduce pollutants in our environment such as chemicals, toxic materials, pathogen agents, radioactive materials but first of all to adopt a correct ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Soil Association demands clarity on `organic` cosmetics ingredients

    A UK food and farming charity is calling on personal care manufacturers to clearly indicate if products labelled 'natural' or 'organic' contain potentially harmful chemicals. While there is no EU legislation for the use of the terms in relation to health and beauty products, independent certifications are in place. The Soil Association ...

  • Clean oil spill on water with our biological solution

    More and more biological appliances around oil spill fighting are available. No product have so much potential like our SES to clean water without any side effects so fast and secure.  We are looking for companies what have interest to use our technology to clean efficent by earn a lot of money.  The handling of SES is easy and allowed to clean huge areas for all cleaning crews.   ...


    By Oil Dissolver GmbH

  • AMEC to clean up solvent sites in North Carolina

    AMEC Earth & Environmental (Plymouth Meeting, PA) has received a five-year contract from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate and remediate sites contaminated by dry-cleaning solvents. DENR has identified more than 300 sites-both current and former dry-cleaning facilities-that may have been contaminated with perchloroethylene, a chemical ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Shell to spend $55M to clean up California superfund site

    Shell Oil Co. will spend $55 million to clean contaminated soil at a former Los Angeles County rubber plant under an agreement with the federal government. The deal announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires Shell to clean contaminants from chemical waste at the Del Amo Superfund site near Torrance. For ...


    By Associated Press

  • SDTC Announces Call for Applications for Clean Technology Funding

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced it will be accepting applications for funding from entrepreneurs from September 5 to October 24th, 2012. "In every corner of this country, some of Canada's brightest minds are developing technology that brings together economic prosperity and environmental responsibility," said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. "We want to work ...

  • Scots turn to whisky in battle to clean contaminated sites

    Scottish scientists have developed a technology to clean contaminated land and water which relies on a by-product of the whisky-making process. The Device for the Remediation and Attenuation of Multiple Pollutants - affectionately known by its creators as the DRAM - is said to remove a variety of contaminants cheaper and faster than most current clean-up techniques. The designers claim that the ...

  • With three new reference materials, NIST gets the dirt on soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)—gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from sites near Butte and Helena in Montana—will aid in determining soil quality, detecting soil contamination, and monitoring ...

  • Upstate New York fire academy costly to clean

    Some of the country's largest corporations are required to reimburse the state of New York a total of nearly $1.6 million for cleanup costs at the Rochester Fire Academy, a hazardous waste site in Monroe County once used to train firefighters. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced a settlement with eight entities, including Bausch & Lomb, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, and Xerox, which ...

  • NFU Statement on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution 30 percent by 2030: “The changing climate has already begun to affect agriculture, and it is clear that weather volatility will only continue to increase in the coming years ...

  • SDTC latest call for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today announced its 18th round of funding for Canadian clean technology demonstration projects. Canadian entrepreneurs and technology developers with new technologies and a compelling business case are encouraged to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund from September 1 to October 20th, 2010. "SDTC is helping companies commercialize ...

  • Soil-Therm now offering Remediation Monitoring and Control (ReMAC)

    SOIL-THERM now offers the biggest advancement in environmental equipment ever! Our ReMAC technology allows Soil-Therm equipment operators huge advantages over all other equipment. Monitor all operation of the system, extract logged data anytime, make adjustments to optimize operation, diagnose and troubleshoot system operation before getting ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • Cleaned-up superfund site to benefit New Jersey town

    Exhibiting the very spirit of the Superfund program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Administrator, Alan J. Steinberg, joined Congressman Frank Pallone and Edison Township Mayor Jun Choi today in announcing the closure of the sale of a 5.7-acre property, which once was marked as a Superfund site, and will be put to productive use by the community of Edison Township, New ...

  • EPA announces $428,000 for Idaho clean diesel projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing over $428,000 in grant funds for Idaho to reduce harmful air pollution from diesel engines. The funds will be used replace old school buses and retrofit old school buses with advanced diesel technology, replace four tractors used in agriculture and convert irrigation pumping plants from diesel to electric power. “These projects provide ...

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