storage vessel leak News

  • Tug Grounded in Lake Superior Leaking Oil

    GRAND MARAIS, Michigan, (ENS) - Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and environmental response contractors, were able to safely remove an additional 15 percent of the environmental hazards from the Tug Seneca grounded in Lake Superior about 20 miles east of Grand Marais. Pollution response efforts have resulted in the removal of 1,800 gallons of diesel fuel oil, 25 gallons of paint, and 30 ...

  • 300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant

    The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the contaminated water leaked from a steel storage tank at the wrecked Fukushima ...


    By Associated Press

  • Legal reaction to CO2 gas leak at nuclear power station

    Heysham 1 power station in Lancashire was recently served with an Improvement Notice from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), after 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) accidentally leaked from a corroded pipe ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • New solar power application for Kittiwake Procal 5000

    Kittiwake Procal has been awarded contracts to supply three Spanish solar power station utility providers with Kittiwake Procal 5000 monitoring systems. A new application for Kittiwake Procal’s technology, the development of the analyser and necessary calibration equipment and techniques has produced a solution to reliably monitor very low concentrations - of less than 20 ppm - of Di-Phenyl ...

  • Crowcon’s xgard IR gas detector now approved to latest amendment of marine equipment directive

    Crowcon’s Xgard IR infrared (IR) gas detector is now approved to the latest amendment of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED, 96/98/EC). This means the low cost detector can be used to detect flammable gases and vapour hazards on tankers, drilling ships, FPSOs, dive vessels, coastguard vessels, ferries and other marine vessels. Applications for the Xgard IR include pump rooms and monitoring ...

  • Testing conditions for tank testers

    In addition to the financial implications of the loss of product, leakage from storage tanks can cause serious environmental damage and represent a grave threat to health and safety. In some circumstances, particularly when the stored materials are combustible or explosive, leakage can result in a major incident involving the loss of life and substantial damage to assets and to an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Dosing upgrades enhance process performance at Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works

    Three separate upgrades to the chemical dosing plant at Thames Water’s Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works in Surbiton near Kingston-upon-Thames have improved efficiency and performance at the site and are also designed to meet the latest phosphate discharge consents into the River Thames. Working with partners, the upgrades were designed, built and installed by chemical dosing specialist, Gee & ...

  • Cutting the Cost of Corrosion with GRP

    According to an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute of the US) study more than half of all unplanned power outages are due to corrosion, which generally corresponds with other studies that half of all failures in industry are corrosion related. Studies in different countries indicate that 25% to 30% of water supply is lost in the supply chain due to leaks resulting from corrosion. ...

  • U.S. EPA Requires AllenCo to Comply with Federal Laws, Improve Safety Measures

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an agreement with AllenCo Energy Inc. requiring the company to make significant improvements to operations at its oil production facility located in a residential neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Today’s action is a result of a November 6, 2013 inspection that uncovered violations at the facility. AllenCo estimates that it ...

  • Storied nuke plant becomes environmental wasteland

    A stainless steel tank the size of a basketball court lies buried in the sandy soil of southeastern Washington state, an aging remnant of U.S. efforts to win World War II. The tank holds enough radioactive waste to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. And it is leaking. For 42 years, tank AY-102 has stored some of the deadliest material at one of the most environmentally contaminated places in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Proposed EPA air toxics standards for PVC production

    On April 15, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to update emissions limits for air toxics from polyvinyl chloride production (PVC production). The proposal requires facilities that produce PVC to reduce emissions of harmful toxic airemissions, improving air quality, and protecting public health in communities where these facilities are located. Exposure to toxic air ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Wyoming and Kansas refiners agree to settle clean air act violations

    Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than US$141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year.  Frontier Refining and Frontier El Dorado ...

  • Augusta Announces Signed Contracts for $1.4 Million

    Augusta Industries, Inc. ("Augusta" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: AAO), through its wholly owned subsidiaries FOX-TEK Canada Inc.("Fox Tek") a developer and manufacturer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems and Marcon International Inc. ("Marcon") an industrial supply contractor ("Marcon"), would like to announce that its current sales pipeline of purchase orders received is ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA and DEC report progress at tonawanda coke corporation; announce new commitments in tonawanda community -- benzene emissions cut by at least two-thirds

    In a continuing effort to protect public health and the environment in Western New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Abby Snyder announced progress in their agencies’ investigation of the Tonawanda Coke Corporation and launched a new community-wide effort ...

  • Wescorp (OTCBB: WSCE) Preps H20maxx Remediation Technology for Deployment in Gulf Spill Clean Up

    August 12, 2010 (Investorideas.com water stocks newswire) Investorideas.com and its green and water investor portals release commentary on Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE), a clean water solutions company, by Lisa Springer, CFA, Equity research analyst and financial writer.  Wescorp Preps H20maxx Remediation Technology For Deployment in Gulf Spill ...


  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

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