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  • EPA strengthens underground storage tank requirements to improve prevention and detection of leaks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the United States meet the same release protection standards. ...

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • South East Water invests £133k in new leak detection technology

    South East Water has invested £133,000 in new leak detection technology - the water company spends £13 million everying year on identifying and repairing leaks. The utility has bought 200 correlating loggers designed specifically for town centres and a thousand of the most up-to-date lift and shift noise loggers for elsewhere, placing them underground onto the pipes to monitor ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • STAR Zoneâcan automated leak ­detection from Aclara now commercially available

    STAR“' Zoneâcan, a unique, automated system from Aclara” that can pinpoint underground leaks on water rnains to within a few  feet, is now commercially available tor widespread distribution. Aclara is a leading  provider of Intelligent Infrastructure and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) The system combines the strengths of ...


  • STAR ZoneScan automated leak-detection from Aclara now commercially available

    STAR" ZoneScan, a unique, automated system from Aclara- that can pinpoint underground leaks on water mains to within a few feet, is now commercially available for widespread distribution. Aclara is a leading provider of Intelligent Infrastructure and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) The system combines the strengths of leak-intelligence units from ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Saranac Lake, N.Y. gas station owner to install new equipment to ensure underground petroleum tanks are not leaking into groundwater (NY)

    The owner of four gas stations around Saranac Lake, N.Y. will spend $60,000 to improve how its gas stations detect leaks from their underground petroleum storage tank systems, and will assist another gas station and a hotel to do the same as the result of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). P.J. Hyde & Son, Inc. will also pay a $16,000 fine under the agreement, ...

  • Efforts to protect water supplies from leaking underground tanks result in record year

    Since October 2007, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with Tribal governments throughout the Pacific Southwest inspected 136 underground fuel tanks sites in an effort to increase compliance and prevent petroleum releases to the environment. In Arizona, 25 fuel tank owners operating in the Phoenix, Tucson and Navajo lands were fined a total of $71,776 for violations of ...

  • EPA Settlement with U.S. Postal Service Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Underground Storage Tank Leaks in Virginia

    Through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are currently in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank (UST) regulations. As part of this certification, USPS has corrected violations associated with its failure to conduct release detection testing; line leak detector ...

  • Richmond Company Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations

    Stratton Metals has settled alleged violations of underground fuel storage tank regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The metals recycling company, located at 900 Brook Road, in Richmond, Va., agreed to pay a $5,098 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal and state regulations designed to prevent, detect, and control fuel leaks from underground storage ...

  • Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC, agrees to improve leak detection at Puerto Rico gas stations

    A settlement announced today between the United States and Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC resolves Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) violations at approximately 100 of Chevron’s underground storage tank facilities in Puerto Rico. Under the terms of the settlement, Chevron has agreed to spend approximately $5.2 million to improve its leak detection methods and operations at these ...

  • Preventive medicine: City of Montreal reduces non-revenue water loss with leak detection program using Sahara Technology

    The City of Montreal believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine, especially as it applies to its water network. Montreal has an impressive water system that supplies drinking water to a population of nearly 1.9 million people. Since 2002, the historic city, the second largest metropolis in Canada, began a long-term major rehabilitation of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • EPA settles underground storage tank violations at RFK Stadium

    The District of Columbia Department of General Services has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank regulations at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement addresses compliance with environmental regulations that help protect communities and the environment from exposure to potentially ...

  • Howard County, Maryland, Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at Two Facilities

    Howard County, Maryland, has agreed to pay a $9,727 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at two facilities in Columbia, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the county for not complying with safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and other hazardous substances from USTs. The alleged ...

  • Baltimore County settles violations of underground storage tank regulations

    Baltimore County has settled alleged violations of regulations designed to prevent leaks of fuel and hazardous wastes from underground storage tanks (UST), the US Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged UST violations at 13 county-owned and operated locations. The county will pay a civil penalty of $28,968 and perform a supplemental environmental project ...

  • Leak confirmed at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Federal officials Thursday confirmed a leak of nuclear waste at a southeastern New Mexico repository, but it could be weeks before workers can safely access the underground dump to determine what happened. The release of radiation from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant poses no public health threat, officials emphasized, but the state environment secretary said he was concerned with the lag in ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

    The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation's long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste. The above-ground radiation release that exposed the workers during a night shift two weeks ago shut down the facility as authorities investigate the cause and ...


    By Associated Press

  • TEPCO says was reluctant to worry public over leak

    The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Friday that it delayed acknowledging that the plant was leaking contaminated water into the sea because it did not want to worry the public until it was certain there was a problem. Tokyo Electric Power Co. acknowledged for the first time this week that its Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was leaking contaminated underground water into the ocean, a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hanford tank may be leaking waste into soil

    An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil. The U.S. Energy Department said workers at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear Reservation detected higher radioactivity levels under tank AY-102 during a routine inspection Thursday. Spokeswoman Lori ...


    By Associated Press

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