water debris News

  • New Hydraulic Debris Dumping System

    The PS300 hydraulic dumping system eliminates bag handling and increases productivity two-fold. Madvac Inc introduces a new option, the hydraulic debris dumping system, to the PS300 pedestrian sweeper. With a flip of the switch at the operator’s control panel, the hydraulic debris dumping system raises the debris hopper and dumps out the debris into a garbage container or a regular garbage ...


  • Fire Debris May Spread Asbestos

    If a fire occurs in a building constructed between 1935 and 1970 near your home, you may want to avoid spending time outside in your yard and call an asbestos remediation professional immediately. The deadly asbestos fibers, which may have been released by the fire, can spread in the air and settle on nearby properties, putting you and your neighbors at risk. A recent incident in Scotland ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Study: Plastic Debris Widespread on Ocean Surface

    Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife. The new work drew on results from an around-the-world cruise by a research ship that towed a mesh net at 141 sites, as well as other studies. Researchers estimated the total ...


    By Associated Press

  • ARCADIS Assists Storm Affected Municipalities in Debris Removal

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, has deployed its debris management personnel and state-of-the-art technology, HaulPass, to 14 communities in New York and New Jersey where Sandy, one of the worst storms to hit the U.S., wreaked havoc. Additionally, the firm has hired more than 120 local temporary workers to help oversee ...


    By Arcadis

  • Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae

    Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae Pieces of plastic litter outnumber fish larvae in the Austrian Danube River, new research has found. This is worrying, as some fish are likely to mistake the plastic for the prey they would normally feed on. This litter may also contribute to marine pollution; the researchers estimated that at least 4.2 tonnes of plastic debris enter the Black ...

  • Oregon Prepares for Possible Radioactive Tsunami Debris

    This month, the Yamhill Valley News-Register published a story about how various Oregon agencies and groups are preparing for potentially radioactive debris to reach the coast.  Recently, they held a conference call to review Oregon’s planned response as the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami approaches in early March. Although most experts do not ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pollution and Debris Threaten East Coast Waters after Hurricane Sandy

    As Hurricane Sandy’s flood waters flow out to the coast, oil, pesticides, PCBs, and other dangerous chemicals will attach to sediment from streets, fields, lawns, and forests, and be carried out to open water, according to Yahoo News. New York City officials are referring to the water supply as “toxic soup”, urging people to stay away from affected areas-especially areas like ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PA DEP Offers Tips for Removing, Processing Storm Debris

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding homeowners how to properly dispose of and process debris left behind from Hurricane Sandy. "If homeowners encounter debris from the hurricane in or near creeks and streams, it can be removed without obtaining one of our Water Obstruction and Encroachment permits," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "The hurricane affected us all ...

  • Malcolm Pirnie Introduces State-of-the-Art Debris Management Tool

    HaulPassTM Application Simplifies Disaster Recovery Operations National environmental engineering and consulting firm Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. has added a powerful new tool to its disaster debris management services. HaulPass, a hand-held electronic data collection system specifically designed to manage the data associated with disaster event debris remediation activities, eliminates ...


  • Montauk, NY Adopts Program to Recycle and Recover Energy From Old Fishing Gear and Marine Debris

    Today in honor of World Oceans Day, Fishing for Energy, the partnership that provides commercial fishermen a cost-free way to recycle old and unusable fishing gear, announced the participation of Montauk, NY in the program. Gear collected from local commercial fishermen will be hauled and stripped of metals for recycling with the help of Gershow Recycling and processed into clean, renewable ...


  • Fishing for Energy Collects One Million Pounds of Old Fishing Gear and Marine Debris

    Fishing for Energy, the unique partnership providing fishermen with a cost-free solution for recycling and recovering energy from old fishing gear, is commemorating World Ocean's Day this year with the achievement of a significant milestone - collecting one million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris since the program's inception in 2008. A partnership among Covanta Energy Corporation, ...


  • EPA, Product Stewardship Institute, and University of California Launch Toolkit to Reduce Marine Debris

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Product Stewardship Institute, and the University of California announced the launch of a new Marine Debris Campus Toolkit designed to help college campuses and other institutions cut their plastic waste to help reduce marine debris and coastal pollution. The toolkit, funded by an EPA grant, resulted from a successful two-year pilot project by ...

  • Newburyport, MA Adopts Program to Recycle and Recover Energy From Old Fishing Gear and Marine Debris

    Fishing for Energy, the partnership that provides commercial fishermen a cost-free way to recycle old and unusable fishing gear, today announced the participation of Newburyport, MA in the program. Gear collected from local commercial fishermen will be hauled and stripped of metals for recycling with the help of Schnitzer Steel and processed into renewable energy at the Covanta Haverhill ...


  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey; Contaminated Soil and Debris to be Removed; Cleanup Expected to Cost $24 Million

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated soil and debris at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Previous dumping of old electrical capacitors at the site has contaminated some of the soil with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, ...

  • EPA Encourages Public to Comment on Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey; Contaminated Soil and Debris to Be Removed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contaminated soil and debris at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Previous dumping of old electrical capacitors at the site has contaminated some of the soil with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, reproductive, ...

  • Texas Water 2011

    GillTrading.com, Inc. will be exhibiting at Texas Water 2011 at Fort Worth, Texas from April 5-7. Texas Water is the largest regional water conference in the united States.  GTC provides various automated spray system designs to clean or control the materials that accumulate throughout the plant including  belts, conveyors,  tanks, and  probes.  The most difficult ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...

  • Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

    Water availability and supply is an important subject to the fire service. Potable water for human consumption is delivered to domestic, commercial and industrial properties from (in the majority of cases in the UK) municipal water systems (mains water supplies). This system also supplies to fire hydrants or fire protection systems, but to guarantee water availability there also needs to be the ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Commercial Systems: The quest for Water Conservation

    Over the past 20 years, private businesses in the U.S. have joined forces with federal and local government to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more than 2 trillion gal of water are still lost every year, according to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA). So, after all of the investments, why are ...


    By WaterSignal

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