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  • Water Main Break in Van Nuys Causes Havoc

    The environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) have been contracted to respond to lead and asbestos concerns at several flooded apartment complexes.   Yesterday countless residents in the 16400 block of West Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, California awoke to an unpleasant surprise.  At approximately 3:00 in the morning Los Angeles Fire Department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Maine Oil Company fined for clean water violations

    A Maine heating oil company has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle EPA claims that it violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways. Fabian Oil, Inc. sells heating oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products from several facilities in Maine. According to EPA, Fabian failed to maintain and fully implement Spill Prevention Control ...

  • Mains cleaning system wins award

    New pipeline technology developed in association with UK utility Northumbrian Water has scooped a national award for innovation. Gateshead-based Hydrascan Ltd received the prize at the UK Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) Awards for its Typhoon system designed to clean water mains. The typhoon system was developed in response to a challenge set by Northumbrian Water for an ...


  • January 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 ...

  • January 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 at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 171 decisions, ...

  • 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 at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • July 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 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • February 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 at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 151 decisions, including 15 reasoned ...

  • Black & Veatch uses innovative application for water main Rehabilitation in Hong Kong

    Black & Veatch has completed the rehabilitation of the first of five water mains that lie beneath the heavily trafficked Lion Rock Tunnel in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The company is using innovative trenchless technology for the Lion Rock water mains to reduce impacts to commuters. “One of the major constraints on this project was getting access to the mains,” said Alan Man, Black ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Two Maine Organizations Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Two winners in Maine were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

  • Safety testing drinking water

    Apparently a glass of water can help you perform better in exams, giving some students a boost of a grade when consumed in the exam hall. Unless the answers were floating inside the glasses and bottles in the form of ice cubes, it was probably because brain cells can ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Water-testing Device Measures Up

    Arkansas reporter John Magsam wrote the following article regarding Beaver Water District and their use of the ChlordioX Plus instrument, which recently gained EPA approval for the determination of chlorine dioxide and chlorite in public water supplies. Water-testing Device Measures Up EPA approves system that got a trial run in Arkansas By John Magsam A new water-testing device that ...

  • Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease In Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Nearly Double

    The total number of Legionnaires’ cases in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut has nearly doubled from last year, reports Reuters. Many states in New England had dramatic increases as well, but surprisingly states in other parts of the country did not. For example, California confirmed only slightly more cases than last year.   New York and Pennsylvania also saw large jumps ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM F2561 - 11 Standard Practice for Rehabilitation of a Sewer Service Lateral and Its Connection to the Main Using a One Piece Main and Lateral Cured-in-Place Liner

    This practice is for use by designers and specifiers, regulatory agencies, owners, and inspection organizations who are involved in the rehabilitation of sewer service laterals and its connection to the main through the use of a resin-impregnated tube installed within an existing sewer lateral. As for any practice, modifications may be required for specific job ...


    By ASTM International

  • Rockland, Maine Organization Selected for EPA Environmental Education Grant

    A Rockland, Maine organization was awarded a $100,000 environmental education grant by the US Environmental Protection Agency for a program that creates local energy teams to educate the community about climate change and other environmental issues. The Island Institute at 386 Main St. in Rockland was one of 37 organizations in New England to apply for funding, and one of only two in New England ...

  • Limestone, Maine water and sewer district gains environmental benefits from federal and state assistance

    A team of senior environmental officials from federal and state agencies today highlighted coordinated work that is resulting in the Greater Limestone Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility achieving significant environmental and economic benefits for Aroostook County. With approximately $9.3 million of funding from the federal Recovery Act, allocated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ...

  • City of Tarpon Springs Assesses Critical Ductile Iron Force Main

    Across the United States, there are many thousands of water and wastewater utilities that serve populations less than 50,000. Although the majority of attention surrounding aging infrastructure focuses on the challenges of large utilities, these small utilities are often faced with greater challenges. Smaller utilities often have fewer resources – both financial and personnel – ...

  • Test and demonstrate water-saving in the Middle East

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is involved in the Middle East setting up research centers in the field of water saving with the aim to test and demonstrate water-saving technology under local conditions. The technology for soilless cultivation with possible recirculation of drain water is an important topic in these centers. Water is not only used for the plants though, a larger part is ...

  • Rapid Testing of Legionella in hot and cold water systems

    In the draft technical guidance on the control of Legionella in hot and cold water systems -part 2 of HSG274, the ACOP L8 team has allowed a role for rapid testing in Legionella control and management. This is consistent with the position that the role of rapid testing techniques in Legionella management, is decided on the basis of a risk assessment and a management plan. The technical guidance ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • EMSL Portland, Maine Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation for TEM and PLM Asbestos Analysis

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced environmental laboratory services, is proud to announce that their Portland, Maine laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). The NVLAP Asbestos Fiber Analysis accreditation guarantees that EMSL’s Maine laboratory is proficient in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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