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  • Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Still Felt Across the Mid-Atlantic

    Six months ago, Hurricane Irene caused destruction across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  It was one of the costliest hurricanes ever to hit that part of the country.  Traveling from its initial landfall at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the hurricane moved north damaging homes and businesses with strong winds, record amounts of rain and widespread flooding.   Since that time, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Problems Still Plague Many Hurricane Irene Victims

    Just last week, WCAX in Vermont published an article about homeowners rebuilding months after Hurricane Irene made landfall in the East Coast.  The report highlighted how mold has complicated a number of rebuilding efforts across the state. Many properties survived the initial hurricane, but were left with slight to severe damage due to strong winds, heavy rain and flooding.  A number ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Northeast Flood Victims May Face A Variety Of Environmental Contaminants When Returning To Property

    Powerful rainstorms have recently hit the northeast and caused a variety of flooding in several areas of Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Northern New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past 2 weeks.  Unfortunately, many of these property owners will face environmental contaminations when returning. Tragically, flood waters have entered countless properties, ruined ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arkansas Girl Continues Battle against Brain Parasite

    Recent media reports have stated that a young girl who entered a hospital earlier this summer due to an often fatal amoeba infection continues to improve. This good news follows the tragic case of a young Florida boy who lost his battle with the same condition late last month. Both children were infected with Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the brain-eating ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Treatability study of bioremediation of dinitrotoluene

    Dinitrotoluene (DNT) ground water contamination at the Propellant Burning Ground has been controlled by a pump and treat system since 1990. Alternative approaches to improve the cost effectiveness are under evaluation, including reducing the amount of ground water extraction by treating contaminants in place. Bioremediation has been evaluated and shown to be effective, but required an engineered ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • EOS selected as bioremediation product for massive Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    Past use of tricholoroethene (TCE) at a manufacturing facility in Indiana created a contaminated plume of groundwater approximately 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 feet long, and up to 75 feet deep.  The plume has impacted a regionally significant unconfined aquifer.  EOS 598B42 emulsified oil product was the selected electron donor for the bioaugmentation pilot test that was completed at the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • ASTM D975 - 11b Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils

    This specification covers seven grades of diesel fuel oils suitable for various types of diesel engines. These grades are: Grade No. 1-D S15; Grade No. 1-D S500; Grade No. 1-D S5000; Grade No. 2-D S15; Grade No. 2-D S500; Grade No. 2-D S5000; and Grade No. 4-D. The requirements specified for diesel fuel oils shall be determined in accordance with the following test methods: flash point; cloud ...


    By ASTM International

  • Healthcare Providers in Puerto Rico Reminded of Fungal Infection Risks after Deaths at UPMC

    Last week, a hospital in Pennsylvania temporarily stopped performing all transplants after several patients developed fungal infections.  So far, three patients have died and one is still battling an infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are now helping to investigate the cause of the outbreak.    ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • MDG New Technology Development - Aquaculture America Conference: Feb 9-12th

    COMBINING THE USE OF WHATMAN FTA CARDS AND DIAGNOSTIC PCR ASSAYS TO DETERMINE THE PATHOGENIC POTENTIAL OF SHRIMP WATER SAMPLES SHIPPED OVERSEAS Sona Son, Amy Lange, Heather Behn and Michael King Microbial Discovery Group and JBS United Pathogenic Vibrio spp. are a major economic concern in the shrimp industry causing global losses of approximately $3 billion USD ...

  • Solving history’s ‘largest mass poisoning’

    Researchers in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering believe they have pinpointed a pathway by which arsenic may be contaminating the drinking water in Bangladesh, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists, world health agencies and the Bangladeshi government for nearly 30 years. The research suggests that human alteration to the landscape, the construction of villages with ...

  • New Renovation Show Remediates Environmental Hazards as they Rebuild Schools

    EMSL Analytical offers environmental testing solutions for school districts across the country to protect students and faculty. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 1st, 2010 NBC is releasing a new show entitled “School Pride” that follows students, teachers and the community working together to renovate aging and broken public schools.  School projects in such ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Identifying and Preventing Exposure Risks to the Growing Number of Superbugs

    Last month, for only the fourth time in its history, the United Nations General Assembly took up a health issue and voted to take a broad and coordinated approach to confront antimicrobial resistance. The historic action by the United Nations was due to the growing list of drug-resistant microorganisms that are now found across the globe, including in United States.  The Centers for Disease ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • John Tillotson Joins Phigenics as Chief Marketing Officer

    Phigenics, LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today that it has appointed John Tillotson as Chief Marketing Officer. In this capacity Mr. Tillotson will lead and develop the company's evolving product and service offerings, ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Global Prevention Services Proclaims New Franchisee & SBA Financing

    One of the nation’s leading mold remediation companies opens a new office in Portland, Oregon, announces Wells Fargo as their financing partner and selects Century Insurance and their industry leading insurance programs for the GPS® franchise network. Global Prevention Services, Inc., (GPS) is an environmental services company focused on client satisfaction as their end product.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Crews in Fargo Prepare Sandbags in Preparation for Possible Flooding

    Crews in Fargo, North Dakota, have reportedly begun filling up to one million sandbags in preparation for possible flooding. Some experts have predicted that the Red River may soon reach 20 feet above flood stage. If flooding does occur, it’s important that any structures that suffer water damage be dried out as soon as it is safe to do so. Failure to remove contaminated ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • E. coli Bacteria Develops Resistance after Low Levels of Antibiotics

    According to a recent article in the Microbial Drug Resistance journal, the treatment of a hospital patient suffering from a drug resistant pathogen costs an additional $6,000 to $50,000 more than a typical infection.  These staggering numbers have been brought to light with the recent outbreak of a deadly strain of E. coli that caused dozens of deaths and sickened thousands in Germany and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake

    On August 24th, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years caused widespread damage to properties and injured dozens of people.  The 6.0 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was a few miles southwest of Napa and it knocked out power for thousands of area residents.  The earthquake also caused gas leaks and a number of fires. As people survey ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Seven Counties in Northern Illinois Declared Federal Disaster Areas

    The ruling opens the path for area residents to receive federal aid to begin rebuilding mold damaged properties. Last week President Obama declared that flood victims in Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance.  The declaration allows properties that were damaged by the torrential rainfall that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Problems may Result from Melting Snow and Ice

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for residential, commercial and industrial properties.   Winter officially began only a few weeks ago, but already the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois has been hit with several snow storms.  These annual winter storms not only bring out the shovels, but they also ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ASTM D4814 - 11a standard specification for automotive spark-ignition engine fuel

    This specification describes the various characteristics and requirements of automotive fuels for use over a wide range of operating conditions in ground vehicles equipped with spark-ignition engines. It provides for a variation of the volatility and water tolerance of automotive fuel in accordance with seasonal climatic changes at ...


    By ASTM International

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