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  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • 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

  • Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

    North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke to stop the flow of ...


    By Associated Press

  • American Leak Detection Urges Homeowners to Check for Hidden Water Leaks During Fix-a-Leak Week

    Looking for ways to save money during the current recession? American Leak Detection has a suggestion: Check your home for "hidden" water leaks. In support of Fix-a-Leak Week, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual national awareness campaign, scheduled for March 15 to 21, American Leak Detection is encouraging homeowners to run some simple tests and make some basic repairs to help ...


  • Desktop leak detection

    The PermaNet system transmits leak data collected from Permalog+ loggers directly to an office computer wirelessly via network radio or SMS repeater. The effectiveness of Permalog technology has been proven all around the world and in some of the harshest conditions on earth. Easily installed on pipe fittings, the loggers listen for the noise made by water leaking from pipes. When a potential ...


  • SmartBall® Leak Detection Featured in International Research Project by Sydney Water

    Sydney Water is completing a five-year international research project to examine why and when critical water mains burst. The goal of the research is to aid the development of advanced condition assessment and failure prevention techniques that can help Sydney Water determine the remaining useful life of their pipelines. Current and emerging condition assessment technologies have been ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • NOAH Water Leak & Flood Damage Limiter saves homes!

    Since 1971, as an insurance underwriter, Bob Goodenough has seen insurance claims from Homes, Businesses and Yachts flooded by water from frozen pipes, ruptured washing machine hoses and faulty appliances. “Why didn’t they just turn off the water when they went on vacation?” This was a question many insurance risk managers and claims adjusters would ask. The fact is that this is a time ...


  • EPA moves to protect Hilo’s coastal waters from leaks at sewage facility

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order requiring the County of Hawaii to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health. To comply with the federal Clean Water Act, the County needs to correct discharge permit violations ...

  • California American Water partners with EPA for “Fix a Leak Week”

    California American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote its annual “Fix a Leak Week,” which runs from March 12-18. The campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within our homes. Although a leaky faucet or garden hose ...


    By American Water

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    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

  • 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 ...

  • Cities of Coronado and Imperial Beach Team with California American Water and United States Environmental Protection Agency for Fix a Leak Week

    The cities of Coronado and Imperial Beach will proclaim March 12-18, “Fix a Leak Week,” to remind residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the EPA launched “Fix a Leak Week” in order to raise ...


    By American Water

  • Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

    A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the groundwater below the Indian Point power plant in Buchanan, New York, is about 740 times the amount allowed in drinking water, though officials said ...


    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

  • City of Thousand Oaks and County of Ventura Team with California American Water and United States Environmental Protection Agency for Fix a Leak Week

    The city of Thousand Oaks and the County of Ventura will proclaim March 12-18, “Fix a Leak Week,” to remind residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the EPA launched “Fix a Leak Week” in order to ...


    By American Water

  • Cities of Bradbury, Duarte and San Marino Team with California American Water and United States Environmental Protection Agency for Fix a Leak Week

    The cities of Bradbury, Duarte and San Marino will proclaim March 12-18, “Fix a Leak Week,” to remind residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the EPA launched “Fix a Leak Week” in order to raise ...


    By American Water

  • ASTM plastic piping systems committee developing proposed standard for fluid composite transfer pipe and fittings

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to cover requirements and test methods for a new type of pipe intended for industrial or oil and gas wastewater transfer. ASTM WK44033, Specification for Fluid Composite Transfer Pipe and Fittings, is being developed by  ...


    By ASTM International

  • Naval Base Kitsap fails to properly monitor fuel tanks near Puget Sound for leaks

    Naval Base Kitsap Bangor failed to properly monitor pipes and underground fuel storage tanks for leaks on its property in Silverdale, Washington in violation of federal laws that protect groundwater, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Navy will pay nearly $161,000 in fines. “EPA is working hard to restore Puget Sound and fuel leaks near the ...

  • Innovyze surge product line revs up modeling performance, breaks speed barrier for analyzing all-pipe water networks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the newest release of its industry-leading Surge product line. Innovyze Surge products give users the power to optimize water supply and distribution systems operation and management — reducing ...


    By Innovyze

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