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  • EA: Four new materials set for quality protocols project

    The Environment Agency has announced the four new materials that will form part of its Quality Protocols project which aims to define end-of-waste criteria for waste streams. The four materials are the following: Treated ash from the incineration of poultry litter, feathers and straw, which can be re-used as a fertiliser, substituting inorganic fertilisers; Non-virgin wood from ...

  • Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

    The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth's fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France. The Parties considered the appropriate funding requirement for the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for ...

  • Palintest USA Introduces Wagtech Portable Water Quality Testing Kits

    Portable Water Quality Testing Kits Wagtech by Palintest kits most comprehensive for water testing Erlanger, KY (June 17, 2014) – For microbiological and physico-chemical testing of water in a variety of settings, Palintest now offers a full range of Wagtech-branded comprehensive water quality testing kits. In environments from emergency response to remote long-term monitoring, the kits ...

  • New Solutions for Disinfecting Drinking Water and Wastewater Improve Water Quality and Reduce Risks to Health

    Singapore -- The price and availability of water will have a similar influence on the Asian economies as oil and gas imports do today. 'Through further development of our product lines and systems for disinfection we are making a contribution to meeting the rising demand for fresh water from industry and the population,' explained Roger Radke, who is responsible for global water business at ...


  • Helping the EU Member States in monitoring the water quality: two new Certified Reference Materials for the analysis of priority organic pollutants in

    The JRC released two new certified reference materials (CRMs) to support the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC, WFD). These new CRMs, representative of water and biota routine samples, will help ensuring the quality and comparability of the results generated by the analytical laboratories officially appointed by the EU Member States in the context of the mandatory ...

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Record Rainfall in California May Result in Indoor Air Quality Problems

    The indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide moisture inspections and testing services for mold, bacteria and other contaminants following five days of record storms. Parts of Los Angeles have recorded almost 22 inches of rain, and an estimated 17 feet of snow has fallen in parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Roads have washed out, beaches are closed, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Experts Educate the Public about Common IAQ Pollutants

    For most people, the vast majority of their day is spent indoors.  Whether at home, in the office, or attending school, many people spend up to 90% of their time in indoor environments.   With so much of their day indoors, the quality of the air they breathe is vital to their health.  In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Fall Property Maintenance Tips to Help Avoid Common Indoor Environmental Quality Issues

    With the fall season in full swing, now is an ideal time to check the condition of a home or commercial property and perform some preventive maintenance tasks. Taking steps now can help to ensure a property is in good condition to provide a safe and comfortable place for building occupants before cooler winter weather arrives.   “Preventive maintenance ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The bonds company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined The Bonds Company of Magnolia, Arkansas, $6,000 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations at three of its oil production facilities. Federal inspections at the facilities found numerous violations including: Personnel working at two of the facilities had no training on discharge procedure protocols, no ...

  • Edinger incorporated fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Edinger Incorporated of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $2,950 for violating the Clean Water Act's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. During a recent inspection of the company's oil production facility in Caddo County, Oklahoma, EPA uncovered a variety of SPCC violations. These included improper or inadequate measures ...

  • 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

  • Rainbow Production Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Rainbow Production of Hot Springs, Arkansas, $1,700 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations outlined under the federal Clean Water Act. A June 14, 2012, EPA inspection of Debo #4 and #3 oil production facilities located on Robinson Acres Road, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, revealed no inspection ...

  • New funding for first nation water systems

    The federal government has announced new investments in on reserve First Nation water and wastewater systems. The government will invest $330.8 million over two years to build and renovate water and wastewater infrastructure on reserves and to support the development of a long-term strategy to improve water quality in First Nation communities. Funding will be targeted to reduce risk levels and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Registration opens for Water Sector’s `Big Data` Conference

    'Big Data' and the ‘Internet of Things are starting to affect every industry, and the water sector is no exception. The forthcoming International Water Association (IWA) Conference, entitled: ‘New Developments in IT & Water,’ will therefore provide an update on how data collection and processing is affecting the management of water and wastewater, and how it will develop in ...


  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Understanding Categories of Water to Properly Remediate Damaged Structures

    In June, a sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners out of their locker rooms after sewage was reported to have flooded the facilities.  Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) like this happen every day and can cause extensive damage, costly remediation and create potential health hazards.   Water can enter a building in many ways.  Local flooding, ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • World-Beating Water Purity Certification for Waterlogic Firewall™

    DUBLIN - Waterlogic water dispensers with Firewall™ UV technology, have become the world’s first bottle-less water coolers to be awarded dual certification for achieving the highest levels of drinking water purification. Tested and certified by the Water Quality Association, Waterlogic machines with Firewall™ technology have achieved a double-certification whammy - attaining ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Water must be part of new climate regime

    The participants of the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm today unanimously said that water must be included in the COP-15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December. At various sessions throughout the Week, a number of organizations and officials have articulated the reasons why water needs to be an integral part of the negotiation process on climate change and adaptation. Those reasons ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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