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  • China EPA invokes health and safety contingency plans following earthquake

    After Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province was hit by a strong earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitudes on the afternoon of May 12, Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian convened an emergency meeting the same night to study disaster relief arrangement. The meeting decided to invoke contingency plans for nuclear and radiation pollution and for water pollution. The Ministry sent a team of ...

  • River managers plan a bleak water future for Europe

    An ambitious European scheme to fix and safeguard its rivers and secure its water future is at risk of being undermined by poor and inadequate plans for water management prepared by EU countries, a new study by WWF and European Environment Bureau (EEB) has found. The analysis has found none of the draft plans rates well across a range of water safety, conservation and management measures. 'The ...


    By WWF International

  • Confined Space Rescue Plan

    Do you need help with a confined space rescue plan? Confined space and enclosed environments are defined as any which have limited access and exits. Therefore putting workers at risk of fire, explosions, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation and drowning. They are also often places which have low natural ventilation, poor or no natural light, explosive gases, areas of water and extreme ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • EPA administrator announces plan to retool and reinvigorate clean water enforcement program

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing that the agency is stepping up its efforts on Clean Water Act enforcement. The Clean Water Action Enforcement Plan is a first step in revamping the compliance and enforcement program. It seeks to improve the protection of our nation’s ...

  • Flint Hires Arcadis To Plan Water Distribution System Improvements

    Arcadis (EURONEXT:ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been selected by the City of Flint, Mich., to prepare a Water Distribution System Optimization Plan under a contract worth approximately $800,000. The plan is intended to guide improvements for the distributed water quality, sustainability and long-term operation of the city’s aging ...


    By Arcadis

  • Safety first for pesticides

    The Environment Committee voted on Wednesday on new legislation governing the production, licensing and use of pesticides. MEPs confirmed that certain toxic chemicals will be banned, except where there is a serious danger to plant health. They also argued that the EU should not be divided into three pesticide licensing zones. In addition, Member States will have to meet quantitative targets for ...


    By European Parliament

  • Xylem’s YSI® brand ensures water quality and safety in waterways worldwide

    With equipment providing precise measurements in reservoirs, rivers and harbors, Xylem will showcase its analytics offering, along with the rest of Xylem’s water applications expertise, at Singapore International Water Week 2012 July 1-5, 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands. Xylem’s YSI brand, a global leader in water quality ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • AWWA presents webcast for utility drought response planning

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today it will host the “A Drought Is Coming: Plan for It Now!” webcast on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webcast will focus on how water utilities can effectively respond to drought ...

  • Statement on approval of plan to remove oil in Gannet pipeline

    The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) has approved Shell UK’s plans to remove oil contained in the Gannet pipeline. The operation will recover the majority of the oil remaining in the carrier pipe, at a water depth of 91m (300ft), following an oil leak from the pipeline that was successfully stopped in August 2011. The flowlines of the ...

  • Utilizing Leadership Commitment and Emergency Response Planning

    The unconventional revolution has dramatically transformed the global oil and gas landscape and will continue to do so for the anticipated future, opening a world of new opportunities and associated risk for energy companies striving to increase reserves and shareholder value. Health and safety of workers, as well as environmental concerns, are the most current and prominent challenges ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • In-Situ, Inc. Plans For Continued Record Growth

    Fort Collins, Colorado - March 3 2005 - a twenty-seven year commitment to technological innovation has earned In-Situ, Inc. recognition as a premier manufacturer of environmental monitoring instruments. From a startup of two employees in 1978, ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Lockheed Martin Achieves Sustainability Goals Ahead of Plan

     Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced it has achieved a set of aggressive five-year global environmental goals a year ahead of schedule, as part of the company's Go Green commitment made in 2008. The company met or exceeded its goals of reducing water use, waste-to-landfill and carbon emissions by 25 percent each since 2007 levels, while revenues rose 12 percent in the same period. ...


    By Lockheed Martin

  • Shell prepares Arctic offshore exploration plan

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC will submit an Arctic offshore exploration plan for waters off northern Alaska but has not made a final decision on whether to drill in 2014, the company announced Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Henry Simon announced third quarter earnings and answered questions about 2014, according to a transcript of the press ...


    By Associated Press

  • New planning tool for climate adaptation in cities

    A changing climate places great pressure on society, and creates many new challenges. To make city planning easier, a planning tool has been developed to support climate adaptation of cities and regions in Europe. The European research project SUDPLAN, co-ordinated by SMHI, has developed a planning tool for climate adaptation of European cities and regions for intensive precipitation, ...

  • Federal agencies map plans to address marine debris

    EPA, NOAA and nine other federal agencies have announced the completion of an interagency report that guides the strategies of individual federal agencies and of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) to prevent and reduce marine debris. The report also discusses marine debris efforts, recent progress and innovative ways to reduce the problem in the future. The report, ...

  • AWWA and CDC team up to provide emergency water supply planning guide for hospitals

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the world’s largest organization of water professionals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a new guide to help hospitals and health care facilities operate during water supply emergencies. The Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide ...

  • Phigenics Wins $1 Million Contract with U.S. Federal Government for Energy Management Planning and Strategies & Water Conservation

    Phigenics announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million dollar contract with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN 871-202) and Water Conservation (SIN 871-210).  This enables U.S. Federal Government facilities that desire to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and overall safety of their ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • GEM Mobile Treatment Services Receives Safety Award for Commitment to Safety

    GEM Mobile Treatment Services, Inc. (GEM MTS) received a special safety award during the recent Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery Holiday lunch. The Tesoro Contractor Action Safety Committee recognized GEM for its commitment to safety and perfect attendance record at all CASC meetings throughout the 2011 calendar year. ...


  • Stakeholder Statements - Clean Power Plan, Part One

    Business/Industry American Sustainable Business Council | David Levine, CEO & Co-Founder “Business leaders recognize and applaud the President and the Environmental Protection Agency for the leadership demonstrated on issuing these rules to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The business community is as much at risk from this ...

  • EPA Reaches Settlement with Coastal Energy of Willow Springs, Mo., for Clean Water Act, Emergency Planning Violations

    EPA Region 7 and Coastal Energy Corporation, Willow Springs, Mo., recently reached a proposed settlement valued at more than $200,000 to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The settlement requires Coastal to pay $25,000 in cash penalties and complete more than $175,000 in supplemental environmental projects. Coastal Energy ...

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