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  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • Hired Camera for Safe Underground Inspections

    Advanced remote visual inspection equipment from Ashtead Technology Rentals helped one client explore a confined drainage and water storage network without having to venture underground himself, reducing the risk of injury and use of confined space personnel. Gordon Mills from Free Drains contacted the rental specialists when he needed to carry out a special examination of two large storage tanks ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • How to have a water storage tank refurbished

    A water storage tank should be refurbished or repaired by a professional and not tampered with by anyone else. However, there are a few things you can do for yourself if you suspect your water storage tank may need maintenance. Here are some handy tips on how you can make sure the process of refurbishing and repairing is ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Water tank liner refurbishment: is it really necessary?

    Refurbishing a water tank is very important to ensure you have a tank that will last a long time without contaminating your water or needing regular maintenance. Many people do not realise that the maintenance of a water tank is crucial as corrosion takes place over time and eventually leads to the tanks failure. Those who fail to refurbish their ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Pennsylvania American Water Plans $3.2 Million Rehab of Water Storage Tanks

    Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of rehabilitation projects at 11 water storage tanks throughout Pennsylvania. The tanks will be inspected, sandblasted and repainted to provide a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality. The combined cost of these improvements is approximately $3.5 million. ...


    By American Water

  • Balmoral Tanks: A natural evolution

    The globally renowned tank manufacturer, Balmoral Tanks, has evolved into Europe’s leading storage tank design and manufacturing company. The 2014 acquisition of the assets of Barnsley-based Galglass significantly expanded Balmoral Tanks’ portfolio to include new product lines for the AD market including epoxy coated steel tanks and concrete tanks. ...


    By Balmoral Tanks

  • Why EPDM tank liners are so effective at water storage containment

    Are you or your company looking to invest in a water storage tank for fire protection, irrigation or for potable water storage purposes? Or, are your existing galvanised storage tanks in need of a tank liner refurbishment? If so, here is an overview of why synthetic rubber tank liners are considered an economical and practical choice for preserving the longevity of the storage tank while also ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Formatank Refurbishes Water Storage Tanks to Ship Shape Condition

    Formatank Ltd recently refurbished two water storage tanks on board a pipe lay and heavy lift vessel. The onboard engineers had noted deterioration of the coating, and walls of their fresh water hydrophore tanks, and relayed the diagnosis to Formatank. Understanding the importance of dependable water supply on board an industrial vessel, and challenges with replacing the tanks, Formatank ...


    By Formatank Limited

  • State IDs Faulty Tanks; Now Tank Law is being scaled Back

    After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pennsylvania American Water Announces $16.5 Million Investment to Construct and Rehab Water Storage Tanks

    Pennsylvania American Water unveiled today its 2013 construction schedule to build nine new water storage tanks, as well as rehabilitate 14 existing tanks throughout the commonwealth. The new tank construction will provide increased storage capacity to meet customer demand and improve fire protection, while the company’s rehab program of inspecting, sandblasting and repainting the existing ...


    By American Water

  • Bill boosting oversight of chemical tanks advances

    A Senate panel has cleared a bill that would boost state oversight of chemical storage facilities, following the West Virginia chemical spill. The Environment and Public Works committee in a bipartisan voice vote Thursday advanced the measure. The bill would require states to inspect chemical storage facilities regularly and to identify tanks near drinking water supplies. Companies would also ...


    By Associated Press

  • 10 Tips on Tank Preparation for the Winter Season

    With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition: Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • EPA Awards Oklahoma $1.3 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

    Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where they can cause explosions or respiratory illness. Toxic contaminants can also leak into groundwater sources that people depend on for drinking water. Regularly monitoring tanks and pipes minimizes contamination risks. USTs contain petroleum products like ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA Awards Oklahoma over $1.2 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency will also receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks. EPA recently strengthened the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases ...

  • Kurion Delivers Second Mobile Processing System to Treat Tank Water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Site

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it was awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for a second Kurion Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October 2014 and has exceeded its performance targets during this period. Kurion ...


    By Kurion, Inc.

  • EPA Awards Texas $2.5 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from in underground storage tanks (UST). Leaks from underground storage tanks allow toxic fumes and vapors to escape and collect in areas such as parking garages or basements where they can cause explosions or respiratory illness. ...

  • Fort Wainwright Reduces Water Contamination Risk from Fuel Tanks in EPA Settlement

    The U.S. Army is taking steps to improve management of its fuel storage tanks and comply with federal laws designed to protect groundwater at Fort Wainwright Garrison, located near Fairbanks, Alaska, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA inspections found that from at least 2012 to 2013, Fort Wainwright failed to perform leak detection tests, monitor ...

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