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  • Well Flash Fire in North Dakota Investigated by OSHA

    On December 15, 2016, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued serious safety violations to oil well operator, XTO Energy, and two servicing companies, Most Wanted Well Service LLC and Sherwood Enterprises Inc., following a well flash fire that ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Preliminary results from investigation of injection wells at Lahaina wastewater facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released preliminary results from an ongoing investigation by federal and state agencies to evaluate the fate of effluent from the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility near the Kaanapali coast of Maui. According to the interim report one of two tracer dyes introduced in the wells was detected at the coastal seeps, located roughly one-half mile southwest ...

  • Final report available from investigation of injection wells at Lahaina wastewater facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final report, “Lahaina Groundwater Tracer Study” with results from a University of Hawaii investigation of the fate of effluent injected at Maui County’s Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility near the Kaanapali coast. Funded by the U. S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), the ...

  • Postdoctoral Investigator in Environmental Metabolomics

    We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of environmental metabolomics and/or environmental analytical chemistry. The Kujawinski lab uses analytical chemistry to explore the intersection of microbial biology and chemistry within marine systems. The funded project involves complex mixture analysis by qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry, with a focus on ...

  • Investigate chemical processes safely

    Understanding a chemical process in detail significantly reduces the risk of failures at large scale. Process development is concerned with identifying the risks related to scale-up and manufacturing. Knowing and understanding the potential risks of a chemical process are critical to safely and sustainably manufacturing products. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Vienna wells site in Vienna, Mo., added to superfund’s national priorities list; allows EPA to investigate water contamination (MO)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its decision to place the Vienna Wells site in Vienna, Mo., on the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a list of the nation's hazardous waste sites with the highest priority for cleanup. This site is eligible for extensive, long-term response action money authorized by Congress under the Superfund program. The ...

  • Statement on Pavillion, Wyoming groundwater investigation

    Following recent discussions, Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes, and U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson issued the following statement about groundwater issues in the area east of Pavillion, Wyoming: We believe that collaboration and use of the best available science are critical in meeting the needs of Pavillion area residents and resolving ...

  • Forensic disaster investigations get underway

    One of the first countries to test a new approach to analysing natural disasters reported its initial findings at a major conference on disaster risk reduction in China last week (31 October–2 November). Japan used the Forensic Investigations of Disaster (FORIN) methodology, developed by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arsenic in Rice Prompts FDA Investigation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring rice and rice products for traces of inorganic arsenic, a chemical that can cause serious long-term health effects under certain circumstances. The agency has already analyzed about 200 rice and rice product samples and plans to analyze an additional 1,000 samples. Common rice products include cereals, rice beverages, and rice cakes, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Shallow well installation and monitoring solutions

    Solinst Drive-Point Piezometers are excellent permanent or temporary wells used to monitor shallow groundwater, soil and gas up to 25 ft below surface. These well points are ideal for initial site investigations, for long or short-term applications, and can also be used for profiling. Installation using a Manual Slide Hammer, with tubing bypass and the correct drive-point for your application, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • North Uist well given consent

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry has given BP consent to drill the deepwater North Uist well, northwest of the Shetland Islands. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has subjected BP’s application, including the environmental impact and emergency response plans, to detailed and extensive scrutiny, and the Health and Safety Executive has undertaken a thorough examination of the well ...

  • `Big six` face investigation over energy bills

    Last week, a joint assessment of competition in the energy market, published by Ofgem, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that competition in retail energy markets may not be achieving good outcomes for all consumers and small ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Asbestos Investigation at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    According to NBC New York, state and federal inspectors have begun an asbestos investigation at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, home to the NHL’s New York Islanders. The inspection began after nearly 140 workers at the venue filed claims reporting that coliseum managers failed to protect workers from long term asbestos exposure. The claims combined will ask ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Relationships between energy consumption and economic growth investigated

    Renewable energy plays an important role in economic development, according to a recent study which investigated the relationship between economic growth and energy consumption in Europe. Understanding the link between economic growth and energy consumption is key to energy policies. It is recognised that energy consumption and economic growth are related, but the direction of this ...

  • What makes railway noise annoying? Research investigates

    A new study into the impact of railway noise has revealed that it is not just the level of noise that contributes to annoyance for local residents, but also the number of trains and the vibrations they cause. As railway transport is likely to increase in coming years, plans are needed to reduce these effects. A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that one in ...

  • DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

    Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill

    The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of last weekend's accident involving a barge owned by Houston-based Kirby Inland ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels

    Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging device similar to earlier models is also included in its new cars. VW has admitted that four-cylinder diesel cars from the 2009 to 2015 model years had software that helped the cars cheat on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Internet Age Dawns on Neighbour Noise Investigations

    Environmental Health Officers can now use live Internet connectivity to remotely monitor investigation progress with Bruel & Kjaer’s ‘MATRON Live’ Neighbour Noise Monitoring system.  Using unattended noise monitoring equipment for investigating persistent noise complaints has been standard practice for many years with local government noise control officers. The ...

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