Contaminated Sediment News

  • New EA15 completes solid state electric actuator family

    GF Piping Systems has added the new EA15 electric actuator to its recently introduced Type EA25-250 Electric Actuator Series. The new EA15 is ideal for smaller diameter, open/close ball valve applications in chemical processing, refrigeration and water treatment. ...

  • CH2M experts share remediation management and contaminated sediment strategies at Battelle Remediation Conference

    Industry-leading experts and practitioners from CH2M will share insights, experience and best practices in remediation management and contaminated sediments at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments January 9-12, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recognized remediation ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Identifying Water Contaminants to Protect the Public and Workers in Puerto Rico

    In April of this year, the Puerto Rico Water Quality Standards Regulation was enacted to preserve, maintain and enhance the quality of water on the islands. The standards cover everything from pathogenic organisms and asbestos to radioactive materials and inorganic substances.  Water quality is critical for the health and well-being of the islands’ visitors and residents.  Water ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 20% discount available on Advanced Solid Pack for Americas end-user customers

    We are offering our end-user customers across the Americas a 20% discount off of the list price of the Specac Advanced FTIR Starter Kit. To be eligible for this discount, please request a quote and include the discount code 'HOLIDAY20'. The Advanced Starter Kit contains a complete ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Feeding Technology “Magic Feed“

    Until now, farmers always had to tie themselves down to one system when feeding – multiphase, double pipe, stub or no-residue feeding – with all advantages and disadvantages of the respective solution. Such kinds of compromises, however, are now a thing of the past because WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp are putting an innovative feeding combination, “Magic Feed“ on the ...


  • Inert Zebron PLUS GC Inlet Liners Ensure Simple, Safe Analysis

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces a new family of GC inlet liners, incorporating an innovative approach to packaging and installation and a unique deactivation process that minimizes sample adsorption and degradation. The new Zebron ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • New Technologies for Soil and Sediment

    EzraTerra, Inc. developed technologies for the current regulatory environment from a responsible party perspective. Sintered Wave – Thermal treatment for low to high molecular weight organic compounds. Permeation ...


    By Ezra Terra, Inc

  • Shimadzu’s New Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library Supports Advanced FTIR Contaminant Analysis

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of the LabSolutions IR thermal-damaged plastics library. The unique library contains infrared (IR) spectra data of 13 types of plastics, both unheated and damaged thermally at 200 to 400 degrees C. Many commercial libraries do not contain spectra for thermally damaged plastics, so this data is crucial to laboratories using FTIR ...

  • Specac and rubber analysis applications

    Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the 'crumb ...


    By Specac Limited

  • X-ray Inspection of Tall, Rigid Containers Made Easier with Higher Sensitivity

    New white paper from METTLER TOLEDO explores challenges of tall, rigid containers for the Food Industry and offers solutions for consistent inspection results. Tall, rigid containers are used extensively across the food industry to package a wide range of products, from fruit and vegetables to cereals and beverages to baby food. However, inspecting these types of packaging for physical ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • EPA will speed up review of GE`s Hudson River cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to speed up its study of whether General Electric's massive $2 billion six-year dredging project on the Hudson River was effective in cleaning up PCB contamination. In a Dec. 18 letter to groups that met with him in Washington, D.C., this month, Mathy Stanislaus, who oversees the EPA's Superfund cleanup programs, agreed to begin the review early ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

    In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Final agreement to study contamination at Smurfit Stone Mill site (Missoula County, Mont.)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final agreement to investigate contamination at the Smurfit Stone Mill Superfund site, in Missoula County, Montana. Under the terms of the agreement, M2Green, International Paper, and WestRock will conduct a comprehensive investigation of soils, river sediments, and ground and surface water to determine the nature and extent of ...

  • Reduce Corrosion and Prevent Moisture Contamination

    Monitoring the moisture content of your petrochemicals is essential for maintaining quality, improving processes and ensuring that your final products meet trade specifications. Designed to perform in both manufacturing and lab environments, Computrac® has been engineered to deliver lab precision data with production durability. If moisture analysis is critical to your production ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Contaminated Sediment Removal to begin at Pier 4 by the Port of Tacoma

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • EPA: Duwamish cleanup must be done right

    Nine months after issuing its Duwamish Waterway cleanup plan, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is sending a message to a company responsible for cleaning up its portion of the waterway’s pollution: make sure the work is done right or pay the price. As they removed and transported creosote pilings and PCB-laden sediments from the Jorgensen Forge site, the Earle M. Jorgensen ...

  • Banned contaminants can persist in environment for decades

    The contamination of hazardous substances in estuaries can have negative effects on biodiversity. Using experimentally supported indicators, this study analysed the environmental risks posed by 22 different contaminants in UK estuaries and coastal waters, finding that substances banned over 20 years ago continue to persist in the marine environment. Estuaries, where rivers meet the sea, are home ...

  • Antarctic ecosystems suffer toxic impacts of petrochemical lubricants over the long term

    Petrochemical lubricants have toxic effects on Antarctic seafloor ecosystems even after five years of degradation, a new study suggests. Examining the impacts of a standard lubricant and one marketed as biodegradable, the researchers were able to show that algae, which form the basis of the food chain, remained affected even after five years. Furthermore, the biodegradable lubricant appeared to ...

  • Tetra Tech Wins $35 million Sediment Remediation Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the District of Columbia (D.C.) Department of the Environment has awarded the Company a $35 million general environmental services contract that includes technical support services related to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in the tidal portion of the Anacostia River, a heavily urbanized river flowing through the ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Illinois’ First Environmental Contaminant Treatment (ECT) System

    The Otter Lake Water Commission has installed our TrojanUVSwift™ECT – a technology which optimizes the treatment of environmental contaminants, particularly taste and odor-causing compounds found in surface waters. This is the first ECT installation and the first UV system to receive ...

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