Contaminated Sites News

  • New research into PFAS treatment

    econ has taken on the challenge of finding a sustainable solution for the remediation of a group of contaminants. Yet still little understood but already of growing concern worldwide  – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or short PFAS. Although research into the remediation of PFAS contaminated sites is still in its infancy, it is widely believed that thermal treatment is the only ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • EPA wants to ‘prioritize’ Superfund cleanups

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stated in a memo to EPA staffers this week Superfund cleanup efforts “will be restored to their rightful place at the center of the agency’s core mission.” He also intends to be more involved in approving remediation efforts throughout the country, predominantly on the largest cleanups, which cost an estimated $50 ...

  • Upcoming keynote presenter shares challenges, success stories in cleanup of groundwater contamination at DoD sites

    Maureen Sullivan of the U.S. Department of Defense will present her keynote address, “Adapting to Changing Environments: Water as a Mission-Critical Resource,” at the upcoming Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources conference, August 8-9 in Arlington, ...

  • Simple solutions for assessing unconventional gas sites focus of paper in Groundwater

    A recently published scientific paper offers simple analytic solutions for providing preliminary assessments and insights of unconventional gas sites that are not site-specific. The article was published in National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®. While there are sophisticated numerical modeling studies offering possible predictions of ...

  • Submit your abstract on Environmental Forensics applied to Waste Management and contaminated sites

    In the last years, the increasing attention to the environment themes with a specific attention to the pollution, to the legal responsibilities of it and to the effects on the human health has created the condition for the development of a new discipline: the “Environmental Forensics”. The environmental investigation is a very peculiar frontier among the forensic ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 million multiple award U.S. navy remediation contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that Tetra Tech EC was one of six firms selected for a $240 million multiple-award contract for environmental remediation of radiological contaminants (RADMAC II) at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and other locations throughout the United States. RADMAC II supports the Naval ...


    By Tetra Tech

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    By Geovariances

  • Latest news from Geovariances environment consulting corner

    HEALTH RISK MAPPING FOR REGENERATION OF CONTAMINATED SITES (CARTORISK) Since summer 2016, Geovariances is involved in a project called Cartorisk funded by Ademe (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency), managed by eOde and also with the participation of Element Terre and Ginger Burgeap. The main objective ...


    By Geovariances

  • Coal-Tar-Sealant a Major Source of PAH Contamination in Milwaukee Streams

    Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, to streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a U.S. Geological Survey and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District ...

  • Geovariances has been actively involved in EPRI geostatistics guide

    Earlier this year, the American EPRI has published a guide for using geostatistics in developing a site final status survey program for plant decommissioning. This report examines the use of geostatistical approaches that exploit spatial relationships to develop a three-dimensional contamination map based on measurement results from discrete points. The report presents a conceptual ...


    By Geovariances

  • Vital Commitment to Less Landfill Waste

    Vital Energi have been successful in their ambition to divert 95% of all site waste away from landfill, with many sites exceeding their initial target. By adopting a strong environmental focus, reducing cross contamination and employing best practice for on-site waste segregation, Vital Energi have seen, on ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Environmental Experts Provide Solutions for Identifying Contaminated Soil in Puerto Rico

    Last month, The Atlantic published a report about the high rate of illnesses and cancer on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The article discussed the Navy’s past use of heavy metals and toxic chemicals on its former military base on the island and potential lingering soil contamination issues that could be impacting people’s health.  The Atlantic Fleet Weapons ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • LT Environmental, Inc. & RPI Group Celebrate Closure at High Profile Site

    It is hard to believe that RPI Group has been exceeding client remediation goals for almost 15 years. This newsletter celebrates, perhaps, the greatest thing that my colleagues have accomplished “to date”. This large and extremely high profile site had a combination of ubiquitous TCE contamination, varying and challenging lithology, DNAPL “surprises” and a ...

  • Brian Henry named portfolio federal project director for Y-12 cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) has named Brian Henry as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup at the Y-12 National Security Complex. As the portfolio federal project director, Henry oversees all of the planning and execution for Y-12’s current and upcoming cleanup projects, including all decontamination, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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.

  • PFAS - Treatment of Groundwater on Airport Site

    The effect of the innovative solution PerfluorAd is to remove the bulk of PFAS or PFC contaminats prior to an activated carbon polishing system without breakdown components and with the result that activated carbon life is significantly extended and disposal costs reduced. Data are derived from a real field application at a European airport. We are happy to share the results. PFC ...

  • BSRIA launches Indoor Air Quality topic guide

    BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ) which is available to download free from its website. The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading. The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 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

  • Rescue Team Training Services

    Do you work in a confined space where there are significant risks? If so, the chances are you require a fully trained rescue team. Whether your staff are at risk of fire, explosions, loss of consciousness or drowning, it’s important all possible measures are made to protect them. Whether you work in a high-risk or low-risk environment, Civil Engineering Safety Limited can ...

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