Contaminated Soil News

  • 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

  • AWWA distributes radio PSA to mark Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    The American Water Works Association marked Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by distributing a radio public service announcement that urges homeowners to remove sources of lead that can come into contact with water. “More than ever, homeowners and renters are receptive to hearing about how to protect their families from lead risks, about getting their water tested, about complete lead service ...

  • Protecting New York Workers and Residents from Mercury Poisoning Hazards

    Last month, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a remediation contractor from Schenectady has been fined over $140,000 for exposing workers to mercury poisoning and for not providing the proper employee safeguards. According to the OSHA news release, the employees were removing liquid mercury and mercury-contaminated soil and wood from the third and ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Bioremediation of antibiotic pollution by a salt-marsh plant

    The effects of antibiotic contamination may be attenuated by the common reed, new research shows. The study found that the common reed (Phragmites australis), sourced from a temperate estuary with brackish water, had capacity for the bioremediation of the veterinary antibiotic enrofloxacin (ENR). The authors suggest that salt-marsh plants and their associated micro-organisms could be a valuable ...

  • 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

  • UF/IFAS researchers to study how to reduce carbon dioxide in ranch soil

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil microbes. In the new study, UF/IFAS researchers will use lab and field studies to investigate how pasture management and factors such as temperature and rainfall affect soil microbes. ...

  • Repairing of water and land polluted areas in Ogoniland, Nigeria

    For the past 60 years, the Ogoni's country by the production of crude oil extremely dirty. With conventional technologies, soil and water contamination from a technical and commercial perspective, can not be remedied. Although today there are large sums of money from various sources for disposal is a decontamination only possible if by well-documented approach a large area highly effective acting ...


    By Oil Dissolver GmbH

  • New shaker screen service in Bakken

    Drilling in North Dakota? Trilliant will supply, stock and service your shaker screen program on your location. Explain your program specs, then let us supply quality screen products, housed in durable, small-footprint containers at your drill site, with in-person service no less than weekly. We stock the screen inventory next to the rig, and you pay for the screens you use to keep running. In ...

  • Up and running in South Texas...

    Trilliant has been interested in serving customers in multiple basins from the beginning. But, we thought it important to have experienced local field staff in place right away. As of April, 2013, we are very pleased to have our South Texas/Eagle Ford operation coming online! The key person at TOS Texas is Mr. Vernon Moseley, a veteran of the Texas oilfields with more than 30 years of very ...

  • New shop in Killdeer open...

    We've moved into our shop in Killdeer as our base of operations in the Bakken. About 4.5 acres with two shop buildings and a commercial wash facility, we're really pleased to have a permanent yard and shop of our own. Local roustabout crews dispatch from the shop and rental equipment is staged and maintained there. High and Low Side Catch Tanks, Gas Busters, Flare Stacks, Enviro-Flare Systems, ...

  • TOS-designed `EFS` containment system

    When drilling long horizontals with high volumes of gas and mud, there's always that chance that the fluids will end up blown through the gas buster and out onto location. In a modern environment that is increasingly calling for containment or remediation, reducing that risk is sensible business. Trilliant has designed and is currently installing our new EnvironFlare System (EFS) for supplemental ...

  • Superior remediation process proven in WY

    Ever tried to quantify what you are spending in man hours, equipment rental, materials handling, outside trucking and dump fees to handle your drill cuttings? Ever wonder when the long-tail liability of landfarming or consigning to a hazmat landfill might come back to you? Trilliant has the answer for your contaminated soil remedation needs. Trilliant's proven Thermal Desorption Unit "TDU" ...

  • How confident are you with your management plan quality?

    The new feature not to miss in Kartotrak 2016, called Excavation, allows generating excavation plans easily and fastly from 3D interpolated contamination maps. It is only available in Kartotrak! Kartotrak 2016 provides a sound and objective base to generate accurate excavation plans, letting you compare the efficiency of different remediation ...


    By Geovariances

  • IFAT 2016: econ industries shows how to remediate industrial waste and contaminated soil

    From May 30th until June 3rd econ industries will present its method for remediation of contaminated soil at the IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies in Munich (Hall B3, stand 251). The technology favoured by the cleantech company from Starnberg is vacuum distillation. The VacuDry® technology was ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • RPI Group is Rocketing to Palm Springs

    As many of you know, we are major sponsors of The Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant ...

  • econ VacuDry Technology safely separates oil, water and mercury from the solids

    Common drilling procedures for oil and gas, used widely around the world, produce a consistently increasing amount drill cuttings containing oil. Our VacuDry® technology (vacuum distillation) is designed to safely separate oil, water and mercury from the solids (including NORM), allowing reuse of the oil and safe disposal of the water, mercury, solids and NORM. Treatment of drill cuttings is ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Perchlorate & Potential Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses perchlorate and potential human exposure concerns.   “Perchlorate is a chemical that is highly soluble in water, it can enter surface and groundwater where it can last for an extended time and create ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons removed from soil using wastewater sludge and polyacrylamide

    Wastewater sludge is widely used to remove toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from soil, and yet the mechanisms underlying this process remain unclear. A new study reveals the extent of PAH removal following different treatments, and could provide a useful resource for those looking to diminish the effects that these pollutants have both on people and on the environment. PAHs have been ...

  • Baioni, design and fabrication of a mobile soil washing plant

    Mobile remediation technology With the progressive exhaustion of natural resources and the increase of soil pollution, the effects on ecosystem and human health remain a major concern in today's society; the aim is therefore trying to reduce pollutants in our environment such as chemicals, toxic materials, pathogen agents, radioactive materials but first of all to adopt a correct ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • UNEP Leads First Ever Nationwide Diagnosis of Contaminated Soil in Republic of Serbia

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the first ever nationwide efforts to identify and map contaminated soil sites for remediation in the Republic of Serbia. The project takes place thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, which is contributing USD 400,000 for capacity building as part of the project; and the Global Environment Fund ...

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