Contaminated Soil News

  • Soil pollution comes under scrutiny

    Soil pollution, due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, took centre stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO headquarters this week. Excess nitrogen and trace metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury can impair plant metabolism and cut crop productivity, ultimately putting pressure on arable land. When they ...

  • SepSolve Analytical opens the door to routine GC×GC analyses

    SepSolve Analytical Ltd (Peterborough, UK) has announced the launch of a flow modulator, INSIGHT™, for routine comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC). The new modulator will substantially broaden the uptake and appeal of GC×GC, thanks to simplified technology, which offers high performance while avoiding use of liquid nitrogen. This ...


    By SepSolve Analytical

  • 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

  • Using microwaves to clean polluted soil could lead to energy savings

    Researchers have experimented with microwave heating as a way of cleaning soils polluted with fuels, such as diesel and petrol. Soil type and moisture levels, as well as the strength of microwaves used, had a strong bearing on the overall effectiveness of the cleaning. The research shows that, at certain depths and in certain types of soil, microwaves can be a cost-effective way of cleaning ...

  • Modulo for Vapor Intrusion

    The system creates an under slab void that works as a capillary barrier against moisture - yet uses less concrete than other standard slab equivalents but has, at the same time, a superior load bearing capacity. This is also a “green” building product that will lower future electrical costs and contribute to LEED points on sustainable building projects. Moreover, Geoplast’s ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • PCBs Recently Discovered in New York have Property Owners Concerned

    Due to the past use of industrial chemicals at a number of locations across New York and the tri-state area, the soil around some homes and businesses may be contaminated. A recent case in New York highlights this issue after polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of a number of homes in Salina. So far, at least 19 homes have been found with PCB contaminated soil in ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • 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" ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Spain, US sign new accord on nuclear accident cleanup plan

    Spain and the United States signed an agreement Monday to further discuss the cleanup and removal of land contaminated with radioactivity after a mid-air collision in 1966 dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs near the southern Spanish village of Palomares. Under a statement of intent signed by Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and U.S. ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to oversee lead cleanup near Pilsen high school

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with H. Kramer & Co., the City of Chicago and the BNSF Railway Co. to remove lead-contaminated soil near the Benito Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen. The alley at 21st Place behind the H. Kramer foundry and a portion of the BSNF railway spur at 21st Place and Cermak Road will also be paved to eliminate potential exposure ...

  • Galician regional Government review UST for Leaks

    Gas stations in the region are undergoing these days to an inspection to determine that no fuel leaks may be contaminating the soil, rivers and ...


    By Smart Sensor Technology

  • EPA Will Remove Contaminated Soil at Ithaca Falls Creek Gorge, N.Y.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will remove lead contaminated soil this month at a property between the base of a cliff wall and a walkway at the Falls Creek Gorge in Ithaca, N.Y. The EPA collected samples of soil at the site in May and July after receiving requests from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Ithaca. The city and state wanted the ...

  • Polluted land owners in Ohio end suit against Whirlpool

    A lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. has been settled over contaminated land in northern Ohio near where dozens of children were sickened with cancer. The land owners settled their suit earlier this summer - months after the children's families dropped their lawsuit against Whirlpool linking the company's washing machine plant with the cancer cluster. Terms of the settlement weren't released, said ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Removes Tons of Contaminated Soil from Grants, NM, Area Residences

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed the removal of thousands of tons of contaminated soil from eight residential properties near San Mateo, NM, known as the Crossroads area. The properties are part of the Grants Mining District Superfund site, an area of legacy contamination associated with uranium mining operations. “It is important that we address ...

  • U.S. EPA, DTSC begin removal of more than 5,600 tons of contaminated soil in Huntington Park

    On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will work with the City of Huntington Park to begin the removal of approximately 5,600 tons of contaminated soil from a former fertilizer and steel manufacturing site in Huntington Park, Calif. Contamination consists of soil impacted by arsenic, cadmium, lead and poly aromatic hydrocarbons ...

  • With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening

    A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices. The findings are significant for urban and suburban gardeners, who according to a 2012 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide about 15 percent of the world's food, ...


    By Kansas State University

  • EPA provides $192K job training grant to Denver Indian Center

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Denver Indian Center, Inc. a $192,000 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant to deliver targeted environmental workforce instruction and certifications to American Indians in a seven-county area (Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) comprising Colorado’s Front Range. ...

  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ; $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility

    PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems and are potentially cancer-causing. PCBs had been widely used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications until they were banned in 1979. PCBs are potentially cancer-causing in people and build up in the fat of fish and mammals, increasing in concentration as they ...

  • Geovariances helped NUVIA process to try Kartotrak

    After several technical exchanges between NUVIA Process and Geovariances about the use of geostatistics for radiologically contaminated soil characterization, a guided evaluation was conducted to try Kartotrak on a real dataset. The first objective was to ensure that the resulting data was compatible with NUVIA Process georeferenced equipments before running Kartotrak workflow. Indeed, NUVIA ...


    By Geovariances

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