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  • FSP aids solution to flooding in Leeds

    Fabweld Steel Products has used its extensive knowledge and experience in drainage issues to produce one solution to help tackle flooding in ...

  • Ovivo awarded a major contract worth over £27 million to supply the cooling water intake screening system at Hinkley Point C

    Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”), through its wholly owned subsidiary Ovivo UK Limited, was awarded a major contract worth over £27 million by EDF Energy, to provide the cooling water intake screening system for the new 3,200 MW Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built in Somerset, the first nuclear plant project approved in the United Kingdom since 1987. Through its heritage brand ...

  • EPA says it will build temporary treatment plant for mine

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after 3 million gallons surged out of the mine in August, tainting rivers in three states. Colorado's two U.S. senators urged the agency to build a longer-term plant to treat acidic water flowing from multiple mines in the Upper ...


    By Associated Press

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Power Plants Ask Federal Appeals Court To Review EPA Cooling Water Intake Rule

    A coalition of power plants has joined Entergy Corp. in asking an appellate court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule regulating cooling water intake structures at more than 1,000 factories and power plants. In a Sept. 5 petition, the Utility Water Act Group (UWAG) and Entergy asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to review the final cooling water intake ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA Finalizes Standards to Protect Fish, Aquatic Life from Cooling Water Intakes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized standards to protect billions of fish and other aquatic life drawn each year into cooling water systems at large power plants and factories. This final rule is required by the Clean Water Act to address site-specific challenges, and establishes a common sense framework, putting a premium on public input and flexibility for facilities ...

  • NRDC: New EPA Water Intake Rule Too Weak, Fails to Protect Aquatic Life

    The Environmental Protection Agency today, following decades of litigation, issued a final rule that falls far short of what’s needed to protect fish and other aquatic life from being killed by the cooling system water intakes at electric power plants and large factories, the Natural Resources Defense Council said. NRDC and other conservation groups objected to rules when they were first ...

  • Oil closes New Orleans port, part of Mississippi river

    A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Coast Guard said. Officials don't know how much oil spilled, but only a sheen was reported on the river ...


    By Associated Press

  • Citing impact of shutdown, EPA postpones issuing final rule on cooling water intake

    The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay issuing until Nov. 20 a final rule to require more than 1,000 power plants and industrial facilities to obtain Clean Water Act permits for their cooling water intake structures, citing the government shutdown in October as a force beyond its control. Under a 2010 legal agreement with Riverkeeper, an environmental advocacy group, the EPA was ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Colsen and HydroBusiness at Aqua-Nederland 2013

    From March 19th till 21st 2013 Colsen and HydroBusiness will be represented at the AquaNederland Fair in Gorinchem (NL). Both firms present their mutual innovations and sustainable water solutions which are available 24/7. Examples are (energy) efficient waste water purification for re-use in industrial or agricultural applications. In general this offers a considerable reduction of water intake ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Heysham Power Station - Bio-fouling Control

    Heysham nuclear power station have recently suffered a build up of Zebra mussel growth in the sea water cooling water intake systems. Previous experience proved that Sodium Hypochlorite dosing was successful in clearing the infestation and so WES were engaged to design and manufacture a temporary/emergency Sodium Hypochlorite dosing system to control the bio-fouling. Utilising an existing ...


    By WES Ltd / Weschem Ltd

  • Update on the cooling water intake structures proposed rule

    In response to requests from stakeholders and to encourage additional public comment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for the cooling water intake structures proposed rule. This change will not affect EPA’s schedule for issuing a final rule by July 27, 2012. This proposed rule, based on Section 316 (b) of the Clean ...

  • PetroSentry - The Early Warning Hydrocarbon Monitor For Salt Water Intakes Now Available For Immediate Delivery

    They say that oil and water do not mix; but when they do you need to know about it! TPH intrusions can cause serious problems if not caught early. PetroSentry is designed to provide you with the time to take corrective action and avoid serious damage or expensive corrective actions. Easy to install, easy to maintain- interfaces with many commercial loggers and controllers. and now with internet ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Water intake protection using fluorescence monitors

    The protection of municipal drinking water producers and industrial plants water intakes from oil and hydrocarbon contamination has long been a problem for users of rivers, lakes and oceans.  Potential pollution sources include ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, local surface traffic accidents with fuel spills, upstream industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling ...

  • U.S. Power Plants Face New Environmental Regulations, Potential Retrofits

    Untitled Document EPA's new CWA Section 316(b) rule may significantly increase facility permitting and monitoring costs for of 543 major US power plants -- even requiring expensive retrofits of their cooling ...


    By AECOM

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