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2012-10-09 20:33:19

New methods might allow polluted sites to be investigated and monitored long term at significantly reduced costs. Authorities and those who have to remediate polluted sites in Europe might therefore be able to save costs and use these to treat other areas. This is the conclusion of the EU research project ModelPROBE, which was coordinated by the UFZ and the results of which were presented to the public on Friday 21, September 2012 at the international REMTECH Expo exhibition in Ferrara, North...

2012-04-30 13:06:04

A green technique for capping and cleansing old urban landfill sites and mine dumps has been successfully trialled in South Australia. Known as ℠phytocapping´, it uses green plants to reduce rainwater flow into old dumps that could release pollution into nearby groundwater and streams or greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The plants can later be harvested to produce clean energy. The CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment and technology firm...

2011-11-07 16:18:52

Australia has taken a key step towards improving measures of human health risk with the release of new guidelines targeting one of our commonest sources of industrial contamination. A new guidance document on the health screening levels (HSLs) for petroleum hydrocarbons in soil, soil vapor and groundwater has been released by the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). It is expected to provide the basis for guidance in the...

2011-10-05 19:30:00

Advanced Toolsâ New Blog Hosted by Aaron Peacock, PhD, Features Cutting-Edge Information and Commentary on New Groundwater Remediation Technologies and Tools Newtown, CT (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Advanced Tools (http://www.advancedtools.us), the comprehensive website that tracks and analyzes new analytical and field-based tools for In-Situ Green Remediation, announced the launch of the Advanced Tools Blog. The blog will be a daily source of cutting-edge information and...


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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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