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2013-05-15 23:20:42

Effective Environmental Services has introduced a new sludge remover for use in ponds and lakes. It is completely organic and safe for wildlife, pets, and humans. Lake View Terrace, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Effective Environmental Services is pleased to announce the introduction of its product, Magic Sinkers. This product is the green solution to the problem of pond sludge, which is the decaying remains of plants and leaves in the bottom of a pond. The product is effective and safe for fish,...

2010-09-10 15:46:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement to correct inaccuracies recently posted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) website regarding water levels and flood rescission efforts in the HG22 and TG22 sections of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) On Thursday,...

2009-08-21 00:30:37

Sludge from the spill at a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee can dry into dust containing dangerous levels of arsenic, mercury and radium, a study finds. The report on the Kingston power plant operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority was prepared by scientists at Duke University and published in Environmental Science & Technology, The (Nashville) Tennessean said. "Our study highlights the high probability that as the ash dries, fine particulates enriched with these elements will be...

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2009-06-30 06:14:11

Dangerous coal ash storage ponds are lurking in 26 U.S. communities, according to the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. Just last year, a coal ash storage pond flooded a neighborhood in Tennessee. Coal ash, a product of burning coal, is kept in liquid, in containment ponds or dams. The public list says North Carolina has the most sites on the list, weighing in at a dozen. The EPA lists more than 400 such impoundments across the country, but the 44 singled out Monday represent those...

2009-02-03 10:00:00

Protest Takes Place as Massey Energy Prepares to Blast Coal River Mountain; TheCLEAN.org Joins Local Groups in Calling for More Study of Risks at CRM, Other Sites Posing Kingsport-Like Dangers PETTUS, W.Va., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plans to start blasting as part of the mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining operation on West Virginia's Coal River Mountain could compromise an eight-billion-gallon coal sludge dam that is roughly 10 times bigger than the coal ash dam that was breached...

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2009-01-15 08:25:00

The federal government may soon begin regulating the disposal of some wastes from coal-fired power plants thanks to a bill filed on the heels of a major U.S. coal ash spill. The legislation, proposed by House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall, would set federal standards for the design, construction, and upkeep of coal ash impoundments. The measure is in response to the collapse of an earthen dike at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston coal-fired power...

2009-01-14 11:41:00

DEP Acting Secretary Orders Additional Inspections Following Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a disastrous Dec. 22 coal ash impoundment failure in Tennessee, the Department of Environmental Protection is re-inspecting all coal ash slurry basins in Pennsylvania, according to acting Secretary John Hanger. The re-inspections are expected to be completed by the end of January. "We are committed to doing everything in our power to...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

CANONSBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquatech International Corporation, a leader in the field of desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge, was awarded a Pretreatment System contract by Sandy Creek Power Partners, L.P. (Zachry Industrial, Inc./Overland Contracting Inc./Gilbert Power Constructors Co.) for the 900 MW Sandy Creek Energy Station coal fired super critical power plant in Texas. The Engineer for Sandy Creek Power Partners, L.P. is Black & Veatch Corporation....

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Spencer Hunt, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 23--Lime sludge from a Columbus water-treatment plant burst from a corroded pipeline and left a large, gray stain on the Olentangy River yesterday. The city uses lime to help remove dirt and aluminum sulfate from water so that it is safe to drink. Leaked sludge can irritate people's skin, choke off life on stream bottoms and make it difficult for bottom-feeding fish to find food. Yesterday's leak is the third from a city waste pipeline...

2008-07-23 00:00:29

By Spencer Hunt, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 22--Lime sludge from a Columbus water-treatment plant burst from a corroded pipeline and left a large, gray stain on the Olentangy River today. The city uses lime to help remove dirt and aluminum sulfate from water so that it is safe to drink. Leaked sludge can irritate people's skin, choke off life on stream bottoms and make it difficult for bottom-feeding fish to find food. Today's leak is the third from a city waste pipeline since...


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