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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...

2009-08-13 12:51:02

High-rate digestion with microfiltration is state-of-the-art in large sewage plants. It effectively removes accumulated sludge and produces biogas to generate energy. A study now reveals that even small plants can benefit from this process.

2009-07-29 14:46:00

SEATTLE, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- WI Environmental LLC., a company dedicated to the treatment of heavy metal contaminates, announces it has a product to actualize the clean up of Puget Sound as well as assist worldwide in the remediation of contaminated soil, water and air.

2009-07-23 08:28:00

PASADENA, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- TechCorr USA, LLC.

2009-07-16 10:51:26

Waste from the textiles industry could with the assistance of earthworms and some animal manure become a rich compost for agriculture, according to a report in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution.

2009-07-07 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, July 7 /PRNewswire/ - Nexterra (www.nexterra.ca) announced today that it has successfully completed testing of biosolids as a potential new fuel source for its proprietary gasification technology.

2009-07-02 10:48:53

State and federal environmental agencies say testing has uncovered farm soil in northwest Missouri that is contaminated with chromium 6. The Kansas City Star said while agency officials confirmed the contaminated soil discovery at a news conference Wednesday, they downplayed the possibility of related health problems. We'll know a lot more after the next round of testing, Scott Clardy of Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services said.

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2009-06-30 06:14:11

Dangerous coal ash storage ponds are lurking in 26 US communities, according to the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday.

2009-05-29 21:37:12

An antibiotic resistant bacteria was found in 79 percent of Swedish sewage sludge samples tested, researchers in Scandinavia say. Study leader Leena Sahlstrom of the Finnish Food Safety Authority, working with the Swedish National Veterinary Institute, says the danger the bacteria -- vancomycin resistant enterococci -- present in the wastewater treatment by-product and used as a fertilizer or soil conditioner could pass its superbug resistance genes to other bacteria in the human food chain....

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2009-05-29 10:14:41

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.