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2014-06-25 23:02:05

Alliance Formed for the Commercialization of BioJet Technology to Solve the Challenges of Environmental Remediation in Low-Permeability Contaminated Soils Hanover, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI) announces the formation of a strategic alliance with EOS Remediation, LLC (EOS, Raleigh, NC) and Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co., Tokyo, Japan) for the commercialization of the BioJet™ technology. BioJet technology provides a solution for one of the most difficult...

2014-06-24 20:20:47

VANCOUVER, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - We are pleased to announce that an event to celebrate the launch of Radon Guard was held at the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) in Ottawa on June 17th, 2014. The event was attended by senior NRCC and Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) staff, together with members of parliament and industry representatives. Radon Guard is a new, patent pending, structural under-slab ventilation panel system that allows for soil gas removal,...

2014-06-23 08:22:54

HOUSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) introduced its Xylene replacement products, including its FC-PRO-XR product line, at the Independent Petroleum Association of America Mid-Year Meeting in Colorado Spring. "Quite simply, if - as an industry - we are serious about becoming better environmental stewards, there is no better place to start than with chemicals that have environmentally friendly substitutes that provide the same or better...

2014-06-22 23:01:19

The growth in construction and automobile industries, the rising penetration in end-use industries and the rising crude oil prices are the major drivers which facilitate and boost the growth of the solvents industry. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/hydrocarbon-solvents-reports-6575931513.html (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 The growth in construction and automobile industries, the rising penetration in end-use industries, the environmental regulations to reduce VOCs, and the rising...

2014-06-20 23:01:49

Vapor Protection Services announces a radon testing service coupon for Indianapolis area homeowners in support of the Indiana State Board of Health’s new enforcement policy of EPA standards for radon installation. Vapor Protection Services is offering a Radon Testing $99 Coupon, that can also act as a rebate on a new radon system, in order to reach homebuyers and sellers who regularly buy radon systems from unethical contractors and may not understand that radon really is the leading...

2014-06-18 23:05:40

Potassium fertilizer market is calculated by subdividing or segmenting the market into micromarkets, based on the share of each application, product. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/potassic-fertilizers-reports-5050640576.html. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Potassium is an essential nutrient, which is required for protein production, enhancing water absorption efficiency, early growth stimulation, and immunity towards diseases. The increasing population and food requirements are...

2014-06-13 08:20:35

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice, in a precedent-setting move, agreed to pay 90 percent of the cost of a remedial investigation and feasibility study to develop a clean-up method for dealing with the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination at a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS). This investigation and feasibility study are estimated to cost $9.4 million, with the federal government paying 90 percent and current property owners paying the...

2014-06-12 12:29:47

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public policy is often based on studies that are statistically flawed at the start, or are misrepresented in the press. William M. Briggs, Ph.D., explains six common fallacies in layman's terms in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. For example, the radon scare illustrates the "Everyone Else Said It Was True" Fallacy. A Danish study that showed no association between indoor radon levels and lung...

2014-06-11 10:17:30

University of Michigan Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report. "Economic Impacts of Lead Exposure and Remediation in Michigan," compares the cost of four well-documented impacts of lead exposure­--increased health care, increased crime, increase in special education, and decline in lifetime...

2014-06-10 23:15:25

With the help of the EPA, some forgotten properties in Southwest Indiana are receiving a second chance of becoming beautiful and prosperous again. Evansville, Ind. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana a $580,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant. The funds will provide help communities to assess contamination areas in designated brownfields for future clean up and revitalization. The...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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