CEM 2014 Attended by International Participants in Response to Increasing Air Regulations
CEM 2014 took place in Istanbul, Turkey, with delegates who traveled from around the globe and included official groups from Iran and the Nigerian petrochemical sector.



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EPA Launches New Flood-Resilient Checklist Tool
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Flood Resilience Checklist, a new tool offering strategies to help communities prepare for, deal with, and recover from floods.



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2014 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Extends Abstracts Deadline
The deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2014 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (PCC) has been extended until Thursday, July 31, 2014.



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AAEES Offering Webinar Series Featuring Presentations at E3S Conference
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) announced that it will start offering a webinar series featuring award-winning projects presented at the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Conference in Washington, D.C.



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Three Organizations Receive Achievement Awards for Joint Leak Noise Innovation
For the joint development of an advanced leak nose correlator, Echologics, Severn Trent Water, and Loughborough University were awarded the Most Innovative New Technology of the Year and the Outstanding Innovation 2014 at the Water Industry Achievement Awards.



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Oxford Street in London has World’s Worst Levels of NO2 Pollution, As Reported by Air Quality Scientist
An air quality scientist at King’s College London reported to the Sunday Times that Oxford Street has the worst levels of nitrogen (NO2) air pollution in the world.



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For Their Wireless Junction Box, IMI Sensors Wins 2014 “Best of Sensors Expo” Award
At the Sensors Expo & Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, IMI Sensors was presented with the 2014 Best of Sensors Expo Silver Application Award for the EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box.



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EPA Proposal Prohibits Greenhouse Gas-Contributing Chemicals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed prohibiting the use of certain high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HCFs), a class of potent greenhouse gases, that were previously listed as acceptable under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program.



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WEF and WBC Present Chicago Water Summit 2014
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and World Business Chicago (WBC) will jointly present Chicago Water Summit 2014: Global Lessons from Great Water Cities, taking place at the Mid-America Club in Chicago, Illinois, on July 21, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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The Water Council to Serve as AWS North American Headquarters
At the Water Summit 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) announced that the Water Council will serve as the AWS North American headquarters.



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Florida County Asks Court to Revoke Acid Drilling Permit
According to an article by NPR, Collier County in southwest Florida is raising concerns about acid fracking at an oil drilling operation near Naples, west of the Everglades.



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2014 Sensors Expo & Conference A Success
Held in Rosemont, Illinois, on June 24-26, 2014, the Sensors Expo & Conference was considered a success by exhibitors, speakers, and attendees, drawing in over 4,500 engineers, scientists, industry professionals, and students from around the world.



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Luke Williams to Open WEFTEC 2014
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that Luke Williams, best-selling author and authority on innovation leadership, will deliver the keynote address during the Opening General Session of WEFTEC 2014.



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EPA Proposes New Cleanup Plan at New Jersey Superfund Site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a cleanup plan at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey, where past industrial operations contaminated the soil, sediment, and surface water with hexavalent chromium and heavy metals, uranium and thorium, and perchlorate.



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West Virginia Chemical Spill has Ongoing Repercussions
As reported in an article by The Wall Street Journal, West Virginia municipalities are suing two subsidiaries of Waste Management Inc. and asking them to dig up and remove 228 tons of waste containing Crude MCHM, which contaminated the Elk River in a chemical spill on January 9, 2014.



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NASA Participates in Air Pollution Studies Over Colorado
NASA has announced that two of its aircraft are participating in the Colorado field campaign—the final in a series of four field studies—that will investigate factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and that will improve the ability to diagnose via satellite air-quality conditions from space.



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EPA Offers Mobile Apps and Tips for Summer Safety
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched two free mobile apps for those planning summer activities and people sensitive to outdoor conditions, and is offering tips for various summer-related topics.



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Stormwater will be Topic of Spotlight Event at WEFTEC 2014
Held in conjunction with WEFTEC 2014, the Water Environment Federation’s Stormwater Congress will take place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on September 29-October 1, 2014.



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William M. Alley, Ph.D., Appointed to EPA’s National Drinking Water Advisory
The National Ground Water Association Director of Science and Technology, William M. Alley, Ph.D., has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory.



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EPA Releases TCE Risk Assessment, Determines Potential Human Health Risk
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE) and determined that exposure can cause identifiable human health risks.



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Supporting Climate Action Plan, EPA Proposes to Increase Climate-Friendly Refrigerant Options
After receiving input from industry, environmental groups, and others, EPA is proposing—in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan—to increase the options for refrigerants in the United States.



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4th of July Fatality/Injuries Estimates Released by National Safety Council
For the upcoming Independence Day Weekend, the National Safety Council released estimates concerning traffic crashes and advice for those traveling or lighting fireworks during this time.



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NIOSH Researchers Publish Study on Carbon Monoxide Levels in Houseboats, Explores Ways to Reduce Emissions
Conducted by researchers at NIOSH and published online in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, a recent study outlines hazards posed by carbon monoxide levels on houseboats that use gasoline-powered generators without emission controls.



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Maryland County Settles with EPA on Clean Water Act Violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with Carroll County, Maryland, on alleged violations of the Clean Water Act when stormwater was discharged from its storm sewer system.



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WEFTEC Recognized as One of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Trade Shows
Trade Show Executive, a publication in the meetings industry, has recognized WEFTEC as one of the nation’s fastest-growing trade shows at its Fastest 50 Awards and Summit.



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Letter of Intent Announced by Cemtrex, Inc. to Purchase Foreign Wastewater Treatment and Bio-Energy Plant Technology Company
Cemtrex, Inc. announced a Letter of Intent to purchase all assets of a foreign wastewater treatment and bio-energy plant technology company with approximately $14 million in annual sales in 2013.



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Gas Pipeline in India Erupts in Fire, Leaves 14 Dead and 20 Injured
According to a June 27, 2014, article by Thomson Reuters, a fire at a gas pipeline in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh left fourteen people dead and twenty injured.



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EPA Issues Final Greenhouse Gas Permit for ONEOK Hydrocarbon
A natural gas liquids energy (NGL) company has received its final construction permit from the EPA in order to expand operations at its existing NGL processing plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas.



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