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Ecolab Makes Equity Investment in Aquatech International
Ecolab Inc., the parent company of Nalco Water, has made a minority equity investment in Aquatech International. Based in Canonsburg, Pa., Aquatech is a privately owned company that designs and engineers complex and comprehensive water treatment solutions that improve water quality and reduce net water usage.

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EPA Issues Final Actions to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Under the final rules, new, modified and existing landfills will begin capturing and controlling landfill gas emissions at levels that are one-third lower than current requirements, updating 20-year-old standards for existing landfills.

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Book About Storage Tanks Available from McGraw Hill Professional Publicatons
Authored by Steve Meier and the American Water Works Association, Steel Water Storage Tanks: Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair is a book that takes a comprehensive look at steel tanks. This reference describes the use of tanks for potable water storage and includes details on tank sizes, capabilities, styles, construction, appurtenances, site selection, design, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation, inspection, and security.

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STI SP001 Aboveground Tank System Inspector Training
The course is available August 22-26 in Houston,TX; September 19-23 in Denver, CO; November 7-11 in Atlanta, GA; and December 5-9 in Owings Mills, MD. The class runs 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. On Friday, the seminar and following exam last from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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EPA Removes Underground Tanks on Navajo Nation to Protect Local Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency located and removed two underground storage tanks at the former Smith Lake Trading Post in McKinley County, New Mex. last month. The thousand-gallon tanks may have been buried for over 70 years

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DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for liquid waste services at the Savannah River Site (SRS) on June 30, 2016. The Final RFP primarily includes cost-plus-award-fee contract line items for the purpose of providing liquid waste services at SRS. The Final RFP provides for full and open competition and includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small business concerns.

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Volkswagen to Spend Up to $14.7 Billion to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests and Deceiving Customers on 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles
In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), German automaker Volkswagen AG and related entities have agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Volkswagen will offer consumers a buyback and lease termination for nearly 500,000 model year 2009-2015 2.0 liter diesel vehicles sold or leased in the U.S., and spend up to $10.03 billion to compensate consumers under the program. In addition, the companies will spend $4.7 billion to mitigate the pollution from these cars and invest in green vehicle technology.

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New Guidance on Gas Detection at WWEM 2016
Gas detection has always been a component of the WWEM events, but organiser Marcus Pattison says: “Following the publication of important new guidance on confined space entry and a new standard for toxic gas detectors, the Gas Detection Zone at WWEM 2016 will be busier than ever.

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Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Reform was Signed by President Obama
On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which amends the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the Nation’s primary chemicals management law.

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Three Southern California Clean Air and Climate Projects Win EPA Recognition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three Southern California groups for their innovative work on clean air and climate projects. The 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards are given to state, local, tribal, and private sector programs that educate the public in improving air quality or reducing harmful air pollutants or greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

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Settlement with Stone Crushing and Gravel Company will Help Reduce Emissions
A company running a stone-crushing and gravel processing facility in Westerly, R.I. has taken steps to help minimize emissions of hazardous air pollutants and visually test for dust under an agreement signed recently with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. According to the settlement, Cherenzia Excavation, Inc. will also pay a penalty of $84,070 for its alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

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Product Showcase
CORNCOB II is an advanced HVCF dynamic-disc membrane filtration system. It effectively separates water/wastewater/liquids to molecular degrees. It can handle solids without pretreatment, uses less energy to achieve self-cleaning during operation, and offers undiluted solids while adding no chemicals/additives.   
PRO-Equipment Inc.
The GX-6000 is a game changer that simultaneously monitors up to six gases. It has a strong internal sample pump, man-down alarm, panic alarm, an LED flashlight and a large auto-rotating LCD display. The GX-6000 operates as a single-gas PID or a multifunctional tool utilizing all six channels. It is designed for the nastiest environments with a water-resistant enclosure. Has an IP-67 rating. With vibration and loud audible alarm, GX-6000 will easily alert users.   

International Polymer Solutions Inc. ("IPS") manufactures high-purity valves and plastic devices for applications requiring engineered performance using PTFE, PFA, PVDF, PEEK, Polypropylene, PVC and other specialized polymers.

Our polymer valves, air cylinders, spray guns, fittings and connectors are ideal for use in the Pollution Equipment Industry.

Our products can also be found in the Semiconductor, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Industrial Sanitation, and General Chemical Industries where we supply custom fabricated tanks, manifolds, and cabinets to fit our client's application.
International Polymer Solutions Inc.

The 2880-LT monitors product levels to provide a proportional level signal for pumps, alarms, and controlled surface interfaces. It provides a 4-20mA output signal, and is easy to use with a quick calibration set-up with 2 points anywhere along the probe. It has a sensing, explosion proof probe head, which can be used in hazardous locations. Available certifications include UL, CSA, or IEC 61010. For more information, please contact Arjay Engineering.

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WHIRL-PAK Wastewater Thio-Bag Meets NELAC Standards. Bags can be frozen to any temperature Sterile 100 ml capacity.   

Superthane® polyurethane tubing, available in both ether and ester formulations, resists oils, fuels, greases, chemicals, moisture, fungi, UV radiation and more. The transparent tubing handles liquids, gases or granular materials. Naturally flexible for close-in bending no plasticizers. Made in USA. Request a sample.   
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Join WEF in New Orleans, Louisiana for WEFTEC 2016, September 24th-28th. Experience high-quality, comprehensive education such as 29 workshops, 130 technical sessions, 16 mobile sessions on the exhibit floor, facility tours and so much more! And remember, WEF Members save on their WEFTEC registration! Become a WEF Member today to get the Best Rate by July 15th.    
Constructed of fire-resistant Arctic-Shield fabric, certified Insta-Berms are designed for long duration fuel exposure that may occur if a fuel spill were to happen at a remote site that is unmanned. Impermeable to fuel and hydrocarbons, these berms will operate, without malfunction, in temperature extremes from +120F (+49C) to -50F (-46C) and are suitable for use with Jet A, Jet B, JP-1, JP-4, JP-8, Kerosene, Avgas, diesel and gasoline fuels. Meets EPA regulation 40CFR112.7
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