EPA Finalizes $14 Million Cleanup Plan to address Lead and Arsenic at Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its $14 million plan to clean up contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The site is an area near a former paint manufacturing plant and was used as a paint waste dump. The Route 561 Dump site includes businesses, a vacant lot, a small creek called White Sand Branch and wetlands. The soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site are contaminated with lead and arsenic.



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EPA Set to Resume Cleanup at USS Lead Superfund Site in East Chicago, Ind.
Settlement with potentially responsible parties provides $16 million more for cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to resume cleanup work in zones 2 and 3 of the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago in April. EPA has reached an agreement with several potentially responsible parties to fund part of this work valued at an estimated $16 million -- in addition to the $26 million already secured for work under a 2014 consent decree.



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EPA Awards $100 Million to Michigan for Flint Water Infrastructure Upgrades
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $100 million grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to fund drinking water infrastructure upgrades in Flint, Mich. The funding, provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016, or WIIN, enables Flint to accelerate and expand its work to replace lead service lines and make other critical infrastructure improvements.



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President Donald Trump Proposes to cut the US EPA budget by 31%
President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending. The EPA was on the list of the top four agencies that will see a decrease in their budget .

The agencies that have had their budgets cut by President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts at the State Department by 28%, the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 13.2%, the Environmental Protection Agency by 31% along with the elimination of other federal programs.





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The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use

Goat Throat Pumps

It can be catastrophic to a company if toxic or highly flammable chemicals are accidentally released at the point of use. Companies have to assume that if something can go wrong during chemical transfer, it will, and take appropriate precautions to prevent what could be significant consequences.



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The Oxidizer Service Series

Anguil Environmental

This four-part white paper by Anguil Environmental was written for owners and operators of thermal and catalytic oxidizers. The information provided encompasses all of the essential service topics that will help you avoid costly repairs, reduce system downtime, lower emissions, and save money on operating costs.



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Sewer Lift Stations: Provide Continuous Monitoring and Reduce Maintenance Costs in Sewage Life Stations.

PMC Engineering LLC.

The Level Transmitter is a small but vital component in a Sewage Lift or Pump Station to maintain system integrity and avoid unwanted spillage. This Paper discusses the advancements in design for Hydrostatic Level Sensors when used in these and other Wastewater/Groundwater monitoring applications. Includes significant reduction in maintenance costs.



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Best Flow Practices White Paper

Teledyne Hasting Instruments

Mass Flow Controllers (MFCs) are versatile, rugged, and accurate measurement/control instruments. Used in a variety of gas flow applications, learn how to get more out of your MFC in terms of accuracy, stability, and reliability.

Practical advice on:
• Cleanliness
• Filtration
• Pressure Regulation
• Line Size
• Straight Piping
• Electrical Connections
• 4-20 mA
• Calibration Interval



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Scott Pruitt Addressed EPA Employees On February 21st, 2017
Scott Pruitt's speech outline his thoughts and goals for the EPA. He outlined his thoughts on the roles between the federal government and the states with "cooperative federalism". He wants the EPA Agency to support the states in enforcing the EPA's Regulations. Through thoughful engagement and debate Mr Pruitt believes the agency will have a better chance at protecting the environment while making it easier for industry to function and be pro-energy.



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Study Identifies Spill Rick of Hydraulically Fractured Wells
Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing fluids and other substances, according to a new study.



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Scott Pruit has been Confirmed as EPA's Administrator
On February 17, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the 14th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Administrator Pruitt believes that promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is among the lifeblood priorities of the government, and that EPA is vital to that mission.



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NewAge® Industries Begins Plant Expansion for More Manufacturing and Warehouse Space
Southampton, Pa. — Preparations at NewAge Industries are underway to expand and renovate 40,000 square feet of space for more clean room suites, inspection areas and warehousing. The company is using an existing area at its headquarters and manufacturing facility located just north of Philadelphia



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$1 trillion Infrastructure Proposal Plans To Revamp The Nation’s Airports, Bridges, Roads and Seaports
According to the Washington Post on January 24th a group of senior Senate Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled the plan along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and six other senior Senate Democrats: Bill Nelson (Fla.), Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Maria Cantwell (Wash.) and Thomas R. Carper (Del.). submitted a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to revamp the nation’s airports, bridges, roads and seaports.



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Trump is Slashing the Federal Government Budget and The EPA is on the top of that list.
Trumps administration as with many Republican administrations before him, ran on the promise of slashing the federal government expenditures. Trump has made it very clear that one of the main agencies that he will be looking is the Environmental Protection Agency



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Wilmington Company Is Sentenced For Environmental Crimes
Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that International Petroleum Corporation of Delaware (“IPC’) was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Gregory M. Sleet to a $1,300,000 fine and $2,200,000 restitution to the City of Wilmington for environmental crimes, including a conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act.



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AWWA releases newest edition of Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater
The American Water Works Association has released the newest edition of Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater. The report assists utility managers in comparing how their utilities are performing against others in the water and wastewater sector.



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EPA cites Wilson Oil Inc of Longview, WA, an Oil company for spill prevention and control violations
Settlement agreement includes installation of upgraded spill detection system

EPA has settled with Wilson Oil Inc., (doing business as Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co.) for alleged Clean Water Act spill prevention violations at its Longview Terminal facility in Longview, Washington.





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SWANA - the Solid Waste Association of North America is now offering FREE membership to full-time college and university students.
If you are a full-time student with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management, or recycling-related professions, you are encouraged to join SWANA at https://swana.org/Membership/JoinSWANA.aspx. Please note that if your institution (university or college) is not in our database, you will need to add it during the registration process.



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Product Showcase

Battery Powered Open Channel Flow Meter

Monitor flow through open channels, partially full sewer pipes and surcharged pipes without a flume or weir. The new MantaRay Portable Area-Velocity flowmeter is designed for monitoring stormwater, sewage, industrial effluent, irrigation water and natural streams. Watch your flow in real time. The MantaRay uses a submerged ultrasonic sensor designed to shed deposits and stringers for reliable operation. It is powered by built-in, rechargeable batteries; displays and datalogs flowrate and total flow.

Greyline Instruments Inc.,

 

Submerged Ultrafiltration Membrance

EnviQ® flat sheet submerged ultrafiltration membranes from QUA® improve the ease of operation and maintenance of membrane bioreactor (MBR) facilities. EnviQ’s innovative design offers ultrafiltration quality product water with a stronger and more rugged PVDF flat sheet membrane. EnviQ membrane cartridges have a "membrane only" surface with no external frame, minimizing biofouling. Additionally, EnviQ’s unique features such as reverse diffusion and proprietary designed air diffusers maximize scrubbing efficiency, lower pressure, and reduce cleaning. EnviQ’s innovative features, combined with its modular design, make it the MBR technology of choice.


Qua Group LLC
 

High Purity Valves & Plastic Devices

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.

 

Renting Equipment Made Easy – Book Online

Get everything you need for your next project in just a few clicks. In-Situ Rentals is your one-stop-shop for all your sampling and monitoring needs...cables, handheld devices, sampling pumps, water level meters, well accessories, flow velocity meters, PPE, air quality monitors, calibration solutions, and many other consumables and accessories. Order online and enjoy easy repeat ordering, shipment status and invoicing. Plus, consumables and rental equipment are on one order. Experience the many benefits of renting directly from the manufacturer — all equipment is professionally maintained, cleaned, decontaminated, calibrated, and factory-certified to ensure reliable operation on the job site, every time.

In-Situ

 

ChemScan Process Analyzers

ChemScan Process Analyzers are the longest continuously available product for phosphorous and nitrogen monitoring in the wastewater industry.  While others have come and gone, ChemScan's line of nutrient analyzers have been providing reliable service at many treatment plants, some for 15 years or more.  These multi parameter cabinet analyzers have a variety of sample extraction and sample handling accessories, allowing accurate analysis of dissolved phosphorus, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia throughout the plant.  ChemScan's newer line of mini analyzers provides accurate and reliable analysis of a single nutrient at one location for a very affordable price.

ASA Analytics

New Website


 

Assmann has launched a new user friendly website, offering white papers on its storage tanks, basins and accessories and an
e-newsletter sign-up.
Assmann Corporation of America