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Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
... the result was the saving of at least $250,000 in cleanup
costs. "But the important thing is that state officials realized the true value of these buoys," Guinasso says. "We saved the time and effort of mounting a response in areas where it wasn't needed." The buoys are silent sentinels standing watch over ...
New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil
... is important because environmental regulators and cleanup
consultants need to know the extent to which hazar...in soil. Before approving new pesticides or making cleanup
decisions, public officials need to know how long these chemical squatters will stay in the dirt. Th...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...ean up," she adds. Canter will discuss the various cleanup
approaches used and the costs involved. She also will describe lessons learned, both with respect to responding to possible future bioterrorism attacks and to preparing for and protecting against such attacks. ( CHAS 11 , Monday, Aug. 23, 2:25 p.m., ...
$6 million appropriation to focus Sandia research on drinking water desalination, removal of arsenic
...co Tech, and Dine College - will share the arsenic cleanup
funding with Sandia. Besides the $3 million for the arsenic project, Sandia will soon be receiving an additional $1.8 million from another $4 million congressional appropriation for arsenic program research. Development of new arsenic removal technol...
Scientists report on the current state of INEEL's nuclear waste contamination
...e site form a strong basis of knowledge upon which cleanup
and closure are being based. Papers present the cu... VZJ include: In the introductory paper, current cleanup
activities and a look forward toward research activities at the INEEL are briefly discussed. There i...
Scientists call for less destructive remediation at DOE sites
... to solve the problem of "unreasonably restrictive cleanup
criteria" would be Congressional action that ensur... on realistic land-use scenarios, be used to guide cleanup
decisions. Doing so, they say, will protect public health, spare valuable ecosystems from unnecessa...
Models help estimate children's exposure to toxins
... discipline. Often environmental engineers work on cleanup
projects. Over the years Leckie has had to learn much in the way of human behavior and physiology to be successful in his research. He hopes that this somewhat wide-ranging approach might someday inform legislation that will help to prevent future he...
Fish, FRAMES and sticky chemicals net technology award for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...sis tool that enables regulators and environmental cleanup
specialists to assess risk from pollutants in days or weeks, instead of months or years. FRAMES allows users to integrate an array of commercial or custom-built knowledge, data and simulation models and databases. The result is a highly tailored vis...
Genetic master switch sends bacteria toward 'seafood dinner'
...s. Fortunately, armies of bacteria act as chitin's cleanup
crew, and two Johns Hopkins University biologists have made a key discovery about how and when these microscopic soldiers launch their search-and-devour missions. Writing in the Online Early Edition of "Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien...
Scientists decode DNA of bacterium that cleans up uranium contamination and generates electricity
... may help us to address some of our most difficult cleanup
problems and to generate power through biologically-based energy sources," Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said. "Geobacter is an important part of Nature's toolbox for meeting environmental and energy challenges. This genome sequence and the a...
Scientists decipher genome of bacterium that remediates uranium contamination, generates electricity
... may help us to address some of our most difficult cleanup
problems and to generate power through biologicall... studies of organisms of interest to environmental cleanup
and energy production, provide the foundation for a wide range of useful research."...
A new hope for heavy metal contaminated soils
...ew plant-based and cost-effective technologies for cleanup
or stabilization of metal-contaminated soils. In the 1980s scientists began laboratory studies on metal hyperaccumulator plants, i.e. plants which accumulate exceptionally high concentrations of heavy metals in their above-ground biomass. This coinc...
Computer model offers new tool to probe Woburn toxic waste site
...ed after the trial ended, during all the Superfund cleanup
work at the five contaminated properties, not just...are to help organizations such as EPA evaluate and cleanup
the aquifer in Woburn and similar aquifers that are contaminated across the country, and to show pub...
Pollutant-eating microbe could speed gasworks cleanup
...their discovery might eventually help to speed the cleanup
of hundreds of 19th and 20th century gasworks throughout the United States where the manufacture of gas from coal for homes and street lighting left a toxic legacy in the ground. The National Science Foundation-funded research is reported in the onli...
DNA production patent awarded to two UH-related engineers
...teases that can contaminate product and complicate cleanup
in conventional separations. The patent was acquired with the assistance of Technology Licensing, which will handle commercialization and licensing of the resulting products. TLC, in conjunction with the UH Office of Intellectual Property Manageme...
Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon decontaminate anthrax simulant
...activators has the potential to become animportant cleanup
tool for anthrax contamination. The Fe-TAML activator used with hydrogen peroxide can substantially decontaminate a cultured, benign simulant of anthrax, they said. This anthrax simulant is commonly used in the laboratory testing of agents designed...
Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon help cleanup paper and wood pulp manufacturing
... the Fe-TAML activators are extremely promising in cleanup
efforts, their real promise may be in replacing altogether chlorine-based bleaching processes currently in place. If accomplished, this substitution would virtually avert the formation of chlorinated byproducts altogether and greatly reduce or elimin...
Novel bacterium detoxifies chlorinated pollutants
...es that remain threats, despite years of expensive cleanup
work. "This organism might be useful for cleaning contaminated subsurface environments and restoring drinking-water reservoirs," Georgia Institute of Technology researchers report in the July 3, 2003 issue of the journal Nature. The paper, titled "...
Systems tool new resource to aid groundwater cleanup
...portant as decision makers investigate options for cleanup
and closure of Hanford. Researchers at the Departm...arios on the environment and the impact of various cleanup
options. "These capabilities will be an important information source to aid decision makers in prior...
Invasive species summit aims to halt Great Lakes-Mississippi River species exchange
... 28 states and costs over $100 million annually in cleanup
and maintenance. An experimental electric barrier designed to repel fish has been operating in the Sanitary & Ship Canal for roughly a year. It does not prevent the exchange of all invasive species and life stages. For example, plankton and species i...
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