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EPA Adds Hazardous Waste Sites to National Priorities List

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five and proposing to add eight hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). These are sites with known or threatened hazardous waste releases that…

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

April 6, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners…

Parties Agree to Klamath River Dam Removal Plan

April 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

SALEM, Ore. — The States of Oregon and California, PacifiCorp and the federal government – through the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce…

Louisiana to Receive a Minimum of $6.8 Billion for State Claims Related to BP Oil Spill

April 5, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

BATON ROUGE—Today the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Court approved Consent Decree outlines more than $20 billion in damages. Louisiana…

ASTM International Develops Guide for Assessing, Repurposing Landfills and Other Sites

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 18, 2016—ASTM International has approved a new guide that will help environmental professionals who want to assess or repurpose landfills and chemically impacted sites. ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management…

Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

February 26, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the energy used in buildings in the U.S. can be attributed to window performance, costing building owners about $50 billion annually, yet the high cost of replacing windows or retrofitting them with an energy efficient…

Western Specialty Contractors Restores Facade of Landmark Row House Turned Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

February 17, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

St. Louis, Mo., Feb.  16, 2016—Western Specialty Contractors, Des Moines, Iowa Branch (formerly named Western Waterproofing Company), played an instrumental role in preserving a 136-year-old row house in Des Moines, Iowa  originally destined for demolition…

New eBook on Environmental Site Remediation

Arcadis asked remediation leaders from some of the most successful companies in the world to identify the most pressing issues impacting their businesses and to share their insights on current trends and best practices. The 40-page eBook, titled “Leading…

Nonprofit Engineers Save Students in Nepal

February 5, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Dust falls from the cracks in the walls and ceiling as the floor shudders, sending gasps and small screams echoing off the temporary tin roofs. The teacher tries to calm the class memories of destruction in the not-so-distant past haunt the children. It takes…

AVEVA Supports Fabricom on Major Brownfield Project

February 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling, Renewal/Retrofit

Chesterfield, UK, Feb. 4, 2016—AVEVA announced today that Fabricom Offshore Services, a leading provider of engineering, procurement, construction and project management services to the Oil & Gas Industry, is using AVEVA software for the brownfield modification…