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EPA Releases Technical Guides to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation Activities

June 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern. The Technical Guide for Assessing and…

Aermatica Develops a Drone to Detect Asbestos

November 19, 2014 - in Buildings, Environment, Products, Sensors

A drone aimed at detecting asbestos in the environment was presented last Sunday in Rome, by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), along with Aermatica,…

Smart Sensor Technology to Combat Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air quality (IAQ) influences the health and well-being of people but for the last 20 years there has been a growing concern about pollutants in…

7 Million Premature Deaths Linked to Air Pollution Annually

March 25, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now…

Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Crucial to Sustaining Ecosystems

April 19, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

In South Africa, inadequate wastewater treatment is deteriorating the quality of water and diminishing the capabilities of river systems to cope with contaminants. It is also costing industries that extract the water. This necessitates that consensus be developed…