Monday, December 5, 2022

Sponges offer hope for affordable spill handling

RESEARCHERS at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova have published a paper demonstrating that simple sponges made from polyurethane foam can be more...

Sponsored Content: Environmentally-friendly spill control

For any industry that works with liquids, a spill control plan should be in place, says spills control specialist Fentex. Designed to assist with the spill control required by pollution prevention guidelines, ISO standards and other regulations, the EVO Recycled® product range began with the development of an absorbent pad made from 85% recycled cotton fibres, in the vicinity of Cambridge University.

South West Water fined for sewage spill near shellfish beds

South West Water has been ordered to pay £205,000 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into the Fal estuary in Cornwall. The case...

Dangers and opportunities of digital transformation explored at British Water Data Conference

The sixth British Water Data Conference, which took place on 3 November 2022, kicked off with a warning from keynote speaker Oliver Grieveson on...
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Reef spill should prompt review

Reports that a cruise vessel discharged several thousand litres of food waste and grey water into the Great Barrier Reef should send a clear message that MARPOL Annex IV needs urgent revision

Agency officers step in to halt river pollution

ENVIRONMENT Agency officers who prevented a spillage of red diesel devastating a Buckinghamshire river want residents to help find the culprit. An orange discolouration was...

WWEM 2016 lab conference focuses on priority pollutants

Laboratory analysts from around the world will congregate in Telford (UK) on 2nd and 3rd November to focus on the testing, monitoring and analysis...

Are you prepared? Understanding the risks is crucial

Transport related spills can occur almost anywhere – in depots, at customers’ yards, from loads in transit and leaks from the vehicles themselves. Understanding...

Sponge soaks up and releases spilled oil

A new foam material developed at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois appears to offer a major advance in the effort to clean up oil...

BP’s plan to deal with blowouts and spills near the Amazon Reef is unworkable,...

BP’s oil spill response plan, a key part of the firm's application to drill for oil near the Amazon Reef in the Amazon Mouth...

Southern Water publishes plan to cut pollution incidents

On 7 September Southern Water announced "a comprehensive plan" that it claimed demonstrated its commitment to reducing pollution incidents and helping to improve the...

Waste sites warned “there’s no smoke without fire water”

WASTE handling and recycling sites, currently under obligation to re-assess their fire accident plans, could be failing to plan for the impact of millions...

Keeping it compliant

AS regulations on spills and storage become ever tighter manufacturers and suppliers have been engaged in development programmes to ensure their products comply. Fentex Ltd...
Hertforshire Fire & Rescue Service

Whole-life spills service launches

A SPECIALIST service has been launched by Hydro International to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate...
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Cellulose-based gel absorbs oil efficiently

DEALING effectively with oil and chemical spills could be made easier with the help of an improved form of aerogel developed at the University...

Award for one-of-a-kind filter that removes BTEX components from surface water

OIL and environmental services provider Adler & Allan won the Manufacturer/Service Provider category at UKSpill's first ever Awards Evening on 26 April, picking up...
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Acid leak in Essex

FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with a chemical leak in Purfleet in Essex on 5 September. Crews reported that an unknown quantity of phosphoric acid...

Firm partners with National Chemical Emergency Centre to bolster chemical response capability

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has partnered with the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) to provide training for its employees to deal...

Pinpointing pollution sources

Steve Mustow of WYG on why we need to ensure that nutrient pollution control doesn't stand in the way of new development while continuing to protect sensitive aquatic environments

EA water quality report “woefully short on action” to control runoff pollution

An Environment Agency (EA) state-of-the-nation update, warning that 86% of England’s water bodies fail to meet ‘good’ status, is strong on facts but falls woefully short on action