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Contaminated Soil Excavated at a Former Electroplating Plant

Excavation of Contaminated Soil, Concrete Begins at Former Garfield’s E.C. Electroplating Plant GARFIELD – Excavation of about 5,000 tons of contaminated soil and concrete at the site of a former electroplating plant began this week and is expected to continue for several months, according to the project’s on-site coordinator. The work started Wednesday, said coordinator […]

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Del Norte, CO Water Contaminated with E. Coli

Del Norte Water Tainted with E. Coli; Residents Advised to Boil Water in the southern Colorado town of Del Norte is contaminated with E. coli bacteria, and authorities have advised residents to boil water before drinking it. Tests on Thursday and Friday confirmed E. coli in the town’s water system, according to a letter from […]

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Conservatory Park opens in Manatee County

Manatee County’s Conservatory Park opens with 55 rustic acres The 55-acre Manatee County park opened Oct. 8 with little fanfare. Paved walking trails meander through heavy pine and palmetto undergrowth. Yellow wildflowers nod in the sun and locusts buzz in the stillness. It is tucked away in a heavily developed suburban area north of University Parkway and […]

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St. Johns River contamination causes heath scare

Massive sewage spill prompts health alert Roughly 500,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into canals and stormwater culverts linked to the St. Johns River on Saturday after a county pipe cracked, prompting a health advisory in a mostly commercial and industrial area north of Seminole Towne Center Mall. The spill, one of the largest in […]

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Laboratory Accreditation Bureau announced a contract with the Florida Department of Health

Florida Contracts L-A-B for Environmental Laboratory Assessment Services Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B), a division of A-S-B, is proud to announce a contract with the Florida Department of Health to provide on-site assessment services to applicant and certified laboratories as part of the Florida Environmental Laboratory Certification Program Florida ELAP). L-A-B will work closely with the […]

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What is humus in soil?

Humus is an integral part of almost all good growing soil. So, just what is humus? Soils are influenced, modified, and supplemented by living organisms. Plants and animals aid in the development of a soil through the addition of organic matter. Fungi and bacteria decompose this organic matter into a semi-soluble chemical substance known as humus. […]

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Toxicity levels were substantially higher than levels reported by government agencies for water and sediment analysis

Evidence shows that concentrations of PAHs found in seafood samples were up to 3,800 times greater than thresholds considered safe for human consumption by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The data used in the independent study is based on samples taken across several media—seafood, fauna and flora, sediment and water—collected in the GOM from […]

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