Archive for the Category ‘Waste’

US state in new alert over nuclear waste leak

US state in new alert over nuclear waste leak

Heightened radioactivity levels were found outside a nuclear waste tank in the US state of Washington, officials said Friday, in a new alert about a site used to make Cold War-era bombs. Governor Jay Inslee said there was no immediate public health threat, but urged federal authorities to accelerate action to deal with leaks at the Hanford site, which he sounded the alarm about four months ago

Waste Energy News: Army’s “Center of Lethality” Targets Green Fuel Cell To Recover Waste

Waste Energy News: Army’s “Center of Lethality” Targets Green Fuel Cell To Recover Waste

A new green fuel cell is in the works courtesy of the US Army’s “Center of Lethality,” aka the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey. The fuel cell is designed to run on corn ethanol, which we don’t find particularly exciting nowadays, but it could end up playing an important role in the Army’s ability to manage the hazardous materials waste stream from its munitions manufacturing operations. The project is still in the planning stages but it looks like the Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Iowa, will serve as the first test facility.

Waste Energy News: Fuel from Chicken Feathers?

Waste Energy News: Fuel from Chicken Feathers?

If we go by the stats, every year 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste accumulates annually, because we have gigantic appetite for poultry products. They can’t be stuffed into pillows. Mostly they are utilized as low-grade animal feed. Scientists in Nevada have created a new and environmentally friendly process for developing biodiesel fuel from [...]

Leaving Behind a Legacy: Fluffy Brown Clouds

Leaving Behind a Legacy: Fluffy Brown Clouds

 As the United States and European countries grow in population they also begin to more understand (albeit slowly) the environmental impacts of our coal and fossil fuel energy consumption and ozone choking vehicle emissions.  As a result, Europe along with the US has become more aware of the environmental benefits of green, alternative energy sources [...]

Saving Energy – Is Your Central Heating Wasting More Energy Than It Should?

Saving Energy – Is Your Central Heating Wasting More Energy Than It Should?

Manually bleeding radiators is a messy and time consuming chore that the majority of people would prefer to avoid, but it isn’t advisable to allow the air to collect in your central heating as it will make the system much less efficient. This means that you will use more energy to heat your home than [...]

Save Energy: Find Out How Much Water is Your Home Wasting?

Save Energy: Find Out How Much Water is Your Home Wasting?

Find out how much water you are wasting at home. http://www.elocal.com By: Jaclyn

Grateworks – Hazardous Waste into art

Grateworks – Hazardous Waste into art

Bobbi Mastrangelo, The “Grate Artist”, is internationally known for her unique creations based on the theme of manhole covers. Deeply embossed prints on her hand-made paper transform the mundane iron covers into jewel like mandelas. Her tromp ‘l oeil sculpture relief works artistically capture the essence of utility covers in urban settings. Their appearance is [...]


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