WaterBriefs: Perchlorate analysis subject of joint venture

In other news: OSHA opens comment on lead in construction rule; Steeler's Bleier, NASA exec lead off AWT 2005; Biogas feasibility on upward trend - report; ABB drive first to earn BTL approval; Bears coach Ditka to address AWWA; Veolia Water grabs Ore. wastewater contract; URS names EG&G Homeland Security chief; United Defense installs first WaterSentry system; Pa. DEP urges Senate to fight MTBE measure; Union worried about Teflon, health; Ashland Specialty Chemical names resin business boss...

Jun 6th, 2005

In other news below (June 6, 2005):
-- OSHA Seeks Comments on Lead in Construction Standard
-- Steeler's Rocky Bleier, NASA exec to keynote AWT 2005
-- ENDO 2005 targets chemicals impact on environment, health
-- Biogas feasibility on upward trend - Report
-- USGS: 'Ground Water Institute for Teachers' coming to your state
-- ABB drive first to earn BTL stamp of approval
-- Aramark supports World Environment Day through national environmental initiatives
-- Legendary coach Mike Ditka to address water pros at AWWA
-- EPA selects Kinetico for use in 17 national arsenic reduction sites
-- Veolia Water grabs Oregon wastewater services contract
-- URS names rear admiral to lead EG&G Homeland Security Business
-- United Defense installs first WaterSentry security alert system
-- Pa. DEP urges Senators to fight MTBE measure that would undermine cleanup
-- Steelworkers union still worried about Teflon component
-- Ashland Specialty Chemical names water industry veteran to head resin business

Perchlorate analysis subject of joint venture
Applied Biosystems Group, an Applera Corp. business, with its joint venture partner MDS Sciex, a division of MDS Inc. and Dionex Corp., have established an alliance to develop IC-MS/MS and LC/MS/MS spectrometry solutions for emerging market opportunities. The first jointly-developed solution focuses on the analysis of perchlorate, an environmental contaminant that's currently receiving international attention because of ground and surface water contamination...
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OSHA Seeks Comments on Lead in Construction Standard
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today called for comments on its lead in construction standard that requires testing for lead exposures, provisions to protect workers from exposure where lead is present, and medical monitoring of exposed workers. OSHA is conducting a review of lead in construction standard under Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if standard is needed and if it should be amended...
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AWT's 2005 Convention keeps ahead of the game
Association of Water Technologies event, Sept. 21-24, features Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier as keynote speaker. Robert Bagdigian, project manager for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System, also will offer insight into the unique challenges of recycling water in a space station...
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ENDO 2005 targets chemicals impact on environment, health
Latest research presented during Endocrine Disrupters Forum in San Diego studies find variety of chemicals in the environment affect human reproduction. Event runs through June 7...
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Biogas feasibility on upward trend - Report
Biogas -- including that generated as a wastewater treatment byproduct -- is a cost-effective application for distributed generation (DG) that has a likelihood for continued growth, according to latest Research and Markets report...
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USGS: 'Ground Water Institute for Teachers' coming to your state
The American Ground Water Trust's program "Ground Water Institute for Teachers," educates teachers about ground water and hydrology. The Ground Water Institute Program, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, is expanding to have at least one Institute in each state every year...
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ABB drive first to earn BTL stamp of approval
The ABB drive for HVAC applications, ACH550 series, receives BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) approval and listing -- making it the first and only variable-frequency drive to earn stamp of approval, to date...
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Aramark supports World Environment Day with national initiatives
Aramark Corp., a world provider of managed services for uniform and laundry operations, announced its support of World Environment Day (June 5) through its commitment to national programs such as RecycleMania and LaundryESP, as well as through the company's own PlanetEVERgreen initiative. The event was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to raise awareness of environmental issues...
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Legendary coach Mike Ditka to address water pros at AWWA
Hall of Fame football player and coach Mike Ditka will speak to hundreds of water industry professionals during the Water Industry Lunch on June 14, Noon - 2:00 p.m., at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE05) in San Francisco's Moscone Center...
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EPA selects Kinetico for use in 17 national arsenic reduction sites
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency picks Kinetico Incorporated's municipal drinking water technology for use in 17 full-scale demonstration sites in its National Arsenic Treatment Demonstration Program. The Ohio company was one of roughly 20 water treatment companies that submitted proposals for an opportunity to participate in the study, which consists of two rounds. Round One has a total of 12 communities participating, while round two involves 30 cities...
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Veolia Water grabs Oregon wastewater services contract
Gresham, Ore., awards long-term partnership for wastewater treatment services to Veolia Water; Asset management expertise gives French company's North American unit edge...
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URS names rear admiral to lead EG&G Homeland Security Business
URS Corp. announced that Rear Admiral James W. Underwood, USCG (ret.), joins company as head of homeland security operations for URS' EG&G Division. The appointment was effective on May 30. With over 10 years of command experience both ashore and at sea with the U.S. Coast Guard, he was most recently director of Operations Policy for the Coast Guard...
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United Defense installs first WaterSentry security alert system
Automated monitoring units for commercial, military use installed to detect chemical toxins at water facilities in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee in project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory...
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Pa. DEP urges Senators to fight MTBE measure that would undermine cleanup
Latest version of federal energy bill yet again includes language that could shield MTBE manufacturers from legal claims...
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Steelworkers union still worried about Teflon component
United Steelworkers union raises additional concerns over potentially dangerous chemical leaking into water supply from DuPont plant in North Carolina...
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Ashland Specialty Chemical names water veteran to head resin business
With 30 years of experience in the market, Peter H. Rijneveldshoek Rijneveldshoek wins post as senior vice president of Thermoset Resins...
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In earlier news briefs, see: "WaterBriefs: Jackson, Ohio, selects Woolpert for water treatment project" -- ALSO: Geomatrix expands to Montana; EcoWater named Lowe's 2004 'Supplier of Year'; Seven U.S. university teams win at international engineering contest; Halliburton acquires Thermatek underground fluid invasion technology; Golder Associates buys water treatment company; Amiantit Group Oman unit wins $11M pipe order; GE Fanuc unveils new vision, structure; Telvent's OASyS DNA wins certification to SAP integration; Nestlé questions Mich. bottled water restrictions; PPG Aerospace Huntsville facility earns AWEA Water Excellence Award; Calif. water district to implement energy storage systems; AwwaRF names new executive director...

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