WaterBriefs: EPA lodges consent decree against Merck

Also in this report: PA American Water names new external affairs manager; Skelly & Loy hires four new staff members; New analysis on global water industry; Northwest Pipe announces $7M order; Purfresh secures funding round; LDAR Symposium planned for April; New selection guide on industrial biocides for water treatment; ASHRAE session to focus on security with sustainability; Koch Membrane hires regional sales manager; Atlantium scores Red Herring award; New scientists join ASA...

In other news below:
-- PA American Water names new external affairs manager
-- Skelly & Loy hires four new staff members
-- New analysis, data on global water industry
-- Northwest Pipe announces $7M order
-- Purfresh secures funding round
-- LDAR Symposium planned for April
-- New selection guide on industrial biocides for water treatment
-- ASHRAE session to focus on security with sustainability
-- Koch Membrane hires regional sales manager
-- Atlantium named Red Herring Global 100 award winner
-- New scientists join ASA

EPA lodges consent decree against Merck
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 2, 2008 -- On Dec. 13, 2007, EPA lodged a Consent Decree against Merck & Co. in connection with its pharmaceutical and vaccine research and manufacturing facility located in West Point, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania...

Among other recent headlines:

Pennsylvania American Water names new external affairs manager
HERSHEY, PA, Dec. 28, 2007 -- Pennsylvania American Water announced that Terry M. Maenza has joined the company as Manager of External Affairs. He joined the company on Dec. 26 to direct statewide communications programs. In his new role, Maenza will develop and manage strategic communications plans, including media relations, community relations, corporate social responsibility and local support to government relations activities and meeting the information needs of customers. In addition to managing the company's external affairs team, he is responsible for providing communications counsel to Pennsylvania American Water's senior management...
Also see:
-- "Pennsylvania American Water to install new water main across the Susquehanna"
-- "Yardley gets $1.1 million water main upgrade"
-- "Pennsylvania American Water appoints Jon Delano to board of directors"
-- "Pennsylvania American Water names new vice president of operations"

Skelly & Loy hires four new staff members
HARRISBURG, PA, Dec. 28, 2007 -- Engineering-environmental consulting firm Skelly and Loy Inc. has recently hired four professionals to join its expert staff and enhance its offering of services...

New analysis, data on global water industry
DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 21, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Global Water Market 2008: Opportunities in Scarcity and Environmental Regulation" to their offering. The report provides access to various datasets, country profiles, graphs and market overview presentations for 161 countries...

Northwest Pipe announces $7M order
PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 21, 2007 -- Northwest Pipe Company reported that it has received a verbal commitment from Oscar Renda Contracting of Roanoke, Texas, for the Reuse Pipeline and Diffuser to Lake Lanier -- Contract 3 project for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources near Atlanta, Georgia...

Purfresh secures funding round
LIVERMORE, CA, Dec. 20, 2007 -- Purfresh, formerly known as Novazone Inc., a leading provider of clean solutions for food and water, announced that it has raised a $25 million Series C financing round...

LDAR Symposium planned for April in San Antonio
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Dec. 18, 2007 -- The 8th Annual ISA Fugitive Emissions - LDAR Symposium will be held 1-3 April 2008 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The event brings focus to the business of compliance with today's complex leak detection and repair (LDAR) compliance, requirements, methods and management...
Also see: -- "ISA's technical content featured in Knovel's online technical reference collection"

New selection guide on industrial biocides for water treatment
CHATTANOOGA, TN, Dec. 17, 2007 -- A new selection guide from Alco Chemical delivers concise information on the company's full range of dithiocarbamates for microbial control in water treatment applications...

ASHRAE session to focus on security with sustainability
ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 17, 2007 -- Guidance on building security and emergency planning and response, and doing so while practicing good sustainability measures, will be presented in ASHRAE's free public session held at the 2008 Winter Meeting. The session, HVAC Designs for Security and Sustainability, takes place from 3-5 p.m., Jan. 22, Javits Convention Center, NYC. Admission is free, and attendees receive two New York-approved PDHs...
Also see:
-- "ASHRAE to host satellite broadcast on integrated building design"
-- "ASHRAE publishes book on hot, humid climate building design guidance"

Koch Membrane hires regional sales manager
WILMINGTON, MA, Dec. 13, 2007 -- Koch Membrane Systems Inc. has hired Karen McHale as its new northwest regional sales manager. In addition to providing strong support to existing customers, McHale will be responsible for growing business and increasing market share in the northwestern United States and western provinces of Canada...

Atlantium named Red Herring Global 100 award winner
BEIT SHEMESH, Israel, Dec. 12, 2007 -- Red Herring magazine announced that it has selected Atlantium Technologies Ltd. as a winner of the Red Herring Global 100 Award. The news was announced at a gala dinner during the Red Herring Global 100 event in Seattle, WA which took place Dec. 3 -5, 2007...

New scientists join ASA in Seattle, Asia Pacific offices
NARRAGANSETT, RI, Dec. 11, 2007 -- ASA welcomes Dr. CJ Beegle-Krause, Ph.D. to its team of oceanographic experts in Seattle Washington, and Trevor Gilbert to its Asia-Pacific, Gold Coast Australia office...

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