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Pollution Online Newsletter by Paul Hersch
Volume 1, Issue 1
Mon Dec 22 10:59:28 1997
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The defining event during the period covered by this--Pollution Online’s (http://www.pollutiononline.com) inaugural--newsletter was COP3, staged in Kyoto during the first 11 days of December. Those of you regularly visiting Pollution Online’s news sectio n (http://news.pollutiononline.com/) during this period followed the course of this, perhaps historic, Global Warming Conference--recognized by most observers as holding considerable implications for the world’s and the pollution-control industry’s econom ic health. To learn about or review some of the more important conference aspects, select from the conference stories below.

Other standout stories appearing on Pollution Online cover legal precedents, concern about contamination by a substance that is making U.S. air cleaner but U.S. groundwater undrinkable--plus several cleanup stories that provide insight into the U.S. EPA’s new-found flexibility.

The full texts of these and the other stories listed below are simply a click away. They represent but a small sample of meaningful news articles available to you everyday through Pollution Online. Pollution Online also regularly adds to its Product Show case listing. Among those making the listing since December 1 are treatment systems from Purac and Waterlink.

You are invited to become a regular visitor to Pollution Online, not only to keep abreast of industry events, but to commune with colleagues, shop for products, become part of a project, take the measure of consultant and supplier companies, and, in gener al, make Pollution Online your primary information exchange in the pollution field.


Feature Articles:

1) NJ Borough May Enter Exclusive Landfill-remake Club
2) Kyoto Conference Concludes Somewhat Inconclusively
3) Trustee Bank not Liable for Cleanup
4) Gore Calls for Realism on Emission Controls
5) Gore Hints at Easing U.S. Stance
6) EU Counting on Renewables to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
7) Nuclear-waste Drop-off May Dump Dumps
8) Think Tank Ranks Nations’ Pollution-abatement Resolve
9) Kyoto Protocol to Face Tough Going
10) Water Treatment System
11) Sand Filter and Inclined Plate Settler


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1) NJ Borough May Enter Exclusive Landfill-remake Club

The borough of Hillsdale, NJ, will attempt to mine part of its landfill site in efforts to convert it into a soccer field. The 10-acre landfill was active between 1947 and 1985. Monitoring wells surrounding the landfill have revealed no groundwater conta mination.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971212-572.html



2) Kyoto Conference Concludes Somewhat Inconclusively

The delegates from 160 nations attending the UN climate conference in Kyoto reached agreement on action to control global warming as the conference concluded on December 11.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971211-562.html



3) Trustee Bank not Liable for Cleanup

A federal judge for the U.S. District Court in Macon, GA, has severely limited the liability of trustees for environmental cleanups. In a November edict, the judge ruled that NationsBank is not obliged to pay to remove contaminated soil at a pesticide pl ant even though it maintained trust accounts holding an interest in the polluter.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971210-546.html



4) Gore Calls for Realism on Emission Controls

An Associate Press dispatch on December 8 from Kyoto, Japan, described Vice-president Al Gore as defending the U.S. position on cutting back greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the U.S. will not "promise what we cannot do."

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971209-528.html



5) Gore Hints at Easing U.S. Stance

Vice-president Al Gore on December 8 in an address to delegates from 166 countries attending the 10-day Kyoto conference signaled possible concessions by the U.S. on its greenhouse-gas-emissions stance.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971208-522.html



6) EU Counting on Renewables to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Prior to the December international conference on global warming in Kyoto, Japan, the European Union announced a plan to double its energy output--to 12 percent by 2010--from renewables. The goal is a key part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gases. Th e new $23-billion plan will provide substantial funds and incentives for wind, solar, and other projects.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971208-517.html



7) Nuclear-waste Drop-off May Dump Dumps

A report recently submitted to the National Conference of State Legislators by the University of Nebraska reportedly has caused officials of several states to question the need for a new generation of commercial dumps for low-level nuclear wastes.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971203-492.html



8) Think Tank Ranks Nations’ Pollution-abatement Resolve

The Worldwatch Institute has rated the world’s industrialized nations’ resolve to cope with greenhouse-gas emissions.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/industry-news/19971201-467.html



9) Kyoto Protocol to Face Tough Going

The Kyoto Protocol is a start but only a start and only if it is ratified. (Ratification requires the signatures of at least 55 nations that account for at least 55 percent of 1990 carbon dioxide emissions.) Only then can it provide the foundation of an institutional framework and the accompanying mechanisms for dealing with emissions of greenhouse gases. And then it would still need agreement on "appropriate and effective" ways to deal with noncompliance.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/feature-articles/19971212-48.html


Feature Products:

10) Water Treatment System

Purac’s Flofilter water treatment system combines flocculation, flotation and filtration in a single, pre-engineered unit. These technologies work together to treat potable, process and tertiary wastewater. Flofilter employs dissolved air flotation (DAF) clarification process which releases tiny air bubbles into the liquid. The bubble fasten themselves to the particles in the liquid, forming an air-solid aggregate that rises to the surface.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/product-releases/19971219-540.html



11) Sand Filter and Inclined Plate Settler

Waterlink Technologies'supersettler inclined plate settler and supersand continuous sand filter were designed for many applications, primarily the purification of raw water for drinking and processing, and purification of wastewater and industrial efflue nts. It has been applied in a variety of industries including pulp and paper, chemical, iron and steel, and mining and minerals.

http://news.pollutiononline.com/product-releases/19971204-427.html



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