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Freeport-McMoRan’s El Paso Operations Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Press Release

September 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Freeport-McMoRan El Paso copper refinery and copper rod plant is located in El Paso, Texas. For the second year in a row, the El Paso operations received a Certificate of Excellence from El Paso Water Utilities for its handling of wastewater. This is the sixth time the operations have received the award since the award program began in 2002.

Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike—And Evidence of Industry's Role

Spike in seismic activity is linked with oil and gas wastewater disposal.
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Customers who stop by Mike Kahn’s insurance agency in Oklahoma City are increasingly looking to buy a policy that was unheard of a decade ago: earthquake insurance.

Kahn, who opened the Lynnae Insurance Group in 2002, said he sold earthquake coverage to two homeowners during the first decade he was in business. During the past six months, he sold more than 125 policies.

Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

Tremors induced by wastewater disposal are larger and harder to predict than previously thought.
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Underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the U.S. Southwest and Midwest where earthquake faults have not been mapped extensively, seismology researchers said at a conference Thursday.
 

Leading in Environmental Stewardship Earns Ingersoll Rand Facility Local Green Award

Summary: 
The Trane plant in Clarksville, TN became Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified based on waste reduction and efficiency projects that resulted in significant improvements, including:
  • Reduced wastewater by 6 million gallons
  • Reduced non-hazardous waste-to-landfill by 11 percent

 

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The Trane plant in Clarksville, TN became Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified based on waste reduction and efficiency projects that resulted in significant improvements, including:
  • Reduced wastewater by 6 million gallons
  • Reduced non-hazardous waste-to-landfill by 11 percent

 

Wastewater Treatment System at Ingersoll Rand Plant Saves Over 1,000 Gallons of Water Daily

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Read one-page success story: Wastewater Treatment System at Ingersoll Rand Plant Saves Over 1,000 Gallons of Water Daily

Teams at Ingersoll Rand's Monterrey, Mexico facility addressed water scarcity issues and made changes that enabled reuse of wastewater from manufacturing processes, and saved tens of thousands of dollars.

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Ecolab’s Environmental Performance

Ecolab promotes the stewardship of natural resources and environmental protection
Blog

As individual companies prior to our merger, both Ecolab and Nalco had committed to improving operations and reducing environmental impacts by establishing key environmental metrics. We merged our companies December 1, 2011, and as we complete the integration of the companies in 2012, we will establish new goals for our combined company. As part of that process, we are recapping progress as separate companies through 2011, as a final report on our prior targets.

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Global 8 Environmental Technologies Signs Letter of Intent with TecSul in Brazil to Help Deploy Innovative Wastewater Treatment

Brazilian Tecsul Project Uses Wastewater to Produce Energy, Crops, and Soil
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Diego, CA - September 8, 2011 - The global challenge of wastewater treatment is increasingly crucial as populations and resource pressures grow. To help solve this problem, Global 8 Environmental Technologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GBLE) has signed a letter of intent to collaborate with TecSul Projetos e Agronegócios of Concórdia, SC, Brazil on the adoption of innovative wastewater treatment technology. 

GE, NRG & ConocoPhillips Invest in Wastewater Bioreactor

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A new technology for the treatment of wastewater has been developed by General Electric, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips. The companies are supporting Israel-based Emefcy, developer of the Megawatter System, which uses bacteria to turn a regular wastewater treatment plant into an electricity-producing bioreactor that produces both clean water and electricity.

 

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A new technology for the treatment of wastewater has been developed by General Electric, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips. The companies are supporting Israel-based Emefcy, developer of the Megawatter System, which uses bacteria to turn a regular wastewater treatment plant into an electricity-producing bioreactor that produces both clean water and electricity.

 

GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit to Address Kingdom's Water Challenges

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Wastewater reuse is becoming a more wildly common practice as a sustainable way to control limited water supplies and many Middle Eastern countries are considering their reuse objectives. For example, Saudi Arabia has set a target of 11 percent of its water use to come from treated wastewater, which is suitable for domestic and industrial uses such as landscaping. This article describes the GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit that took place so that global and regional government and industry leaders could meet to explore ways to expand water reuse actions whilst showing inventive technologies.

 

Blog

Wastewater reuse is becoming a more wildly common practice as a sustainable way to control limited water supplies and many Middle Eastern countries are considering their reuse objectives. For example, Saudi Arabia has set a target of 11 percent of its water use to come from treated wastewater, which is suitable for domestic and industrial uses such as landscaping. This article describes the GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit that took place so that global and regional government and industry leaders could meet to explore ways to expand water reuse actions whilst showing inventive technologies.

 

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