Month: February 2002
Government waste group to double plastic recycling in UK
A group set up by the Government to promote sustainable waste disposal in the UK has announced that it intends to double the recycling of plastic drinks bottles by offering financial support to companies to develop processing infrastructure and divert an additional 20,000 tonnes per year to recycling.
MONO® CALMS THE STORM WITH SCREEN DEBUT
Mono has developed a flow-powered, self-cleaning alternative to existing mesh screens for handling storm overflows. The Mono Stormscreen is designed to combat increasingly common flood problems and associated solids discharges, offering a solution to meet the needs of the waste water industry.
Monobloc® B Range Pumps In Major Investment Plan
A Yorkshire Water Sewage Treatment Works has undergone a substantial upgrade to improve effluent discharged into the River Ouse. Main contractor M J Gleeson Group enlisted the expertise of Mono Pumps, to handle the sludge processing element of the works.
Lightweight valves solve ship refit problem
The Yantai Raffles Shipyard in China has solved a valve weight problem in the construction of a crane/pipelaying barge by using Amot G three-way temperature control valves, following recent design improvements that proved to make them the lightest and most compact units available.
EU gives candidate countries over 1 billion for environment and transport
The European Commission has announced the donation of €1.1 billion for environmental and transport projects in 10 Central and Eastern European EU candidate countries aimed at modernising urban and municipal water supplies, wastewater systems, and road and railway construction and rehabilitation.
Ship that sank nearly 50 years ago is culprit in Californian oil spill mystery
A team of investigators from a variety of US government agencies have discovered that a ship that sank in 1953 has been the cause of a number of mystery oil slicks that have been occurring over the last ten years. The latest spill ran from November 2001 to January this year, and is known to have oiled over 1,500 sea birds along a 220 mile stretch of the Californian coast, killing more than 1,300 of them.
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