Day: 9 August 2002
Endocrine disrupting chemicals also affect fish genes
As well as damaging sexual development and fertility in fish, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) also affect a gene responsible for the production of oestrogen in the brain – with the effects including changes in sexual behaviour, according to a study in the US.
European Commission causing problems for industry over waste directives
A UK parliamentary committee has criticised the European Commission for its lack of preparedness regarding a number of waste directives, which is causing “a great deal of uncertainty for waste producers and the waste management industry”.
News Release: Data Streams from Stormy Waters
The ability of the Meteorological office to issue forecasts of coastal flooding, surges and wave activity is now stronger than ever before. The entire National Tide Gauge Network has now been fully equipped with the latest Telemodem2 line powered modem technology, from Jekyll Electronic Technology so meteorologists can instantly download sea level data to help forecast storm surges around the national coastline that could breech flood defences.
News Release: Discreet WPL Plant Replaces Septic Tanks At Sandringham
WPL’s 575pe HiPAF sewage treatment plant has been installed, by Alan Williams Drainage, at the Camping & Caravanning Club's Sandringham site, in East Anglia. The compact, odour-free plant, designed to produce a 10 mg/l ammonia standard, will treat all of the wastewater from the 275-pitch site. It replaces three septic tanks which previously discharged to soakaways in Royal Estate parkland.
News Release: Casella Winton’s New On-Site System For Water Assessment
Casella Winton have developed a new electronic data system which enables consultants to carry out on-site water system risk assessments with a hand-held palm-top computer and produce reports immediately, subject to laboratory analysis of samples taken.
News Release: PVL Expands Omni Transducer RangeTo Offer New Level & Flow Measurement Options
PVL has expanded its range of Omni transducers to include five new level and flow measurement options, in addition to the existing pressure, temperature and flow transducers. All are available in either flat face, 45° tilted face or positionable gooseneck versions, are sealed to IP67, and feature the patented Omni-ring contact-less setting technology which eliminates the need for the usual tiny front-fascia buttons that are often difficult to use and which compromise environmental sealing.
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