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Water Pollution in L.A. traced to Tar Pits

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  • 2011-12-05 12:07:28
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For years, residents living near Ballona Creek and environmentalists have complained of mysterious sheens of oil and grease in the western Los Angeles County waterway, often blaming industrial dumping, urban runoff or other man-made causes for the pollution. The tar pits, in Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile neighborhood, overflow during heavy rains, overwhelming the devices that separate oil from water. Polluted runoff then gets into the storm drain system, spilling into the creek and emptying into the ocean, according to county planners. The Page Museum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have paid regional water regulators $15,000 in fines for releasing polluted water into the storm drains in 2006. And in 2002, the Page Museum paid $3,000 to a coastal cleanup project to settle a stormwater discharge violation. Since 2009, the county has pumped excess water from the area into the sewer system, where it is treated before being released into the ocean. The measure was designed to be only temporary, and Los Angeles County supervisors voted earlier this month to spend $2 million to build a new system that will clean the water before it is deposited into the sewers. For further details please see the LA Times website

Oil spill pollutes Bury St Edmunds river

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  • 2011-12-05 11:39:50
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About 5,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds, polluting a 2.5 mile stretch.

The Environment Agency said they were alerted on Monday evening and found red diesel entering the river near the Eastern Way Industrial Estate. It has affected the waterway downstream to the Suffolk Golf & Country Club. The Agency said it was carrying out an investigation and would take any appropriate enforcement action. For full details visit the BBC News Website

Multisensor Announce MISCOwater as American distributors

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  • 2011-12-05 10:24:22
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5th December 2011 Multisensor Systems Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of MISCOwater, as our official distributor for the south western states. MISCOwater will be handling all enquiries relating to California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The agreement covers the full current range of Multisensor Systems Products, including the highly successful VOC monitor MS1100 and our revolutionary new THM monitor, the MS2000. For more information on MISCOwater, please visit their website or contact Chris McCampbell P.E. on (+1) 949 458 5555
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