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Coverage of liquid wastes since May 8, 2021.

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Barriere ready to tackle sewer system problems

"...The Solar Aquatics Reclamation Centre (SAWRC) sits behind the Fire Hall in the heart of Barriere and was constructed in 2017. At the time it was considered to be a fairly new state of the art system that includes a septage receiving station designed to allow for safe septic tank disposal by using plant and bacterial life to clean its liquid and solid waste to an acceptable standard..."

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Metro Vancouver's first biosolids dryer will help region manage increase in sewage sludge

"...On Oct. 29, the Metro Vancouver authority passed its spending budget for the coming year, making way for new projects, including a new facility that will transform sewage sludge into tiny, dry pellets..."

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US government works to ‘cocoon' old nuclear reactors

"...The federal government built nine nuclear reactors at Hanford to make plutonium for atomic bombs during World War II and the Cold War. The site along the Columbia River contains America’s largest quantity of radioactive waste..."

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Sewage dumping hours adjusted

"...Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre long natural gas pipeline from northeastern B. C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant now under construction at Kitimat and has a network of work camps along the pipeline construction route..."

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Letter: Sewage infrastructure needed

"...Given historic, continued fecal and nutrient loading of our lakes, streams and oceans, it’s time for council to work with Island Health about ways of economically pumping septic tanks, plus eco-safe means of disposing of our rising septage volumes..."

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City of Port Alberni gets serious about sewage with $65M infrastructure commitment

"...During a virtual council meeting on Sept. 7, director of engineering Rob Dickinson explained to council that the city has a combined stormwater and wastewater sewage system. Normally, the system carries everything to the city’s wastewater treatment facility..."

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Revelstoke City Council approves plan to upgrade city's aging sewage system

"...The City of Revelstoke has adopted a liquid waste management plan that will guide upgrades to the sewage treatment facility in the coming years..."

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Report of raw sewage dumped into the Columbia River near Trail

"...The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) owns the Columbia Pollution Control Center (CPCC), which is located above Highway 3B in Trail. The Glenmerry pump house carries liquid waste to the CPCC, which is a primary level sewage treatment facility that provides regional wastewater treatment and disposal for approximately 14,000 people residing in the municipalities of Trail, Rossland and Warfield, as well as the two smaller adjacent communities of Oasis and Rivervale. Each of these areas retains the responsibility for wastewater collection at the local level..."

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Nanaimo ponders taking on waste from nearby anchored freighters

"...Tymac’s request has been referred to the solid waste management select committee, who will receive a staff report outlining financial and environmental management implications of accepting waste from deep-sea cargo ships..."

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Chilliwack gets exemption to Abbotsford bylaw prohibiting liquid waste from other cities

"...Abbotsford council has given permission for Chilliwack to use the JAMES wastewater treatment plant for the disposal of trucked liquid waste until the end of September..."

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Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre upgrades resulting in better water samples

"...The RDN announced in April that the secondary wastewater treatment project at the north Nanaimo facility was complete, utilizing technology that extracts solids during treatment. In a RDN liquid waste management plan monitoring committee presentation Thursday, Ryan Powell, RDN wastewater services' senior lab technician, said effluent being discharged is less harmful to the environment..."

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View Royal signs on to wastewater funding plan

"...For the last 10 years while long range planning has been underway, infrastructure renewal was paused. Now that the McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant in Esquimalt is nearly complete, the 175 pump stations and 110 kilometres of sewer pipes need attention..."

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Jobs in liquid wastes

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USO III Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You are self-motivated, eager to learn, will bring a positive energy to the work group, and must enjoy working outdoors..."

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USO III Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Shift - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...British Columbia Boiler Operator or higher level certification for Plants where certification of Operators is required for compliance with the Power Engineers and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act of British Columbia.   If no Boiler Operator certification is held, a demonstrated willingness and ability to obtain it..."

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Building Operations Superintendent-Wastewater Research Facility - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...A selected candidate must confirm their willingness to take and successfully complete this training, as a condition of employment..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about liquid wastes.

In Space, Every Poop Is a Floater: Why the New ISS Toilet Costs $23 Million

"...The space toilets today are a bit more advanced—similar to a toilet you’d find on Earth with some added function and a funnel to suck up any liquid waste, but solid waste is still deposited into plastic bags that are bundled with other trash before it is all shot back toward Earth to ultimately burn up in our atmosphere..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about liquid wastes relevant to the latest news.

Review on Characteristics of Sewage Sludge Ash and Its Partial Replacement as Binder Material in Concrete

"...The solid waste from wastewater treatment plant can be utilized as fillers or supplementary cementing material for the production of eco-friendly green concrete..."

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"...Additionally, the water sample after treatment in the wastewater treatment plant had total suspended solid matter of 29 mg/L and was identified at ideal levels..."

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Utilization of green organic solvents in solvent extraction and liquid membrane for sustainable wastewater treatment and resour

"...Water pollution and depletion of natural resources have motivated the utilization of green organic solvents in solvent extraction (SX) and liquid membrane (LM) for sustainable wastewater treatment and resource recovery..."

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Treatment of automotive industry wastewater by electrocoagulation using commercial aluminum electrodes

"...Taking into account the protection of water resources and, especially, compliance to current legislation and international standards, several technologies for wastewater treatment have been studied..."

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Sustainable design of the household water treatment systems using a novel integrated fuzzy QFD and LINMAP approach: a case stud

"...Thirteen criteria like solid waste, liquid waste, air pollution, initial cost, operation and maintenance costs, transport cost, satisfaction, purchasing power, social acceptance, health, reliability, after sales service, and technological capacity in four categories including environmental, economic, social and technical aspects have been considered..."

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A modular variable-process treatment system for operation liquid waste: A case study

"...Therefore, an efficient wastewater treatment system adapting to variable water quality is necessary..."

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Waste capacity and its environmental impact of a residential district during its life cycle

"...This study aims to investigate the waste capacity of the selected district and its effect on the environment within the current waste management policy via Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology based on the two indicators; global warming potential and energy flow..."

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Anaerobic Treatment System: A Sustainable Clean Environment and Future Hope of Renewable Energy Production

"...The chapter concludes that environmental and economic challenges in waste management and energy resource scarcity could be alleviated sufficiently using an anaerobic digestion system..."

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A Promising Superabsorbent Nanocomposite Based on Grafting Biopolymer/Nanomagnetite for Capture of 134 Cs, 85 Sr and 60 Co Radi

"...A new high-swelling multi-component superabsorbent composite Na-CMC-g-P(AMPS-co-AA-co-AM)/NanoFe3O4 (SANCHs) was successfully designed and utilized for effective removal of 134Cs, 85Sr and 60Co radionuclides from radioactive wastewater..."

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The eradication of reactive black 5 dye liquid wastes using Azolla filiculoides aquatic fern as a good and an economical biosor

"...Azolla filiculoides (AF) biomass has been tested for its performance as a biosorbent agent toward removing reactive black 5 (RB5) dyes from polluted water..."

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Janus black cellulose paper for fast volume reduction of liquid pollutant using solar steam generation

"...Recently, radioactive wastes are inevitable by-product due to rapid development and use of nuclear energy..."

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Phytoremediation of palm oil mill effluent (POME) using water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk)

"...Rapid expansion of palm oil industry poses potential threat to terrestrial environment and aquatic ecosystems as it discharges high volume and various forms of solid and liquid waste substances as by-products, known as palm oil mill effluent (POME) during oil processing..."

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