About Air and Water

Friday, August 24, 2007


TCEQ - August 24, 2007In 2006, American Airlines saved $983,262 by treating and re-using water in its Aircraft Wash Facility in Fort Worth. Through innovative design and water management, the facility reduced use by more than 234 million gallons of water. NORIT Americas, Inc. in Marshall synchronized its generator with the electric utility to cut energy consumption by 1.4 million kWh saving $166,666. These are just two examples of savings realized through the effective application of pollution prevention plans.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is hosting workshops to educate industry professionals on filing required pollution prevention plans. Environmental, health, and safety managers, plant managers, production personnel, wastewater operators, municipal solid waste technicians, and engineers, or related professionals, are encouraged to attend.

The Waste Reduction Policy Act requires both large and small generators of hazardous waste, and facilities that report to the Toxic Release Inventory, to file a pollution prevention plan with the state. The workshops will teach participants how to draft and file the plans and also explore the benefits to a company’s bottom line.

Workshops are scheduled as follows:

Austin—September 26–27, The University of Texas at Austin Joe C. Thompson Conference Center

Houston—October 18–19, Hilton University of Houston

Fort Worth/Arlington—November 1–2, University of Texas-Arlington Automation and Robotics Research Institute,

Beaumont—November 8–9, MCM Elegante Hotel

For more information, visit the Pollution Prevention Planning.
For workshop registration questions contact Jennifer Lasseter at 512-239-3100.
Register online.

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Travel to other worlds ... UTA Planetarium

Immersive full-dome 3-D Digital planetarium show narrated by Ewan McGregor (Obi wan Kepobi from Star Wars) - Astronaut takes you exporing the worlds of inner and outer space. The movie is projected all around you. You recline in specially constructed chairs which enables you to comfortably view the immersive full-dome planetarium show. Astronaut! (produced from the National Space Centre in England) goes beyond the stereotypical space movie. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of the astronaut. Float around the international Space Station moving thorugh the microscopic regions of the human body! Discover the beauty and perils as "Chad", the test astronaut experiences everything thrown at him.

Summer Schedule (June 2-August 26):


shows at the UTA Planetarium.

Wed. through Saturdays at 11 a.m.
and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Cosmic CSI

shows at the UTA Planetarium 3-D Digital Dome.

Wed. through Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Rock Hall of Fame 1 (The Original)

shows at the UTA Planetarium.

Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

Read more (Warning their flat dull website doesn't give much of a glimmer of the multi-dimensional experience you'll have once you enter the dome of the UTA Planetarium!)

Admission: Adults: $5.00

Seniors, Students, Children: $4.00

UTA Faculty, Staff & Alumni (with ID): $3.00

UTA Studens (with ID): $2.00

Groups of 10 or more with reservation: $3.00

Call 817 272-1183 or e-mail planetarium@uta.edu