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American Vanguard Files Suit for Relief from EPA Stop Sale Order

The company makes pentachloronitrobenzene, a fungicide used on turf, and was ordered to stop selling the product because it did not identify trace impurities in its confidential statement of formula.

SOCMA: Inconsistencies in Boiler MACT Proposal Create Uncertainties

Some members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates say the EPA's proposed emission limits are unachievable.

Fish and Wildlife Targets Spread of Invasive Mussels in the West

Invasive mussels can clog water intake and delivery pipes and dam intake gates, among other thiings.

Biden Highlights Energy, Smart Grid in ARRA Analysis

More than $100 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been offered to innovative and transformative program investments, including some in the transportation, renewable energy and smart grid sectors.

Arch Coal Selects Enviance to Manage Environmental Data, Performance

CH2M Hill to implement the technology for the second largest U.S. coal producer.

Chemtura OKs $26M Bankruptcy Settlement for CERCLA Liabilities

The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.

Fewer Worker Deaths in Solid Waste Industry, DOL Says

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.

AMEC and Dakota Technologies Work on Groundwater Contaminant Detection

A laser-induced fluorescence tool may help map denser than water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene.



Virginia Tech Team Explores Geometry of Gulf Coast Cleanup

Faculty researchers hope to determine if the shape of crude oil remnant – be it a flat syrupy sheet or a tar ball – can affect natural deterioration rates.

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How to Make Your Wireless Data System More Resilient to Attack

The threat is real so it's time to learn about the vulnerabilities to your critical infrastructure and enlist all the tools available to protect your communication network.

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Commentary: Obstacles to Alternative Energy Deployment

The change will incur costs beyond money and carbon footprints, says Lawrence Berkeley staff scientist David Fridley.

Cheese Maker to Pay $315K for Polluting Creek in Idaho

According to DOJ, the company, which treats wastewater in a facility separate from its cheese-making plant, repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years, affecting a waterway that flows into the Boise River, a salmon habitat.

Maxima Technologies & Systems Settles Alleged EPCRA Violations

EPA alleges that during 2007 and 2008, the facility processed lead in quantities that exceeded the reporting thresholds for lead and failed to file the required Toxic Release Inventory reports.

Group Wants DOE to Prepare EIS for Proposed Plutonium Facility

The Los Alamos Study Group has sued the government for its alleged failure to follow the National Environmental Policy Act for a planned $4 billion plutonium warhead core plant.

EPA Lays Down Concrete Steps to Address Chemical Risks

The agency has released action plans for benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates ─ chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, and industrial laundry detergents.

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82-Year-Old Pump Retires; Do You Have an Old One Working?

Nash is offering a GPS Navigator to the person who submits the oldest pump in a new contest; it doesn't have to be 82 years old, though.

GE dredges Hudson River for PCB in 2009

Panel Says Hudson Dredging Performance Standards Cannot be Met

After the independent panel issues its final report, GE and EPA will be discussing possible modification of Phase 2 dredging of PCBs in the river.

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