New criteria to protect people from potential illness will be developed by October 2012.
Respondents called for health studies and tighter public disclosure requirements.
Plaintiffs' attorneys claim clients were contacted directly and asked to waive their rights to sue Cabot Oil, which used hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania, because they were getting compensation through a state consent order.
Glenn Springs Holdings, an affiliate of Occidental Chemical Corp., will initially remediate three bridges in Wayne County, Tenn.
DuPont has agreed to pay a $15,600 civil penalty for failing to have proper written authorization for a Missouri agrichemical company to repackage and sell its Steadfast herbicide.
The database will grow as more companies submit information electronically and as older documents are scanned into the system.
EPA says 57 of the research studies reviewed in 2006 contained information on chemicals that could provide a risk of injury.
The EPA has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to help Southern truckers and businesses buy cleaner big rigs.
A legislative process has been set in motion at the International Maritime Organization which, if approved, could see obligatory energy-efficiency standards for new ships come into effect in 2013. A vote is expected at the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in July.
Is hydraulic fracturing the holy grail of energy independence or a groundwater nightmare in the making?
- By Keith Hall
- Dec 20, 2010
BP, Anadarko, MOEX, Triton, Transocean and QBE companies face Oil Pollution Act and Clean Water Act charges.
Abound Solar, a manufacturer of next-generation, cadmium telluride, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, announced that it has leased a 781,750-square-foot facility in Tipton, Ind., where it will be establishing a solar module manufacturing plant.
The citation includes 14 alleged willful and one serious violation against WRR Environmental Services Co. of Eau Claire in connection with a June 29 explosion and fire at its plant, OSHA announced Tuesday.
The summit is open to the public and will focus on ways the federal government and others can continue to work together on management and control of bed bugs.
The company also will install a baghouse for a furnace capture and collection system.
A printing company in Pittsfield, Mass., has agreed to pay a penalty of $80,000 and to spend $305,000 to help homeowners replace old, polluting wood stoves with new, cleaner models in order to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the federal Clean Air Act.
Within five to 10 years, the virtual power plant will become mainstream in most electricity markets.
The web-based tool that helps identify details on wastewater discharges is now available in a beta version.
EPA is beginning to develop requirements for the permit covering incidental discharges from vessels.
Flammable and bubbling drinking water was coming out of taps at two residences near Fort Worth, Texas; EPA testing found methane and benzene.