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Integrating Sustainability at Dow Chemical

Anne Wallin, director of Sustainable Chemistry and Life Cycle Assessment, shares the company's approach to working smart in today's chemical society.

Grace, Oldon to Clean Up Asbestos in Easthampton, Mass.

Grace leased the facility from Oldon and received asbestos-contaminated vermiculite concentrate there to manufacture attic insulation and fireproofing material.

EPA Offers Groundwater Remedies for Camp Edwards Site

Agency seeks comment on alternatives for treating two plumes at the J-1 Range on the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

Jet Fuselage Manufacturer Pays $132,500 to Settle Hazwaste Issues

According to EPA, the Wichita, Kan.-based plant generates significant quantities of hazardous waste, including industrial wastewater treatment filter sludge, primer residue waste containing chromium and cadmium, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene waste from degreasers, and hazardous waste oil.

Savannah River Site Job Training Graduates Second Class

Thirty-nine candidates completed the Superfund program initiative at Denmark Technical College in Barnwell, S.C.

Air Monitoring Protects Sanford During Remedial Action

GEI will monitor vapor phase, fugitive dust and odor emissions, reporting the results to the project management team for implementation of appropriate control and mitigation measures.

Wandering the Web

This week's new or improved websites cover smart grid, integrated environmental modeling, ISO/AS certification and more. Feel free to rate a site after you have visited it or even suggest one for discussion. If we get enough positive feedback, we may add the most useful sites to Environmental Protection's Industry Links.

Public Gets More Time to Comment on Nyanza Chemical Cleanup

EPA extends comment period to Aug. 26 on proposed plan to remediate the Superfund site in Ashland, Mass.



BTFG and EX-IM Bank Facilitate U.S. Equipment Export to Romania

Innovative financing creates U.S. jobs while providing needed environmental remediation resources to clean up oil pools in the country.

The Lifecycle of Hazardous Waste

How one environmental cleanup firm managed a sodium chlorate spill in an active rail yard from cradle-to-grave.

El Dorado County to Cap Meyers Landfill under Court Agreement

A former landfill near South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is releasing volatile organic compounds into Saxon Creek and the county and the Forest Service will be monitoring area groundwater and considering possible solutions.

Israeli-U.S. Study Looks at Natural Pollutant Absorbents in Plants

Cutan, which increases a plant's resistance to water, is an efficient sorbent for organic compounds in soil, the study found.

DOE Contracts with 4 for Radioactive, Hazardous Waste Treatment

EnergySolutions, Perma-Fix, Philo-Technics, and Studsvik will be awarded task orders for treatment over the next five years with a maximum contract value of $24.9 million.

Wandering the Web

As we discover new or improved websites relevant to your work, we will provide a synopsis and a link under this heading. Please feel free to rate a site after you have visited it or even suggest one for discussion. If we get enough positive feedback, we may add the most useful sites to Industry Links.

EPA Region 4 Recognizes 2 Florida Counties for Excellent Site Reuse

Broward County and Hillsborough County changed two Superfund sites into a wide-ranging outdoor activities park and a multipurpose waste collection center and model airplane park, respectively.

Florida Governor Inquires about Osprey Biotechnics' Technology

The company's Munox product naturally biodegrades petroleum.

Alabama University Gets Grant to Find Bacteria to Degrade Gulf Oil

Two professors will try to find ways to accelerate the chemical breakdown of hydrocarbons using naturally occurring marine organic matter.

Texas Tech Researcher: Fibertect Can Hold Oil and Mustard Vapors

The sorbent material recently was approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Oil Estimates Rise; Navy, Private Companies Stay on the Job

Between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels of oil per day may be leaking from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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