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How to Take the Stress Out of Replacing Chinese Drywall

A general contractor offers three tips to help homeowners regain control of their "hostage" situation.

Lawsuit Seeks PCB Warnings on Fish Oil Supplements

Citing California Proposition 65, plaintiffs have tested fish oil supplements containing PCBs that did not disclose high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls.

Health Canada Offers Environmental Health Resource

The four-year Hazardcheck campaign unveiled on March 1 builds on the Government of Canada's Chemicals Management Plan and Clean Air Agenda.

Meat Processing Plant Will Address Ammonia Leak Concerns

An anhydrous ammonia incident last summer that sent about 17 people to the hospital resulted in an EPA order for Columbus Manufacturing of South San Francisco to replace safety relief valves and corroded parts on its ammonia refrigeration systems.

Carabetta Pays Fine for Not Warning Tenants about Lead Paint

EPA alleged the property management company in Meriden, Conn., failed to tell at least 20 tenants about lead paint and provide hazard information.

New Method May Lower Toxicity of Antimicrobial Silver

University of Helsinki chemists think that exposure to silver can be reduced by chemically binding the nanoparticles to polymers.

EPA Honors Palos Verdes Team for Risk Education Effort

The Palos Verdes Shelf Fish Contamination Education Collaborative Community Outreach Team educated local fishermen and the Vietnamese and Chinese communities on the dangers of consuming contaminated fish.

PPIC Showcases Leak Detection Technology for Nuclear Plants

Pressure Pipe Inspection Co. completes 100 power plant inspections and provides utilities with vital information about the condition of their water pipelines.



Tennessee Emory River

22 Electric Utilities Develop Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA says many of the electric utilities the agency has assessed are already implementing recommended measures to make their impoundments safer.

EPA Proposes New Use Rule for Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes

Anyone intending to manufacture, import, or process them for an activity that is designated as a significant new use would have to notify EPA at least 90 days in advance, giving the agency time to evaluate the intended use and bar it, if necessary.

ABI Research Forecasts $14.7 B in e-Waste Market by 2014

This worldwide market for electronic waste recovery growth represents money generated through reclamation of valuable materials from e-scrap.

Exeter Study Links PFOA to Thyroid Disease in U.S. Adults

The study included 3,966 adults 20 or more years of age whose blood serum was sampled between 1999 and 2006 for PFOA and other perfluoroalkyl acid compounds.

Asbestos Violations at Newport Naval Station Result in Fines

Goel Services, A.A. Asbestos Abatement and the Naval Station allegedly violated the Clean Air Act and the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for asbestos.

WM Recycle America Adopts Program for E-waste Recycling

The Responsible Recycling program requires participating companies to implement an EHS management system that tracks materials and minimizes emissions and worker exposure during electronics recycling operations.

Dipstick detects pesticides in food

Canadian Group Develops 'Dipstick' Test for Pesticides in Foods

John Brennan and colleagues from McMaster University tested food and beverage samples intentionally contaminated with pesticides and got results in less than 5 minutes.

Versar Wins $7 M EPA Contract for Exposure Assessments

Company has supported EPA toxic substances programs for 30 years and currently has five major contracts.

EPA to Develop TSCA Chemicals of Concern List

The agency is first addressing phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and perfluorinated chemicals.

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