The company agreed to pay $97,000 for failing to document storage of sulfuric acid and prepare a Facility Response Plan to prevent spills.
Federal court Judge Philip Gutierrez's decision makes the distinction that all parties ─ even the U.S. government ─ are to be treated the same in a CERCLA lawsuit.
Chemical manufacturers would need to provide production volume, facility data, and product uses information under EPA's Inventory Update Reporting Rule.
A New York State Energy Research and Development Agency study developed tools to better predict, assess and manage disposal decisions.
The agency said this is a starting point to identify and prioritize research directions for future research.
“Controlling the mosquito vector can work, but it is very expensive and difficult to sustain,” says Anna Durbin, M.D., who is leading the study at Johns Hopkins. “In the long run, vaccination would be a more efficient and cost-effective approach.”
Fifty-eight investors with assets totaling $2.5 trillion are asking oil and gas companies and insurance companies to disclose their risk management plans by Nov. 1.
If you assess your risk from an underwriter's point of view, you should be able to secure some of the best possible terms and conditions for your environmental insurance.
- By Jayne Cunningham, James Wilkins
- Aug 09, 2010
In the first enforcement case concluded against the mining and mineral processing industry, EPA is requiring the company to implement comprehensive waste containment and spill prevention measures, reconfigure scrubbers and construct a treatment system for hazardous wastes generated in fertilizer operations.
More than 50 public meetings are scheduled for this CDC-ASTDR project about chemical exposures and public health. An action agenda is scheduled for release in December.
The searchable database will help water utilities identify relevant impacts and help them target their responses.
Exempt from the extension would be facilities involved in drilling, production or workover offshore, or onshore facilities that must submit facility response plans.
The agency's second round of testing confirms that dispersants available for spill management have similar toxicities.
Draper Energy and Energy North did not have a spill prevention plan and illegally discharged diesel fuel last year, according to EPA.
Bioremediation of ash ponds has the potential to reclaim the contaminated environment and return it to a more natural condition.
- By Bedanga Bordoloi, Etali Sarmah
- Aug 02, 2010
Following review, the agency said it found no evidence to support claims that climate science cannot be trusted.
Sen. Collins introduced an amendment to keep the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act alive for another three years.
The Chemical Safety Board completed its report on the 2009 explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions' plant in Ohio and recommended the Center for Chemical Process Safety revise control room siting guidelines.
The rural electric cooperative, which will upgrade controls at two coal-fired plants in Indiana, will pay a $950,000 penalty and spend $5 million on environmental projects.
The aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University will document the state of natural resources before and possible damages after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, should it reach the bay.