Formaldehyde is a known eye, nose, and throat irritant, and in 1991, EPA classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde-based resins are sometimes used as adhesives in composite wood products.
Alion will conduct research on human pollutant exposures while Tetra Tech will support the federal agency's landfill methane outreach program.
Stanford University's Yi Cui and colleagues have developed an energy-saving filter system that destroys E. coli.
Methyltestosterone is used in aquaculture to produce male tilapia because they grow faster; Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus ceresus may help remove the steroid from the water.
Offshore drilling, production, workover, and certain onshore facilities are not eligible for the extension.
The company will pay a $1.25 million civil penalty, upgrade pollution control technologies, and install covers on two wastewater tanks as a supplemental environmental project.
The Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association clearly wants to move forward on energy efficiency but is complaining that new legislation will make that more difficult.
The agency says existing technology will be able to capture mercury waste from dental amalgams.
In an independent review, a team found that the Department of Environmental Protection's program for oil and gas wells is well managed and meets its objectives.
EPA is contributing $6 million to the International Project for Clean Cookstoves in order to help prevent exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fires.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's guidance on disclosing water risks most likely will increase the costs of doing business.
- By David Restaino
- Sep 23, 2010
The health risk and liabilities of this hazardous substance cost too much to ignore; the best approach is to eliminate the problem.
- By Tony Nocito
- Sep 16, 2010
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce spokesman said that the federal agency is trying to fix flexible permitting, but the process was not broken.
The agency is "drilling down to bedrock" to uncover the impact of the process on drinking water sources.
Long-standing pesticide faces government review, an activist campaign, and two lawsuits.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said it has evidence that residents affected by the recent spill in Michigan are being asked to waive legal rights or sign over medical records.
By 2016, the state will require refiners to produce oil with a maximum sulfur content standard of 15 parts per million; the current standard is 2,000 to 3,000 parts per million.
Before the Motors Liquidation Company can demolish several buildings at the Massena, N.Y., site, it must decontaminate the buildings and their contents and sample and remove contaminated soil.
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.
Some members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates say the EPA's proposed emission limits are unachievable.