The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.
The agency has released action plans for benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates ─ chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, and industrial laundry detergents.
The manual provides public water systems and primacy agencies guidance on implementing the assessment and corrective action requirements of the proposed revised total coliform rule.
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.
The searchable database will help water utilities identify relevant impacts and help them target their responses.
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.
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.