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Safer Siting Could Have Lessened Damage at Veolia Facility

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.

Hoosier Energy Co-op Agrees to Fine, Will Install Pollution Controls

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.

Commentary: Incentives for Safety in the Oil Drilling Industry

Regulatory review may help bridge the gap between technology and policy for oil drilling, historian suggests.

National Aquarium Initiates Damage Assessment for Sarasota Bay

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.

MSU to Test Gulf Seafood Using Agilent Technologies' Analyzer

Mississippi State has developed a new test process to be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Some SCR Systems Not Controlling NOx, Navistar Says

Selective catalytic reduction may not be working effectively, according to tests by EnSIGHT, an environmental consulting firm.

Rush and Waxman Release Toxic Chemicals Safety Act

Hearings on the bill will begin July 29.

NOAA Finds PM and Black Carbon in Air near Gulf Spill

Three different federal agencies are monitoring air quality in and around the spill for the environment and worker health.



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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.

FDA Joins Other Feds on Tox21 Collaboration

Now, research, funding and testing tools from the Food and Drug Administration will be added to those of EPA, NTP and NCGC to improve chemical impacts testing.

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.

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Commentary: Beyond Petroleum Case Makes Pitfalls of Greenwashing Crystal Clear

Professors' study suggests Environmental Management Systems would be more productive in creating corporate transparency.

Texas Groups Plan Suit against LCRA for Clean Air Violations

The Environmental Integrity Project, Texas Campaign for the Environment and Environment Texas filed a notice of intent to sue to the Lower Colorado River Authority for its Fayette Power Project's inability to even meet flexible air permit standards.

Secure Water, Chemical Bills Aim to Protect Facilities; SOCMA Objects

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates says "inherently safer technology" is not a common sense mandate.

Summit Builders Fined for No Dust Control, Air Issues

After inspecting five construction projects in Maricopa County, Ariz., county officials found particulate matter violations.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Test Finds Oil in Oysters, Fish

Company's Food Safety Response Center developed methods to detect petroleum contamination specifically for the Gulf of Mexico spill.

Commentary: Doctor Renews Call for International Asbestos Ban

Joseph LaDou says discontinuing the global use of all forms of asbestos, including chrysotile asbestos, would prevent all asbestos-related diseases.

Reusable Grocery Bags Breed Bacteria, Research Says

A University of Arizona and Loma Linda University study found that consumers were unaware that they need to regularly wash reusable grocery bags.

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.

Dispersant Testing Finds No Significant Endocrine Disruption, EPA Says

In the next phase, EPA will test the acute toxicity of multiple concentrations of Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil and the dispersants.

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