University of Helsinki chemists think that exposure to silver can be reduced by chemically binding the nanoparticles to polymers.
The foundry coke manufacturer is being investigated for uncontrolled releases of ammonia and benezene, improper handling of coal tar sludge, and unpermitted discharges of its process and nonprocess wastewater.
John Brennan and colleagues from McMaster University tested food and beverage samples intentionally contaminated with pesticides and got results in less than 5 minutes.
Federal agencies win largest bankruptcy settlement in U.S. history and plan to use funds to clean and restore sites contaminated by ASARCO mining operations in 19 states.
- By L.K. Williams, EPonline
- Dec 11, 2009
DOT ordered El Paso Corp., and Colorado Interstate Gas Company to develop and train operators on safety procedures following an investigation into pipeline explosion in Wyoming three years ago.
Former Atomics International, Rocketdyne, and Rockwell employees are encouraged to contact EPA about its Santa Susana Field Lab radiological study.
Stimulus funds are being distributed to modernize seismic networks and data processing centers.
EPA Administrator says the agency will be working to strengthen current Toxic Substances Control Act regulations while Congress is considering new legislation.
Using lasers and sensors, a team of researchers has demonstrated a new method of identifying nitric oxide.
EPA is using a multidisciplinary approach in its laboratories to determine how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment.
EPA recommends minimizing dust, washing, and vacuuming to lower exposure to caulk that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls in buildings 31 years old or older.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers advice on how to manage home-based storage tanks.
A room air cleaner with a HEPA filter can provide a better environment for people who suffer from emphysema, allergies or asthma during fire season.
Johns Hopkins School suggests the European Union may want to consider revising its test approaches to cut costs.
NIST scientists have probed a metal-organic framework that soaks up acetylene like a sponge. The finding may be useful to the chemical industry in the future.
The coatings eliminate the need for harsh detergents and solvents that may contain phosphates and be discharged into lakes and streams, according to a presentation at the American Chemical Society's meeting this week.
According to Dr. Brian Durie, the study supports the notion that genetic factors affecting toxin breakdown may be related to the development of myeloma.