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Duke Analysts: FDA's Transgenic Salmon Review Too Narrow

Duke economist Martin Smith suggests the agency should also consider the potential health and environmental effects of salmon production that might stem from the fish's faster growth and less need for feed.

French Award Chemical Weapon Destruction Contract to IES

The contract includes munitions dating back 95 years and include those that contain mustard agent, phosgene, and other chemical agents.

New Florida Officials Seek Delay on Nutrient Criteria Rule

EPA's nutrient criteria rule is set to be finalized Sunday; recently elected Florida leaders want more time to analyze the rule's effect on residents.

Louisiana Vessel Company to Pay $2.1M in Penalties

Offshore Vessels pleaded guilty in July to charges that its crew knowingly discharged oily wastewater from the bilge tank.

Court Establishes Security Zone around Deepwater Horizon Site

The security zone will remain in please until October 2011, according to the U.S. District Court of New Orleans.

Research Shows No General Trends When Contaminants Bond to Nanoparticles

Texas Tech researcher Moira Ridley said her experiments with strontium and nanoparticles of titanium dioxide revealed subtle differences depending on particle size.

AquaBok Provided In-situ Sediment Treatment at Manufactured Gas Plants

The company applied organoclay-based treatment materials and implemented a second full-scale horizontal funnel-and-gate type approach.

Walkable neighborhoods

Part 3: Prefurbia Gives Preference to Walkable Neighborhoods

This is the third installment of a multi-part series on some of today's problems in land development and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help overcome them.



Virginia Tech Researchers to Study Impact of Gulf Oil Spill on Plovers

Researchers from Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment have received a $3.4 million grant from the Department of the Interior to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on piping plovers -- shorebirds that have been listed as threatened since 1986.

EPA Proposes to Add Nine New Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List

To date, 1,627 sites have been listed on the NPL. There have been 346 sites deleted from the NPL with 1,281 sites remaining. With the proposal of nine new sites and one site being withdrawn from proposal, there are 62 proposed sites awaiting final agency action: 57 in the general Superfund section and five in the federal facilities section.

Cascades Tissue Group

Tissue Manufacturer's Legacy Nothing to Sneeze At

With a genesis in recycling, it’s no surprise that Cascades Tissue Group is doing all it can to minimize its impact on the environment and perhaps help others in the process.

Utah's HOT Technology Undergoes Testing at Chinese Industrial Site

Honde LLC, a partner of the University of Utah, is using heightened ozonation treatment to remediate a site on the shore of Lake Taihu.

Deconstruction and Reuse Network Partner for Surplus Property Reuse

The Institution Recycling Network has teamed with the Deconstruction & Reuse Network to expand its capabilities to facilitate reuse of surplus property in California.

Alion and Tetra Tech Win EPA Contract Awards

Alion will conduct research on human pollutant exposures while Tetra Tech will support the federal agency's landfill methane outreach program.

Petition Pushes EPA to Move on Cement Kiln Dust Management

New York-based Riverkeeper filed a petition to force the creation of federal standards for the disposal of cement kiln dust, which can be harmful to water quality.

ConocoPhillips, Sasol North America to Reimburse Estuary Cleanup Costs

The agreement will reimburse EPA Superfund more than $4.5 million, resolve nearly $1.2 million in natural resource damages assessment costs, and perform a removal action and restoration project.

N.Y. Firm, Supervisors Found Guilty of Falsifying Asbestos Cleanup Reports

Certified Environmental Services, Nicole Copeland, Elisa Dunn and Sandy Allen conspired to aid and abet Clean Air Act violations related to falsifying lab results to prove that asbestos removal was done properly.

Agency Will Cap Standard Chlorine Site and Treat Soil Gas

The Delaware Superfund site was being cleaned up by Metachem, which declared bankruptcy in 2002, and now EPA is leading the remediation effort.

Testing Opens Door for DeconGel Use at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

The Savannah River National Laboratory used the product in a headspace simulation test of disposal of a decontamination agent in a waste package after a predetermined drying and packaging time.

EPA to Excavate Soil, Monitor Groundwater at Ellenville Scrap Iron Site

The 24-acre New York site was used for scrap metal operations for 40 years, and the soil contains semi-volatile organic compounds and various metals.

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