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26 Agree to Clean up Soil at Great Lakes Container Site

A drum reconditioning business left volatile organic compounds and other chemicals at the site in Coventry, R.I.

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.

EPA Offers Groundwater Remedies for Camp Edwards Site

Agency seeks comment on alternatives for treating two plumes at the J-1 Range on the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

Dr. Goose Advises a Multi-faceted Approach to Get Rid of Pests

Phil Whitford, aka Dr. Goose, offers expert advice to all - from homeowners and park districts to airports.

Agencies Affirm Salt Ponds Are Part of San Francisco Bay

Water Board, U.S. Army Corps, EPA echo concern raised by other groups about potential development in Redwood City.

EPA Extends Brownfields Conference Paper Deadline

Presenters now have until July 30 to turn in proposals for education sessions at next year's brownfields conference, set for April in Philadelphia.

Jet Fuselage Manufacturer Pays $132,500 to Settle Hazwaste Issues

According to EPA, the Wichita, Kan.-based plant generates significant quantities of hazardous waste, including industrial wastewater treatment filter sludge, primer residue waste containing chromium and cadmium, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene waste from degreasers, and hazardous waste oil.

Oil Decontamination System Ready to Clean Watercraft, Vehicles

Hydro Engineering's portable, modular wash rack collects wastewater and oil.



EPA Region 5 Awards Education Grants

The $190,000 in grants will be used to further education and training for sustainable gardening, hazardous household waste disposal, carbon sequestration, and watershed protection.

McWane's Cost of Compliance Totals $20 Million

The Birmingham, Ala.-based, cast iron pipe manufacturer will answer to 400 violations of environmental laws over the last 10 years with a $4 million fine, $9 million in supplemental projects, and more than $7 million for corrective measures

Savannah River Site Job Training Graduates Second Class

Thirty-nine candidates completed the Superfund program initiative at Denmark Technical College in Barnwell, S.C.

Wandering the Web

This week's new or improved websites cover smart grid, integrated environmental modeling, ISO/AS certification and more. Feel free to rate a site after you have visited it or even suggest one for discussion. If we get enough positive feedback, we may add the most useful sites to Environmental Protection's Industry Links.

Public Gets More Time to Comment on Nyanza Chemical Cleanup

EPA extends comment period to Aug. 26 on proposed plan to remediate the Superfund site in Ashland, Mass.

Air Monitoring Protects Sanford During Remedial Action

GEI will monitor vapor phase, fugitive dust and odor emissions, reporting the results to the project management team for implementation of appropriate control and mitigation measures.

Misbranded, Genetically Engineered Pesticide Costs Monsanto $2.5 M

Bollgard and Bollgard II cotton seed products contain plant incorporated protectants that were restricted for use in several Texas counties, and Monsanto failed to communicate that information on labels and grower guides.

Turman Commercial Painters Use Water Purification to Filter Wash Water

The painting company has invested in a system that turns sludgy, paint-wash residue into clear water and harmless solids.

UL Develops New Methods for Identifying Emerging Contaminants

The two new methods provide analytical services for such contaminants as pharmaceutical and personal care products.

BTFG and EX-IM Bank Facilitate U.S. Equipment Export to Romania

Innovative financing creates U.S. jobs while providing needed environmental remediation resources to clean up oil pools in the country.

EcoDogs Sniff Out Endangered Species

Training dogs to identify specific animal excrement, Auburn University is gathering data on species having the greatest conservation need.

Study Links Water Storage Contamination to Dirty Hands

Washing fecal contamination from hands should be investigated as a strategy to improve stored drinking water quality, researchers say.

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