Hazmat


EPA Fines Fertilizer Distributors for Not Updating Risk-Management Plans

Two Washington ammonia fertilizer distributors have agreed to pay more than $33,000 for failing to update their plans for preventing chemical releases at eight facilities throughout Washington.

DEP Fines Minuteman for Operating Transfer Facilities without Approval

Inspectors found roll-off containers filed with natural gas well drill cutting waste and plastic liners.

California Contracts with Andersen Environmental for Hazmat, Cleanup

The company will be working for the Real Estate Services Division of the state's Department of General Services.

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EIP: Coal Ash Recycling Cost-Benefit Analysis Flawed

The Environmental Integrity Project says EPA overstated the value of coal ash recycling by more than 20 times.

NOAA Launches Website Archive of Deepwater Horizon Response

Virtual library includes closure maps, wildlife reports, and mission logs by crew members.

EPA Updates CFL Cleanup and PCB Exposure Guidance

A new consumer brochure offers cleaning tips for broken CFLs while the agency urges schools to replace older fluorescent lamps that contain polychlorinated biphenyls.

Virginia Tech to Coordinate Study on Lead Risks in Drinking Water

The research will focus on water sampling methods, replacement of water lines, and public education initiatives.

EPA Forms New Group to Focus on Issues Among Indian Tribes

EPA is forming a new tribal committee to provide tribes with an opportunity for greater input on issues related to toxic chemicals and pollution prevention.



Safechem Offers Chemical Leasing Solution for Metal Degreasing

Along with solvent delivery, The Dow Chemical Company subsidiary provides waste management, technical support, and use of stabilizers, additives, and test kits.

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Public Now Has Access to Chemical Health and Safety Studies

The database will grow as more companies submit information electronically and as older documents are scanned into the system.

EPA and European Chemicals Agency Sign Cooperative Agreement

The partnership is part of EPA's commitment to improve chemical safety. ECHA is the agency that implements the European Union’s chemical management program known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals).

Workers recover oil-filled boom for decontamination as part of the response effort to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

U.S. Names 9 Defendants in Deepwater Horizon Civil Suit

BP, Anadarko, MOEX, Triton, Transocean and QBE companies face Oil Pollution Act and Clean Water Act charges.

EPA Levies Hefty Fine on Calif. Company for Making Untested Health Claims

EPA has fined Monterey Park, Calif.-based Kinetic Solutions Inc. $82,400 for allegedly selling unregistered and misbranded pesticides and making unproven claims about their effectiveness.

Report Points to Brownfield Redevelopment as Source of City Revenues

A new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors highlights the potential contribution that redeveloping brownfields can make to city revenues.

EPA Orders Natural Gas Driller to Stop Endangering Nearby Homeowners

Flammable and bubbling drinking water was coming out of taps at two residences near Fort Worth, Texas; EPA testing found methane and benzene.

Vapor intrusion screening may become standard operating procedure for environmental site assessments.

Vapor Intrusion and ASTM's Revised Vapor Encroachment Standard

The experts answer why the topic is so hot now and the best way you can protect your clients and yourself from liability.

More-Durable Sensor Technology Could Limit Toxic Runoff from Mining Operations

United Science, a Minnesota startup company, has licensed sensor technology developed at the University of Minnesota that could limit the amount of toxic byproducts from mining and other industries that end up in the environment and improve productivity at the same time.

EPA Warns of Toxins in Unregistered, Candy-like Mothballs

EPA discovered that a Brooklyn-based company has attempted to import candy-shaped mothballs from China that contain a toxic chemical and are not registered with EPA, as federal law requires, according to the agency. About 4800 brightly decorated bags of the product, called Fuji Lavender Moth Tablets, were discovered.

Tronox Settles with EPA for $270M

Tronox Inc. has agreed to resolve its environmental liabilities for $270 million and 88 percent of the company’s interest in pending litigation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Small Business Owners Invited to Serve on Lead Paint Panel

Deadline for submitting nominations is Dec. 3.