Small Business Owners Invited to Serve on Lead Paint Panel

Deadline for submitting nominations is Dec. 3.

ASSE Says Holiday Travel Increases Risk of Bedbugs

In the past, pesticides were used to eliminate the problem, but as pest control practices have changed, the bedbug problem has grown. Experts note too that most bedbugs are homegrown and are being spread from belongings taken from one place to another.

overturned gasoline tanker

Case study: Emergency Response

ENPRO reaches accident scene early and gets to work collecting as much gas as possible from the nearby Merrimack River.

Elevated Mercury Levels Found in Fish and Waters Throughout Indiana

About one in eight fish samples in Indiana had mercury levels that exceeded the recommended safety limit for human consumption, according to a recently released federal study.

Owner, Company Convicted in Rochester Asbestos Case

The Justice Department announced Monday that a federal court jury convicted Keith Gordon-Smith and his asbestos abatement company, Gordon-Smith Contracting Inc., of violating CAA asbestos work practice standards and lying to hide the violations.

EPA Identifies 16 Areas Violating Lead Standards

The affected states include Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.

Deepwater Horizon Burns Emitted Low Levels of Dioxin, EPA Reports

The government's peer-reviewed reports say the levels of dioxins created during controlled burns were below levels of concern.

Oil spill cleanup

Commentary: BP Didn't Raise the Bar

Jocelyn K. Scheffler, who worked in the command center during the the Exxon oil spill cleanup, says many qualified emergency response and hazmat experts were excluded from the Gulf spill cleanup effort.

Embedded Red Fibers Make BPA-free Receipts Easy to Spot

Appleton applied technology from its security paper business to thermal receipt paper and expects to cover about 75 percent of its shipments by the end of November.

Stanford Students Design Recyclable Laptop with Autodesk Inventor Software

Modular computer simplifies electronics recycling, reduces e-waste and disassembles in two minutes.

Company Offers Warranty-backed Option for Fix Chinese Drywall

National Construction Warranty Corporation says options could reduce the cost of restoring homes affected by corrosive drywall by 50 to 70 percent.

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.

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 Seeks Small Businesses Input on Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a known eye, nose, and throat irritant, and in 1991, EPA classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde-based resins are sometimes used as adhesives in composite wood products.

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.

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.

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.