"We're trying to learn how biochemical molecules that microorganisms produce can attack mercury that is bound to natural organic matter and minerals, and release it back to the water," explained Kathryn Nagy, a University of Illinois professor.
According to DOJ, the company, which treats wastewater in a facility separate from its cheese-making plant, repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years, affecting a waterway that flows into the Boise River, a salmon habitat.
EPA alleges that during 2007 and 2008, the facility processed lead in quantities that exceeded the reporting thresholds for lead and failed to file the required Toxic Release Inventory reports.
The agency has released action plans for benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates ─ chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, and industrial laundry detergents.
The Los Alamos Study Group has sued the government for its alleged failure to follow the National Environmental Policy Act for a planned $4 billion plutonium warhead core plant.
These priorities will guide the agency's collaboration with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and other international partners.
EPA toxicity data indicates that this pesticide does not meet food safety standards.
In addition to recouping $2.7 million in cleanup costs, the complaint includes claims against C.A.I Inc. and Arnel Company, and two related owners of Clean Air Act General Duty Clause violations.
Scientists estimate that most of the oil classified as dispersed, dissolved or residual is still present. The National Incident Command report has been interpreted to suggest that only the “residual” form of oil is still present.
The company agreed to pay $97,000 for failing to document storage of sulfuric acid and prepare a Facility Response Plan to prevent spills.
Chemical manufacturers would need to provide production volume, facility data, and product uses information under EPA's Inventory Update Reporting Rule.
A New York State Energy Research and Development Agency study developed tools to better predict, assess and manage disposal decisions.
The agency said this is a starting point to identify and prioritize research directions for future research.
NOAA says no oil has been observed for 30 days in this area.
Pesticides designed for outdoor use should not be used to eradicate bedbugs indoors, the agency says, warning of possible health effects.
Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant improved its efficiency by upgrading to online process monitoring and control.
The organizations want to know where and when Halliburton, B.J. Services and Schlumberger may have injected diesel during hydraulic fracking activities.
To resolve Clean Water Act issues related to 10 crude oil spills in four states, Houston-based Plains Pipeline will pay a $3.25 million penalty and install controls or new pipe to prevent future spills.
The AbTech Industries technology helps lower coliform bacteria levels in stormwater runoff.