Analysis Supports Continuing N.Y. Nuclear Waste Disposal Site

A New York State Energy Research and Development Agency study developed tools to better predict, assess and manage disposal decisions.

EPA Releases Nanoscale Silver Draft Report

The agency said this is a starting point to identify and prioritize research directions for future research.

Watch Out for Bogus Bedbug Remedies, EPA Says

Pesticides designed for outdoor use should not be used to eradicate bedbugs indoors, the agency says, warning of possible health effects.

NOAA reopens part of Gulf to fishing

More than 5,000 Square Miles Reopened to Gulf Fishing

NOAA says no oil has been observed for 30 days in this area.

Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

Case Study: Curren Hits the Bull's Eye Using Online Process Analyzers

Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant improved its efficiency by upgrading to online process monitoring and control.

Groups Call for Inquiry into Possible Illegal Diesel Injection

The organizations want to know where and when Halliburton, B.J. Services and Schlumberger may have injected diesel during hydraulic fracking activities.

Agency OKs Smart Sponge Plus for Use in Reducing Bacteria in Runoff

The AbTech Industries technology helps lower coliform bacteria levels in stormwater runoff.

Corrosion a Problem, Plains Pipeline to Upgrade 10,000 Miles of Line

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.

Investors Ask Companies with Deep Water Wells for SPCC Plans

Fifty-eight investors with assets totaling $2.5 trillion are asking oil and gas companies and insurance companies to disclose their risk management plans by Nov. 1.

Spill Commission's Second Meeting Set for Aug. 25

This meeting in Washington, D.C., of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling will look at root causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and be broadcast live.

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Think Like an Underwriter

If you assess your risk from an underwriter's point of view, you should be able to secure some of the best possible terms and conditions for your environmental insurance.

Super Soda Center Store Owners Settle Storage Tank Case for $2 Million

According to the Department of Justice, the amount of the civil penalty is “precedent-setting” yet “appropriate in light of the unacceptable risk” created by the underground storage tanks at the defendants’ 17 gas stations in Maryland and Delaware.

CF Industries Will Pay $12 M to Manage Fertilizer Plant Wastes

In the first enforcement case concluded against the mining and mineral processing industry, EPA is requiring the company to implement comprehensive waste containment and spill prevention measures, reconfigure scrubbers and construct a treatment system for hazardous wastes generated in fertilizer operations.

Conversation on Chemical Exposure Has Busy Fall Agenda

More than 50 public meetings are scheduled for this CDC-ASTDR project about chemical exposures and public health. An action agenda is scheduled for release in December.

Silent Spring Study: Residential Indoor Air Has High Levels of EDCs

Samples from high- and low-income areas of San Francisco showed that 32 chemical compounds, some of them suspected or known endocrine disruptors, were more prevalent in indoor air than outdoor air.

EPA Proposes 1 Year's Grace for Some on Amended SPCC Rule

Exempt from the extension would be facilities involved in drilling, production or workover offshore, or onshore facilities that must submit facility response plans.

New Jersey Asbestos Dump Removed from Superfund List

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Wildlife Service are responsible for the ongoing monitoring and maintenance activities at the Morris County site.

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Case Study: Aquatic Adopts RTO for Compliance and Power

Aquatic, which makes plastic composite bath products, invested in Dürr air emissions control technology that also provides energy from the collection and incineration of styrene.

EPA Testing Says Corexit No More Toxic than Other Dispersants

The agency's second round of testing confirms that dispersants available for spill management have similar toxicities.

Birds and other wildlife are being cleaned after Enbridge oil spill

Update: Enbridge President Says Company Is Committed to Cleanup

The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.