Manufacturers in Oregon Must Collect Unused Paint

The Department of Environmental Quality has approved the pilot take-back program, which begins today.

Failure to Report Ammonia Release Quickly Results in $35,000 Fine

The leak at Pacific Seafood Group's warehouse and distribution center apparently was caused by an incorrect setting on a pressure relief valve.

Agency Delays Enforcement on Lead Paint Certification

EPA is giving remodelers and contractors more time to get trained; the new enforcement deadline is Oct. 1.

Chlorine Distributor Settles Risk Management Program Issues

Oxarc, which has agreed to pay more than $19,000, did not update its Risk Management Program, according to EPA.

EPA to Include Employees in Chemical Safety Inspections

In new interim guidance, the agency is encouraging employees to be involved during Risk Management Program inspections.

PCB Sampling at Bannister Federal Complex Finds No Indoor Air Issues

EPA is investigating suspected vapor intrusion at the General Services Administration's Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City.

SOCMA Partners with DHS for July Security Summit

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is the keynote speaker of the July 7-8 event in Baltimore.

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Anti-Terrorism Technology Produces Chlorine, Sodium Hypochlorite

Electrolytic Technologies Corporation's Klorigen was designated a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology this year.

EERC Team Reduces Mercury for Chemical Weapon Destruction

The finding will allow the U.S. Army to implement control approaches at incineration sites and continue to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention accord.

Florida Governor Inquires about Osprey Biotechnics' Technology

The company's Munox product naturally biodegrades petroleum.

Texas Tech Researcher: Fibertect Can Hold Oil and Mustard Vapors

The sorbent material recently was approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

How to Avoid Tea Staining on Stainless Steel Enclosures

B&R Enclosures offers these tips for keeping stainless steel looking its best.

CFC Replacements Act as Super Greenhouse Gases, Study Says

University of Arkansas research suggests hydrochlorofluorocarbons, which were meant to protect the ozone, may contribute to climate and acid rain problems.

East Valley Water District Removes Uranium from Groundwater Well

Envirogen Technologies helps a California supplier treat contamination and bring decommissioned well back online.

DuPont Pays $59,000 Penalty for Mercury Discharges at Polymer Plant

EPA said E.I DuPont de Nemours and Company exceeded its NPDES permit for mercury for eight months.

Oil Estimates Rise; Navy, Private Companies Stay on the Job

Between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels of oil per day may be leaking from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

EPA Checks Science on 4 Chemical Assessments

National Toxicology Program reviews Ramazzini Institute studies and suggests further pathology reviews are needed to resolve differences of opinion.

Agency Identifies Lead Nonattainment Areas in 12 States

States and the public may comment on EPA's plans until Aug. 16.

Kroff: Technology Eliminates VOCs in Metal Fabrication

Pittsburgh-based Kroff Process Technologies claims its technology does not compromise the metalworking process.

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