EPA will begin to excavate contaminated soil on the Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund site in Ellenville, N.Y., and move it to the landfill on the property.
In three new studies published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers reveal the staggering economic impact of toxic chemicals and air pollutants in the environment, and propose new legislation to mandate testing of new chemicals and also those already on the market.
Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the United States and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage, particularly in infants and toddlers.
EPA has proposed stronger standards that require facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to reduce emissions of harmful toxics, improving air quality and protecting people’s health in communities where these facilities are located.
Do-it-yourselfers may be exposed to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate from spray foam insulation or sealing concrete applications.
Researchers added small amounts of tungsten to the drinking water of laboratory mice and found that the material concentrated in their spleen and bones.
Companies now must submit notices using electronic PMN software either on optical disk or via EPA’s Central Data Exchange.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has placed penalties on Cascade Paving and Oregon Employees Federal Credit Union for improper removal of asbestos from the demolition of a 90-year-old house in Salem.
The European Chemicals Agency made the 1.1.3 version of Chesar available as a free download on April 6. It allows registrants to create full Chemical Safety Reports.
The California-based company is specializing in helping victims reclaim their properties after exposure to bio, toxic, crime scene, or hazardous waste.
Those who violate the ban can face stiff penalties, including fines up to $1,000 per violation and an additional $1,000 per day the violation occurs.
EPA and USDA are monitoring food, rain, and potable water for levels of radioactivity that may have drifted to the United States from Japan.
The agency expects this strategy will save money and speed up PCB remediation effort that has been going on for 29 years.
Bleach significantly reduced the toxicity of ricin within five minutes, noted Lauren Jackson, a research food technologist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Summit-Argo, Ill.
"The NIOSH roadmap outlines a strategic framework for designing, conducting, and applying the research that will best serve the need to address persistent scientific uncertainties about occupational health and elongate mineral particles," said Director Dr. John Howard.
The agency is working with the city and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board to determine the amount of perchlorate at the site.
EPA said Permanent Siding and Windows, a contractor specializing in spray-on vinyl siding and replacing windows and doors, failed to provide the lead hazard information pamphlet to at least 17 owners or occupants before the company began renovation activities.
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Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Sustainable Conservation win 2011 Pat Brown Award for removing copper from car brake pads and protecting salmon and aquatic life.
The Lima, Ohio, company will collect mercury and mercury-containing devices, following discontinuation of a similar program by Bowling Green State University.