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.
Everyone is invited to join in the discussion on Tuesday at Occupational Health & Safety magazine's twitter page.
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.
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.
A national radiation lab is analyzing a sampling filter containing minuscule levels of an isotope from Hawaii consistent with the Japanese nuclear incident but still below levels of concern, EPA said.
The case stems from a renovation project in which the owner permitted workers to remove asbestos without using work practice standards, which is a violation of the Clean Air Act.
Fast Ant Bait contains mirex and can cause liver, skin, reproductive, and nerve damage, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The assessment shows that between 1990 and 2005, air toxic emissions were reduced by about 42 percent from industrial and mobile sources.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs are seeking cleanup of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes on property that formerly provided petroleum storage in above-ground tanks, most recently by Kinder Morgan.
Restrictions on other rodenticides may increase the use of diphacinone, which researchers report will harm birds feeding on the poisoned pests.
Federal agencies, having merged their resources under the umbrella of Tox21, expect the new robot to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity in much less time than it would take humans to do the work.
The Environmental Protection Agency has added the West County Road 112 Ground Water site near Midland, Texas, to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.
Over the last three years, the federal laboratory has been developing a program to ensure that local professionals in the United Arab Emirates will be trained in safety and security concepts related to nuclear energy programs.
Newly introduced Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act does not include a requirement for inherently safer technologies.
TRG provides training and technical support to federal, state, tribal, and local authorities to prepare to respond to a transportation incident or accidents involving DOE shipments of radiological material.
The American Glass Bead Manufacturers' Association, which sponsored the study, is urging states and the U.S. government to limit heavy metal levels in glass beads used for highway markings.