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.
The action ensures that gasoline meets fuel quality and performance standards, and protects people’s health by reducing harmful VOC emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stronger air toxics standards for secondary lead smelters, which would improve air quality and protect people’s health in communities where the smelters are located.
Dealers in selected Canadian markets began taking orders for the Volt May 2.
Chemical transport regulations don't always take into consideration the fact that mercury vaporizes at room temperature.
- By Peder A. Larson
- May 02, 2011
Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. will pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $3,323 for its failure to report an estimated 422 pounds of anhydrous ammonia released at its food freeze dryer facility in Albany, Ore.
Three companies operating five gas stations in eastern Washington will pay more than $8,000 for violating federal air rules on tribal land, according to several orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
New England’s largest utility to implement Environmental ERP solution to comply with regulations and corporate sustainability programs.
EPA says state-of-the-art pollution controls and clean energy technology in many of the corporate agency's coal-fired power plants should provide up to $27 billion in annual health benefits.
A pilot program will test the ability of proprietary enzyme technologies to reduce the environmental impact of industrial byproducts.
Manufacturers that use welding in their operations should get ready to meet this year's notification deadlines for Clean Air Act emission regulation.
- By Deanna Postlethwaite, Kathy Gargasz
- Apr 07, 2011
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality settled air and water quality violations with the company at a cost of $312,000, part of which will pay for the company's environmental management system.
The state agency says that burning trash and landfilling or burning recyclable materials are prohibited by state law.
EPA streamlines regulations for car and truck fuel conversion systems with new options that encourage innovation and maintain air quality protections.
The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management has released a report that claims pollution control technologies are available and already at work in many plants.
Although the long-term health effects are not known, soldiers stationed in Iraq don't have the protection of air quality and toxic heavy metals regulations.
EPA has updated its emissions and generation database, or eGrid, with 2007 data, allowing users to access the information using ZIP codes.
The Clean Energy Group, which is a coalition of electric power companies, has reviewed the proposal and says the rule allows for some compliance flexibility.
Researchers found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.
Coal-fired units would be replaced with natural gas-fired units at the Burnsville, Minn., facility.