By 2016, the state will require refiners to produce oil with a maximum sulfur content standard of 15 parts per million; the current standard is 2,000 to 3,000 parts per million.
Before the Motors Liquidation Company can demolish several buildings at the Massena, N.Y., site, it must decontaminate the buildings and their contents and sample and remove contaminated soil.
The company makes pentachloronitrobenzene, a fungicide used on turf, and was ordered to stop selling the product because it did not identify trace impurities in its confidential statement of formula.
Some members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates say the EPA's proposed emission limits are unachievable.
CH2M Hill to implement the technology for the second largest U.S. coal producer.
The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.
The agency has released action plans for benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates ─ chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, and industrial laundry detergents.
The manual provides public water systems and primacy agencies guidance on implementing the assessment and corrective action requirements of the proposed revised total coliform rule.
The company agreed to pay $97,000 for failing to document storage of sulfuric acid and prepare a Facility Response Plan to prevent spills.
A New York State Energy Research and Development Agency study developed tools to better predict, assess and manage disposal decisions.
Federal court Judge Philip Gutierrez's decision makes the distinction that all parties ─ even the U.S. government ─ are to be treated the same in a CERCLA lawsuit.
Chemical manufacturers would need to provide production volume, facility data, and product uses information under EPA's Inventory Update Reporting Rule.
The agency said this is a starting point to identify and prioritize research directions for future research.
“Controlling the mosquito vector can work, but it is very expensive and difficult to sustain,” says Anna Durbin, M.D., who is leading the study at Johns Hopkins. “In the long run, vaccination would be a more efficient and cost-effective approach.”
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.
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.
- By Jayne Cunningham, James Wilkins
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.
The searchable database will help water utilities identify relevant impacts and help them target their responses.
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.