Summit Builders Fined for No Dust Control, Air Issues

After inspecting five construction projects in Maricopa County, Ariz., county officials found particulate matter violations.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Test Finds Oil in Oysters, Fish

Company's Food Safety Response Center developed methods to detect petroleum contamination specifically for the Gulf of Mexico spill.

Commentary: Doctor Renews Call for International Asbestos Ban

Joseph LaDou says discontinuing the global use of all forms of asbestos, including chrysotile asbestos, would prevent all asbestos-related diseases.

Dispersant Testing Finds No Significant Endocrine Disruption, EPA Says

In the next phase, EPA will test the acute toxicity of multiple concentrations of Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil and the dispersants.

NRC Seeks Comments on Proposed Material Security Rule

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule would set requirements for Category 1 and 2 radioactive materials and shipments of small amounts of irradiated reactor fuel.

DOE Contracts with 4 for Radioactive, Hazardous Waste Treatment

EnergySolutions, Perma-Fix, Philo-Technics, and Studsvik will be awarded task orders for treatment over the next five years with a maximum contract value of $24.9 million.

Reusable Grocery Bags Breed Bacteria, Research Says

A University of Arizona and Loma Linda University study found that consumers were unaware that they need to regularly wash reusable grocery bags.

Scientists in China Create New Tool for Loss Prediction from Disasters

Bayesian network approach enables emergency planners to better predict, assess and manage natural and man-made catastrophes, according to developers.

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.

Texas Air Program Does Not Meet CAA Requirements. EPA Says

The agency has rejected the Texas Council on Environmental Quality's flexible permit program.

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.

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.

North Carolina to Develop $5 M Early Warning System

University of North Carolina, North Carolina State and the SAS Institute will use human health and biosphere data to detect bioterrorism threats before traditional disease surveillance systems do.

Agency Proposes Revisions to Total Coliform Rule

Water utilities would have to take action when monitoring results indicate that contamination or a pathway to contamination is present.

Dallas Law Firm Cautions Spill Workers about Benzene Exposure

Baron & Budd attorney says Gulf of Mexico cleanup workers should be monitored or warned about the health hazards.

AWWA and ASME-ITI to Release RAMCAP Method July 1

The new ANSI standard (J100) for managing risk and resilience is expected to strengthen decision making at water facilities.

Clean Harbors to Pay $150,000 for Hazardous Waste Issues

Inspectors found open, unlabeled and leaking hazardous waste containers, among other things, at the Kimball, Neb., facility.

Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season 2010

Creating or updating your disaster recovery plan is a good start.

Selective Structures Pleads Guilty to Hazardous Waste Charges

Justice department orders the company to pay an $80,000 fine, nearly $180,000 in penalties and serve more than 3 years of probation for trying to dispose of paint waste and spent solvents in a large pile of sawdust.