Environmental Protection

Water


OSHA Pours Praise on Water Treatment Equipment Plant

The St. Peters, Mo.-based facility became the latest VPP star site, OSHA's highest recognition for meeting or exceeding workplace safety and health standards.

Dioxin Study Not So Useful for EPA's Purposes

A Dow-supported University of Michigan study of dioxin exposure, which was well done, presented several issues that limited its utility for application to the Tittabawassee River and Saginaw River and Bay, EPA said.

Jackson Outlines Plan for Chemical Management Reform

EPA Administrator says the agency will be working to strengthen current Toxic Substances Control Act regulations while Congress is considering new legislation.

Princeton-Rice Device Identifies Nitric Oxide

Using lasers and sensors, a team of researchers has demonstrated a new method of identifying nitric oxide.

Virgin Islands Get $57,000 in Stimulus for Fixing Petroleum Leaks

The funds will be used to assess and clean up leaks from underground petroleum storage tanks.



Online Federal Contract Training Targets Small Business

The course can help businesses access the federal purchasing system and position themselves to compete for the commercial opportunities

Agency Adopts New Strategy for Nanomaterial Research

EPA is using a multidisciplinary approach in its laboratories to determine how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment.

U.S. Sues Scranton Sewer Authority for Untreated Discharges

The complaint seeks to stop the authority from discharging untreated sewage into the Lackawanna River.

EPA Fines Idaho Fish and Game for Chemical Spill

A disinfectant spill in 2007 and a violation of its NPDES in 2004 resulted in a $14,000 fine to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

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From the Top: Q & A with Bernie Rosenthal

Bernie Rosenthal explains Reaction Design's connection to the Department of Energy and how chemical kinetics modeling can help companies improve efficiency and lower emissions.

Study Finds Ozonation Has Effect on Tamiflu Metabolite

Japanese researchers measured oseltamivir carboxylate concentrations in sewage treatment plant wastewater.

HRSD Agrees to Settle CWA Violations in Chesapeake Bay Area

Hampton Roads Sanitation District must develop a regional plan to ensure its sewer system has adequate capacity for storm flows and pay a $900,000 civil penalty.

Agency Provides Guidance on Handling PCBs in Caulk

EPA recommends minimizing dust, washing, and vacuuming to lower exposure to caulk that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls in buildings 31 years old or older.

U.S. Chamber's Rowe Sets Climate Change Policy Straight

Contrary to some statements made by members, CEO Donohue said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does support strong federal legislation to address climate change. EDF offers some counterpoints.

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