Environmental Protection


$2.4 B in Stimulus Go to Battery, Electric Drive Parts

EPA administrator announces a $95 million grant to Saft America for a lithium-ion cell manufacturing plant.

Minnesota Study: Bioethanol's Impact Is Greater on Water

Scientists are reporting that bioethanol production may use three times more water than previously thought, according to an Environmental Science & Technology article.

American Chemistry Council Calls for TSCA Overhaul

The Toxic Substances Control Act is more than 30 years old and the American Chemistry Council says it is time for the law to keep pace with science.

Use a Little WaterSense this August, EPA's Silva Suggests

Newly confirmed assistant administrator for water encourages consumers to reduce their water use.

EPA Wants More Comments on Perchlorate Issue

Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator, wants to evaluate perchlorate exposure in infants and young children who drink more water per body weight than adults.

Continental Carbon Company Settles Class Action Lawsuits

The carbon black manufacturer will pay the Ponca Tribe and class members $10.5 million to settle a suit alleging that emissions from its Ponca City plant damaged nearby properties.

Regenesis Credits ORC for 29 Contaminated Site Closures

San Clemente, Calif.-based Regenesis says its Oxygen Release Compound has facilitated the cost-effective closure of 29 major petroleum company sites in the Midwest.

Michigan, Pontiac Settle Natural Resource Damages Case

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has revised the schedule of compliance for the Pontiac Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Conservancy Petitions EPA to Ban Food with Pesticide Residues

The American Bird Conservancy wants EPA to ban the import of crops containing any residues of 13 pesticides that are banned or restricted for use in the United States.

Five Companies Pay for Damages from Palmerton Zinc Pile

CBS Operations Inc., TCI Pacific Communications Inc., CBS/Westinghouse of Pa. Inc., HH Liquidating Corp. and HRD Liquidating Corp., agreed to pay $21 million to Pennsylvania and the federal government, according to the Department of Justice.

Energy Recovery Introduces Device for Desalination

ERI says its newest device reduces energy consumption by up to 60 percent.

Coalition Calls for Changes in U.S. Chemical Safety Law

The Toxic Substances Control Act needs an overhaul, according to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.

New York Pilot Meets High Standards with Low Energy

NYSERDA, Delaware Operations test plant that uses a mechanical fine screen, clarifier with pre-coagulation, continuously backwashed upflow sand filter with pre-coagulation, and a membrane bioreactor and disinfection.

Florida County Selects USBF for New WWTP

Volusia County, Fla., will use the upflow sludge blanket filtration technology to treat wastewater at a new plant.

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