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Report: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented

by Associated Press  (Apr. 16, 2015)

A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday. A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of ...

Spray Polyurethane Foam & Chemical Exposure Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Residential and commercial builders across Texas and the Gulf Coast have increasingly turned to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to insulate new construction and for remodeling projects.  SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation due to its superb insulating properties, ability to protect against moisture, to fill cracks ...

Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 29, 2015)

The IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses tetrachloroethylene, more commonly known as PERC, and potential exposure concerns. PERC is a manufactured chemical that has been used for dry cleaning purposes, as a chemical intermediate, metal ...

Endocrine Disruptors & Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 12, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses common endocrine disruptors and potential exposure concerns to these substances. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals ...

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 22, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how spray polyurethane foam, also known as SPF, can create chemical exposure concerns if not properly applied.   SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation in ...

Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico

by Zimmetry Environmental  (Mar. 10, 2015)

Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC). TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico's Superfund sites, ...

Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases

by Associated Press  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the agreement involving the biotechnology company's Soda Springs facilities. ...

Oil Workers State Safety Issues are a Primary Concern at Labor Talks

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 4, 2015)

Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that too much pressure in a piece of equipment at a refinery in Torrance was the cause of an explosion that injured four contractors and jolted many people in the surrounding neighborhood.  The explosion also released materials that settled on homes and cars in the area. This most recent refinery ...

Chinese Laminate Flooring Creates Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns across Texas

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 3, 2015)

On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about Chinese-made laminate flooring that has been found to emit high levels of formaldehyde.  The show interviewed experts who had tested over 150 boxes of the laminate flooring bought at multiple locations across California from one of the largest flooring stores in the United ...

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

by Associated Press  (Mar. 20, 2015)

The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production but raised widespread concerns about possible ...

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