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New online waste assessment tool to boost business resource efficiency

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A tool to help businesses be more resource efficient by putting their waste back to work was launched today by the Environment Agency and a number of waste and resource sector organisations. The IsItWaste tool is a free, easy-to-use assessment tool that will help businesses in England to check whether a waste or surplus material is a ...

Aurecon gets top environmental honour at Bulk Handling Awards

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Nov. 10, 2014)

10 November 2014 - Aurecon, in association with Queensland Sugar Limited, received top honours in the Environmental category at the annual Australian Bulk Handling Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 6 November 2014. On winning Environmental Project of the Year for the  ...

Automatic Laser-Induced Fluorescence System

by VentEko Ltd.  (Nov. 7, 2014)

VentEko is one of the first European companies that have acquired a unique automatic laser-induced fluorescence system (LIF) for oil product detection in polluted soil. Presently there are only about ten such equipments in the world. Operating principle LIF operation principle is based on soil laser irradiation through a special probing device ...

Huff & Huff, Inc. Joins GeoEnvironmental, Inc

by GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  (Oct. 17, 2014)

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is pleased to announce that effective October 17, 2014, Huff & Huff, Incorporated based in Oak Brook, Illinois has joined the GZA Team.  Huff & Huff is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm providing environmental, natural resources and compliance consulting services to the private, public, ...

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated ...

IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Honor Industry Leaders for Achievement of Operational Excellence & Risk Management Business Goals

by IHS  (Nov. 13, 2014)

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that seven companies have received IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements in operational excellence and risk management. This prestigious industry award program spotlights organizations and individuals around the world who make ...

Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

by The Acta Group  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has ...

Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Aug. 11, 2014)

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has ...

Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (May 22, 2014)

A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to ...

EPA Fails to Ban Toxic Chemical in Flea Collars and Pet Products; Ignores Health Risks to Kids

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Nov. 7, 2014)

In a major public health setback that will allow pet product companies to continue use of a hazardous neurotoxin called tetrachlovinphos (TCVP) in flea control products, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today denied Natural Resources Defense Council’s 2009 petition seeking to cancel all pet uses of the toxic chemical TCVP because of ...

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