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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses

by Ceres  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally ...

EPA Announces Final Decision to Register Enlist Duo, Herbicide Containing 2, 4-D and Glyphosate/Risk assessment ensures protection of human health, including infants, children

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The EPA is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. The agency’s decision reflects a large body of science and an understanding of the risk ...

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 ...

SLP Environmental helps first US investment project establish operations in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (TSEZ), Yangon, Myanmar

by SLP Environmental Co., Ltd - An ASEAN Environmental Consultancy  (Jul. 25, 2014)

SLP Environmental was appointed by Ball Corporation to perform enhanced environmental site assessments (ESA’s) for two industrial properties located in Yangon Division, Myanmar as part of the clients transaction due diligence and site selection process. One of the potential locations for the clients manufacturing operations was Thilawa ...

Summary of Changes in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act(CSIA, S. 1009) and the Boxer TSCA Version Released September 18, 2014

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Oct. 2, 2014)

Background This analysis reviews the changes made to the original version of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (identified as CSIA1 in this memorandum) based on Senator Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation released on September 18, 2014 (Boxer TSCA). This analysis attempts to analyze ...

Cancer risk from bad Southern California air eases

by Associated Press  (Oct. 2, 2014)

Southern California's air is getting healthier, and with that the chances of getting cancer from inhaling toxins has fallen significantly. The risk of cancer from airborne pollutants has dropped by more than 50 percent on average since 2005, according to a study released Thursday by the region's air quality regulators. Concerted efforts to reduce ...

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