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New report released `PM2.5 in the UK`

by Environmental Protection UK  (Jan. 20, 2011)

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) has released a new report on PM2.5 in the UK. The report provides a concise summary of the current state of scientific knowledge on particle pollution with a diameter of 2.5 nm or less (PM2.5). The report covers the health effects, sources, speciation (determine ...

Global health impact of PM2.5 air pollution assessed

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 16, 2015)

PM2.5 air pollution can have a significant impact on human health, not only for local populations, but also in regions far from its source of emission, shows a new study. The study calculates ‘damage factors’ to human health of PM2.5 and in different parts of the world. PM2.5, made up of any particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in ...

SM200 receives U.S EPA FEM approval for PM2.5

by Opsis AB  (Sep. 12, 2012)

On August 16, the U.S EPA notified us that the review of our application for SM200 particulate monitor as Federal Equivalent Method had been completed, and SM200 was approved. To get the PM2.5 approval, five field tests, of about one month each, were conducted at four different locations in the U.S.A. Locations were specifically chosen by the EPA ...

European air quality in 2020: success story for PM2.5

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 26, 2015)

Levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 in Europe will continue to fall in 2020, concludes a recent study. Furthermore, deposition of nitrogen from air pollution will also drop. The outlook seems less positive for ground-level ozone, however, as large amounts of this pollutant continue drift over to Europe from other continents. This study reports on ...

Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

by Associated Press  (Nov. 23, 2015)

A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean. The deadly stain of red mud, water and debris from the Nov. 5 burst at the Samarco mine in the Minas Gerais state all but erased a hamlet there, killing eight people, with another four bodies still unidentified and 11 missing. ...

Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work

by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work  (Nov. 24, 2015)

The costs of work-related injuries and illness can be substantial. In the EU-28 in 2012, 3 515 accidents at the workplace resulted in death and there were just under 2.5 million non-fatal accidents that resulted in at least four calendar days of absence from work. Establishing an accurate overall estimate of the cost to all stakeholders at a ...

Annual ADMS User Group Meetings attract record audiences

by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC)  (Nov. 17, 2015)

A record number of users of CERC’s ADMS 5, ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Airport air pollution dispersion models gathered last week in Manchester for the annual ADMS User Group Meetings. Delegates enjoyed a packed programme of presentations from CERC and guest speakers from ARUP, TRL, SEPA, Fichtner Consulting Engineers, Lithuanian EPA, ...

Chemtex, Inc. announces a new manufacturing facility located in Milledgeville, GA

by Chemtex, Inc.  (Nov. 24, 2015)

Chemtex, Inc., a manufacturer of sorbent products used to clean oil spills on both land and water and with its corporate headquarters located in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA announced last month its building a new manufacturing facility located in Milledgeville, GA.  The facility is more than 80,000 sq ft and will be responsible ...

Minnesota based Materials Processing Corporation Files Bankruptcy

by Advanced Technology Recycling  (Nov. 20, 2015)

Materials Processing Corp. (MPC) the Minnesota Electronics Recycling company has shut down in the wake of state fines for improper storage of 5 million pounds of crushed cathode ray tubes last year.  The Star Tribune reported earlier; MPC CEO David Kutoff, who could ...

Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

by Associated Press  (Nov. 21, 2015)

Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer. It would be an important step toward cleaning up hundreds of ...

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