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  • How Does Lead Get into Drinking Water? How Can Local Municipalities Remove It?

    In light of the Flint water crisis—when, in 2014, Flint officials changed the city’s water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River, leaching unsafe levels of lead into the public water supply due to improper treatment—many people are wondering if the same thing could happen in their own communities and homes. Some folks believe this could be the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Water Treatment Plant: Benefits of Underwater Cameras

    Before fresh water can be made safe for human consumption it must go through a treatment process eliminating bacteria and any other elements deemed unsafe to drink. How does such a process occur and why is it relevant to us? We’ve written about the use of Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles and pipe crawler systems in storm water systems, sanitation pipes, and water storage basins. A ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • April 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • EPA Requests Comments on Revocation of Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

    On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is requesting comments on a proposal to revoke all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos. EPA issued this proposal in response to an August 10, 2015, writ of mandamus by the U.S. Court of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • THMs presented at WQTC, Boston, 1996

    ABSTRACT Strategic Diagnostics Inc. (SDI) markets a simple, colorimetric technology that can supplement trihalomethane (THM) testing using EPA methodology. Conventional analysis of total THMs requires the use of gas chromatography methods, which involve expensive equipment, extensive user training, and significant run time (30-45 minutes). This rapid, lowcost method enables water ...


  • More 2011 Predictions

    Will the new Congress impede the EPA's regulatory agenda? The New Year offers both promise and trepidation in 2011 from EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). EPA appropriations Many expect a freeze in domestic program spending, but that could just be the beginning of a general squeeze on EPA resources. Hiring restrictions, personnel ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • More 2011 Predictions

    Will the new Congress impede the EPA's regulatory agenda? The New Year offers both promise and trepidation in 2011 from EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). EPA appropriations Many expect a freeze in domestic program spending, but that could just be ...


    By Acta Group

  • Legal Lookout: EPA Expands Mercury Reduction Program

    Untitled Document Mercury is a naturally occurring metal found in the Earth’s crust. At high doses, mercury is known to cause adverse human health effects. Over the past several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Is Ultraviolet Ultra Safe?

    With retailers under pressure to meet increasing health and safety standards, it’s no surprise that many of our food & products are coming into contact with Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is gradually becoming common as a cost effective method of reducing or eliminating pathogens Ultraviolet wavelengths are classified into three general areas: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. These can be used in ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Washington report: what organizations are in your state?

    ALABAMA Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) The ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts and federal solid and hazardous waste laws. The ADEM’s mission is to responsibly adopt and fairly enforce rules and regulations consistent with the statutory authority granted to the Alabama ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • SEAB-issued recommendations present new challenges to shale gas industry

    The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Subcommittee (SEAB) released its final report on Shale Gas Production, which calls on state, federal, and industry stakeholders to protect the environment while developing shale gas resources. The SEAB was charged by the U.S. Department of Energy and President Obama with drafting a report on immediate steps that can be taken to improve safety and ...

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • Ninth Circuit Denies EPA’s Request for Six-Month Extension on Chlorpyrifos Decision; Grants Three-Month Extension

    On August 12, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for an additional six months to decide whether to ban agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos. The court opted instead to afford EPA a three month extension, stating that “this is the final extension, and the court will not grant any ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA targets electric utilities - the agency steps up efforts to manage coal ash damage

    Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards, or 1.1 billion gallons, of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant near Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2008 flooded some 300 acres of land, damaging property, polluting waterways, and killing fish. TVA will likely spend more than $500 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion dollars on the cleanup, says the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • Beat the Heat: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

    With summer underway, now is the perfect time for organizations to examine their policies and procedures regarding employee heat exposure, especially in light of the recently published document from NIOSH titled, “Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments”, Publication Number 2016-106. What is the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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