lead liability Articles

  • Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Industrial companies face the daunting task of managing investigations and clean-ups at thousands of contaminated properties. In staying abreast of new technology and ever-evolving regulatory programs, companies must address many challenges involving regulations, technologies, and expenses. To successfully manage the costs and risks for each project, it is important to: 1) Focus on the ultimate ...


    By AECOM

  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • Three Strategic Options for Managing Acquired Environmental Liabilities

    Evaluating Through a Finance Lens As companies strive to remain competitive and profitable in today’s uncertain economy, asset transactions continue to play a leading role in their efforts to transform, adapt and re-invent themselves. A well-thought out and well-executed acquisition can bask even the most gloomy of balance sheets in sunshine by bringing rapid revenue growth, added ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • `New` Environmental Liabilities: The Purpose and Scope of the Contaminated Land Regime and the Environmental Liability Directive

    Keywords: Environental liability, administrative law, contaminated land, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environmental Liability Directive Abstract: Environmental liability as a part of administrative law is increasingly significant and controversial, and the proliferation of schemes creates difficult legal problems. This article examines in some detail the ...


  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


  • Case Note: Civil Liability Arising from the Buncefield Explosion

    THE FACTS OF THE CASE What Mr Justice Steel in this decision of the High Court described as possibly the 'largest peacetime explosion in Europe' occurred at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 11 December 2005 (perhaps metaphorically proving Henry Higgins wrong in his dictum that 'hurricanes hardly ever happen' in counties beginning with H). There was ...


  • Article: Consultative Opinion on Liability of Public and Private Actors for Genetic Contamination of Non-GM Crops

    By ICEAC Chamber of Consults     The basic claim of the request is formulated in the following terms: in case of GMO contamination in non-GMOs crops, especially in absence of national legislation, who is responsible to pay the damage among all the different public and private actors involved in the GMO chain of production, distribution and ...


  • Will the Financial Industry Lead the U.S. to Green?

    This seems a bit of an oxymoron. After all, how much can banks contribute to environmental sustainability? Banks do not require a lot of water to operate or release toxic pollutants into the air. To my knowledge the printing of money does not have a large carbon footprint. While banks and all office-based enterprises can be made more energy and paper-efficient, saving significant expense, it ...


  • Lafarge Cement In-Company Integrated Lead Auditor Training

    Lafarge required a programme to train their lead auditor team in cross-function auditing for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. In particular, how they integrate with each other and the links, differences and similarities between all three systems.  Based around its own Integrated Management Systems, the initial focus of the course considered the similarities ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • Zurich sponsors Rudy Giuliani as keynote for leading program administrator summit

    Former NYC Mayor will share insights on leadership at 10th annual Target Markets Program Administrators Association Summit Schaumburg, Ill., October 18, 2010 – Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City will provide the keynote address at the 10th annual Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) Summit. Zurich, one of the largest writers of program insurance in North ...

  • Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    The landscape of environmental service providers in Canada has changed dramatically in the past four or five years, especially with mergers and acquisitions announced in recent months between some fast-growing businesses. Only a decade ago the industry was dominated by a couple of publicly-traded continental companies that gobbled up numerous small and medium-size enterprises to offer customers a ...

  • A forensic study at an abandoned service station along the New Jersey shore: How the mixed leads can help

    In the late 1990s, a real estate developer purchased an abandoned service station at a sheriff’s sale. The site was located on the barrier island near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The service station had been owned previously by an independent operator. That owner purchased the property from a major oil company in 1983. Our client, the real estate developer, never operated the service ...


  • Large Midwestern Electronics Div. of a Transportation Co. uses a local regeneration company that mistakenly mixes water purification resin with lead treated resin

    "I just called a local water treatment dealer and a salesperson came to discuss the application. He recommended his fiberglass tanks for my operation..." discussion: A manufacturing engineer contacts a major USA water purification company with a local regeneration dealership to get a DI water supply for his cleaner. The dealership is an independently owned franchise that does not ...

  • Environmental Capital

    The current economic conditions have left a number of sectors of the economy with the level of pain currently being suffered by the property industry. Suddenly, even some of the leading property companies are being spoken of as needing to divest assets and at worst, as being takeover targets as liquid investors continue to see the longer term value contained in their portfolios and land banks. ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Doing the Deal Part 2: Property Assessments

    Providing support for major business transactions is arguably the most important strategic responsibility of an EH&S manager. The potential cost savings (if done correctly) or liabilities (if done poorly) can be enormous. A company may bet its future success on a single business acquisition or merger. Even purchases or divestments of plant and equipment can have a profound effect on a ...

  • Trans-boundary marine oil pollution and its international legal aspects

    Marine pollution control is a sensitive topic, which has gained importance recently due to crude oil spills which in turn has led to many recent international legal developments. This paper examines the effectiveness of international marine laws in imputing liability and calculating damages where more than one nation is affected. The main international agreements covering the international marine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating land banks – getting the remedial cost right

    The current economic conditions have left few sectors of the economy with the level of pain currently being suffered by the property industry, particularly in the UK. Suddenly, even some of the leading property companies are being spoken of as needing to divest assets and at worst, as being takeover targets as liquid investors continue to see the longer term value contained in their portfolios ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Doing the Deal Part 3: ENHANCED Environmental Due Diligence

    Providing support for major business transactions is arguably the most important strategic responsibility of an EH&S manager. The potential cost savings (if done correctly) or liabilities (if done poorly) can be enormous. A company may bet its future success on a single business acquisition or merger. Even purchases or divestments of plant and equipment can have a profound effect on a ...

  • Application of electronic signatures in business and their influence on electronic commerce implementation

    The internet has changed how participants around the world view telecommunications, buying, selling and transactions. Electronic Commerce (EC) and Electronic Signatures (ES) make it possible for enterprises to expand their business activities locally and globally. Quayle (2002) suggested that implementing ES leads to enhanced opportunities to increase competitiveness, to reach new partners, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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