Accidental Releases Books

  • Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide

    Releasing contaminants into the environment—whether deliberate or unintentional—can be thought of as a crime against the environment. The role of environmental forensics is to identify and prevent environmental pollution, or crimes. Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide examines this growing field, and provides environmental ...

  • Proposition 65 Handbook - 2013 Edition

    Prop 65 News is updating and releasing the Proposition 65 Handbook - 2017 Edition to include timely and relevant information reflecting the current state of Proposition 65 practice.   This extensive update includes greatly expanded sections on federal preemption, recent federal and state legislation, chemical listings, ...

  • Environmental Forensics - Proceedings of the 211 INEF Conference

    This publication includes peer-reviewed manuscripts from the 2011 International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF) Conference held at St. John's College in Cambridge, UK. INEF is an organization founded by environmental forensic scientists for the express purpose of sharing and disseminating environmental forensic information to the ...

  • Habitat Conservation Opportunities in Natural Hazard Areas

    The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment (IE) have released a report identifying opportunities to coordinate habitat conservation and hazard mitigation planning in areas at risk of flooding and other natural hazards. The report provides recommendations for improving implementation of ...

  • Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

    The Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.The ...

  • ASTM Computer Program for Chemical Thermodynamic and Energy Release Evaluation -- CHETAH Version 9.0

    The latest version of the CHETAH® program is a vital resource for predicting both thermochemical properties and certain reactive chemical hazards associated with a pure chemical, a mixture of chemicals, or a chemical reaction. CHETAH® is useful for classifying materials for their ability to decompose with violence, estimating heats of ...

  • Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

    Biological and chemical weapons are a growing terrorist threat to the United States and other nations and countermeasures continue to evolve as a national and global priority issue. To keep up with this rapidly changing and vital field we must establish the current state-of-the-science on countermeasures to form a platform from which to offer ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Arabic)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Chinese)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP YEAR BOOK 2008 (Formerly called GEO Year Book)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Russian)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Spanish)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Where Does the Nano Go? End-of Life Regulation of Nanotechnology Report

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must make key decisions about how to apply the two major end-of-life statutes to nanotechnology waste in order to ensure adequate oversight for these technologies, concludes a new report from the Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. However, the report notes that the Agency lacks ...

  • Chromium(VI) Handbook

    Brought to the public´s attention in the film Erin Brockovich, chromium(VI) (Cr(VI)) may be a larger problem than it was once thought to be. For example, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition estimates that the 315 million computers expected to become obsolete and discarded by the year 2004 would contain, among other toxic constituents, 1.2 million ...

  • Tracking and Predicting the Atmospheric Dispersion of Hazardous Material Releases: Implications for Homeland Security

    For many years, communities have prepared themselves to deal with accidental atmospheric releases from industrial sites, energy facilities, and vehicles transporting hazardous materials. Today, these communities must also worry about the terrorist threat of the intentional use of chemical, biological, and nuclear (C/B/N) agents. Because of this ...

  • Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup (Hazwoper)

    Covers the plans and procedures necessary to safely contain and clean up a hazmat spill.5 levels of HAZWOPER training.PPE; site characterization.Spill cleanup; decontamination ...

  • Vinyl Chloride

    Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to vinyl chloride, a colourless, flammable gas manufactured almost exclusively for use in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is used to produce plastic materials having wide applications in the building sector, packaging, electrical appliances, medical care, ...

  • Oil Spill Chemical Dispersants: Research, Experience and Recommendations

    Contains 27 papers divided into four sections: laboratory toxicity and effectiveness testing; field effectiveness; fate and effects; and contingency planning and guidelines. Addresses when dispersants should be used; the results of the dispersant application; and the short-term; and long-term costs to the ...

  • Chemical Dispersants for the Control of Oil Spills

    The symposium on Chemical Dispersants for the Control of Oil Spills was held at Williamsburg, Va., 4-5 Oct. 1977. The symposium was sponsored by Committee F20 on Spill Control Systems, American Society for Testing and Materials. L. T. McCarthy, Jr., presided as symposium chairman. The editors of this publication are L. T. McCarthy, Jr., G. P. ...

  • Emerging Organic Pollutants in Waste Waters and Sludge

    Over the past fifteen years regulatory agencies have relied on their approaches to characterise and control the release of toxic substances into the aquatic environment: a GC/MS analysis for U.S. EPA designated 126 priority pollutants and 132 dangerous substances according to the European 76/464/CEE Directive and on the bioassays with aquatic ...

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