PCB-containing goods News

  • WRAP funds development of electrical goods containing recycled WEEE

    Plans to sell electrical goods containing recycled waste electrical and electronic equipment on the high street for the first time are underway thanks to a Waste & Resources Action Programme funded project. WRAP are piloting the initiative, which will produce a hi-fi, television stand and high quality audiovisuals where the external casing and internal plastic ...

  • Ameren Expands PCB Investigations in Illinois

    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office have asked that the energy company Ameren and its subsidiaries expand their investigation into liquids contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, found in natural gas distribution systems in Alton and East St. Louis. Ameren, under the direction of the federal and state ...

  • Determining the good status of groundwater in the EU

    Groundwater standards in Member States are to be established by the end of 2008, according to the European Union's new Groundwater Directive. Recent research has developed a new method to determine the chemical status of groundwater which is applicable across the EU. This procedure has been assessed by testing the quality of the groundwater of the Upper Rhine Valley in Germany, Switzerland and ...

  • Greenland’s ‘good news’ methane finding

    Based on international research published today in Science, the finding includes Australian contributions from CSIRO and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Wetlands in the tropics and emerging from under receding Northern Hemisphere glaciers have been considered the primary source of rising atmospheric methane in a warming world. But scientists have known of ...

  • Toxic chemical reform is good for business

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) called upon U.S. businesses this week to recognize the inevitable transformation of successful business practices that require discarding reliance on conventional understanding of toxic chemical regulations. ASBC members include Association for Enterprise Opportunity, B Lab, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Business for Shared ...

  • Removing Marine and Aquatic Debris for Good

    Marine and aquatic debris is one of the most widespread solvable pollution problems, plaguing oceans, rivers and lakes around the globe. DESMI is applying its expert knowledge and lengthy track record in oil spill recovery to tackle the issue. Global-scale problems ‘Marine and aquatic debris or ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Good intentions may result in bad health

    President Obama’s stimulus investments in home energy efficiency may have the unintended consequence of increasing future medical costs. The stimulus bill contains $1500 tax credits for homeowners who install energy efficient doors, windows, and/or insulation. Studies in both the United States and England have shown that these home upgrades can reduce air infiltration by 50% in older homes, and ...


    By Tox Free Inc.

  • Inspection record of deliver goods on February 27 ,2014

    The 27th of February, 2014 was the day we would deliver goods. We came to the pellet mill workshop again at around 10 o'clock in the morning. The container truck from the port had been ready to load the cargoes . I’d recorded the procedures from packing to delivering with my camera. All the cargoes were packed into 111 wooden boxes and loaded into a 40 ...


    By Gemco Energy

  • Noise exposure good practice guide from Europe

    The European Environment Agency have published a good practice guide for the assessment of noise exposure and potential health effects. It is intended to assist practiioners and policy makers tasked with implementing the Environmental Noise Directive. It covers exposure response relationships. risk assessment and quality targets. the guide also contains useful guides to terminology and ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Waste regulation compliance good for the environment, says SEPA

    Scottish organisations and individuals must comply with the environmental laws governing waste disposal. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) after an individual operating in Milton of Campsie was fined a total of GBP 1750 for failing to comply with appropriate waste legislation. Mr Gerald Sweeney pled guilty to two waste charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court on ...

  • Transport Canada publishes Transportation of Dangerous Goods Amendment 6

    After much anticipation, Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Amendment 6 is published in Canada Gazette II. TDG Amendment 6 is the largest amendment since 2002 and contains over 150 pages of changes and updates affecting personal exemption, limited quantities, infectious substances, anhydrous ammonia, etc. For more information, please join ICC The Compliance Center on ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New website provides important Health & Safety information about PCBs in caulk

    Caulk can be found in virtually every home and building. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints in buildings to make them watertight or airtight. Unfortunately, PCBs were used as an additive in some caulks in the past due to their water and chemical resistance, durability and elasticity. PCB containing caulk was used in some buildings, including schools, primarily ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Complaints filed after waste company`s plans to burn PCBs in Texas

    Environmental groups have filed comments and numerous related documents with the US Environmental Protection Agency in opposition to a company's application for authorization to import and burn polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in Southeast Texas. Veolia Environmental Services proposes to import 20,000 tons of toxic liquid PCBs from Mexico to Port Arthur, Texas for incineration. Veolia ...

  • FDADetain.com Launched by EMSL Analytical to Assist Companies Importing Goods

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with enforcing the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) and other applicable laws. According to the FDA, "With the exception of most meat and poultry, all food, drugs, biologics, cosmetics, medical devices, and electronic products that emit radiation, as defined in the FD&C and related Acts, are subject to examination by ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Groundbreaking for $3.15 Million PCB Cleanup at the Former Lawrence Metals Site in Chelsea, Mass.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke ground today at the cleanup of the former Lawrence Metals Site in Chelsea, Mass. At the request of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), EPA will be performing an excavation and removal of contaminated soil funded by federal, state, local and private sector parties. The cleanup will prepare the site to be ...

  • Rehab Prospects Good After Korea`s Worst Oil Spill

    SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to 'quick and effective action' by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The team said in its initial report that emergency assistance was not required for cleanup operations after the ...

  • EPA encourages Iowans to report Orphan containers (IA)

    This summer’s severe storms and flooding events may have scattered tanks, drums, cylinders and barrels onto private properties and farmland along the Maquoketa and South Skunk rivers in Iowa. These items may contain hazardous materials such as propane and industrial chemicals and should only be handled by trained professionals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked by the ...

  • Product design screening method helps reduce toxic materials in consumer goods

    A recent study has described a simple method to screen the toxicity of materials used in consumer products. Using utility meter products as examples, the study found, for example, that stainless steel and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) had high toxicity potentials and suggests less toxic, but equally effective and priced, alternatives that could be used instead. Product manufacturers and ...

  • Chinese ports checking every waste paper container

    Chinese ports are checking every container of waste paper due to an increase in  low quality material. Higher than accepted paper contamination in exports from the UK to China seems to have caused Chinese authorities to increase the number of inspections carried out, with many in the industry reporting 100 per cent inspections at certain ports. Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises UK managing ...

  • Oil containment system tops annual Innovation Awards

    KAWARTHA LAKES- A local man who invented a device for rapid response and containment of oil spills is this year's winner in the Kawartha Lakes CFDC innovation awards. Janetville's Glenn Murray, the general manager of Murrenhil Corp. gratefully accepted his award Friday at city hall in Lindsay. "It feels awesome. It feels great. A little bit of recognition is always good,"Murray said. ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

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