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  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • PCBs Recently Discovered in New York have Property Owners Concerned

    Due to the past use of industrial chemicals at a number of locations across New York and the tri-state area, the soil around some homes and businesses may be contaminated. A recent case in New York highlights this issue after polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of a number of homes in Salina. So far, at least 19 homes have been found with PCB contaminated soil in ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Test paint in any way you like with the Quest ATR

    The spectral value of paint can be quickly and accurately measured with the Quest ATR. Paint production requires stringent quality control. From viscosity to dispersion and even fire-resistance, paint is tested thoroughly to ensure it meets the trademark quality of its producer. Spectral analysis is used in some of the most important steps of this quality control. With ...


    By Specac Limited

  • U.S. EPA requires safer handling of PCBs in Imperial and Riverside Counties

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement valued at more than $920,000 with the Imperial Irrigation District for its improper disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a former electricity substation. The District must spend $543,000 to replace equipment currently containing PCBs and perform an audit of 9 inactive substations. The District, the sixth largest ...

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada

    Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines, has agreed to pay a record $13.75 million civil penalty and perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming primarily from the unauthorized manufacture and disposal of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its manufacturing facility in Henderson, ...

  • EPA Proposes to Add the Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, NJ to the Superfund List; Soil, Water and Building Contaminated with PCBs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to add the Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, New Jersey to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Unimatic formerly used the site to run a metals molding facility and operated machines using lubricating oil that contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The company’s operations ...

  • EPA Proposes to Renew Clean Harbors PCB Permit; Public Comment Period Begins

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requesting comments on its proposed PCB permit renewal for Clean Harbors Los Angeles, LLC., a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage, and transfer facility located approximately two miles south of Downtown Los Angeles in the industrial city of Vernon, Calif. EPA’s proposed permit, if finalized, would be valid for 10 years and will ...

  • Global Electronic Chemical Market 2012 - 2018 | Researchmoz.us

    Electronic chemicals are highly pure chemicals like strippers, gases, acids, photo resists and so on, which are useful in electronic applications like printed circuits boards (PCB), integrated circuits (IC), flat screens, and semiconductor chips. For this reason, the electronic chemical market follows the growth pattern of the electronic market and allied industries like semiconductors.  ...


  • Small boost of electricity aids natural clean-up of PCB contaminants

    Applying a low voltage to polluted river sediment can boost microbes’ natural ability to degrade harmful polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminants, according to a new study. The approach could be a cost-effective, sustainable strategy to bioremediate polluted sites. PCBs are persistent contaminants as they remain for long periods in the environment, particularly in water, soil and ...

  • PCB-Contaminated River Receives $366 Million Clean-Up Fund

    The New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts will receive a clean-up fund of $366 million from South Carolina-based AVX Corp. making it the largest cash settlement for a single Superfund site clean-up in history. Between 1930 and the early 1970’s, numerous electronic manufacturers released tons of chemicals in to the New Bedford Harbor, which settled into the harbor’s sediment, leaving ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCB Leaking From Light Fixtures in New York Schools

    According to CBS New York, there have been at least two reported cases of toxic PCBs dripping out of light fixtures atNew York schools. At one school, the chemical leaked from the light fixture and onto a guidance counselor’s desk. At another, PCBs leaked from a light fixture onto a 10-year-old girl’s desk and contaminated her clothes. Parents and elected officials have protested ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • BCI Seeking Partners for Projects to Degrade PCB's in the Field

      BCI Seeking Partners for Projects to Degrade PCB's in the Field   The BCI culture could be used for inoculation and treatment of ...

  • EPA’s Review of PCBs in the Hudson River Will Take Another Month to Complete

    Decades ago, the General Electric Company released poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the Hudson River in New York. The company is now looking at a clean up which will cost around $1 billion. After 2 years of dredging the river, crews from the Environmental Protection Agency will be returning to the river this season. The EPA was originally scheduled to finish their review of the PCB ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • High-speed Sample Preparation and Analysis of Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs

    Shimadzu and BUCHI cordially invite you to our lunch seminar at the Dioxin 2011 conference in Brussels. The following presentation will be given: BUCHI Solutions to speed up the Sample Preparation Process for POP Analysis, Sabine Cleres, BÜCHI Labortechnik AG Dioxin and PCB Control in Food and Feeding Stuff with Single Quadrupole GCMS, Dr. Margit Geissler, Shimadzu Europe GmbH ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Cleanup begins at former tombarello and sons property in Lawrence, Mass.

    Work is beginning to clean a former industrial property on Marston Street in Lawrence.  The work will involve cleaning contamination at the former Tombarello & Sons property, as well as at several houses that were contaminated by activities conducted on the industrial property. Under an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency, First Lawrence Financial, LLC has agreed to ...

  • PCB Testing Lab Provides Free AIHce 2011 Expo Passes

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment, announced today that their Atlanta, GA testing laboratory is providing free expo passes for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is highly ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • A genetic mutation allows Hudson river fish to adapt to PCBs

    A research group led by an NYU School of Medicine scientist discovered a genetic variant that allows a fish in the Hudson River to live in waters heavily polluted by PCBs. In a study published in the February 18, 2011, online issue of Science, they report that a population of Hudson River fish apparently evolved rapidly in response to the toxic chemicals, which were first introduced in 1929, and ...

  • Are Your Children Being Exposed to Toxic PCBs at School?

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep students and faculty safe from the dangerous associated with PCB exposure. Cinnaminson, NJ, February 4th, 2011 This week The New York Times published an article entitled, “Parents Seek More Action on PCBs in Schools”.  The article discussed hundred of parents ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA proposes EDSP policies and procedures for SDWA chemicals and issues second list of chemicals for EDSP tier 1 screening

    On November 17, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published draft policies and procedures for screening Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) chemicals under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). 75 Fed. Reg. 70558. "SDWA chemicals" are substances which "may be found in sources of drinking water if the Administrator determines that a substantial population may be exposed" ...


    By Acta Group

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