OAKVILLE, ONTARIO - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX: BEV) (the 'Company' or 'BEI') today announced that it has entered into a contract to remove and treat approximately 10,500 tonnes of PCB contaminated soil located in southern Ontario. It is expected that the soil will be removed from the property in 2010 and processed at the Company's Saint Ambroise facility based on the operating requirements of the facility. The removal and treatment of the soil is subject to the client completing specified financial requirements.
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 their backyards that run along Ley Creek. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Lower Ley Creek area is...
EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ; $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility
PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems and are potentially cancer-causing. PCBs had been widely used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications until they were banned in 1979. PCBs are potentially cancer-causing in people and build up in the fat of fish and mammals, increasing in concentration as they move up the food chain. The primary risk to humans is the accumulation of PCBs in the body from eating contaminated...
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 utility in California, providing electric power to more than 145,000 customers in the Imperial Valley and parts of Riverside...
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 caused the soil, ground water and a building on the property to be contaminated with PCBs. Based on the PCB levels inside...
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 between 1950 and 1980. PCBs were also used in other building materials such as paints, mastics, sealants, adhesives, specialty coatings...