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  • US Energy Department Fined $500,000 for Hanford Radioactive Spill

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a $500,000 penalty against the US Department of Energy, DOE, for a release of radioactive hazardous tank waste to the soil at the Hanford Nuclear Site on the Columbia River in central Washington. The waste endangered workers and brought a halt to cleanup of the leaky underground single-shell tanks. The spill occurred on July 27, 2007, when ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/2/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG Status of Response - ...

  • Vermont oil distributor Settles clean water act violations

    According to the settlement, Rowley Fuels of Milton, Vt. failed to take adequate precautions meant to prevent and contain oil spills. Specifically, EPA alleged that Rowley Fuels failed to adequately prepare and maintain a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure plan, known as an SPCC plan, at the company’s Alburgh, Vt. facility. The complaint was based on an inspection by EPA staff. ...

  • Portable Tank Group teams up with highland tank

    Portable Tank Group, a Floridian tank supplier for static water storage, flexi tanks for ISO container transportation, and emergency water reserve, has teamed up with Highland Tank to offer you a wide variety of steel tanks for water and petroleum-chemical applications for both residential and commercial needs. Highland Tank was established in 1946 and has been manufacturing quality products ever ...


    By Portable Tank Group, Inc.

  • Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • EPA guides Marinas on best ways to prevent water pollution

    With Memorial Day and summer approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that New York State marinas take steps to prevent the pollution of local waterways. At the Albany Yacht Club this morning, EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck highlighted the best environmental practices for reducing pollution from boat washing and other maintenance activities that can degrade ...

  • The Logistics Lifeline

    After a year fraught with humanitarian disasters, best practices for urgent humanitarian relief are emerging, providing hope and furthering the business community’s ability to respond effectively to future events. Emergency supply chains can be literally a matter of life and death. When companies respond to disasters, the assistance they give—which can include management expertise, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • New haven chemical manufacturer and distributor pays penalty for environmental violations

    A chemical manufacturing and distribution plant in New Haven, Conn., has agreed to pay a $12,626 penalty and to spend about $40,000 to buy emergency response equipment for the City to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal air, water and right-to-know laws. According to the settlement signed recently by EPA’s New England office, H. Krevit and Co. ...

  • New haven chemical manufacturer and distributor pays penalty for environmental violations

    A chemical manufacturing and distribution plant in New Haven, Conn., has agreed to pay a $12,626 penalty and to spend about $40,000 to buy emergency response equipment for the City to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal air, water and right-to-know laws. According to the settlement signed recently by EPA’s New England office, H. Krevit and Co. ...

  • Coal-ash waste poses risk across the nation

    The billion-gallon wave of toxic coal-ash sludge that burst from a power-plant retention pond and buried 300 acres of rural Tennessee hints at a far larger problem: hundreds of similar threats nationwide. More than 1,300 coal-ash waste sites are dotted across the United States, about half of them actively used, federal data show. Some are landfills. The rest are 'surface impoundments' (storage ...


    By Axcess News

  • First Steps on the Hard Road to Environmental Restoration

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 12, 2005 (ENS) - The total environmental impact of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on August 29 is still unknown, but it is currently being evaluated ...

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

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