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  • Tips to Prevent Air Duct Contamination Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses air ducts and provides tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on ways to prevent air duct contamination.  “Air ducts that become dirty and contaminated may not operate efficiently and could ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Improve Indoor Air Quality by Identifying Areas of Mold Contamination

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors. Although fungus and fungi are the more accurate scientific terms, "mold" and "mildew" are the non-technical names that are most commonly used to refer to any fungus that is found indoors.   Molds originate from the outdoors and are typically brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, and shoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

    The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples and air monitoring cassettes for asbestos. Due to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Enviro-Equipment, Inc. Announces the Addition of Laser Particle Counters for Indoor Air Contamination Monitoring

    Enviro-Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of the new TSI AeroTrak 9306-V2 Particle Counter to its rental fleet. A global provider of specialty equipment for environmental remediation and more, Enviro-Equipment expands their selection of ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

  • Contamination Threatens Tucson Drinking Water

    TUCSON, Arizona, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday ordered the Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force to clean up a migrating plume of contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under the order, Raytheon, formerly Hughes Aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force are required to treat two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and ...

  • Lead Poisoning Risks in Contaminated Soil

    A recent USA Today investigation revealed contaminated soil around hundreds of old lead factory sites. At a hearing on Thursday, a US senator questioned federal environmental health officials about what is being done to reduce lead poisoning risks. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning, and they can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources–although ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Is Contaminated Drywall Hazardous to Your Health?

    EMSL Analytical provides six testing solutions to determine if properties have defective Chinese drywall that could result in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Cinnaminson, NJ, March 9th, 2011 Earlier this week, ProPublica published a news story about 12 twelve infants that have recently died at Fort Bragg.  According to the article, entitled “Fort ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New York Landlords Required by Law to Notify Tenants of Indoor Air Contamination due to Soil Vapor Intrusion

    In 2008, the governor of New York signed new legislation that added a section to the Environmental Conservation Law.  It requires property owners and owner agents to notify their tenants and occupants of any test results related to indoor air contamination associated with soil vapor intrusion. The New York law applies to both residential and non-residential properties. According to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • HVAC Inspections Reduces Allergens and Microbial Contaminants

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for HVAC systems to determine if mold, particulates and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants are present. With Labor Day behind us the summer is coming to a close.  Many HVAC systems have been running nonstop, but will soon be taking a break before they begin providing warm air to keep building occupants comfortable ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IEST publishes contamination control recommended practice

    A newly revised Recommended Practice (RP) from the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) describes a method for characterizing organic compounds outgassed from materials or components exposed to air or gases in cleanrooms and other controlled environments. IEST-RP-CC031.2: Method for Characterizing Outgassed Organic Compounds from Cleanroom Materials and Components is ...

  • Contaminated Site Remediated in 4 months (Clay)

    CROOKS FARM – FT PIERCE, FLORIDA FDEP FACILITY ID#56-9807808 A discharge at the above site had contaminated the soil and groundwater. The soil characteristic on this site was sandy soil from 0’ to 2’ and dense nonpermiable gray clay from 2’ to 15’. Groundwater fluctuated between 3’ to 6’. The phase II assessment on May 19, 2004 had determined that approximately 500 cubic yards of ...

  • Study reveals mercury contamination in Fish Nationwide

    Scientists detected mercury contamination in every fish sampled in 291 streams across the country, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released today. About a quarter of these fish were found to contain mercury at levels exceeding the criterion for the protection of people who consume average amounts of fish, established by the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Bacterial Infections Linked to Contaminated Tattoo Ink

    Cinnaminson, NJ, September 10th, 2012 Last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about tattoo-associated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) skin infections.  The report came after four states reported similar occurrences.  New York, Washington, Iowa and Colorado all reported cases.  In New York alone, health officials received ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Better detection of mercury contamination developed by researchers

    Mercury contamination has a negative impact on both the environment and human health. Researchers have developed a simple visual technique that will make detecting mercury pollution much easier. Mercury poses an international threat, as it can be transported through the air and through the food chain, especially via fish. It is mainly used in thermometers, barometers, dental fillings and ...

  • QED heads to Contamination Expo Series 2018

    QED Environmental Systems, a leading global supplier of environmental equipment will be attending this year’s Contamination Expo Series at the NEC in Birmingham on the 12th and 13th September. ...

  • Illinois Residents on the Lookout for Biological Contaminants in the Home

    Indoor air quality problems can occur in almost any structure.  Just last month, a woman filed a lawsuit against the owners of an apartment complex in Collinsville, Illinois.  The suit claims that the defendants attempted to conceal sewage and mold that lead to the woman becoming ill after breathing the poor indoor air quality.   The typical home across Chicago and throughout ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico

    Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC). TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico's Superfund sites, hazardous waste locations and other areas where it is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • New insight on the spread of contamination from Fukushima

    A study on the transport of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima in the two months after the nuclear incident suggests that they were at official levels of contamination for 34,000 km2 of Japan, and that 2.8% of iodine radionuclides from the event were calculated to have reached the EU. The 2011 nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan, caused the release of large amounts of radionuclides ...

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