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  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • Campaign launched to ensure better air quality in London

    The UK government is failing by a wide margin to meet its legal obligations to combat air pollution in London. Environmental law and policy organisation, ClientEarth, have a launched a new campaign to ensure full compliance with air quality laws in London in time for 2012 Olympics. London has the worst air quality in the UK and some of the worst in Europe. Recent figures have suggested that air ...

  • EU states approve new air quality directive

    EU citizens will soon be better protected from the negative health effects of fine dust particles,  thanks to a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The legal text was adopted at the Council meeting on on Monday in Luxembourg, following an agreement with the European Parliament under the conciliation procedure. It foresees a limit of 25 µg/m3 for the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • A&WMA Takes a “Critical” Look at Air Quality Management

    A&WMA Takes a “Critical” Look at Air Quality Management During its 100th Annual Conference & Exhibition John Bachmann, formerly of EPA, to lead a lively exchange on history of air quality management Pittsburgh, PA – As part of its 100th Annual Conference & Exhibition, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), will explore the history of the U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards ...

  • New insight into improving air quality measurements

    Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and King's College London have identified a mechanism which is responsible for under-reporting of peak nitrogen dioxide concentrations at some air quality monitoring stations, and the best ways to minimise this. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is an air pollutant formed when fuels are burned, ...

  • CB&I Announces Air Quality Control Award

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced it has been awarded two contracts with a combined value in excess of $40 million for an air quality control program for five existing coal-fired units. The units represent more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity. CB&I will provide turnkey engineering, ...

  • Modelling partly to blame for air quality failures

    On 2nd November 2016 the High Court ruled in a case brought by ClientEarth, that the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution are illegal. The judgement said: “the Secretary of State (for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) must aim to achieve compliance (with the Air Quality Directive) by the soonest date possible, that she must choose a route to that objective which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Air Compliance Testing Acquires FBT Environmental and Testing Services

    Air Compliance Testing recently announced that it acquired the assets of FBT Testing and Environmental Services’ Cincinnati, Ohio stack testing division. Founded in 1992, FBT Testing and Environmental Services maintained clients in the power production, manufacturing, construction materials, and automotive industries. The acquisition is an implementation of Air Compliance Testing’s focus on ...

  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

  • EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality

    Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands. The tribes receiving the grants include: Cherokee Nation -- $437,785 Delaware Nation -- $68,794 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma -- $70,284 Quapaw Tribe ...

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico

    Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in nearby homes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico Prepares to Celebrate Earth Day and the Importance of Air Quality

    Since 1970, people across the globe have celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd. People in Puerto Rico have a long history of marking the occasion and recognizing how the environment directly impacts people’s quality of life and even their health. A significant component to Earth Day is the recognition of air quality and how it plays a vital role in the health of the planet and people.  ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico’s Commercial Properties

    While the thought of polluted air in the work environment may bring to mind faded images of coal miners covered in dust or factory workers surrounded by smoke and fumes from decades ago, the reality is many people who work in modern office environments are also being exposed to air quality pollutants.   The quality of the air that employees breathe is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • US air quality control standards for lead now 10 times stronger

    EPA dramatically strengthened the nation's air quality standards for lead, improving public health protection, especially for children. The new standards tighten the allowable lead level 10 times to 0.15 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air (ug/m3). 'America's air is cleaner than a generation ago,' said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. 'With these stronger standards a new generation of ...

  • New School Year in Puerto Rico and the Importance of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

    This month, students and teachers across Puerto Rico begin returning to classrooms for the start of the new school year. Unfortunately, too many school districts face challenges when it comes to providing a healthy environment for their students and teachers.  Tough economic times have resulted in numerous schools having their preventive maintenance and operating ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Environment: a fresh legal approach to improving air quality in Member States

    Ambient air quality is poor in many EU Member States – despite an obligation for governments to ensure good air quality for citizens. The situation is so serious that the Commission is currently taking action against 17 States with a consistent record of poor air quality. Today, as part of a fresh approach to the problem, Bulgaria, ...

  • 4 Air quality monitoring stations for ENI Group, Italy

    Each of the stations include analyzers for the real time monitoring of pollutants such as NOX, SO2, CO, O3, COT, Hg, meteo sensors and DAS (data acquisition system), including the global service for 5 years. Our Italian subsidiary, Environnement Italia Spa in cooperation with LABANALYSIS, one of the biggest Italian chemical Laboratory, win a tender for 5 years of Ambient air quaity analysis in ...


    By Environnement S.A

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