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  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Air quality: Environment MEPs call for tougher new national caps on pollutants

    As air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths in the EU yearly, Environment MEPs on Wednesday tightened up Commission plans and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40bn in air pollution costs by 2030. MEPs also ...


    By European Parliament

  • Spray Foam Insulation in Puerto Rico Raises Indoor Air Quality Concerns

    The use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in residential and commercial properties in Puerto Rico has grown in recent years.  SPF offers excellent insulating properties and has the ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and works well to reduce airborne sounds coming through walls, floors and ceilings.   The U.S. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • DuroAir announces breakthrough industrial Indoor Air Quality Recycling Technology

    DuroAir Technologies Inc. ("DuroAir" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has developed, and successfully independently tested, the world's first known portable air containment and filtration technology that fully filters and recycles industrial contaminated indoor air and returns it safely to the indoor air environment. This has significant environmental and cost saving ...


    By Duroair Technologies Inc.

  • Air Quality a Crucial Issue for New York Students Returning to Classrooms

    Next week, New York City public schools open their doors for the 2016-2017 school year. The New York City Department of Education is the largest school district in the country, serving approximately 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools.  Similar situations are occurring in school districts across the state of New York and the tri-state area as classes begin to fill with students and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air Quality Awareness Week in the US from 28 April

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service are urging Americans to 'Be Air Aware' during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 28 - May 2, 2008. Upcoming State and Local Air Quality Awareness Week Activities As Follows California San Joaquin Valley - The National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley ...

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