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  • Modern Water’s trace metal products support university research project amid tougher U.S. clean air standards

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has sold its portable trace metal monitor, the PDV6000plus (PDV), to Portland State University (PSU). The PDV will be used to test the level of fine particle pollution in the air and assist in meeting the revised Clean Air Act in the United States. This sale is ...

  • Air pollutants clear out as clean air programs close in

    The US EPA's clean fuels programs have exceeded expectations in reducing ozone pollutants and air toxics. A new report based on data collected from 1995-2005 finds emission reductions often significantly greater than regulatory requirements. The data, which provide a view of recent gasoline property trends, are mainly from EPA's reformulated gasoline (RFG) and anti-dumping programs. Highlights of ...

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • EPA Proposes Updates to Emissions Standards for Refineries to Protect Nearby Neighborhoods/Proposed steps will protect public health and improve air quality

    After receiving input from stakeholders including community groups, industry and the states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update the toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries to protect neighborhoods located near refineries. The agency’s common-sense proposal would further reduce toxic pollution from flaring and other processes and includes new ...

  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. If exposed at high levels, the pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA establishes clean air act standards for boilers and incinerators / sensible standards provide significant public health benefits while cutting costs from initial proposal by nearly 50 percent

    In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain incinerators that achieve significant public health protections through reductions in toxic air emissions, including mercury and soot, but cut the cost of implementation by about 50 percent from an earlier ...

  • EPA issues Arizona Toxics inventory data (AZ)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Arizona decreased 36 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 34 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals, releases and off-site transfers. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics ...

  • EPA issues California Toxics inventory data (CA)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California decreased 14 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 6 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals, releases and off-site transfers. The data comes from the EPA’s ...

  • EPA issues California toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA issues Nevada Toxics inventory data (NV)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Nevada decreased 8 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 16 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly ...

  • EPA issues Hawaii toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Hawaii decreased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA issues CNMI toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in CNMI decreased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, providing ...

  • EPA issues Guam toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Guam increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, providing ...

  • EPA issues Nevada toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Nevada increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA issues Arizona toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Arizona increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • Boilers & Incinerators to be Impacted by New EPA Standards

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a news report that the “EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators.” According to the release, “In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Senate rejects bid to block carbon standards

    Late last night, the Senate rejected a bid to block standards to limit the dangerous carbon pollution that is driving climate change. The measure, an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution proposed by Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK, would have prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency and the executive branch from developing standards under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon emissions ...

  • EPA Issues Arizona Toxics Release Inventory Data for 2011

    “Community Right-to-Know data helps all of us remain aware of the types and amounts of chemicals being used in our neighborhoods,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “It is great to see pollution prevention activities at reporting facilities, and we encourage them to reduce their chemical releases via this method.” A total ...

  • EPA issues American Samoa toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in American Samoa decreased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • Epa: BP must use less toxic dispersant (HQ)

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a directive requiring BP to identify and use a less toxic and more effective dispersant from the list of EPA authorized dispersants. Dispersants are a chemical used to break up oil into small droplets so that they are more easily degraded. The directive requires BP to identify a less toxic alternative – to be used both on the ...

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