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  • Destructive Illinois Fire Leaves Asbestos Concerns for Residents

    Last month, a fire destroyed six properties in downtown Minonk, Illinois.  The devastating fire took over 100 firefighters to bring it under control and left a large area of destruction in the small community.   Along with the immediate concerns caused by the fire, area residents have learned that asbestos has been found in the rubble.  According to a report published by the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    ABCOV® Process Cleanly Destroys Asbestos By William Mirick, Robert Dvorin and Tony Nocito A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a number of years, first in the laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Deadly Tornados Bring Immediate Destruction and Potential Long Term Environmental Threats

    EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions for residential and commercial properties impacted by the historic tornado season. Just last Thursday tornados in three states killed 15 people and left large areas of destruction and damage to homes and businesses.  This followed the previous Sunday’s devastating tornado that hit Joplin, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hurricane Irene Leaves a Path of Destruction across the Mid-Atlantic

    Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene left a path of destruction across the Mid-Atlantic.  Concise damage reports are still being tabulated, but some areas experienced over 10 inches of rain and tidal surges caused flooding in many areas.  Strong winds also caused damage to many commercial and residential properties.  The storm left hundreds of thousands of people without power and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Special Insurance Coverage offered to Asbestos Abatement Contractors

    For anyone who watches television it’s hard to go more than a day or two without seeing a commercial from a law firm encouraging people who may have been exposed to asbestos to contact them.  These commercials are a prolific source of new cases for attorneys who have specialized in asbestos related cases.   Many companies specializing in asbestos abatement work diligently to ...

  • ARI Technologies, Inc. signs deal with major UK asbestos removal firm

    ARI Technologies, Inc., a leading waste management technology developer has signed an agreement granting exclusive licensing rights for its patented thermochemical conversion technology to Pectel Group, a leader in the asbestos removal industry in the UK and Ireland. This innovative technology was developed, patented and commercialized by ARI. It destroys asbestos fibers through a thermal and ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • Illinois Fire Raises Asbestos Concerns from Area Residents

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide air and bulk asbestos sampling to ensure emergency responders, area residents and building occupants are not exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.   Last month a raging fire in Algonquin, Illinois may have released dangerous asbestos fibers into the air.  A 94 year old vacant factory that had been scheduled to be torn down ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Leading Environmental Experts Warn of Asbestos and Microbial Hazards following Hurricane Sandy

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to numerous deaths caused by the historic storm, countless homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.   Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at close to $20 billion. Many of the damaged properties are beginning the process of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Detroit Stopped from Demolishing Vacant Homes due to Possible Asbestos Contamination

    Michigan’s EMSL Analytical laboratory can provide the city and demolition contractors with quick and accurate asbestos testing solutions. ...


  • Strong Santa Ana Winds Leave Property Damage across Southern California

    Hurricane force gusts were recorded in parts of California this week due to strong Santa Ana winds.  The Santa Ana winds also left a widespread area of damage and destruction in some areas across the state.  In Los Angeles, hundreds of power lines were down and wind gusts of 80 mph were recorded in lower-lying areas.  Southern California Edison reported over 200,000 households ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ARI Technologies, Inc. Awarded Patents

    ARI Technologies, Inc. (ARI), a leading waste management technology developer was awarded patents for "System and Method for Treating Asbestos", (US Patent: 7,939,705 B2).  The broad System and Method patents have now been awarded in the United States and Russia.  Additional patents are currently pending in ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • Even Minor Tornado Damage can Result in Indoor Environmental Hazards

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in an average year Texas has 137 tornadoes, more than any other state in the country.  Less than two months into spring and Texas has already been hit with a number of powerful tornadoes that have caused damage to homes and buildings in many regions of the state.  In a typical year in the United States, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Avoiding Indoor Environmental Hazards Following a Tornado

    To date, there have been almost 500 reported tornadoes in the United States, making 2012 an unusually destructive year and it’s only the month of April.  On average, tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year.  Some years, such as 2012, see much higher numbers.    An average year results in over $1 billion dollars in property damage due to ...

  • CHO-Power plant construction completion celebration

    17 month after the laying of the foundation, Europlasma is pleased to announce that construction work on the CHO-Power plant in Morcenx is now complete, and that the budget has been adhered to. This plant is the most powerful one worldwide to convert industrial waste and biomass into energy through gasification, enhanced by plasma technology. The start-up is scheduled for end of July / early ...


    By EUROPLASMA

  • Texas Residents on the Lookout for Smoke Damage Following the Hidden Pines Fire

    The Hidden Pines Fire consumed over 4,500 acres and destroyed dozens of homes along with several businesses.  The destructive wildfire resulted in the evacuation of entire neighborhoods with hundreds of people having to leave their properties and reside in shelters and other locations for days.   As the fire began to be contained last week, some area ...

  • Texas Building Science Experts Provide Gulf Coast Residents with Hurricane Season Advice

    Earlier this month Tropical Storm Bill made landfall and brought more rain to an already soaked Texas. It was a reminder that hurricane season in the United States has begun and won’t be officially over until November 30th.  People who live in Texas and along the Gulf Coast are at risk this time of year for experiencing the damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical storms. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Region 7, Joplin City Officials Schedule Oct. 4 News Conference on Funding to Assist with Tornado Recovery

    Officials from EPA and the City of Joplin, Mo., will hold a news conference on Thursday, October 4, in Joplin, about an announcement of significant funding from EPA to assist the city’s continuing work to rebuild from the May 2011 tornado. On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado swept through Joplin, killing 161 people, injuring more than 1,000 others, and damaging or destroying nearly 8,000 ...

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