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  • Naturally occurring asbestos in the southwest US

    A report published by the US Geological Survey (USGS) contains a regional map and associated database that inventory 121 locations of reported natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the Southwestern United States, including Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The map is based on a search of scientific literature and does not identify any new occurrences of asbestos. It is the fourth in a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Illinois Residents Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Removing popcorn ceilings is a common home improvement project for many Illinois residents.  This surfacing technique, used in many residential properties, is no longer in style and can even lower property values.    Many homes and apartments that were built between the 1960s and 1980s used popcorn ceilings as a standard method of texturing ceilings.  Today, many property ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Floridians Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and condominiums were built across Florida from the 1960s through the 1980s.  During this same time frame, a favorite ceiling texturing technique used by many builders is the now outdated look of popcorn ceilings.   Many of these older homes have been remodeled over the years and one of the favorite projects for homeowners to tackle is removing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Removal from Ottawa Federal Buildings Goes Undocumented

    According to a list recently compiled by the Public Works and Government Services Canada, the Canadian federal government owns 318 building that are known to contain asbestos. Yet despite this high number, the government has not been actively tracking projects to remove asbestos from these buildings. This list is not comprehensive and does not contain any buildings which are owned by departments ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mid-Atlantic Residents Warned of Possible Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings

    Many homes built between the 1960s and 1980s used popcorn ceilings as a standard method of texturing ceilings.  As time has passed, many property owners and new buyers of these homes have decided to update the look of their homes by removing these popcorn ceilings.   Some of these projects have been done by informed professionals and many more of these have been completed by ...

  • Company to Repay the EPA for its Costs to Clean Up Site Contaminated with 70 Tons of Asbestos in Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal agreement with D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. to obtain $1.6 million spent by the EPA to clean up the Friction Division Products site in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The site was formerly home to Friction Division Products Inc. and was abandoned by the company when it shut down the business. Friction Division Products filed for ...

  • Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. Supports Washington Brake Regulation, Calls for Nation-Wide Asbestos Ban

    Legislation in the state of Washington that will eliminate asbestos in brakes is a step in the right direction, said an attorney of Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. The leading national firm is committed to helping individuals harmed by toxic chemicals, including the carcinogen asbestos, attorney Robert Shuttlesworth said. The fibers are sometimes used in brake pads as ...


    By Shrader & Associates

  • EPE S.A sign contract with Reederei Thomas Schulte GMBH & Co.KG

    Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. sign a contract with Reederei Thomas Schulte GmbH & Co.KG for the preparation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (33 vessels) to comply with the new Ship Recycling Convention Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. (EPE) attends to prepare the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for the entire Reederei Thomas Schulte fleet (33 container ...

  • ENVIRON Opens Wichita Office, Expanding Services in the Great Plains

    EWire -- In response to a growing geographic need for expert consulting services in the Great Plains, ENVIRON is pleased to announce the opening of the firm's Wichita, Kansas office, led by ENVIRON Principal Donn Lentz. According to Ron Hutchens, President of ENVIRON's North America Division, "The Wichita office brings ENVIRON's full range of services closer to our Plains States clients and ...


    By E-Wire

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Reminded of Indoor Environmental Issues Associated with Property Damage Claims

    Commercial and residential property insurance is important for protecting what is for many people is their biggest asset, their home or business.  Although a standard homeowner’s insurance policy typically covers the home and personal property, most have a number of exclusions.  These may include damage caused by natural disasters such as flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ENSR International Announces New Senior Staff in New York

    Untitled Document To serve a growing client base in Upstate New York, ENSR International, a leading environmental consulting firm with offices in East Syracuse, Albany and Rochester and 40 other US ...


    By AECOM

  • Montrose (Colo.) receives $400K to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Montrose, Colorado will receive a $400K Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in targeted areas in downtown Montrose. The City of Montrose will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess several properties impacted by hazardous materials and petroleum compounds, including the abandoned Bullock ...

  • House Subcommittee Holds TSCA Oversight Hearing

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, held a June 13, 2013, hearing on "Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act: Understanding its History and Reviewing its Impact." The oversight hearing was intended to improve the Subcommittee's understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its implementation. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • House Subcommittee Holds TSCA Oversight Hearing

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, held a June 13, 2013, hearing on "Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act: Understanding its History and Reviewing its Impact." The oversight hearing was intended to improve the Subcommittee's understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its implementation. The ...


    By Acta Group

  • Commission presents EU strategy for safer ship dismantling

    The European Commission has presented an EU strategy to make the dismantling of old ships safer for workers and the environment. Every year between 200 and 600 large merchant ships are taken apart for their valuable scrap metal. Many ships taken out of service in Europe end up being dismantled on beaches in South Asia. A lack of environmental protection and safety measures results in high ...

  • EPA provides $800K to advance the cleanup and revitalization of properties in Great Falls and north central Montana

    At a ceremony at the Celtic Cowboy restaurant in downtown Great Falls, Mont., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional administrator Shaun McGrath today presented the Great Falls Development Authority and Sweetgrass Development $400K each in Brownfields grant funds. The $800K in EPA grant resources will be used by both organizations to expand local efforts to assess, clean up and ...

  • Leading Public Adjusters Provide Advice about Property Damage Claims and Potential Health & Safety Hazards

    Homeowners insurance is important to protect what is for many people one of their biggest assets, their home.  It is also required by most mortgage lenders.   A standard homeowners insurance policy typically covers the home and personal property, but most have important exclusions.  These may include damage due to natural disasters such as flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Europlasma - 2010 Year end Results

    The Europlasma Board of Directors met on 27 April 2011 to authorise the issue of the 2010 financial statements Europlasma, the French clean technology and renewable energy group, reports 2010 results: - TEUR 40,836 consolidated turnover - TEUR 458 consolidated operating income - TEUR 781 consolidated net income (Group share) 2010 consolidated ...


    By EUROPLASMA

  • ABB reports solid operational results in a demanding market

    ABB reported solid operational results in the fourth quarter on strong revenue growth and steady cash flow, despite a difficult global market that impacted orders. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and net income in the quarter were reduced by previously-announced provisions, but full-year EBIT nevertheless reached a record $4.6 billion. Orders decreased 19 percent in the fourth quarter ...


    By ABB

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