asbestos recycling News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos

    Two businesses and a company director have been fined after workers in Manchester were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres. The prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) comes just days before the launch of a national £1.2 million campaign to increase awareness about asbestos among tradespeople. Recon Packaging Ltd, of Stamford Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, pleaded guilty 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

  • Recycling roofs to roads

    Recycling asphalt shingles known as RAS into road base has over a decade worth of history in the Eastern States. Although not a new process, in Western Canada it"s taken a little longer to "lift off" so to speak.    Kelowna-based Gemaco Sales Ltd, which operates the only licensed facility dedicated to asphalt shingle recycling in Metro Vancouver at its Recycle Asphalt Shingle (RAS) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with the Homeca Recycling Center Co, Inc. and Tallaboa Industrial Park, LLC to clean up asbestos that spread from a building in the Tallaboa Industrial Park during demolition to the nearby Jorge Lucas Perez Valdevieso School and a children’s Head Start facility. The building was being demolished as part of the redevelopment ...

  • Brussels - Solutions for the responsible recycling of ships

    Untitled Document Stavros Dimas, member of the European Commission, Responsible for Environment said: “The dismantling or recycling of ships is a pressing environmental, economic and ...


  • Ship recycling safety in Pakistan explored at UN workshop

    Recycling the end-of-life ships is a major industry that is a source of steel and other recyclable items. While the industry provides an important source of raw materials and employment to the countries in which it is based, there is concern about the environmental, health and safety standards employed in the dismantling and recycling of vessels that can contain substances ranging from asbestos ...

  • Restoration Environmental Contractors-REC Demolition-REC Disaster successfully completes 9,000 asbestos, demolition, lead, mould/mold and environmental remediation projects

    Since 1989, Restoration Consultants - Restoration Environmental Contractors - REC Demolition has successfully completed over 9,000 environmental remediation, Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Demolition projects throughout Canada, specializing in GREEN - LEED demolition and environmental remediation projects. We provide remediation options tailor-made for each project from the start, whether they are ...

  • Lead and Cadmium Overexposure in Ohio Battery Recycling Facility

    A battery recycling facility in Lancaster, Ohio has been cited for 14 serious safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA. The company’s total projected fine is $59,400. Some of the serious violations included exposing workers to lead levels that were eight times the exposure limit, as well as cadmium levels that were more than twice the exposure limit. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other environmentally ...

  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other ...


    By WeDoTanks.com LLC

  • Recycling Lead from Used Batteries Increases Health Risks in Mexico

    Increasing numbers of old batteries that Americans recycle are sent to Mexico, where the lead is removed and then re-sold or re-used, according to the New York Times. The recycling process for batteries has become more expensive and complex in the U.S. since the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) instituted new regulations concerning lead pollution, so American companies are sending more ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ISO document to increase confidence in certification of ship recycling management systems

    A newly published ISO publicly available specification (PAS) for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management will help to increase the safety of workers and protection of the environment by providing requirements for independent recognition of good practice. ISO/PAS 30003:2008, Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – Requirements for bodies ...

  • EnviroVantage performs demolition of four structures completing entire project with only 1 dumpster of trash

    The Elliott Rose Farm in Dover, NH included 4 greenhouses; 3 at 800 feet in length and 1 at 400 feet. Due to age and snow pressure, it was necessary to re-enforce the metal framing with wood. The only way to secure the wood, glass and frame was to use caulking that, unfortunately in the 1970’s, contained asbestos. In 2003, the rose farm shut down but the land was still very valuable. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Somerset landowner fined for burying hazardous waste

    A landowner who buried asbestos and other demolition waste at a farm near Taunton, Somerset, has been ordered to pay £2,334.68 in fines and costs. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Michael James obtained planning permission to convert the farm buildings at Allerford Farm, Taunton, into a mixture of industrial and residential units. James ...

  • 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

  • Demolition: Where power meets precision

    Demolition involves plenty of noise, big machinery and a lot of dust. But today’s demolition contractor offers more than just brawn. Being a top choice demolition contractor means having multifaceted skills in just about every aspect of jobsite preparation, from remediation and abatement to materials recycling.“It’s not just about getting in and smashing stuff,” says Scott Knightly, president of ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Universal Wrecking Corp. completes selective demolition project in Maryland

    Universal Wrecking Corp., a premier demolition, scrap metal recycling and wrecking contractor that operates on a nationwide basis, completed the selective demolition of fire damaged building in Maryland. During a severe storm many years ago, the building was struck by lighting and subsequently caught on fire. The building sat vacant for several years while the owners and insurance companies ...

  • 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 ...

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