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  • Toxic chemical releases declining

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Chemical Release Data Available

    EPA Sets New Early Record for Releasing Data to Communities Nationally Washington, D.C. - EPA's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is available this year earlier than ever before for local communities and national analysis. Facility-specific data was released last September and the full national data released today. 'EPA is getting quality data out to the public faster through ...

  • EPA Releases Chemical Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals

    “EPA’s use of cost effective advanced chemical screening techniques has transformed this country’s knowledge of the safety of almost 2,000 chemicals currently in use,” said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “Today’s release marks an important milestone in communicating and improving our understanding ...

  • EPA Releases Chemical Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals

    “EPA’s use of cost effective advanced chemical screening techniques has transformed this country’s knowledge of the safety of almost 2,000 chemicals currently in use,” said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “Today’s release marks an important milestone in communicating and improving our understanding ...

  • ETUC releases list of priority chemicals

    On 31 March, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) released their priority list of chemicals to be authorised under the European Union's chemicals legislation REACH. This list includes 306 substances that ETUC wishes to be placed on the candidate list of substances of very high concern, showing the organisation's commitment to a strong implementation of REACH. ETUC is among the first ...

  • Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases

    Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the agreement involving the biotechnology company's Soda Springs facilities. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Maine releases list of “chemicals of high concern

    Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), working with theMaine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MCDC), recently published a list of“Chemicals of High Concern,” which includes approximately 1,700 chemical entries. Maine’slaw on Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products mandated creation of the list. According to theMDEP website, a chemical is included on the list only if it is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA planning to release more chemical action plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is preparing action plans for nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylate (NP/NPE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), siloxanes, and diisocyanates. EPA is also preparing final action plans for the chemicals remaining on EPA's initial list -- bisphenol A and benzidine dyes. EPA chose the chemicals based on a range of criteria, including ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Releases List of EDSP Universe of Chemicals

    On November 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a document entitled The EDSP Universe of Chemicals and General Validation Principles, as well as the list of approximately 10,000 chemicals. According to EPA, the document is a supplement to the June 2012 EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan, which EPA intends to provide strategic guidance and outline critical activities ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chlorine release at plant leads to chemical hazards charges

    OSHA has cited Infineum USA L.P. for 22 workplace safety violations, including exposing employees to chemical hazards, at the company"s facility in Linden, N.J. Proposed penalties total $88,500. The agency initiated its inspection on Nov. 24, 2009, in response to a complaint related to a chlorine release at the facility. As a result of the inspection, the company has received citations for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Chemical Safety Software releases EMS 4.0

    Chemical Safety Software has announced the release of version 4.0, of its industry-leading Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software.  Version 4.0 includes regulatory enhancements, multi-lingual capabilities and improved navigability. “All new releases are exciting, but 4.0 has some real game-changers,” said Robert Dunn, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chemical Safety.  “The ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Rush and Waxman release toxic chemicals safety act

    On July 22, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (pdf). “The introduction of this legislation marks a major step ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA Releases List of High-Volume Chemicals

    (Washington, DC) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the first set of Hazard Characterizations on 101 High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals. These characterizations are based on EPA’s scientific review of the screening-level hazard, or toxicity, data that was submitted by the U.S. chemical industry through EPA’s HPV Challenge Program or other information previously collected by ...

  • EPA releases formerly confidential chemical information

    As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to enhance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals management program and increase transparency, the agency is making available to the public hundreds of studies on chemicals that had been treated as confidential business information (CBI). The move is part of EPA's plan to make public the chemicals that are not ...

  • Two Kentucky Train Wrecks Release Hazardous Chemicals

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - In the second fiery train crash in Kentucky in two days, a number of train cars, at least three carrying liquid propane gas, derailed and exploded south of Louisville this morning. The explosion closed Interstate 65 in both directions for 18 miles and forced evacuations of homes, businesses and a school, Kentucky officials said. The Bullitt County ...

  • EPA Releases List of EDSP Universe of Chemicals

    On November 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a document entitled The EDSP Universe of Chemicals and General Validation Principles, as well as the list of approximately 10,000 chemicals. According to EPA, the document is a supplement to the June 2012 EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan, which EPA intends to provide strategic guidance and outline critical ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2009 Toxic chemical releases / agency completes analysis on chemical disposal and release (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2009 toxic chemical releases in Vermont (VT)

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2009. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2009 toxic chemical releases in Connecticut

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2009. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • EPA Analysis Shows Increase in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Maine

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Maine, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have increased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as ...

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