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  • Preventing chemical spills

    Most spills are preventable. The following are some tips that could help to prevent or minimize the magnitude of a spill: Place chemical containers being used in a hood or lab bench area that reduces the possibility of accidentally knocking over a container. Keep all unused reagents in thier appropriate storage area and keep your work area clean of needles equipment and clutter. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • NTP Findings Consistent with Actions Taken During Chemical Spill

    The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has completed a series of short-term toxicity studies it conducted over the past year to evaluate chemicals spilled into the Elk River in 2014. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) noted the scientific studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program indicate West Virginia took appropriate public health measures during the ...

  • AmWater agrees to $126m chemical spill settlement

    American Water has settled a class action lawsuit over the 2014 Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston, WV for $126 million – an amount which effectively equals the investor-owned utility’s annual revenues for West Virginia in 2015 ($129 million). CEO Susan Story explained on a conference call earlier today that the settlement will remove uncertainty surrounding the risks and ...

  • Bankruptcy judge approves chemical spill company`s plan

    More than $2 million will be distributed to residents and businesses affected by a 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia under a liquidation plan approved by a bankruptcy judge. Freedom Industries' plan also will provide $1.4 million to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and environmental firms for continued cleanup work. Freedom's parent, Chemstream Holdings, is adding $1.1 ...


    By Associated Press

  • AWWA, AMWA send joint letter to Senate committee looking at chemical spills

    AWWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies have sent a letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife on how EPA and states can help water systems better prepare for emergencies such as the recent chemical spill in West Virginia. Among the key points ...

  • ASTM E2014 - 11 Standard Guide on Metallographic Laboratory Safety

    1. Scope 1.1 This guide covers the outline of the basic safety guidelines to be used in a metallographic laboratory. Safe working habits are discussed for various tasks performed in a metallographic laboratory. 1.2 The sections appear in the following order This guide does not purport to address all of the safety ...


    By ASTM International

  • Company president in chemical spill facing charges

    The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit. In bankruptcy court hearings and meetings, former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern repeatedly said he had little to do with the company before it was sold a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • ChemiGreen Inc. has completed and successfully deployed its Wi-Plug wireless spill containment system at major industrial facilities in Ontario

    ChemiGreen Inc., a Canadian company, announced today that after two and a half years of intensive R&D activities, it completed and successfully deployed its Wi-Plug Wireless Spill Containment System at major Industrial facilities in Ontario. ChemiGreen’s spill containment technology is now operational at St Marys Cement Inc. in St. Marys, Ontario, and Timken Canada LP in St. Thomas, Ontario. ...

  • 21st Mining Safety Must Address Spill Risk And Spill Safety

    According to miningsafety.co.za “Mining operations generate hazardous waste, transport and store petroleum products and other hazardous materials, and by law mining companies are required to prepare spill control and cleanup procedures and plans.” This means that mining sites must by law go through the same preparation procedures that other sites that may face a fuel or ...

  • Bill boosting oversight of chemical tanks advances

    A Senate panel has cleared a bill that would boost state oversight of chemical storage facilities, following the West Virginia chemical spill. The Environment and Public Works committee in a bipartisan voice vote Thursday advanced the measure. The bill would require states to inspect chemical storage facilities regularly and to identify tanks near drinking water supplies. Companies would also ...


    By Associated Press

  • Indictments in West Virginia chemical spill case

    Four former chemical company executives and two lower-level employees have been charged in a January spill that contaminated a river and left 300,000 residents around West Virginia's capital without usable water for drinking and bathing for days. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charged ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell and two others with failing to ...


    By Associated Press

  • House Chemicals Bill Would Undermine Health and Safety

    A House bill to overhaul federal oversight of the chemical industry would do more harm than good, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The bill, introduced late yesterday by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), chair of the House Environment and Economy Subcommittee, would overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a 1976 law that is widely viewed as a failure. Daniel Rosenberg, senior ...

  • ChemiGreen Inc. announces strategic agreement with Newalta

    Toronto, Ontario –  ChemiGreen Inc. today announced that Newalta (www.newalta.com) will distribute and use ChemiGreen’s revolutionary spill containment systems in Canada and the U.S. Recognizing that to date there has been no cost effective solution to spill containment, ChemiGreen Inc. developed an innovative, patented, wireless-activated ...


    By ChemiGreen Technologies Inc.

  • EPA Calls for Partnering on School Chemical Safety

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 23, 2007)  What should a school do with outdated chemicals that may have been sitting in the lab cabinet or storage closet for 20 years or more? EPA's Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign can help schools find partners to give advice in safe chemical removal and management.  EPA is challenging companies and other organizations with chemical expertise to be good ...

  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • NCEC to provide 24/7 chemical risk support for UK Ministry of Defence

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three year contract to provide the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database The MoD handles and transports various chemicals, such as fuel, as part of its ...

  • TacticID-GP Used for Department of Defense Simulations

    B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is pleased to announce that the TaciticID-GP handheld Raman spectrometer has been very well received thus far with military users. In early November, the TacticID-GP was integrated into a 3 day Department of Defense explosive disposal simulation ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Soaking up oil spills with nanowires

    Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks can cause havoc in ecosystems, killing marine and aquatic wildlife and polluting drinking water supplies. New research has developed a way of cleaning up spills using a super-absorbent material, which selectively draws up oil and other organic pollutants, leaving clean water behind. Current methods for cleaning up oil spills have limitations. Many ...

  • Leading Experts from Public and Private Sector to Offer Solutions for Post-Disaster Community Recovery in New Orleans, May 2-4

    Executive Director of Recovery Management for the City of New Orleans Dr. Edward Blakely, Dr. Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge, Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University, and Times-Picayune City Editor David Meeks, among dozens who will speak at Restoration 2007 Washington, D.C. — With hundreds of communities ...


    By ICMA

  • IPI now offers comprehensive selection of industrial spill control kits

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers a broad range of industrial spill control kits that allow for an immediate response to any kind of emergency spill situation.  IPI has increased its line of quality universal Spill Kits which combine the very best absorbents, ...

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