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  • Camano Island (WA) Chlorine Release Safely Resolved

    During the early hours of January 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at the request of state and local authorities, responded to a reported chlorine gas release at a private residence on Camano Island WA, a rural area 60 miles north of Seattle. According to Camano Island Fire & Rescue (CIFR), who were first on the scene, a local resident was scrapping an old pressurized steel tank, ...

  • 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)

  • Purafil ESD prevents Accidental chlorine releases at Detroit Water Treatment Plant

    Springwells Water Treatment Plant is a 540 million gallon per day (mgd) surface water treatment plant located in a mixed residential and light industrial area on the west side of Detroit. The largest freshwater treatment plant in Michigan, Springwells draws water from the Detroit River, disinfects it with chlorine, coagulates it with alum, and filters it through high-rate dual-media rapid sand ...


    By Dimtech S.A

  • Amalgamated Sugar settles for failure to immediately report the release of chlorine gas into the environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC (Amalgamated Sugar) for failing to properly report the release of dangerous chlorine gas at its Paul, Idaho facility. Amalgamated Sugar, a sugar manufacturing facility that processes sugar beets, will pay $18,000 in penalties. According to the settlement, plant operators did not immediately ...

  • Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner

    Darigold Inc. failed to immediately notify federal and state emergency authorities of a chlorine gas release in 2012 at a milk facility in Portland, Oregon, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By law, facilities are required to report hazardous releases to state and federal emergency response authorities in a timely manner. The facility produces ultra ...

  • Water shifts to on site chlorine generation

    On-site generation offers an economical solution to safety issues surrounding chlorine transportation. Innovative chemical engineering could help resolve a major disagreement between the water treatment industry and environmentalists over chlorine. Chlorine has a stellar record in the disinfection of water, but in recent years its reputation has suffered a steady assault from activists opposed to ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Chlorine in Puerto Rico

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that chlorine is one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States. It is also an element that is widely used in industry in the production of thousands of manufactured items and can be found in some household products.   Chlorine is used in drinking water and swimming pools to kill ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chlorine Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production examines chlorine and potential exposure concerns to it in the home and work environment.  “Chlorine is used in the production of countless products and is used to treat swimming pools, sewage and industrial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • PureAire Releases Universal Toxic Gas Monitor

    PureAire Monitoring Systems manufactures and distributes toxic gas monitors for safety, and as of August 2013, releases new toxic gas monitor called the Universal Toxic Gas Monitor.  Their monitors make sure areas where toxic gases exist the area remains at a safe and breathable level, some gasses included are chlorine, bromine, HCL, HF, ammonia, toxics, and hydrides. These gases, commonly ...

  • EPA stops the importation of short-chain chlorinated paraffins as part of settlement with INEOS

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with INEOS Chlor Americas, Inc., based in Wilmington, Del., to resolve violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). INEOS allegedly imported various chain-length chlorinated paraffins into the United States without providing the required notice to EPA. Under this settlement INEOS has ended the importation of ...

  • Another U.S. patent issued for reagent delivery & photometric chlorine analysis

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator that develops red in the presence of metals. Simple color matching determines the levels of metal in water after a 30 second dip. This product ...

  • California Puts Flame Retardants & Chlorinated Tris Under the Spotlight

    Earlier this month, California’s Governor released draft language for new fire safety regulations. TB 117-2013 has been posted for a 45 day public comment period as it aims to improve fire safety without the use of potentially dangerous flame retardant chemicals. One of these chemicals that has received increasing public scrutiny is chlorinated Tris, also known as TDCPP. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Severn Trent Services to Unveil Complete Chlorination Solution at ACE 2014

    Severn Trent Services, a leading global supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions, will showcase its new Chlorination Solution package at AWWA’s ACE 2014. The company will unveil its new ...


  • Senate introduces bill to eliminate mercury from chlorine production

    Oceana applauds Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for introducing the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act of 2009 (S. 1428) in the U.S. Senate . The bill, co-sponsored by Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Russ Feingold (D-WI), would phase-out the use of mercury technology in domestic chlorine production within two years. Specifically, it would require four renegade chlorine ...


    By Oceana

  • PPG, NSF Inform Health Inspectors on Risks with Generic Chlorine Tablet Use

    As commercial and community pools across the nation prepare for summer, NSF International and theACCU-TAB(R) system commercial ...


    By PPG Industries

  • Watson-Marlow OEM pumps help meet rising demand for chlorine monitors

    A specialist manufacturer of water quality measurement and monitoring systems is using peristaltic pump technology from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group for use in chlorine monitoring equipment after similar pumps were found less reliable. With customers that include water, industrial and pharmaceutical companies, Analytical Technology Inc (ATI) designs and manufactures its products in Pennsylvania, ...

  • Breakthrough DPD chlorine testing offered by Industrial Test Systems

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc., is proud to announce its latest revolutionary breakthrough the DPD-1 eXactStrip® for Free Chlorine. DPD-1 offers users a new, more convenient, delivery system for DPD. With DPD-1 eXactStrip® for Free Chlorine there are no more tablets to crush, powders to spill, glass ampoule to break, or dispensers that release irritating dust. All required reagents are precisely ...

  • Enhanced support leads latest InfoWorks release

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    By Innovyze

  • EPA Releases Proposed SNURs and Test Rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on March 20, 2012, proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) that would require companies to report all new uses of five groups of chemicals, including in domestic and imported products and articles, to give EPA the opportunity, if warranted, to prohibit or limit the activity. The chemicals, which were part of the existing chemical action ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Releases Proposed SNURs and Test Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on March 20, 2012, proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) that would require companies to report all new uses of five groups of chemicals, including in domestic and imported products and articles, to give EPA the opportunity, if warranted, to prohibit or limit the activity. The chemicals, which were part of the existing chemical action ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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