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  • BOD Analysis in Wastewater Applications

    The Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a relevant parameter for the assessment of the pollution of sewage. Its fast analyses allows the optimal control of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP). LAR's BioMonitor is an online BOD ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Online BOD Analysis in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    The biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) reflects the demand of oxygen that is needed for the degradation of all biological degradable substances in water. Thus, the BOD, also called biological oxygen demand, is an important indicator for the assessment of the pollution of water. Its fast ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Online BOD Analysis in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    The biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) reflects the demand of oxygen that is needed for the degradation of all biological degradable substances in water. Thus, the BOD, also called biological oxygen demand, is an important indicator for the assessment of the pollution of water. Its fast analyses allows the optimal ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Senate Subcommittee holds hearing regarding current science on public exposure to toxic chemicals

    Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health held a hearing entitled 'Current Science on Public Exposures to Toxic Chemicals.' Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chair of the Subcommittee, criticized the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for failing to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the necessary ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA launches a new pesticides web page

    On August 19th the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new web page to better protect human health and the environment from pesticides. The website, “explains the development and evaluation of new technologies in molecular, cellular, and computational sciences to supplement or replace more traditional methods of toxicity testing and risk assessment.”According to the EPA website the ...


  • EU `must redouble environment and health efforts`

    Europe must work hard to meet objectives set for 2010 on reducing the health impacts of environmental pollution, according a draft resolution expected to be adopted by environment ministers in December. The resolution will detail EU governments' position on the implementation of an action plan unveiled by the European commission in 2004. The text has been proposed by the Portuguese EU presidency ...

  • Crystalline Silica identified as ‘Toxic Air Contaminant’ by State of California

    California environmental contaminant biomonitoring program report updated.In a release from February of this year, the State of California identified crystalline silica as an “air contaminant”. Crystalline silica had also been classified as a ‘human lung carcinogen’ in a fact sheet released by OSHA sometime ago. In addition, it is reported that breathing in crystalline silica dust can cause ...


  • PerkinElmer unveils web site tailored to environmental customers

    PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today introduced its enhanced environmental market Web site.  The site provides improved functionality and searching capabilities to enable environmental scientists to quickly obtain information on regulatory compliance, methods or standards, applications and product ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • EPA Requests Six Month Extension of Deadline for Decision on Chlorpyrifos Tolerance Revocation

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a status report in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning a petition by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to revoke the tolerances and cancel the registrations for chlorpyrifos. The Court of Appeals issued an order on December 10, 2015, requiring EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    On March 1, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced a work plan of 83 chemicals for further review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA identified seven chemicals for risk assessment in 2012, and intends to complete some of these assessments this year and initiate new assessments from the work plan in the coming ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    On March 1, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced a work plan of 83 chemicals for further review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA identified seven chemicals for risk assessment in 2012, and intends to complete some of these assessments this year and initiate new assessments from the work plan in the coming ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Weir Environmental Group LLC has partnered with microLAN BV to form microLAN US LLC.

    The new organization is jointly owned by both Weir Environmental Group and MicroLAN BV and will be based in Wilmington, DE. The primary focus of the organization will be the marketing and sales of the TOXcontrol Online Toxicity System to the drinking water and wastewater markets in the U.S. Weir Environmental Group President Richard Quashne adds, 'I've known Mr. Appels for several years now and ...

  • B&C Synopsis of the 2010 Congressional Mid-Term Elections

    This memorandum provides a summary outlook on possible implications of the 2010 Congressional mid-term elections on policy and legislative developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will make for some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Acta Synopsis of the 2010 congressional mid-term elections

    This memorandum provides a summary outlook on possible implications of the 2010 Congressional mid-term elections on policy and legislative developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will make for some ...


    By Acta Group

  • Acta Synopsis of the 2010 Congressional Mid-Term Elections

    This memorandum provides a summary outlook on possible implications of the 2010 Congressional mid-term elections on policy and legislative developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will make for some ...


    By Acta Group

  • TOXcontrol monitoring system protects the coastal waters from Tuscany, Italy

    In the past years several quantities of dead fish were found at the beaches near Scarlino. This created high attention also due to the large presence of tourists during the year. Despite the numerous inspections made by ARPAT (EPA of Tuscany) it has never been possible to determine the main cause of this water pollution. The investigation didn’t take place continuously during the events and ...

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 2011 predictions for EPA`s office of .chemical safety and pollution prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Democratic Minority Circulates Redline of April 22, 2014, CICA Discussion Draft

    The Democratic Minority has circulated a redline version of the April 22, 2014, discussion draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA2). A copy of the redline version of CICA2 is available online. The redline version is an interesting mix of substantial rewrites, deletions, and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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