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  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a number of years, first in the laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    ABCOV® Process Cleanly Destroys Asbestos By William Mirick, Robert Dvorin and Tony Nocito A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over 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

  • 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

  • Nashville Flood Cleanup Brings Dangers of Asbestos to Light

    EMSL Analytical provides affordable testing solutions for asbestos in flood ravaged parts of Tennessee to protect people and property. Westmont, NJ, May 17th, 2010 Several weeks ago floods ravaged parts of Nashville and the surrounding areas.  The flooding destroyed homes and businesses and the community has been busy cleaning and rebuilding since the flood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California wildfires prompt mesothelioma and asbestos concerns

    Recent wildfires scorching Southern California have prompted several concerns over citizen safety from asbestos, a highly toxic building material that may still appear in many homes constructed before 1980. Now in its eighth day, these wildfires have destroyed more than 140,000 acres of the Los Angeles forest, 64,000 homes and have forces thousands to evacuate. Many local residents remain scared, ...


  • Destructive Illinois Fire Leaves Asbestos Concerns for Residents

    Last month, a fire destroyed six properties in downtown Minonk, Illinois.  The devastating fire took over 100 firefighters to bring it under control and left a large area of destruction in the small community.   Along with the immediate concerns caused by the fire, area residents have learned that asbestos has been found in the rubble.  According to a report published by the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Long After Structural Fires, Asbestos Hazards May Linger

    Earlier this month, the Belleville News-Democrat published a report about a vacant property in Belleville, Illinois. The vacant parcel of land, located in downtown Belleville, used to be the location of two buildings that housed several businesses. In 2010, a fire destroyed the properties and they were later torn down. A year later, the article reports that the Illinois ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Leading Environmental Experts Warn of Asbestos and Microbial Hazards following Hurricane Sandy

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to numerous deaths caused by the historic storm, countless homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.   Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at close to $20 billion. Many of the damaged properties are beginning the process of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • 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

  • What to Do When Property Damage Uncovers Hidden Asbestos in Your Home

    A tree limb crashes through a roof, a broken pipe floods a basement, strong winds destroy siding or a kitchen fire causes damage to a home.  For property owners with insurance, any one of these events will have them in contact with their insurance provider.  In many circumstances, the damage incurred will be clearly evident and straightforward, but this is not always the case as there ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • $1.27 million sole-source contract will employ ABCOV method

    A-Conversion, LLC, a privately-held New York firm, was given a Department of Defense contract to construct a transportable, modular, asbestos conversion system for field deployment at its installations using the ABCOV Method to destroy its asbestos. The sole-source $1.27 million contract, awarded by the Pentagon’s Contracting Command of Excellence, will employ the patented ABCOV Method, a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • 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

  • Los Conchas Wildfire in New Mexico Burns 100 Structures and Causes Extensive Smoke Damage

    The Las Conchas wildfire in New Mexico has already burnt over 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 100 buildings.  Although the wildfire is only 27% contained the threat to nearby Los Alamos appears to be primarily over. The fire had caused the evacuation of thousands of Los Alamos area residents last week and closed down the Los Alamos National Laboratory and area hospital, the Los Alamos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Texas IAQ Professionals Help Businesses & Families Recover from Smoke and Water Damage following a Fire

    Recently, Austin’s KVUE broadcast a report about thirty seven people who were displaced from their homes after a fire at their apartment complex in Round Rock.  According to the report, sixteen units were destroyed or sustained water and smoke damage.   While homes and businesses can be completely destroyed by fires, in multi-tenant situations and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Even Minor Tornado Damage can Result in Indoor Environmental Hazards

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in an average year Texas has 137 tornadoes, more than any other state in the country.  Less than two months into spring and Texas has already been hit with a number of powerful tornadoes that have caused damage to homes and buildings in many regions of the state.  In a typical year in the United States, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Structural Damage Claims on the Rise from Recent Arizona Wildfires

    The Wallow Fire in Arizona has burned over 500,000 acres and is still not completely contained.  Meanwhile in Sierra Vista, Arizona, the Monument Fire has caused evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes.   Despite the valiant efforts of fire responders, these wildfires have resulted in some structures being completely burned or partially burned. During wildfires, building components ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Deadly Tornados Bring Immediate Destruction and Potential Long Term Environmental Threats

    EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions for residential and commercial properties impacted by the historic tornado season. Just last Thursday tornados in three states killed 15 people and left large areas of destruction and damage to homes and businesses.  This followed the previous Sunday’s devastating tornado that hit Joplin, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Texas Residents with Immune System Deficiencies Cautioned to be on the Lookout for Indoor Mold

    Last week, Governor Gregg Abbott added dozens of counties to his emergency declaration due to flooding and heavy rains across Texas.  Countless homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed by floodwaters and many others have suffered water damage due to leaking exteriors.   All of this moisture has residents on the lookout for mold growth in their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Residents on the Lookout for Smoke Damage Following the Hidden Pines Fire

    The Hidden Pines Fire consumed over 4,500 acres and destroyed dozens of homes along with several businesses.  The destructive wildfire resulted in the evacuation of entire neighborhoods with hundreds of people having to leave their properties and reside in shelters and other locations for days.   As the fire began to be contained last week, some area ...

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