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  • Dust bowl threat

    Dust storms accelerated by a warming climate have covered the Rocky Mountains with dirt whose heat-trapping properties have caused snowpacks to melt weeks earlier than normal, worrying officials in Colorado about drastic water shortages by late summer. Snowpacks from the San Juan Mountains to the Front Range have either completely melted or will be gone within the next two weeks, said Tom ...


  • Texas cabinet manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor`s OSHA for failing to remove hazardous levels of combustible dust

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cardell Cabinetry LLC with 29 safety and health violations and a proposed penalty of $267,434 for failing to remove hazardous levels of combustible dust at the company's facility on North Panam Expressway in San Antonio. OSHA's San Antonio Area Office initiated the February inspection as both a follow-up and ...

  • The combustible dust fire and explosion Pentagon

    In February 1999, an explosion in a foundry in Massachusetts killed three and injured nine. Almost four years later in January 2003, an explosion in a North Carolina pharmaceutical plant killed six and injured 38. A month later, seven are killed in an explosion in a Kentucky acoustics insulation manufacturing plant and 37 more are injured; and in February 2008, an explosion at a Georgia sugar ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Indoor dust poses significant endocrine disruptor risk

    The risks from exposure to outdoor pollution or sources like tobacco smoke are well known, but indoor dust can also pose health risks, especially to young children. New evidence shows that indoor dust is highly contaminated by persistent and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including some chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which have been banned since the 1970s. Endocrine ...

  • Macrotek Wins Another Dust Collector Contract

    Air pollution provider, Macrotek Inc., recently announced receipt of a dust collection system contract. The system includes a baghouse support structure, ducting, fan, stack, and controls for a large multinational metal recovery and recycling facility in Ontario. The unit is fully integrated with complete ducting. One key consideration in designing the system is a challenging light material that ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Saharan dust enhances carbon trapping by ocean deserts

    A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) reveals that that dust generated by land erosion has large repercussions for oceanic processes and planetary climate. Wind-driven Saharan dust to the remote Atlantic Ocean not only provides phytoplankton with essential nutrients to promote their growth, but the dust particles themselves are ballasting these carbon-rich microscopic plants, ...

  • Aquest Corporation is the New England Leader in the Design and Installation of OSHA Compliant Dust Collection Systems and Wet Collectors for Combustible Dust

    Aquest Corporation is an environmental engineering firm that specializes in the design and install of OSHA, NFPA compliant dust collection systems for the removal of combustible dust. Somers, CT (PRWEB) November 27, 2012 Aquest Corporation designs, engineers, installs and sells a complete line of dust collection and ...


  • Removal effort begins at gardner, Mass. site (MA)

    EPA has begun an effort to remove hazardous materials from a former furniture mill, Country Home Furnishings, in Gardner, Mass. The former Country Home Furnishings building has been vacant since 2000, and signs of trespassing are obvious on the property. Due to hazardous material inside the building, the property has been deemed unsafe (materials include asbestos, hazardous waste, and flammable ...

  • Bums on seats! Plymouth bus resolves seating dust problem

    As any public transport operator knows, bus seats capture a huge amount of dust - from atmospheric dusts through mites to human skin - none of which maintenance teams should be breathing! Having tried a wide range of solutions, Plymouth Bus have identified an effective method of controlling the clouds of dust released by fabric seating components during repair and reconditioning work. AirBench is ...


    By AirBench

  • OSHA Settles with Carpet Manufacturer over Dust and Electrical Hazards

    Last month, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had reached a settlement with a major carpet and floor tile manufacturer. The settlement came after citations issued by OSHA last year that found violations involving dust, unguarded floors and electrical hazards. According to the article, “The facilities make carpet pads by ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Fines Fisher Sand and Gravel $150,000 for dust violations

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have issued a civil penalty against Fisher Sand and Gravel of $150,000 for failing to comply with dust mitigation regulations at three of its Maricopa County facilities. In addition, the company is required to take steps to minimize the generation of dust at its Phoenix plant. “Our goal is to prevent airborne dust ...

  • Asbestos Removed from Denver Federal Center

    EMSL Analytical provides asbestos testing services and products to protect people from the deadly carcinogen. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 16th, 2010 Last week Denver’s ABC affiliate, Channel 7, reported that dirt piles containing asbestos materials were being moved from the Denver Federal Center property.  Several large mounds of earth were found to contain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phoenix home builder fined $155,000 to settle dust violations

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined with Richmond American Homes of Arizona, Inc. $155,000 for alleged dust violations that occurred at five residential construction sites in Maricopa County. The violations were discovered during routine inspections from 2003 to 2005 conducted by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. “Maricopa County's particulate ...

  • 4500 Premier Dust Monitor lives up to it’s name

    The Model 4500 Premier dust monitor surpassed the competition as the choice for a leading cement manufacturer in Northern Ireland. The application involved monitoring dust levels from a rotary kiln, which were typically between 20 and 60 mg/m3. These low levels are ideally suited to the 4500 Premier, with outstanding performance at levels as low as ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • EPA removal work begins at Danvers, Mass. Site

    This week EPA began work to remove hazardous materials from 33 Water Street, in Danvers Mass. The removal project is expected to take eight weeks. Starting in 1903, the Creese & Cook Company operated a leather tannery and finishing facility located at 33 Water Street.   In 1914, the tannery operation was expanded across the Crane River to 55 Clinton Avenue.  Creese & Cook ...

  • Combustible Dust Precaution Measures Prevent Dangerous and Costly Situations

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 help industries that generate, or handle combustible dusts, test and comply with safety conditions to prevent deadly explosions and expensive fines.   Several years ago in response to ongoing industrial and agricultural accidents related to the ignition of combustible dusts, OSHA issued Directive #: CPL 03-00-008, Subject: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Outotec launches new CO2 removal pilot plant

    OUTOTEC OYJ  PRESS RELEASE, DECEMBER 17, 2010 AT 2.00 PMOutotec launches new CO2 removal pilot plant ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome Revealed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome (ODTS).   ODTS was recognized in the 1980s and is a general term that can refer to such conditions as mill fever, grain ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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