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  • Avoiding Indoor Environmental Hazards Following a Tornado

    To date, there have been almost 500 reported tornadoes in the United States, making 2012 an unusually destructive year and it’s only the month of April.  On average, tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year.  Some years, such as 2012, see much higher numbers.    An average year results in over $1 billion dollars in property damage due to ...

  • Control of hazardous dust with new 100% environmental solution

    Now It Is Available And Finally The World Has An Effective, Inexpensive, Environmentally Friendly proven Dust Control Solution To Solve The Hazardous Airborne Threats Plaguing The Entire World's Atmosphere Today. Dust Stop benefits municipal roads, agriculture, mines, oil operatons, safety concerns and the multitude of medical problems today that are the direct cause of every nations massive ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


  • Hazardous waste in British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia is working with the province’s environment industry to promote increased awareness of an important element of proper environmental stewardship, namely, the proper treatment, transportation and processing of hazardous wastes.The BC Ministry of the Environment is working with the BC Environment Industry Association (BCEIA), a not-for-profit association dedicated ...

  • Combating the hazards of waste: New strategies to fight health, environmental risks

    Some 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, are without access to crucial waste management services, posing significant environmental and health hazards and harming economies. This staggering statistic is the baseline for a new document released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today. The ...

  • Combating the hazards of waste: New strategies to fight health, environmental risks

    Some 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, are without access to crucial waste management services, posing significant environmental and health hazards and harming economies. This staggering statistic is the baseline for a new document released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today. The ...

  • Earthquakes and Indoor Environmental Hazards Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Many earthquakes strike without warning and they can occur almost anywhere in the country.  Once an earthquake has struck, people need to be aware of aftershocks and numerous hazards before they reenter their homes and places of business.    “Later when it is deemed safe to return to properties many people may discover a wide range of indoor environmental hazards,” ...


    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

  • New Renovation Show Remediates Environmental Hazards as they Rebuild Schools

    EMSL Analytical offers environmental testing solutions for school districts across the country to protect students and faculty. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 1st, 2010 NBC is releasing a new show entitled “School Pride” that follows students, teachers and the community working together to renovate aging and broken public schools.  School projects in such ...


    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.

  • Veolia Environmental Services names new President and CEO of Hazardous Waste Division

    Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. (Veolia), the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president and CEO to its leadership post. Jim Bell assumes the top position effective August 1, 2008. He replaces Philippe Martin, who has been appointed Vice President, Innovation and Technology for Veolia Environnement based in Paris. ...

  • ENTACT environmental services on ENR Top 20 Hazardous Waste Contractors List

    ENTACT, LLC, a recognized industry leader in providing environmental remediation and construction services to a global client-base, has been ranked number 6 on ENR’s Top 20 Hazardous Waste Contractors for 2009. Established in 1991 in Dallas, Texas, ENTACT was founded on the belief that regulatory compliance, technical excellence, safe field performance, and sound business practices are all ...


    By ENTACT, LLC

  • Your solution to hazardous Industrial Waste

    AMBIENTAL MENTE LIMITADA CONSULTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT WHO ARE WE? We are AmbientalMente Limitada, a starting entrepreneurial initiative committed with the sustainable exploitation of our natural resources, based on the formulation of industrial development projects and the improvement of transformation processes within companies. OUR SERVICES ...


    By Ambiental Mente Ltda.

  • Hazardous waste was to be used on farm land

    Two companies have today been fined for waste offences involving mixing hazardous used drawing soap with compost to spread on fields. Land Network pleaded guilty to three offences at their site at Sturgate Airfield, Upton in Gainsborough between 3 June 2009 and 25 February 2010. The company admitted accepting hazardous drawing soap as well as welding rod waste, neither of which are biodegradable ...

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Is Contaminated Drywall Hazardous to Your Health?

    EMSL Analytical provides six testing solutions to determine if properties have defective Chinese drywall that could result in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Cinnaminson, NJ, March 9th, 2011 Earlier this week, ProPublica published a news story about 12 twelve infants that have recently died at Fort Bragg.  According to the article, entitled “Fort ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hazardous waste was used in specatator area

    Contaminated soil was taken from a former gas works in Attleborough in November 2006 to the racing circuit at Snetterton to form part of a bund to protect spectators, but the soil contained potentially harmful chemicals Swaffham Magistrates’ Court heard today (9/9). The waste should have been taken to a licensed waste site said Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald of the Environment Agency. Two companies were ...

  • WECF symposium on substitution of hazardous chemicals

    A symposium, addressing the issue of substitution of hazardous chemicals, was held in the Dutch capital the Hague in April. The meeting, organised by HEAL member Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) and the Dutch Ministry of the Environment in cooperation with employers union VNO/NCW and the chemical industry, sought to address how to facilitate the replacement of harmful chemicals from ...

  • Beware of asbestos hazards in popcorn ceilings

    Popcorn ceilings, also referred to as acoustic ceilings, are found in many homes across the country. From the late 1950s all the way until the early 1980s the ceiling style was popular. Today many property owners have been removing the outdated ceilings and replacing them with flat or textured ceilings to update the look and feel of the property.Not only is the process of removing popcorn ...


  • PCBs Hazards Exposed in Online Video

    The production of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was banned by the United States Congress in 1979.  Even though that was over thirty years ago, PCBs are still making the news today.   Just this week, The Daily Illini published a report about central Illinois residents being up in arms over a DeWitt County landfill’s plans to dump 2.5 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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