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  • EPA orders battery recycling company to reduce air and water pollution at arecibo, Puerto Rico lead smelting facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken legal action against the Battery Recycling Company, Inc. requiring the company to take multiple actions to reduce the pollution of air and water from lead at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility. EPA’s ongoing investigation of the facility found potential violations of the federal Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. The Battery ...

  • EPA awards $600,000 to Oakland, Calif. health nonprofit to help fight asthma in schools nationwide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $600,000 grant to the Public Health Institute’s Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP), in Oakland, Calif. to help school-based health centers across the country prevent and manage environmental asthma triggers for children. Asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that causes the lung’s airways to swell and narrow, ...

  • EMSL lowers ERMI mold testing price to $150

    Due to increased operating efficiencies we are now offering the ERMI mold test for $150 for a 5 day TAT. If you are not familiar with the test it was developed by EPA as a screening test to predict which homes have a potential mold burden.The test is conducted by collecting a composite dust sample in the living room and bedroom using a vacuum dust collection device. The dust is then analyzed by ...


  • Results of Soil Sampling at Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., Show No Significant Health Risks for Park Visitors, Workers

    EPA Region 7 has concluded after considering new soil sampling data and new toxicity information for dioxin that the cleanup conducted in the 1990s at the Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., remains protective of human health and the park's current uses can continue. Dioxin soil sampling in June 2012, conducted at the request of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), which owns ...

  • New website provides important Health & Safety information about PCBs in caulk

    Caulk can be found in virtually every home and building. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints in buildings to make them watertight or airtight. Unfortunately, PCBs were used as an additive in some caulks in the past due to their water and chemical resistance, durability and elasticity. PCB containing caulk was used in some buildings, including schools, primarily ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New particulate monitor included on Australian Standards

    Ecotech Pty. Ltd. and MetOne Instruments Incorporated are pleased to announce that the BAM-1020 has been approved under Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.9.11.2008 for the determination of particulate matter, PM10, using Beta attenuation.The BAM-1020 is the currently the only instrument available on the market that has both Australian certification for PM10 and U.S. EPA certification for PM10 and ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • BAM-1020 accepted as Australian Standard

    Ecotech and MetOne announce BAM-1020 inclusion to Australian standards. Ecotech Pty. Ltd. and MetOne Instruments Incorporated are pleased to announce that the BAM-1020 has been approved under Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.9.11.2008 for the determination of particulate matter, PM10, using Beta attenuation.The BAM-1020 is the currently the only instrument available on the market that has both ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Ritchie Enterprises Inc., of Sullivan, Mo., to Pay $30,000 for Failure to Use Lead Safe Work Practices and Notify Homeowners of Lead Risks

    Ritchie Enterprises Inc., a Sullivan, Mo., company doing business as PuroClean Emergency Restoration Services, has agreed to pay a $30,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the restoration of a home built in 1891 near New Haven, Mo., in violation of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP). Federal lead-based paint regulations ...

  • Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

    Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. The new standards are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Maine renovator faces penalty for violations of lead renovation rule

    A Rockland, Maine renovator is facing penalties for allegedly violating requirements designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities. According to information gathered by inspectors from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA, two ...

  • Municipality of Isabela Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in upgrades at the Isabela Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by June 2020. Isabela will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This legal agreement will improve the operation and ensure the proper ...

  • Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Lajas, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in numerous upgrades at the Lajas Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by July 2017. Lajas will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This agreement sets the Municipality of Lajas on the right course— more material will be ...

  • Recall of children’s crime lab toy after reports of asbestos contamination

    EMSL Analytical puts almost 30 years of asbestos testing experience to work to keep children’s toys safe.A great deal of media attention has been given to the problem of lead in children’s toys over the past several years. Concerns over lead are real, but according to a recent report a children’s fingerprinting kit branded from one of the nation’s best known crime television series was recently ...


  • Responsible parties to pay $29.8 million in cleanup costs for Big John’s Salvage-Hoult Road Superfund Site

    In settlement papers filed in federal district court, three companies have agreed to pay about $29.8 million in cleanup costs for a Superfund site in Fairmont, Marion County, W. Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The three companies -- Exxon Mobil Corp., Vertellus Specialties Inc., and CBS Corp.-- will perform cleanup work and reimburse the EPA and the state of ...

  • Real time monitoring using particulate samplers

    Ecotech is pleased to announce the release of a real time particulate module for use with its range of particulate samplers.High Volume Air Samplers are designed to sample ambient air through a pre-weighed filter for 24 hours after which the filter is weighed and PM concentration calculated. While there are approved methods for semi-real time monitoring such as the Tapered Element Oscillating ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • 61 International Studies Link Moldy Homes to Asthma & Allergies

    Last week, Reuters Health reported on the link between homes with visible mold and children’s asthma and allergies.  The article, “Moldy home tied to kids’ asthma, allergies” reported that “Researchers found that across 61 international studies since the 1990s, children living in water-damaged, moldy homes were more likely to have asthma, wheezing problems or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The Government is Cracking Down on the Dental Industry – Are you Compliant?

    Industry leader Medidenta.com announces the release of the Medidenta Amalgam Separator Program. Medidenta has been in the dental industry for over 67 years providing innovative solutions for the dental industry and has partnered with the highly acclaimed Mars Liberty Boss Amalgam Separator. http://www.envirodent.net/seperators.html Chair side trap ...


  • ERMI Test Can Provide Answers for California Residents with Mold Concerns in their Home

    Most people across California recognize that high levels of indoor mold can cause a variety health issues. Exposure to mold can trigger asthma, cause allergies and other respiratory conditions, and even result in infections in some people. When people suspect they may have a mold problem and decide to have a home tested, there are a number of different types of tests and sampling ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Interview with Manoj Kumar - Middle East & Indian Subcontinent

    What considerations are important when designing air monitoring stations for use in the Middle East and India? The climate in the Middle East and sub-continent is generally hotter and more humid. Instrument performance is affected by changes in temperature and humidity, especially carbon monoxide and ammonia analysers. Therefore, instruments working in this climate need to be installed ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • ADEQ Announces Plans to Test for Lead in 7,000 School Buildings

    Last month, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced the agency was coordinating with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems and public schools to proactively conduct a statewide screening program for the presence of lead in the drinking water of schools. ADEQ is funding this six-month, fast-track screening program in an effort to collect and test 14,000 ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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