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  • Dow Chemical Removes Contaminants Near its Home Factory

    MIDLAND, Michigan, July 12, 2007 (ENS) - The Dow Chemical Company began work this week to remove contaminated sediments in the Tittabawassee River, just upstream of the Dow Dam in the company's hometown of Midland. The sediments are contaminated with high levels of dioxins and furans, chlorobenzenes, metals, and other materials. On June 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 gave ...

  • Final agreement to study contamination at Smurfit Stone Mill site (Missoula County, Mont.)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final agreement to investigate contamination at the Smurfit Stone Mill Superfund site, in Missoula County, Montana. Under the terms of the agreement, M2Green, International Paper, and WestRock will conduct a comprehensive investigation of soils, river sediments, and ground and surface water to determine the nature and extent of ...

  • EPA, Dow Chemical continue to negotiate river cleanups

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today extended a deadline with Dow Chemical to negotiate a settlement to conduct and finance an investigation, a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. On Oct. 10, EPA called for negotiations under provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or ...

  • EPA terminates negotiations with Dow Chemical on river clean-ups

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has stopped its negotiations with Dow Chemical aimed at a settlement to conduct a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. 'EPA does not believe that the deal Dow is offering goes far enough,' said Ralph Dollhopf, Associate Director for the Superfund Division of EPA's Regional Office in Chicago. 'Key ...

  • Final cleanup plan selected for Lockheed West Superfund site

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Record of Decision for the Lockheed West Superfund Site, outlining the agency’s plan to provide a permanent, long-term remedy for contamination in Elliott Bay near Seattle. “This cleanup plan will protect native wildlife and the health of people who live, work and recreate near Elliott Bay,” said Cami Grandinetti, EPA ...

  • USA: Genesis Fluid Solutions Mobil RDS System

    Genesis Water Solutions, a Colorado Corporation, is pleased to announce the availability of our mobile Rapid Dewatering System (RDS) using the Joshua process to separate fine particulates. Now, for the first time in the industry: Dredged slurry (fine material) is instantaneously dewatered Dewatering at the same rate the dredge slurry is delivered Small ...


  • EPA proposes Missoula County mill site for Superfund designation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the Smurfit-Stone Mill (Smurfit) site near Missoula, Mont., to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), making it eligible for additional study and cleanup resources under EPA's Superfund program. A 60-day public comment period about the proposed listing begins on Thursday, May 23rd. The proposed Superfund site, located 11 miles ...

  • EPA adds three hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding three new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. To date, there have been 1,610 sites listed on the NPL. Of ...

  • EPA adds US Magnesium to Superfund site list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), has announced it has added U.S. Magnesium, LLC, in Tooele County, Utah, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. Listing U.S. Magnesium on the NPL makes the cleanup of the site a high priority nationally. It also enables EPA and UDEQ to use Superfund authority under ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA: Lockheed West Seattle/Shipyard 2 cleanup will help Puget Sound

    Another environmental milestone has been reached at the former Lockheed West Seattle Shipyard/Shipyard 2 on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an order to the Lockheed Martin Corporation for the cleanup of their property on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. Lockheed West Seattle/Shipyard 2, is the latest in a series of more than 50 federal, state and ...

  • Unmixing Analysis: A Powerful Forensics Tool for Source Identification and Allocation

    Integral scientists have developed software to apply a powerful but rarely used numerical technique to environmental investigations, in ways that provide a robust quantification of potential contributions of chemical sources at contaminated sites. Known as unmixing analysis, this mathematical technique has produced effective results by providing strong lines of evidence for estimating the ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • EPA Issues Cleanup Decision for Woonasquatucket River in Rhode Island

    EPA has selected its cleanup plan for addressing contaminated sediment, soil, surface water and groundwater at the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I. Residents living along the Woonasquatucket River, recreational visitors, including anglers, and construction workers as well as wildlife are potentially exposed to site contamination and these exposures may ...

  • SONIC SIGNS ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL CLEAN-UP CONTRACT

    (Contract comprises approximately 3000 tons of PCB contaminated material) VANCOUVER, CANADA: Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) is very pleased to announce that Sonic has signed its first commercial contract for onsite clean-up and treatment of ...


  • Updated Information on Chlor-Alkali Superfund Site in Berlin, N.H.; Public Community Meeting will be Thurs. May 29

    EPA and New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services will hold a Public Informational Meeting at Berlin City Hall in Berlin, N.H. on May 29. The meeting, which is open to all, will give community residents an update on environmental site investigations, and provide an opportunity for the public to obtain information and ask questions about environmental cleanup activities related to the ...

  • Integral Consulting Opens New England Office Specializing in Risk Assessment and Litigation Support Services

    Integral Consulting Inc. announces the opening of a new office in Portland, Maine, expanding its environmental and health services to the New England region of the United States. The new office is located at 45 Exchange Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04101. Noted toxicologist Dr. Russell Keenan recently joined Integral to launch the new office, which will initially focus on human health and ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Dr. Russell Keenan Joins Integral Consulting as Vice President

    Science and engineering company Integral Consulting Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Russell Keenan has joined its firm as a Principal and Vice President. A national expert in environmental risk assessment and toxicology, Dr. Keenan is known for his skills in risk assessment of PCBs, dioxins, furans, chromium, and mercury and for the development of time-dependent probabilistic risk assessment ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Sonic Appoints Vice President Remediation Services

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) announces the appointment of Mr. Larry Rodricks as Vice President of Remediation Services. In this role, Mr. Rodricks will assume responsibility for the growth and development of Sonic’s remediation business in Canada and the direct operations of the Company’s Environmental Services Division. Mr. Rodricks will be ...


  • McClellan Business Park completes first in the nation privatized cleanup, redevelopment at military Superfund site in Sacramento

    At a ceremony today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the U.S. Air Force, Sacramento County and McClellan Business Park, will highlight the first time that a private party has completed a cleanup at a military Superfund site in the nation. “This project is a great example of ...

  • Science and engineering firm Integral Consulting Inc. announces employee promotions

    Integral Consulting Inc., a national science and engineering consulting firm with practice areas in health, environment, technology, and sustainability, today announced several promotions within the company. The promotions include principal level and senior level scientists who have contributed to the firm’s success. Dr. Lucinda Jacobs, Integral President and Principal Sediment Scientist, said ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • EPA releases final Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund cleanup plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site, a major industrial waterway that includes the mouth of the Duwamish River on the south end of Elliott Bay. As part of the cleanup plan, the Washington State Department of Ecology will continue leading source control efforts that reduce incoming pollution to the river and ...

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