hazardous air pollution News

  • EPA Reduces Hazardous Air Pollutants in New Mexico

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reducing hazardous air pollutants released into the environment by awarding $598,224 to the New Mexico Department of Environmental Quality. The grant will promote and support sustainability and pollution prevention in the state. Pollution prevention, or reducing pollution at the source, is an integral component to becoming more sustainable ...

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day. The heavy smog erased the capital's skylines with a monotonous gray and left buildings just a block or two away hardly discernable. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Markes International launches new sorbent tube for hazardous air pollutants

    Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has released a new sorbent tube dedicated to the reliable analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air.  The new ‘PAH tube’ is the outcome of a detailed optimisation process for the analysis of these highly challenging analytes, which are subject to very low limit levels worldwide because of their carcinogenic ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • PVC manufacturers agree to reduce air pollutants and strengthen control of hazardous wastes

    Shintech, Inc. and its subsidiary K-Bin, Inc., have agreed in a settlement announced this week by the Justice Department and EPA to spend US$4.8 million to comply with the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at their manufacturing facilities in Freeport, Texas. The companies’ actions will reduce harmful chlorofluorocarbon emissions and improve hazardous waste ...

  • EBI Invites Nominations For 2016 Business Achievement Awards

    Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and sister publication Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) are inviting nominations for the annual EBJ-CCBJ Awards. The awards are open to all companies in the environmental industry and climate change industry, including those in environmental consulting & engineering, water/wastewater, air pollution control, resource recovery, solid waste, hazardous ...

  • New Air Pollution Control Resource

    Anguil Environmental Systems Inc. launched a new interactive website that further defines their position as a pollution control thought leader and information resource for clients.  The fully redesigned website, http://anguil.com/, focuses on information efficiency, quality content and effortless navigation. Marketing Manager Kevin Summ says: “Anguil ...

  • Ceilcote Air Pollution Control announces major hazardous waste treatment project award

    Ceilcote Air Pollution Control, a global leader in the design and manufacture of systems for industrial waste treatment and air pollution control, received a 7.2 million dollar contract for the design and supply of a complete process system for destruction of gaseous and liquid silicone chemical waste streams.  The system will consist of a down-flow incinerator followed by exhaust treatment to ...

  • EPA proposes national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, area source standards for paints and allied products manufacturing

    EPA proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the paints and allied products manufacturing area source category. 74 Fed. Reg. 26142. The proposed emissions standards for new and existing sources are based on EPA’s proposed determination as to what constitutes the generally available control technology or management practices (GACT) for the area source ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • General Electric to pay $2.25 million for air pollution

    General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty in releasing potentially unsafe levels of air pollution from a hazardous waste incinerator in upstate New York and submitting false pollution control records. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Wednesday for violations at GE's former silicone plant in Waterford, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Identifying Particulate Matter Pollution Hazards in Businesses and Institutions throughout Puerto Rico

    There are many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean that expose workers to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes particulate matter as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Beijing issues rare air pollution alert

    When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: It may be difficult to ever set that plan in motion. It wasn't triggered in January, when the city recorded extremely poisonous air pollution. And not last week, when pollution was expected to continue for several days at hazardous levels. A rare alert ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Proposes to Ignore Oil Refinery Air Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2007 (ENS) - A recent analysis by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, on the risks from air toxics emitted from petroleum refineries found that the risks to human health and the environment are low enough that no further controls are warranted, the agency said Thursday. The EPA analyzed the petroleum refinery emissions as part of a Clean Air ...

  • Addressing India`s Air Pollution Control Needs

    As regulators in India develop stricter standards for industrial air pollutants, two capital equipment suppliers have formed a new partnership to meet the upcoming demand for air pollution control solutions from Indian manufacturers and factories.        Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. (Anguil) and MOJJ Engineering Systems Ltd. (MOJJ) have teamed ...

  • Addressing India’s air pollution control needs

    As regulators in India develop stricter standards for industrial air pollutants, two capital equipment suppliers have formed a new partnership to meet the upcoming demand for air pollution control solutions from Indian manufacturers and factories.        Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. (Anguil) and MOJJ Engineering Systems Ltd. ...

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    This is an update by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer, of a BCC Research report of the same name published in March 2009. In the three-plus years since then there has been a lot of talk, political posturing and research, but not much has actually happened, either in new technology or major new business thrusts, in the coal-fired power plant industry regarding its actions to control air ...


  • BP products agrees to pay largest single-facility clean air act penalty for releases of Hazardous pollutants at Texas City refinery

    $15 million penalty resolves federal civil claims stemming from two fires, leak, and reporting violations at refinery (HQ) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas petroleum refinery. The penalty is ...

  • EPA requires Honolulu to prevent hazardous air emissions at Kapaa Landfill

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with the City and County of Honolulu to resolve air violations at its closed Kapaa Landfill in Kailua, Oahu by agreeing to pay nearly $17 million—$16.1 million solar power system and a penalty of $875,000. This environmental project involves the installation of photovoltaic arrays on more than 250,000 square feet of ...

  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

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