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  • 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 ...

  • Emergency Services Show 2014

    NCEC attended the Emergency Services Show on 23 and 24 September 2014. The 2 day exhibition provided the opportunity to demonstrate the latest version of NCEC’s interactive chemical hazard database, Chemdata, 2014.1, which now provides access to even more information including over 55,000 substances and 157,000 different chemical names. The exhibition also enabled NCEC to promote the ...

  • Thermo offers comprehensive EPA and EDD reporting software for ICP-MS

    Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE:TMO) now offers a fully integrated software package for US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reporting using ICP-MS. Combining the power of Thermo’s Plasma Lab software for the X Series ICP-MS with the established Metals Analytical Review and Reporting System (MARRS) from EISC, a scientific software development company (Las Vegas, Nevada), Thermo can ...


    By EISC

  • Thermo offers comprehensive EPA and edd reporting software for ICP-MS

    Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE:TMO) now offers a fully integrated software package for US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reporting using ICP-MS. Combining the power of Thermo’s Plasma Lab software for the X Series ICP-MS with the established Metals Analytical Review and Reporting System (MARRS) from EISC, a scientific software development company (Las Vegas, Nevada), Thermo can ...


    By EISC

  • U.S. EPA to begin cleanup of former plating shop in Paw Paw, Michigan

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today will begin cleaning up hazardous materials at the site of Paw Paw Plating in Paw Paw, Mich. An abandoned building on site contains chemicals used in the electroplating process. The EPA expects contractors to complete the cleanup within 90 days. Paw Paw Plating began custom electroplating in the 1950s and stopped operating in December 2009. The ...

  • QED forms strategic partnership with Siegrist GmbH

    Leading manufacturer of environmental monitoring and remediation equipment, QED Environmental Systems has recently announced a strategic partnership with Germany based, Siegrist GmbH. Siegrist is a long-established company from Karlsruhe, Germany, that has been providing advanced gas measuring technology and environmental engineering to a global market place for over 30 years. The company has ...

  • Hazmat 2014 review

    The Hazmat event has continued to demonstrate itself as one of the leading forums for hazardous materials response, chemical exposure and monitoring, and emergency planning. Attendance at this year’s event was the highest in the last 5 years. Attendees were able to experience the usual mix of keynote presentations from industry stakeholders and practical workshops. The presentations and ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites Wisconsin`s Castalloy Inc. for exposing its foundry workers to coal tar pitch and formaldehyde

    Castalloy Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 14 safety and health violations as the result of a follow-up inspection at the company's Waukesha foundry on Nov. 28, 2012. The inspection found two repeat violations for allowing workers to be exposed to coal tar pitch volatiles in excess of permissible exposure limits and failing to ...

  • Explosive-laden Calif. home to be destroyed

    Neighbors gasped when authorities showed them photos of the inside of the Southern California ranch-style home: Crates of grenades, mason jars of white, explosive powder and jugs of volatile chemicals that are normally the domain of suicide bombers. Prosecutors say Serbian-born George Jakubec quietly packed the home with the largest amount of homemade explosives ever found in one location in the ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Settlements ensure that three companies comply with public right-to-know rules

    Two Massachusetts companies, and one company in Connecticut will pay penalties and take actions to ensure they are following federal reporting requirements for use of hazardous chemicals. These enforcement actions by the US Environmental Protection Agency will help ensure that the public is aware of the potential for chemical releases in their communities. The companies involved in these ...

  • TRI Reporting Failures from No. Canaan, Conn. Companies Nets Emergency Response Equipment for Local Fire Departments under EPA Settlement

    An EPA settlement with two North Canaan mineral processing companies for the companies’ alleged failure to file required toxic release inventory information requires that two local emergency response units be provided with $28,700 of equipment that will help firefighters to better protect local residents in emergencies. Under the settlement, Specialty Minerals Inc. and Minteq International ...

  • Welders and grinders face toxic metal, noise hazards at Springfield, Missouri, plant

    A storage tank manufacturer exposed workers to hazardous levels of hexavalent chromium and potentially deafening noise as they welded and grinded stainless steel and other alloy steels. At high levels, hexavalent chromium can cause lung cancer and respiratory, eye and skin damage. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors issued 12 serious safety ...

  • PIDs for Environmental Air Quality Monitoring

    hotoionization detectors (PIDs) can provide efficient monitoring and real-time information about the presence of toxic gases, explosive limits, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other gases in the environmental industry. PIDs rely on ionization as the basis of detection. When chemicals being monitored have been ionized, or the ions have been positively charged inside of the instrument from ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • East Boston sandblaster fined for hazardous waste violations

    Amex Inc., an East Boston, Mass. sandblaster of tanks, bridges and barges, has paid a fine and will donate emergency response equipment, totaling $30,000, under the terms of a settlement with EPA regarding hazardous waste violations. The Agreement filed by EPA resolves violations of federal hazardous waste management law at the East Boston facility. Under the settlement, Amex paid a cash penalty ...

  • 3E Company Launches Waste Classification Service

    Untitled Document Service helps facilitate compliance with hazardous waste management obligations Tuesday, August 08, 2006 — 3E Company®, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced its new Waste Classification service, which streamlines the hazardous waste management process and ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • RAE Systems Posts Educational Resource for Gulf of Mexico Spill Recovery Workers

    Website Provides Information and Phone Numbers to Protect People, Wildlife and Property. SAN JOSE, CA - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, announced the launch of new web content to assist the more than 20,000 people deployed in various aspects of the Gulf of ...

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