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  • EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions for coal ash as well as combustion byproducts including soot, char and ash.   ...


  • Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 ...


    By Associated Press

  • DOT training for CESQG Hazardous Waste Generators

    CESQG hazardous waste generators generate very low quantities of hazardous waste and ship them very infrequently. They typically hire qualified waste disposal companies to transport and dispose of these materials. The requirements for the management and disposal of hazardous waste can be found at 40CFR 260-262. The transportation of the materials is regulated by DOT under 49 CFR 170-180. ...

  • New Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials training course

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has just launched a new e-Learning training course onNaturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). The course is free of charge, and is designed for Project Managers and scientists working in NORM industry and academics or industrial ...

  • Somerset landowner fined for burying hazardous waste

    A landowner who buried asbestos and other demolition waste at a farm near Taunton, Somerset, has been ordered to pay £2,334.68 in fines and costs. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Michael James obtained planning permission to convert the farm buildings at Allerford Farm, Taunton, into a mixture of industrial and residential units. James ...

  • Workers Still Exposed to Combustible Dust Hazards

    An explosion last month at a Shanghai factory producing parts for Apple injured 61 employees.  The explosion is believed to have been caused by a build-up of combustible aluminum dust. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Hazardous Waste Web Site launched

    In an effort to improve regulatory compliance and general awareness of the legal and technical conditions for the safe management of hazardous wastes, the BC Environment Industry Association, with support from Ministry of Environment, has launched a two-stage Compliance Improvement Project for key industry stakeholders. The first stage ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hazardous waste management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mesothelioma risk: shipyards present asbestos exposure hazards

    Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer primarily caused by asbestos exposure. Thousands of shipyard employees have either passed away or have been diagnosed with the disease and more are expected as the incidence of mesothelioma is not predicted to peak until 2020. Asbestos was heavily utilized throughout the shipyard industry for its insulating and fireproofing capabilities. Because of these ...

  • EPA Proposes Policy on Nanoscale Materials in Pesticide Products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 9, 2011, a pre-publication copy of a forthcoming Federal Register notice describing several possible approaches for obtaining certain additional information on the composition of pesticide products. EPA focuses particularly on information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products, and defines ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Government Agency Changes Formaldehyde’s Hazardous Classification

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 7th, 2012 Last month, Safe Work Australia changed the agency’s hazardous substance entry for formaldehyde.  According to the agency’s website, “Based on the NICNAS (National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme) Priority Existing Chemical Assessment Report for formaldehyde, Safe Work Australia has updated the entry in HSIS for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Lead Hazards Still Exist in Many Homes & Buildings

    Lead poisoning is an entirely preventable condition, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are still approximately 24 million housing units in the United States that have deteriorated leaded paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. Children under the age of 6 years old are at high risk of lead poisoning because they are growing so rapidly ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Many in the U.S. still Encounter Mercury Hazards

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for mercury and other heavy metals to protect people and the environment. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2010 Egyptian tombs dating back to 1500 BC have been found to contain mercury.  Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.  Due to mercury’s unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tulsa developer exposes workers to fall hazards

    Case Development LLC, the general building contractor of an apartment complex in Norman, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for serious and repeat violations and a proposed fine of $90,600 following a November 2013 inspection. OSHA found the company failed to protect workers from dangerous falls and other serious hazards. Falls are the ...

  • Weather Station Customization for Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Columbia Weather Systems offers software and hardware customization for applications whose weather monitoring requirements aren’t met by our standard systems. US Ecology Idaho is just such a case. The company’s Grand View, Idaho facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive ...

  • EPA proposes policy on Nanoscale materials in pesticide products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 9, 2011, a pre-publication copy of a forthcoming Federal Register notice describing several possible approaches for obtaining certain additional information on the composition of pesticide products. EPA focuses particularly on information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products, and defines ...


    By Acta Group

  • Hazardous waste in the UK is not being treated properly

    According to the Environmental Services Association, an incalculable amount of hazardous waste is not being treated properly in the UK. A report by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) namely, Making Defra’s hazardous waste strategy a reality, the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Defra presents new strategy for hazardous waste

    The Government has launched a new strategy for hazardous waste management in England in a bid to clarify how it plans to divert such waste from landfill and boost levels of reuse and recycling. The strategy has been produced to underpin the practical application of the revised European Union Waste ...

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