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  • Cleanup of hazardous materials completed at Hillsborough, N.H. Site

    Cleanup of household appliances, contaminated soil, drums filled with toxic waste and other hazardous materials was completed recently by the US Environmental Protection Agency at an abandoned one-acre residential parcel in Hillsborough, N.H. The cleanup of the Davison Property site at 471 Second NH Turnpike (Route 31) began in January and cost about $763,000. Hazardous substances, including ...

  • Worker exposure and the hazards of abrasive blasting materials

    Late last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Fact Sheet entitled, “Protecting Workers from the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials.”  The four page document discusses the need for employers to protect workers from hazardous dust levels, toxic metals and the high levels of noise associated with abrasive blasting. Abrasive ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA to Remove Over Two Thousand Drums and Containers of Hazardous Materials from Elk Township, New Jersey Facility

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today announced that the EPA has begun removing more than 2,000 drums and containers of toxic substances from the Superior Barrel & Drum Company facility in Elk Township, New Jersey and sending them out of the area for proper disposal. The 5.5 acre Superior Barrel and Drum site was a drum recycling and reconditioning ...

  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


  • Evidence locker offers space-saving design and versatility for safe outdoor storage and management of flammable, toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials

    Compact, space-saving pre-fabricated evidence storage lockers from SAFETY STORAGE meet evidence storage and containment needs for police, fire, military, homeland security, coast guard, forensic laboratories and government agencies. The durable, weather-resistant outdoor SAFETY STORAGE units extend storage capacity for managing flammable and combustible chemicals and toxic and hazardous ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • EPA to remove hazardous wastes at Elizabeth mining and development property in Montrose County (Colo.) (CO)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct an emergency removal of hazardous substances this week at the 35-acre Elizabeth Mining and Development, Inc.(EMDI) site located at 11948 6300 Road, four miles northwest of Montrose, in Montrose County. EPA estimates that the cleanup will be complete by the end of the week. “EPA will remove a large volume of abandoned hazardous ...

  • EPA Announces Successful Removal of Hazardous Waste from Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney P. Frelinghuysen today announced the successful removal of 75 drums and containers of hazardous waste from the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, NJ. The officials were in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties to review and assess progress on Superfund cleanups at five ...

  • Beware of asbestos hazards in popcorn ceilings

    Popcorn ceilings, also referred to as acoustic ceilings, are found in many homes across the country. From the late 1950s all the way until the early 1980s the ceiling style was popular. Today many property owners have been removing the outdated ceilings and replacing them with flat or textured ceilings to update the look and feel of the property.Not only is the process of removing popcorn ...


  • Is Contaminated Drywall Hazardous to Your Health?

    EMSL Analytical provides six testing solutions to determine if properties have defective Chinese drywall that could result in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Cinnaminson, NJ, March 9th, 2011 Earlier this week, ProPublica published a news story about 12 twelve infants that have recently died at Fort Bragg.  According to the article, entitled “Fort ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hazardous waste was used in specatator area

    Contaminated soil was taken from a former gas works in Attleborough in November 2006 to the racing circuit at Snetterton to form part of a bund to protect spectators, but the soil contained potentially harmful chemicals Swaffham Magistrates’ Court heard today (9/9). The waste should have been taken to a licensed waste site said Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald of the Environment Agency. Two companies were ...

  • EPA to act on hazardous waste rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has announced the next steps with respect to two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders. These are: the Definition of Solid Waste Rule (DSW) and the Emission Comparable Fuels Rule (ECF).  Both the DSW and ECF rules, which were both pushed through during the waning days of the Bush administration, have been criticized as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Removal of asbestos pile begins in Iowa

    A pile of asbestos-containing debris is reportedly being removed from a Livestock Exchange in Sioux City, IA. Water was reportedly poured on the asbestos pile before the construction crew began removing the pile of hazardous material. Asbestos Left by Contractor The pile was left behind by a contractor who was hired to demolish the Livestock Exchange Building.The City Council was given ...


  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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.

  • Hazardous Waste Transporter Pleads Guilty in Asbestos Case

    The owner and operator of a Maryland hazardous waste transporter pleaded guilty to knowingly making false statements in connection with the improper disposal of waste materials that contained asbestos.  Terrance Yates, owner and operator of Hazport Solutions Inc. pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined ...

  • Illinois Residents Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Removing popcorn ceilings is a common home improvement project for many Illinois residents.  This surfacing technique, used in many residential properties, is no longer in style and can even lower property values.    Many homes and apartments that were built between the 1960s and 1980s used popcorn ceilings as a standard method of texturing ceilings.  Today, many property ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Floridians Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and condominiums were built across Florida from the 1960s through the 1980s.  During this same time frame, a favorite ceiling texturing technique used by many builders is the now outdated look of popcorn ceilings.   Many of these older homes have been remodeled over the years and one of the favorite projects for homeowners to tackle is removing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Change in hazardous waste regulations will help small businesses

    Site operators producing less than 500 kilograms of hazardous waste a year will no longer have to notify the Environment Agency that their site is producing hazardous waste, from April 6, because of an amendment to the 2005 Hazardous Waste Regulations. Under the current system, only site operators producing less than 200 kilograms of hazardous waste a year at a site are exempt from notification. ...

  • Explosive hazwaste removed from Massachusetts superfund site

    A time critical removal action was started by federal authorities this week at the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site in Concord Massachusetts to remove containers of hazardous substances that pose a risk of fire or explosion and radioactive substances. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, undertook the action at the request of the Concord Fire Department which expressed concern ...

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