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  • Pipeline Co. Pleads Guilty, Pays $1 Million for Fish Kill in Kansas

    Mid-America Pipeline Company, pleaded guilty yesterday to negligently releasing 200,000 gallons of ammonia into a Kansas creek, requiring the evacuation of nearby residents and killing 25,000 fish. The company agreed to pay a $1 million criminal penalty. In October 2004, a pipeline owned by the company ruptured approximately six miles west of Kingman, Kan., releasing approximately 204,000 ...

  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Spill Response

    Hazardous Material spills including biological, chemical and radiological materials pose a serious risk if not promptly and properly responded to by the individuals who initially identify the spill and the appropriate emergency response team. The general Hazardous Material spill response procedures include: Rescue Confine Secure Cleanup ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • EPA announces superfund cleanup progress for FY 2009

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released last week the annual summary of the Superfund program’s fiscal year (FY) 2009 progress. The report shows that the program continues to make significant progress in achieving its mission of cleaning up the country’s most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites and protecting the health of nearby communities and ecosystems from ...

  • Progress continues in cleaning up hazardous waste sites in the US

    EPA continues to make significant progress in cleaning up America’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites and making them ready for productive use. EPA’s annual summary of the Superfund program’s accomplishments shows that construction was completed at 30 sites in 2008, for a cumulative total of 1,060 sites or approximately 67 percent of the sites on the National Priorities List. Superfund is ...

  • The Environmental Industry’s Standout Event of the Year

    On the 12th and 13th of October representatives from environmental organisations will brandish their free tickets and funnel into the ExCeL London conference centre to share their innovations and insight at the standout event in the environmental industry’s calendar – the Contamination Expo Series. The show combines six exhibitions in one, with guests able to filter between the Land ...


    By PRYSM Group

  • EPA Fines Clean Harbors for Violations of Environmental Laws

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Clean Harbors Deer Park, LLC, in La Porte, Texas. The company violated laws under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $22,400 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from ...

  • Offering safety and health assistance to tornado damaged communities

    U.S. Department of Labor's Blog, (Work in Progress), features a post by Barry Salerno, assistant area director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Peoria office, providing information about the role of OSHA in disaster recovery. Editor's Note: With proper attribution, we grant permission for cross-posting. Please find the post's text below: Dealing with natural disasters and ...

  • QED heads to Contamination Expo Series 2018

    QED Environmental Systems, a leading global supplier of environmental equipment will be attending this year’s Contamination Expo Series at the NEC in Birmingham on the 12th and 13th September. The Contamination Expo has widely been recognised as Europe’s leading event for environmental professionals, showcasing the latest in modern strategies, techniques and technologies currently ...

  • Clean Harbors Opens Response Center in New Iberia - Offers quick response to industrial and petrochemical emergencies

    NEW IBERIA, LA – December 7, 2010 – Clean Harbors, the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced that it has based a regional response center here to respond to environmental emergencies throughout the Gulf Coast region. The new facility also augments the company’s natural disaster response and logistical support ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • Lightning may be cause of ND oil spill

    A lightning strike may have caused a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil in a North Dakota wheat field, federal regulators said in a report issued Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said a preliminary investigation of the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break "points to a strong electrical discharge as the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Facility Sweep Finds Excessive Cardboard Disposal

    A number of well-known Massachusetts businesses and institutions continue to throw away large volumes of easy-to-recycle cardboard in spite of a state ban on its disposal, savings on disposal costs and its value as a commodity, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) reported today. For the first time, the agency has taken enforcement actions against waste ban ...

  • Don’t mess with mercury

    As part of Children’s Health month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry today launched its “Don’t Mess with Mercury” video in an effort to protect children from the dangers of mercury. The EPA responds to numerous mercury spills every year that are primarily caused by children playing with mercury. The EPA’s cost for cleanup can ...

  • Mounds of Improperly Dumped Medical Waste to Be Microwaved

    SAN JOSE, California (ENS) - Sanitec Industries, Inc. has been hired to dispose of medical waste and patients medical records improperly dumped in a San Jose area landfill last month. The company says over 100,000 pounds of medical waste was improperly dumped – several hundred times more than was reported. Hundreds of pounds of confidential patient medical and financial records and files were ...

  • EPA Continuing Cleanup Progress at Hazardous Waste Sites

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued to make significant progress in cleaning up America's most contaminated hazardous waste sites over the past year. Superfund, the federal government program that cleans up these sites, completed work at 40 sites during fiscal year 2006 for a cumulative total of 1,006 sites with construction work completed. 'EPA continues to ...

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