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  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...

  • New laboratory to improve monitoring of hazardous waste in key West African port

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory will ...

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • National lab reports violations of hazardous waste permit

    An extensive review at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories has turned up violations in how the lab handled hundreds of containers of radioactive waste over the past decade. The latest revelations are on top of the permit violations Los Alamos National Laboratory first reported last year in the wake of a radiation release at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

    The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples and air monitoring cassettes for asbestos. Due to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Baling technology strengthens National Nuclear Laboratory’s waste reduction programme

    The world’s leading nuclear research organisation National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has strengthened its waste reduction programme with investment in a heavy duty waste baler. NNL is globally renowned for its nuclear research, technical development, reactor operations support, and the provision of decommissioning expertise for facilities throughout the UK. ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • EPA Inspections reveal hazardous waste violations at ABC Labs of Columbia, Mo.

    EPA Region 7 conducted Compliance Evaluation Inspections at Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories Inc.’s (ABC Labs’) two facilities in Columbia, Mo., in April 2012. The inspections revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at each facility. The company has agreed to pay a $19,040 civil penalty to ...

  • Providence facility faces EPA penalty for hazardous waste violations

    The owner and operator of a hazardous waste management facility in Providence, R.I. face an EPA penalty for violating federal and state hazardous waste laws. According to the recent complaint filed by EPA’s New England office, Northland Environmental and PSC Environmental Services (operator and owner of the facility, respectively) violated state and federal hazardous waste laws, as well as ...

  • Hazardous Waste Settlement Leads to School Cleanups in 60 Schools in R.I. and Mass.

    A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island has agreed to pay a fine of $58,278 and to spend $252,152 to clean hazardous chemicals out of approximately 60 schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in order to settle EPA claims that the company violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at a facility in Providence, R.I. Northland Environmental and its owner, PSC Environmental Services, will ...

  • 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 ...


  • EPA announces new cleanup guidelines for meth laboratories

    The production and use of methamphetamines has plagued virtually every corner of the United States. In response, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the release of the Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup. The new guidelines, dated August 2009, provide technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for the cleanup of clandestine ...


  • Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water. According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • $1 Million EPA enforcement action against Kettleman City hazardous waste landfill

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Chemical Waste Management requiring the company to pay a $400,000 fine and spend an estimated $600,000 to comply with environmental laws after the facility failed to properly manage waste at its landfill near Kettleman City, Calif. “Significant shortcomings at Chemical Waste Management’s lab compromised the ...

  • Ohio Proposes Database of Meth Laboratory Locations

    EMSL Analytical provides analytical services to test for meth laboratories to determine contaminated properties and to ensure cleanup efforts were successful. Westmont, NJ, May 26th, 2010 On May 19th the Ohio House approved legislation that would create a new publicly accessible database listing former meth laboratories in the state.  The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA settles with two San Joaquin Valley companies to ensure safe handling of hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the conclusion of separate investigations into the hazardous waste management practices of two companies in the San Joaquin Valley. Collectively, they have agreed to pay $75,200 for their violations of a federal environment law. “Facilities that deal with hazardous waste are responsible for its safe storage and handling,” said ...

  • Municipal recycling unit handles low-volume hazardous waste collected from households, contractors, and small quantity generators

    Municipal waste handlers are able to meet safety, economy and security objectives in the collection and storage of small quantity hazardous wastes ranging from paints and pesticides to cleaners and motor oils, with the Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Unit™ from SAFETY STORAGE. The pre-fabricated Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Unit features a compact, ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • Stericycle Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Service Agreement With Premier for Hazardous Waste Management

    Acute care hospital members can utilize or contract with one provider to manage multiple hazardous waste streams as part of a national agreement. LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Stericycle Inc. (Nasdaq: SRCL), a leader in healthcare-related services that protects people and reduces risk, announced it has been awarded a new contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc. ...


    By Stericycle, Inc.

  • Solvent dispensing system breaks the barrier for laboratory NFPA flammable storage limits

    Practical Applications, Inc. (PAI), a leading environmental company, has completed their proprietary solvent dispensing system startup at Cambridge, MA based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  The system is designed to continuously supply solvent reagents to laboratory equipment more safely and economically than traditional methods. Traditional practice limits solvent quantities stored at the ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • Four Columbia Analytical Laboratories Receive DoD-ELAP Certificates of Accreditation

    Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. has announced that four of its laboratories have met the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and each have been awarded a certificate of accreditation.The recently accredited laboratories are located in Houston, Texas, Simi Valley, Calif., Rochester, N.Y., and Kelso, Wash. Columbia Analytical’s ...


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