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  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Cleanup Work to Begin at Mercury Refining Superfund Site On Colonie

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the cleanup of contaminated soil and sediment will begin next week at the Mercury Refining Superfund site, a mercury reclamation facility in the towns of Colonie and Guilderland, New York. Past waste disposal activities contaminated soil and storm water that drained off the site and into an unnamed tributary to the Patroon Creek with ...

  • ASTM G42 - 11 Standard Test Method for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings Subjected to Elevated Temperatures

    Damage to pipe coating is almost unavoidable during transportation and construction. Breaks or holidays in pipe coatings may expose the pipe to possible corrosion since, after a pipe has been installed underground, the surrounding earth will be ...


    By ASTM International

  • Kahoka, Mo., landowners and two businesses ordered to halt hazardous waste pollution at chemical processing site

    EPA Region 7 has ordered the owners of a Clark County, Mo., property, along with an Illinois minerals brokerage firm, and a Missouri company that processes materials at the location, to immediately halt the handling and processing of hazardous materials that have contaminated the property and an adjacent stream. TNT General Contracting, Inc., of Kahoka, Mo.; Webb Minerals, LLC, of Quincy, Ill.; ...

  • Birmingham, AL – ATR site now open to public

    Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR), a nationwide R2 certified electronics recycling company, is pleased to announce their Birmingham, AL location is now open and fully operational for businesses and residents looking for secure electronics recycling and asset recovery options. “The overall reception we have received from residents, businesses and community leaders during our opening ...

  • E - The Environmental Magazine Asks: Have We Gotten Recycling All Wrong?

    The March/April 2011 issue of E – The Environmental Magazine (found here: http://www.emagazine.com/issue/march-april-2011) looks at the growing movement in the United States to force companies that make packaging and products -- from soda bottles to printer cartridges to ...


    By E Magazine

  • A new directive to improve the safety of toys

    The EP Internal Market Committee has adopted a report aimed at making toys safer. The new legislation will beef up safety regulations and ban the use of certain chemicals and heavy metals. Parliament's plenary will vote in December, just before the festive season. The report on the safety of toys, drafted by Marianne Thyssen (EPP-ED, BE), was adopted on Tuesday 6 November by the Committee on the ...

  • Evergreen Announces Program to Develop Activated Carbon Product

    Evergreen Energy Inc. (NYSE Arca: EEE) is pleased to announce today that it has resumed research and development efforts to apply the K-Fuel® technology to manufacture activated carbon products. Kevin Milliman, head of Evergreen’s K-Fuel® team, will lead the engineering staff which expects to build from the Company’s existing ...


  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Industries Honored for Being "Good Corporate Citizens"

    The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County sent Certificates of Recognition to 616 companies for being "good corporate citizens" in 2010. These companies have met their limits for wastewater discharge for at least a year, were free from any notices of violation, maintained their environmental equipment and fulfilled all permit requirements. Ninety (90) of the companies have received this ...


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