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  • Toxicity tests improve the assessment of harbour sediment quality

    Harbour sediments should be tested for their toxic effects on living organisms in addition to being subject to the chemical, physical and biological tests usually conducted to assess water quality, according to recent research from Portugal. This would provide a better environmental assessment of dredged material to help guide port authorities’ decisions on its disposal. Under the Water ...

  • Toxic plume spreading at defense plant, tests show

    A decades-long toxic cleanup around the former aerospace plant that helped land a man on the moon is getting renewed scrutiny after groundwater tests showed a potential carcinogen spreading deeper and toward nearby Long Island communities. Officials revealed this month that the 4.5 mile by 3.5 mile plume of underground contamination in Bethpage is moving deeper than ever. High concentrations of ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to demolish contaminated building at toxic superfund site in Garfield, N.J.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today by New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Senator Robert Menendez and Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr. as she announced that the EPA will safely demolish the E.C. Electroplating building at the Garfield Superfund site in Garfield, New Jersey. The building, located at 125 Clark Street, is contaminated ...

  • ‘Bonfire party’ was toxic

    Piles of waste were stored and then burnt at an illegal site close to the Norfolk to London railway line in Suffolk and today (Thursday 29 August) the man responsible was fined £28,000 by Norwich Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that Ian Dale Garnham (44) illegally stockpiled waste and then set fire to it at The Woodyard in Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, Diss, between 3 and 6 November ...

  • Cleansing toxic waste – with vinegar

    Engineers and environmental scientists at the University of Leeds are developing methods of helping contaminated water to clean itself by adding simple organic chemicals such as vinegar. The harmful chromium compounds found in the groundwater at sites receiving waste from former textiles factories, smelters, and tanneries have been linked to cancer, and excessive exposure can lead to problems ...


    By University of Leeds

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • Testing confirms US coastal waters less toxic than 20 years ago

    US environmental laws enacted in the 1970s are reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal waters of the United States, finds a 20 year study released today by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. But the study shows continuing elevated levels of toxic metals and oils near urban and industrial areas of the coast. Oil related compounds from motor vehicles ...

  • New York High School Sits on Toxic Ground

    LONG ISLAND CITY, New York, October 3, 2007 (ENS) - Parents of the 503 students at Information Technology High School in Long Island City are outraged that state Department of Education officials did not inform them that the school was built over a plume of hazardous chemicals. They became aware of the toxics only after Fox 5 News aired a report on the toxic site late last month. ...

  • Toxic Gas Monitoring in Response to Tianjin, China Explosions

    GrayWolf’s portable AdvancedSense toxic gas monitoring instruments were utilized in response to the tragic August 12th explosions in Tianjin, China. Evaluation of the resultant pollutant plumes have been critical for residents in the local vicinity. Datalogging various parameters with these instruments (including TVOCs, and many specific gases) has now been supplemented with additional ...


    By GrayWolf Sensing Solutions

  • EPA Proposes to Add the Troy Chemical Corporation Site in Newark, NJ to the Superfund List; Mercury and other Toxics Contaminate Pierson’s Creek and Newark Bay

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to add the Troy Chemical Corp. site in Newark, New Jersey to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Past industrial activity at and in the vicinity of the site, including the manufacture of chemicals, has contaminated Pierson’s Creek, which flows into Newark Bay. Sediment in the creek contains elevated ...

  • Marine Dies from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

    LA Testing provides chemical and hazardous waste testing services to keep soldiers and industrial workers safe from toxic materials. Garden Grove, CA, September 27th, 2010 Earlier this month it was reported that a widow of a retired Marine was awarded compensation for her husband’s death.  The retired soldier had worked at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toxics Persist in Washington Rivers, Lakes and Fish

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Toxic chemicals banned decades ago continue to linger in the environment and concentrate in the food chain, threatening people and the environment, according to three recent studies by the Washington state Department of Ecology. The new data on toxic contaminants in freshwater fish and sediments add evidence to the state's push to reduce and eliminate the use of toxic ...

  • Free on-site multiparameter gas analysis

    Quantitech Ltd has launched the world’s first truly portable FTIR multicomponent workplace gas analyser and in order to enable prospective users to see the technology for themselves, the company's Dr Andrew Hobson is offering to visit sites and run tests completely free of charge. This offer is available for a limited period of time, but Dr Hobson says, “In the past, field-use instruments for the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Modern Water Installs First Microtox® Continuous Toxicity Monitor in the USA

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently launched an updated continuous toxicity monitor using its well-known Microtox® technology. Demand for this ground-breaking monitor has been high with the first unit being installed just after its launch at one of Aqua America, Inc.’s water ...

  • California town plagued by birth defects potentially linked to toxic waste

    Environmental testing solutions for municipalities, industry and the general public are available from LA Testing. Los Alamitos, CA, March 29th, 2010 In California’s San Joaquin Valley sits the small town of Kettleman City. A news report from CNN last week reported on the unusually high level of birth defects in the small farming community. The population of approximately 1,500 has seen 10 babies ...


  • New Jersey Agency Fails to Warn Families About Toxic Waste

    TRENTON, New Jersey, July 9, 2007 (ENS) - Hackettstown children played baseball and rode bicycles for years on mounds of toxic waste, but state officials who knew of the danger did nothing to warn or protect them, according to records released Friday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a national association of workers in natural resources agencies. For more than four ...

  • US health agency finds high levels of toxic substances in emergency housing

    Testing by the nation's top health agency has found high levels of formaldehyde in government issued travel trailers and mobile homes used as emergency housing in the Gulf Coast Region after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.  So, after denying for years that health problems of trailer occupants were caused by high levels of formaldehyde, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, today is ...

  • Toxic cargo in sunken ship remains intact say specialists

    UN and EU specialists brought in to help Philippine authorities retrieve toxic cargo from a sunken passenger ferry have not detected any leaks or oil spills emanating from the doomed vessel, according to a UN relief official. They gathered water samplings for chemical tests and are now preparing a final report for the Philippine government's special task force on the Princess of the Stars, said ...


    By IRIN

  • Toxic chromium clean-up battle in Jersey City heads to federal court

    After 25 years of negligence, the largest remaining Jersey City site riddled with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium is the focus of a citizen’s lawsuit filed today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Interfaith Community Organization (ICO).  The suit calls for PPG Industries, a Pittsburgh-based corporation responsible for the toxic contamination, to clean up the ...

  • Work Begins to Remove Contamination at Newtown, Conn. Site

    This week EPA began work to remove contaminated materials from the Batchelder site at 46a Swamp Road in Newtown, in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The cleanup is expected to be completed in approximately two months. Contamination at the Site does not present health risks to the neighboring area; however, Town officials would like to remind residents that it is important to remain off the site. ...

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