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  • Safety of PCB handling confirmed

    Wenck Associates, USA, has completed an extensive polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) study at WM's Kettleman Hills Facility, which found that PCBs treated, stored and disposed at the facility do not have an adverse impact on human health or the environment. The study focused on measuring twelve PCB congeners identified by the World Health Organization as having dioxin-like properties. Soil, air and ...

  • A Real Danger in Schools - PCBs

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep building students and faculty safe. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 30th, 2010 Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement with several schools in New York for the assessment and remediation of PCB caulk in the school buildings.  Several schools had been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cedarburg, Wisconsin to Be Cleansed of PCBs

    CHICAGO, Illinois, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - The Cedar Creek Superfund site is in a suburban residential area in southeastern Wisconsin north of Milwaukee in the historic city and township of Cedarburg. It would be a pleasant place to live except that PCBs from two local companies have contaminated Cedar Creek so severely that the area has been placed on the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Ameren Expands PCB Investigations in Illinois

    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office have asked that the energy company Ameren and its subsidiaries expand their investigation into liquids contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, found in natural gas distribution systems in Alton and East St. Louis. Ameren, under the direction of the federal and state ...

  • PCBs Hazards Exposed in Online Video

    The production of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was banned by the United States Congress in 1979.  Even though that was over thirty years ago, PCBs are still making the news today.   Just this week, The Daily Illini published a report about central Illinois residents being up in arms over a DeWitt County landfill’s plans to dump 2.5 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Could dangerous PCBs be in your home?

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a type of organic compounds that has been classified as persistent organic pollutants due to its toxicity. Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new guidance to communities on PCBs in caulk from buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978. The EPA now recommends testing for PCBs in peeling, brittle, cracking or ...


  • SONIC DEPLOYS FIRST PCB TREATMENT PLANT MODULES

    VANCOUVER, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) is pleased to announce that the first modules of Sonic’s full scale PCB treatment plant were deployed yesterday directly to the Company’s first commercial clean-up contract site in Greater Vancouver. The modules comprise part of Sonic’s PCB ...


  • SONIC UPDATES PERFORMANCE OF PCB SONOPROCESS FACILITY

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today confirmed that the Company has ...


  • SONIC PCB SONOPROCESS PATENTS ISSUE IN JAPAN AND USA

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that the Company has received notification that patents for the Company’s Sonoprocess for the treatment of POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants), including PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl), have issued in Japan and the USA. The patents refer to the Company’s Sonoprocess™ for the treatment of soils and ...


  • PCBs are Still a Danger Decades after their Ban

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to determine if their toxic presence is a danger to building occupants.  PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their ban in 1979 and were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Microbes could be key in PCB clean-up

    Tiny bacterium could replace huge dredging machines and an empty landfill as the primary tool in cleaning up sites contaminated with toxic PCBs thanks to American research. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a family of carcinogenic chemicals which were developed in the late 1920s, primarily for use in heavy-duty electrical equipment and as a lubricant in gas pipelines. They are particularly ...

  • PCB Health Concerns on the Minds of Illinois Residents

    Just last month, The Daily Illini published a report about many Illinois residents being up in arms over a DeWitt County landfill’s plans to dump 2.5 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated waste at the site.  The landfill just happens to be over a giant reservoir of groundwater used by ¾ of a million people.   The production of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was ...

  • Kansas Issues Fish Warnings for Mercury, PCBs, Perchlorate

    TOPEKA, Kansas (ENS) - Kansas has issued fish consumption advisories for 2007 that set guidelines for mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in fish, perchlorate in fish and other aquatic life, and lead and cadmium in shellfish. With the advisories, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks identify species of fish that ...

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Decades after their Ban Toxic PCBs are Still a Threat

    The indoor air quality consulting experts at Future Environment Designs provide environmental testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  Although no longer commercially produced in the United States, PCBs may still be present in products and materials produced before 1979.  PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dangers of PCBs Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    The IAQ Video Network produces the fourth in a series of public outreach videos to educate the community about environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.  Today the IAQ Video network released the 4th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate about important indoor air quality issues.  The first three videos, Mold – A Known Asthma trigger, IAQ & Student ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Landfill Violates PCB Disposal Rules

    Environmental testing solutions for hazardous waste, including PCBs, are available for municipalities, industry and the general public from LA Testing. ...


  • BCI Seeking Partners for Projects to Degrade PCB's in the Field

      BCI Seeking Partners for Projects to Degrade PCB's in the Field   The BCI culture could be used for inoculation and treatment of ...

  • Is Your Child Exposed to Toxic PCBs at School?

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep students and faculty safe from the dangerous the chemicals posses. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 8th, 2010 Production of PCBs in the United States was halted in the late 1970s, but prior to then it was used in some building materials, including caulks.  Caulking materials were used in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCB Piezotronics Announces Formation of Automotive Products Division

    Depew, NY, USA – PCB Piezotronics (PCB®), a global leader in the design and manufacture of force, torque, load, strain, pressure, acoustic and vibration sensors, today announced the formation of the PCB® Automotive Products Division, a dedicated sales and technical support facility, located in Novi, Michigan, devoted exclusively to the global automotive test ...


    By PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

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