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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.

  • Graham Turgoose Named Managing Director PCB Piezotronics Limited

    Depew, NY, USA – PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®), a PCB Group Company, has announced the appointment of Graham Turgoose as Managing Director of PCB Piezotronics Limited, its newly established sales office in the United Kingdom. As Managing Director, Mr. Turgoose will oversee all aspects of sales, marketing and customer service for PCB® and IMI Sensors within the United Kingdom and Ireland, as ...


    By PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

  • 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 Deploys First PCB Treatment Plant Modules

    Untitled Document 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 ...


  • SONIC Successfully Treats PCB Contaminated Soil in Ontario

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that it has completed the first phase of its contract in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on schedule. As required by the contract with a national environmental management company, Sonic has remediated the first phase of the overall contract to the satisfaction of the client. Sonic’s first GTA ...


  • EPA announces guidance on PCBs in caulk of buildings

    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 deteriorating caulk in buildings, especially in schools environments from the nearly 30 year time period.Production of PCBs in the United States was ...


  • 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.

  • 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. ...


  • EPA settles case alleging PCB violations at office building in Philadelphia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that SSH Management, LLC and 1500 Walnut Enterprises, LLC have signed a consent agreement with EPA resolving alleged violations of federal regulations for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in an office building located at 1500 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. SSH Management, the manager of the office building, and 1500 Walnut Enterprises, the ...

  • EPA Fines Phoenix-based Company $95,000 for PCB violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC to pay a $95,000 civil penalty for failure to properly manage PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Jefferson Avenue facility in Phoenix, Ariz. The violations stemmed from two inspections in 2008 and 2010. EPA inspectors found the company used PCB-contaminated structures, and improperly stored and disposed ...

  • Connecticut holding company pays fine for PCB violations (CT)

    The owner of an inoperative Bridgeport, Conn. brass facility has agreed to pay $52,000 for violating federal regulations covering the disposal, use, storage and marking violations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The Fairfield-based Connecticut Transfer and Recycling Co., LLC. (CTC) owns the former Bridgeport Brass Company facility in Bridgeport. In 2008, CTC hired a waste transporter to pump ...

  • City of Ketchikan fined nearly $3,000 for improper disposal of PCBs (AK)

    The City of Ketchikan, Alaska has reached a $2,900 settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) violations related to the improper disposal of polychlorinated bi-phenyl (PCB) waste. In August 2007, Ketchikan Public Utilities personnel removed approximately five gallons of oil containing PCBs from a transformer, and improperly ...

  • PCB Piezotronics announces 2008 dates for annual corporate seminar

    PCB Piezotronics (PCB®), a global leader in the design and manufacture of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, dynamic, capacitive and strain gage sensors for aerospace & defense, automotive, industrial, R&D, and test & measurement, has officially announced 2008 dates for its annual three-day seminar, “Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration”, facilitated by Dr. ...


    By PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

  • PCB-Contaminated River Receives $366 Million Clean-Up Fund

    The New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts will receive a clean-up fund of $366 million from South Carolina-based AVX Corp. making it the largest cash settlement for a single Superfund site clean-up in history. Between 1930 and the early 1970’s, numerous electronic manufacturers released tons of chemicals in to the New Bedford Harbor, which settled into the harbor’s sediment, leaving ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EISC announces R&R suite module for pesticides & PCBS

    EISC has formally announced the final module within its line of Analytical Review & Reporting software (the R&R Suite). This system, for Pesticides/PCBs, joins the Analytical Review & Reporting products for Metals, General Chemistry, Volatiles, and Semi-Volatiles/HPLC. Implemented together or as separate modules, the R&R Suite is comprised of software systems that perform ...


    By EISC

  • PCB Piezotronics Announces New Direct Sales Office in United Kingdom

    Depew, NY, USA –PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®), a PCB Group Company, has announced the establishment of PCB Piezotronics Limited, a direct sales office to serve customers in the United Kingdom. Located in Hitchin, Herts, PCB Piezotronics Limited will provide direct sales and customer support for all of PCB Piezotronics and IMI Sensors product lines, as well as focused specialty product and program ...


    By PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

  • New website provides important Health & Safety information about PCBs in caulk

    Caulk can be found in virtually every home and building. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints in buildings to make them watertight or airtight. Unfortunately, PCBs were used as an additive in some caulks in the past due to their water and chemical resistance, durability and elasticity. PCB containing caulk was used in some buildings, including schools, primarily ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Fines Phoenix Lamp Recycler More Than $70,000 for PCB Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has settled with Lighting Resources, LLC for $71,500 for violations relating to its handling of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Phoenix, Ariz. recycling facility. “Exposure to PCBs is a concern whenever facilities are handling materials containing these toxic chemicals,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s ...

  • Sonic’s PCB Destruction Process Complies with Hazardous Waste Regulations in British Columbia

    VANCOUVER, CANADA: Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) is very pleased to announce that the Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection (“the Ministry”) has confirmed that Sonic has successfully complied with requirements of the Hazardous Waste Regulations of the Environmental ...


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