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  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • Regulators OK plan to dismantle Hudson PCB cleanup plant

    Federal regulators have approved General Electric's plan to dismantle a Hudson River PCB cleanup plant used during six years of dredging, which concluded this fall. The Environmental Protection Agency says Thursday its approval allows GE to begin dismantling the 110-acre sediment processing plant and restore the site as outlined in the plan. The demobilization plan will continue into 2016. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • Are Your Children Being Exposed to Toxic PCBs at School?

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep students and faculty safe from the dangerous associated with PCB exposure. Cinnaminson, NJ, February 4th, 2011 This week The New York Times published an article entitled, “Parents Seek More Action on PCBs in Schools”.  The article discussed hundred of parents ...


    By EMSL Analytical, 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 Settlement with UMASS Amherst Resolves PCB Violations and Requires Cleanup of PCB Contamination at a Building on Campus

    EPA and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMASS) have reached a settlement that will resolve violations of federal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) regulations at the Lederle Graduate Research Center. After completing a $4 million dollar caulk decontamination project in 2009, UMASS discovered that the window glazing at the Lederle Graduate Research Center was contaminated with high levels ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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-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.

  • 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 ...

  • Schools should be concerned about Radon just as much as PCBs in caulking materials

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that hundreds of schools may have cancer-causing PCBs in caulk around windows and doors. This announcement has caught the attention of school districts across the country.Another area of concern for schools in many parts of the country is radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also ...


  • City of Tacoma settles with EPA for violating federal rules on PCBs in used oil

    The City of Tacoma has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal rules on used oil contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs. “Today’s settlement should serve as a reminder that handling used oil requires attention to the requirements designed to prevent the distribution of PCBs,” said Edward Kowalski, Director of EPA’s ...

  • Hydrodec Receives US Approval for Treatment of PCB-Contaminated Waste Oil

    Hydrodec Group plc, the cleantech industrial oil re-refining group, is pleased to announce that the US Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has issued Hydrodec with a final permit for the storage and treatment of polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”) contaminated used transformer oil in the US. The approval marks a significant new phase in ...


    By Hydrodec Group PLC

  • Connecticut electric distribution company pays fine for PCB violations

    According to a recent settlement, EPA alleged that the United Illuminating Company violated the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by violating record-keeping requirements relating to its use and temporary storage for disposal of PCBs. Specifically, United Illuminating, based in New Haven, violated the PCB regulations by failing to create and maintain annual document logs for 2007, 2008, and ...

  • U.S. EPA Fines Kettleman City Landfill for Improper Analysis of PCBs Waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) $9,375 for a single instance in which it failed to analyze leachate for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) before disposal at its Kettleman Hills Facility located in Kings County, Calif. On May 9, 2012, CWM voluntarily disclosed to EPA that leachate, or liquid that drains from a landfill, was disposed in a ...

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