pcb waste News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Complaints filed after waste company`s plans to burn PCBs in Texas

    Environmental groups have filed comments and numerous related documents with the US Environmental Protection Agency in opposition to a company's application for authorization to import and burn polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in Southeast Texas. Veolia Environmental Services proposes to import 20,000 tons of toxic liquid PCBs from Mexico to Port Arthur, Texas for incineration. Veolia ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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. ...


  • Agana Springs PCB cleanup in Guam completed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working with the Guam Environmental Protection Agency completed the cleanup of contaminated soil from a former military water pump station at Agana Springs, Guam. Electrical transformers and other equipment at the former military water pump station at Agana Springs contained oil with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a cancer-causing chemical. In 2007, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Media Advisory: U.S. EPA to dispose of PCB waste from leaking Guam Power Authority transformers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting work to remove polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) oils from old leaking electrical transformers stored at the Guam Power Authority’s Apra Heights and Talofofo Substation facilities. EPA Region 9’s Emergency Response staff will be working with GPA and Guam EPA to drain the PCB oil from the transformers, clean the insides of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sonic Introduces its PCB Remediation and Destruction Process to The Japanese Market

    Untitled Document Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) announced that the Company last week participated in a trade delegation to WASTEC 2004 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Asarco agrees to pay $146,600 for PCB violations at Hayden copper smelter

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has fined Asarco LLC $30,900 for using buildings contaminated with PCBs and improper management of PCB waste. The company will also spend $115,714 to reduce PCBs at their copper smelter located in Hayden, Ariz. The violations stemmed from a 2011 inspection in which EPA inspectors found two buildings contaminated with PCBs that ...

  • EPA Finalizes Plan to Address PCB Contamination in the Grasse River in Massena, NY

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to clean up contaminated river sediment at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena, New York. Past industrial activities have contaminated the river sediment with polychlorinated biphenyls. PCBs are probable human carcinogens that build up in the fat of fish and mammals, increasing in concentration as they move up the food chain. ...

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