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  • Major overhaul for pollution regulations

    A major review of the way British authorities protect the environment is in the pipeline. Environment Minister Elliot Morley announced the planned review at a conference on environmental justice in Sunderland this week. At this stage Defra, which is leading the review, has only sketched an outline of what might be involved, but has suggested it could lead to a far-reaching overhaul ...

  • Canada to Impose New Air Pollutant Regulations

    The Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, has announced that for the first time the Government of Canada will regulate industrial air pollutant emissions through requirements in the proposed Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations. It is estimated that these new regulations will contribute significantly to lowering smog levels and improve air quality overall for Canadians. An estimated ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA to host free auto Collision repair workshop in Delaware Co. (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a free workshop on Monday, Sept. 20 to explain federal air pollution regulations affecting auto repair shops. The workshop will be held in the STEM Auditorium, at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa. from 1 - 4 p.m. EPA’s workshop will address best practices which are designed to reduce emissions and exposures to hazardous air ...

  • EPA to host free auto Collision repair workshop in Scranton (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a free workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to explain federal air pollution regulations affecting auto repair shops. The workshop will be held in The Café located in the Moffat Building at Johnson College in Scranton, Pa. from 4 - 7 p.m. EPA’s workshop will address best practices which are designed to reduce emissions and exposures to ...

  • EPA to host free auto collision repair workshop in Harrisburg (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a free workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to explain federal air pollution regulations affecting auto repair shops. The workshop will be held in the Administration Building, Conference Room B & C at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, Pa. from 6 - 9 p.m. EPA’s workshop will address best practices designed to reduce emissions and ...

  • Air pollution regulations drive deployment of flexible abatement solutions

    To address the growing complexity of air pollution regulations, which have to address a multi-tiered array of local authority, national and international requirements, AirProtekt of Cambridge is offering a total package air pollution service that embraces process assessment, project design, supply of the air pollution equipment, installation and commissioning. Modern Air pollution regulations ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • ET Marine Anticipates Sales Boost Following New Air Pollution Regulations

    Untitled Document ET Marine, which was set up just two months ago, has reported massive interest in its newly launched Seanox ship air pollution monitor at the prestigious Nor-Shipping trade fair in Norway which took place this month (June). The company is now poised to meet the demand from the international maritime community – boosting sales and, potentially, ...

  • Noise pollution: separate regulations needed for construction

    In a new study, Spanish researchers describe a method specifically designed for measuring and characterising noise from building sites. They claim the method could help shape future policy related to noise pollution caused by the construction industry and provide important information to help reduce construction noise. Several EU directives are concerned with noise pollution and focus on ...

  • Murray Energy plans to sue EPA over job losses from Air Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately consider job losses when it issued various air pollution regulations impacting coal consumption, Murray Energy Corp. said in a notice of intent to sue the agency. The company said in its notice letter that the EPA's air pollution rules for industrial boilers, power plants and ambient air pollution unduly burden sources that burn coal either ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Beyond cap and trade, a new path to clean energy

    A funny thing happened while environmentalists were trying and failing to cap carbon emissions in the U.S. Congress. U.S. carbon emissions started going down. The decline began in 2005 and accelerated after the financial crisis. The latest estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration now suggest that U.S. emissions will continue to decline for the next few years and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New product sheets for custom thermal oxidizers, air pollution control equipment and systems

    When hard-to-handle air pollutants make air pollution regulations difficult to meet, Nacah Tech offers custom solutions for equipment and systems. By designing the oxidizer as part of a unique solution for each application, efficient solutions are presented. As an added benefit for optimizing the design, customers can elect to combine additional energy-saving equipment such as waste heat ...


    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • ExxonMobil fined $566K following probe into refinery explosion

    The California agency that investigates workplace accidents has cited and fined ExxonMobil more than $560,000 for workplace safety and health violations following a probe into February's explosion at a Los Angeles-area refinery. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday that 18 of the 19 citations are classified as serious because the violations could potentially ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nitrate pollution prevention regulations: Help available for farmers to prepare for regulations

    A national package of advice and support for farmers preparing for the new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations has been launched by Defra. The regulations come into force on 1 January 2009 and update the UK’s implementation of the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive. Around 60 per cent of nitrate pollution in water is caused by agriculture, and it is vital that this is tackled to protect and sustain ...

  • High NOx Emissions from Diesel Cars

    It is time to sell your diesel car. In a few years you will not be able to use it in a city. The real drive emissions measurements from passenger cars are giving astonishing results. A new diesel car has 10 times higher NOx emissions compared to a petrol car. Even worse, the NOx emitted from the diesel car is up to 50% emitted as NO2. The NOx emitted from a petrol car is only a few % emitted as ...


    By Opsis AB

  • EPA withdraws water permit fee incentive rule

    EPA is withdrawing a rule intended to provide financial incentives for states to use fees when administering a clean water permit program. The agency issued the rule in September 2008. EPA will continue to encourage states to establish and expand their permit fees for their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) programs. Any funds that would have been used for incentive ...

  • Kriti LIMS being Implemented by Central Laboratory at Kerala state Pollution Control Board, India

    Kerala State Pollution Control Board has the task of striking the delicate balance between environmental sustainability and industrial progress. The Board was initially entrusted with the responsibility of controlling water pollution and restoring and maintaining the wholesomeness of water bodies in the State. The responsibilities have widened over the years and now include implementation ...


    By KRITISOFT

  • Join our webinar: “Moving the Global Access to Information Agenda Forward”

    The World Resources Institute, The Access Initiative, Indonesian Center for Environmental Law, and Thailand Environment Institute invite you to an online seminar on October 25, 2012. Participants will learn how citizens in Indonesia and Thailand are using their countries’ freedom of information (FOI) laws to obtain data on environmental pollution in their communities. “Webinars like ...

  • Defra launches UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register website

    The UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (UK PRTR) website went live on Wednesday, 29 April 2009. The site will hold pollutant data from a wide range of industrial installations across the UK, including: offshore oil / gas installations, refineries; power stations; and the comparatively less polluting activities that are regulated by local authorities (A2 and some Part B installations). The ...

  • AirProtekt helps textile processor achieve Flourine contamination compliance

    A major UK major manufacturing has selected AirProtekt, the Cambridge based air pollution specialist, to remove Fluorine contaminants from its textile processing facility. AirProtekt was able to offer the textile company a complete solution by supplying a Regenerative Thermal Oxidation system (RTO) and a special scrubber system to remove Fluorine contaminants from the process exhaust stream. ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • New guidance from DEFRA to help recycling of small-scale construction waste

    It is now simpler for mobile concrete crushers to obtain air pollution approvals, under new guidance issued in accordance with the government’s drive for better, more simplified regulation. The new guidelines mean that in most cases the new breed of micro crusher - with its comparatively small pollution potential compared to conventional models - will no longer need a pollution permit. Larger ...

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