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  • EnviroGuard Announces 7th Patent for Most Comprehensive Spill Containment

    MONTCLAIR, Calif. – February 22, 2012 – EnviroGuard, an industry leader in spill containment and facility safety products, is pleased to announce the issuance of its 7th patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,691,596) on spill containment systems from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This new patent is the most comprehensive patent to date for lead acid battery spill containment with ...


    By EnviroGuard

  • EnviroSolutions Inc. Now Uses Rail Transportation as Green Solution for Waste

    The energy that is used in the transport of waste to distant areas depletes energy resources. In order to combat the energy waste that is involved in transporting waste via truck to distant landfills, EnviroSolutions, Inc. is now transporting waste along railways, which saves thousands of gallons of fuel, minimizing the impacts on the environment. “People often ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • 35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

    Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. The spill marked the latest in a series of wrecks across the U.S. and Canada that have highlighted the safety risks of moving crude by rail. No one was reported injured in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Union Pacific railroad company to pay $1.5 million for clean water act violations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Union Pacific Railroad Company regarding alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act. This settlement resolves a Clean Water Act enforcement action against Union Pacific that involves continuing operations at 20 rail yards in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as spills of oil and coal in 2003 and ...

  • Martin operating partnership, LP fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Martin Operating Partnership, LP of Beaumont, Texas, $48,700 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of oil storage and distribution terminals located at 10 Sulphur Plant Road and 1 Gulf States Road, in Beaumont, Texas, revealed the ...

  • NCEC help emergency services with large scale incident excercise

    Two of NCEC’s Emergency Responders, John Wilkinson and Tom Baker, attended Operation Rosedale, a major, multi-agency exercise simulating the derailment of a passenger rail carriage and a dangerous goods train carrying molten phenol. The excercise was organised by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and also involved the NCEC, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Nottinghamshire ...

  • North Dakota pipeline breaks, spews 20,600 barrels of oil

    More than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp. oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, the state Health Department said Thursday. State environmental geologist Kris Roberts said the 20,600-barrel spill, among the largest recorded in the state, was discovered on Sept. 29 by a farmer harvesting wheat about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Companies settle alleged environmental violations at Hercules Franklin Plant in Courtland, Va.

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement with Hercules Inc. and GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. who have agreed to pay a $700,000 penalty for alleged violations of several federal environmental laws. In an earlier January 2011 settlement, Eastman Specialty Chemicals, Inc., which owned and operated a portion of the ...

  • Two Kentucky Train Wrecks Release Hazardous Chemicals

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - In the second fiery train crash in Kentucky in two days, a number of train cars, at least three carrying liquid propane gas, derailed and exploded south of Louisville this morning. The explosion closed Interstate 65 in both directions for 18 miles and forced evacuations of homes, businesses and a school, Kentucky officials said. The Bullitt County ...

  • Oil mars Alabama swamp months after crude train crash

    Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later? The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

    The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than shipping by barge, according to a government report. And one ...


    By Associated Press

  • Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

    At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions. The derailments released almost 3 million gallons of oil, nearly twice as much as the largest pipeline spill in the U.S. since at least 1986. And the deadliest wreck killed 47 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Quebec explosion highlights risk of oil transport

    The deadly explosion of a runaway oil train in Canada highlights the risks that come from transporting oil, no matter the method. Spills from rail cars occur more frequently than from pipelines, but tend to be smaller. And pipelines can be built to avoid population centers and fragile ecosystems, while trains travel routes where such concerns often were not weighed. The Quebec disaster, blamed ...


    By Associated Press

  • Railway Company Settles Clean Water Act Violations in Maine and Mass.

    Pan Am Railways has agreed to settle EPA allegations that they violated the federal Clean Water Act at two of its railyards operating in Waterville, Maine, and East Deerfield, Mass. The company has agreed to pay a fine of $152,000 to resolve the violations. According to allegations in a complaint filed by EPA this past winter related to the Waterville facility, Pan Am violated the conditions of ...

  • Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Virginia

    Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time ...


    By Associated Press

  • Midwest groundwater tainted with sewage and chemicals

    Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled fuel and chemicals, all heading to the flooding Mississippi River and down to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • DuPont settles hazardous waste violations at Deepwater, N.J. Facility

    In settlement papers filed in federal court by the U.S. Department of Justice, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (DuPont) agreed to pay a $250,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at the company’s wastewater treatment facility in Deepwater, N.J., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. DuPont also agreed to several improvements to its ...

  • Interstate products offers new blend of rust converter

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading industrial supplier and preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions is now offering a reformulated blend of rust neutralizer and treatment products for both industrial and residential use that is safer and more environmentally friendly.  The new brand, "1" STEP (THE RUST KILLER), is a rust converter treatment that neutralizes ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • 4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances

    4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances By Daniel L. Theobald, Environmental Services Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances. ...

  • Chemical Company Takes Steps to Make Fall River, Mass. Community Safer Following EPA Enforcement

    A Fall River, Mass. company has taken significant steps to make its chemical manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution facility safer following an Administrative Compliance Order issued by EPA in March 2014 that identified several dangerous conditions arising from the company’s use, storage and handling of chlorine and ammonia. In a related settlement agreement filed by EPA, Borden also ...

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