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  • 2nd chemical entered water in West Virgina spill

    A second chemical was released during a spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, state officials said Wednesday, though the newly identified substance appears to be less toxic than the coal-cleaning agent already known to have leaked. State officials sharply criticized the company at the center of the Jan. 9 spill for ...


    By Associated Press

  • English water company prosecuted for sewage spill

    South West Water has been ordered to pay GBP 11,875 in fines and costs after sewage overflowed from a North Devon pumping station into a tributary of the River Taw. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. An Agency officer visited Landkey Pumping Station near Barnstaple on August 27, 2007 to investigate a reported pollution incident. On arrival he saw screened sewage discharging from the ...

  • More Fire Departments Charging Fleets for Hazmat Spill Response

    Fire departments routinely respond to spills of hazardous materials and other regulated substances as part of their service – usually at no charge to the party responsible for the spill. But budgetary belt-tightening is prompting more and more fire services and other emergency responders to start charging spill generators for the cost of the response. Many states and municipalities have ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • ASTM F2465 / F2465M - 05(2011)e1 standard guide for oil spill dispersant application equipment: single-point spray systems

    This guide covers performance criteria, requirements, material characteristics, and essential features for oil spill dispersant application systems. This guide also covers vessel-based spray systems employing single-point spray nozzles. Oil spill dispersant spray equipment shall conform to the minimum performance requirements such as ...


    By ASTM International

  • Fly Ash Cuttings Mill

    Trilliant's Fly Ash Cuttings Mill is designed and built to assist in solids control of materials from the drilling process, location spills, and roadside spills of contaminated materials. The Mill is designed to accept many different types of drying agents and enzymes for breaking down or solidifying contaminated materials. Processing rates of 50-70 tons of material per hour can be ...

  • Kenaten cosmetics, now protected by Safe Drain

    Shampoo ingredient spill cost company US$80k in fines A main ingredient of shampoo spilled into a north Redding creek last week, causing a lather and killing about 80 fish. Workers with National Response Corporation Environmental Services in Chico still were cleaning up the spill Thursday from the Kematen Cosmetics USA plant on Mountain Lakes Boulevard into Buckeye Creek. ...

  • Biosafety Labs And The Meaning Of Biosafety Levels

    A biosafety lab is a specialized research laboratory that deals with infectious agents. Some are designed for research, while others are performing some kind of production activity, but proper protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of everyone working in and around a biosafety lab. Protection is not only important for those working in a building with a biosafety lab, but also for ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Vice president, two managers of waste treatment facility sentenced for clean water act felonies

    Three officials of Ecological Systems, Inc. (ESI), an oil reclamation company that operated a centralized waste treatment facility in Indianapolis, IN, were sentenced in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana for felony violations of the Clean Water Act. The prosecution stemmed from ESI's intentional discharges of untreated wastewater and stormwater from its facility directly into the ...

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Aluminated Textiles

    Dynamic Adsorbents, Inc. is incorporating alumina adsorbent technologies into nonwoven textile products.   JULY 20, 2010 -- Dynamic Adsorbents Inc. (DAI), Atlanta -- a purifying and separations company that produces customized alumina and silica gels used in industrial purification, environmental cleanup, disease control and other applications -- is launching its first textile products ...


    By Dynamic Adsorbents Inc.

  • The Best Ice Melt Solutions for Winter Weather Freeze

    As winter fast approaches, homeowners, municipalities, retail stores and building maintenance managers must turn their attention to solving the problem of icy driveways, roads and public walkways.   To keep these surfaces safe from hazardous and slippery ice buildup, various ice melting compounds can be deployed.  With so many ice melting products available, it can be a challenge to ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Take this jar shelve it

    If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligent in handling and storing these bottles properly, problems will arise. Those problems can run the gamut from mildly inconvenient to life-threateningly serious. Keep reading to learn how to avoid mishaps from mishandled chemicals. Previous articles laid the groundwork for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Saudi Arabia - environmental industries sector profile

    For the oil-based economies of the GCC, the Environmental Industry has recently become an emerging and growing area of business opportunities. This is especially the case in Saudi Arabia where authorities have geared up to invigorate and enforce environmental protection rules through tough penalties. It is the Saudi Government’s aim to preserve the environment and clean up the country after ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Chevron using espionage against lawyers who won $18 billion verdict in Ecuador

    Facing increased financial risk in Latin America, Chevron has launched a corporate espionage campaign designed to intimidate and track the whereabouts of the lead lawyers who recently won an $18 billion judgment for environmental damage against the oil giant in Ecuador's courts, said the Amazon Defense Coalition. The purpose of the espionage campaign -- being carried out by at least four ...

  • Enzimas, una alternativa ante derrames de crudo como el de Tumaco

    Es un método rápido, no contaminante y barato que desintoxica el crudo en cualquier superficie. Por: VIDA | 9:39a.m.|9dejuliode2015 GENTE Papa Francisco Visa ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS ...

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Waste Management Announces Second Quarter 2011 Earnings

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net income (a) for the quarter was $237 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared with $246 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010. Revenues for the second quarter of 2011 were $3.35 billion compared with $3.16 billion ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

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