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  • Meth Lab Decontamination

    EFT (EnviroFoam Technologies™) Announces the Introduction of Crystal Clean Methamphetamine Decontaminant Solution. Huntsville, Ala. -- EFT announced today a technological breakthrough in Clandestine Meth Lab cleanup. EFT just finished a year long study involving over fifteen meth lab cleanup sites across the nation using Crystal Clean. In every case, Crystal Clean neutralized ...


    By Intelagard, Inc.

  • Nanoparticles decontaminate groundwater

    Since their invention a decade ago at Lehigh University, iron nanoparticles 1,000 times thinner than a human hair have demonstrated an unprecedented ability to clean contaminated groundwater. The palladium-coated particles have remediated more than 50 toxic waste sites in the US and other countries in 10 times faster than traditional pump-and-treat methods. Researchers at Lehigh University have ...


  • UN warns toxic waste still a threat

    Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination expert Okechukwu Ibeanu warns the clean-up effort has stalled. “The sites have still not been decontaminated and continue to pose a threat to the health of thousands of people,” Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of ...


    By IRIN

  • Blue goo sucks up toxic waste

    (CNNMoney) -- Mopping up radioactive waste is messy work. Ever since an earthquake and a tsunami crippled Japanese nuclear power plants in March, cleanup crews have been struggling to decontaminate the area. Typically, this kind of work is performed with low-tech tools: soap, water, pads, brushes and old-fashioned ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • DeconGel® Provides Radiological Decontamination Technology to Japan in Wake of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis

    CBI Polymers LLC, the Honolulu-based innovator of DeconGel® nuclear decontaminant, will join the broad-based philanthropic effort to help with the crisis in Japan by making a donation of $250,000 in radiological decontamination products and technical services at the request of the Japanese Medical Association (JMA) for the removal of radioactive contaminants in support of public health and ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • EPA orders $60 million groundwater cleanup at toxic ‘mega’ superfund site in Sacramento County

    The U.S. Environmental Protection is ordering a $60 million clean-up of rocket fuel-polluted groundwater at the Aerojet Superfund Site in Sacramento County, Calif., the latest phase of a long-term decontamination project at the site. The extent of toxic pollution at the site makes it one of the largest and most comprehensive Superfund groundwater cleanups in California. A 27-square mile swath of ...

  • UK health agency teams up with MoD to fight threat of chemical terrorism

    The Health Protection Agency and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are to collaborate on a major GBP 3.5 million research programme to combat the threat of chemical terrorism. Agency and Dstl scientists will join forces to develop new and improved ways of protecting the public from the accidental or deliberate release of toxic substances. Research will focus on decontamination ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Reading, Pa., chemical distributor more than $64,000 for safety, chemical hazards

    The U.S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Brenntag Northeast Inc. with 14 safety violations, including chemical hazards found at the company's Reading facility. OSHA's September 2012 inspection was initiated as part of the agency's National Emphasis Program on process safety management for covered chemical facilities. The inspection resulted in $64,665 ...

  • Casella HazVac unit ensures rapid safe Hazmat sampling at chemical spills and incidents

    Responding to increased demand for frontline emergency response to civil, terrorist and military-related chemical incidents , Casella CEL, in conjunction with Casella Fire Science, have developed and deployed air sampling units with an internal pump that safely collects grab samples of toxic gases and vapours for rapid chemical analysis. ...


    By Casella

  • Casella HazVac unit ensures rapid safe Hazmat sampling at chemical spills and incidents

    Responding to increased demand for frontline emergency response to civil, terrorist and military-related chemical incidents , Casella CEL, in conjunction with Casella Fire Science, have developed and deployed air sampling units with an internal pump that safely collects grab samples of toxic gases and vapours for rapid chemical analysis. ...


    By Casella

  • U.S. EPA fines Kettleman City Landfill / chemical waste management fails to meet EPA requirements for PCB storage and disposal (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) more than $300,000 for failure to properly manage PCBs at its Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Landfill. In order to protect human health and the environment, EPA regulations and facility specific permit requirements require that PCBs are properly tracked, stored and disposed. EPA vigorously enforces PCB ...

  • CBI Polymers receives export award from the U.S. Department of Commerce

    Honolulu, Hawaii, August 9, 2011 — CBI Polymers Inc., received an export achievement award from the U.S. Department of Commerce on August 1, 2011 for its philanthropic work to provide aid in the clean-up efforts of Hungary’s toxic mud spill last year and the more recent nuclear catastrophe in Japan.  Presented by Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Use of DeconGel® for Beryllium cleanup wins ESS&H achievement award

    CBI Polymers, a subsidiary of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., is pleased to announce that National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) have won the Environmental, Security, Safety and Health (ESS&H) Achievement Award in recognition of their innovative use of DeconGel® as a beryllium decontamination technique for the mitigation and abatement of ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • New strain of bacteria could help clean up gulf oil spill

    Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs - environmental pollutants that are one of the most harmful aspects of oil spills. Because of its unique characteristics, this new bacterial strain could be of considerable value in the long-term cleanup ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • RAE Systems Posts Educational Resource for Gulf of Mexico Spill Recovery Workers

    Website Provides Information and Phone Numbers to Protect People, Wildlife and Property. SAN JOSE, CA - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, announced the launch of new web content  to assist the more than 20,000 people deployed in various aspects of the Gulf ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • CBI Polymers Provides Technology Solution to Hungarian Disaster Relief with DeconGel®

    Hungary's toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe's top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 million gallons of toxic sludge. Immediately upon hearing of the spill, CBI ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • EPA begins cleanup at pickens plating superfund site in Albion, Mich. (MI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has begin cleanup of an abandoned zinc electroplating facility in Albion, Mich. EPA will spend a little more than $1 million to clean up approximately 100,000 gallons of uncontrolled hazardous waste at the Pickens Plating Superfund site on Industrial Drive. This summer Albion officials asked EPA to help clean up hazardous materials left behind when ...

  • Nearly 40 treated from California waste plant fire

    A mysterious chemical mixture that burst into flames at a Southern California waste facility sent nearly 40 people to hospitals for decontamination and forced homes and businesses for a mile around to evacuate. The flames and danger in Santa Paula, a city of around 30,000 about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, had mostly eased late Tuesday, ...


    By Associated Press

  • TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness Training Series Explains Perils of Hazardous Materials

    Even with the best prevention methods in place, incidents involving hazardous materials are bound to happen. Understanding the nature of hazardous materials – and how to respond to various types of incidents – will help you quickly manage a dangerous situation and minimize damage. TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness is a ...


    By TargetSolutions

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