toxic materials decontamination News

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • Research and Markets: 2013 U.S. Remediation Services Industry-Industry & Market Report

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w2nxh4/2013_u_s) has announced the addition of the "2013 U.S. Remediation Services Industry-Industry & Market Report" report to their offering. The 2013 U.S. Remediation ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, Inc.

  • Onion soaks up heavy metal

    Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. Biotechnologists Rahul Negi, Gouri Satpathy, Yogesh Tyagi and Rajinder Gupta of the GGS Indraprastha University in Delhi, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BioLargo Receives Patent for AOS Filter Design

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,679,515 entitled, "Activated Carbon Associated with Alkaline or Alkali Iodide" by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"). This new patent provides protection for its BioLargo® AOS Filter, "Advanced Oxidation System" and covers methods for activating carbon with advanced iodine technology to promote ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • EPA Settlement with UMASS Amherst Resolves PCB Violations and Requires Cleanup of PCB Contamination at a Building on Campus

    EPA and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMASS) have reached a settlement that will resolve violations of federal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) regulations at the Lederle Graduate Research Center. After completing a $4 million dollar caulk decontamination project in 2009, UMASS discovered that the window glazing at the Lederle Graduate Research Center was contaminated with high levels ...

  • 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

  • AIHce new products grab the spotlight

    Software and SDS products to help chemical manufacturers and companies that utilize chemicals are some of the new products that captured the attention of professionals attending the AIHce 2013 conference. The U.S. transition to GHS will reach its first compliance deadline in only seven months, on Dec. 1, the date by which employees who may be exposed to chemical hazards must be trained on GHS. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • EPA takes action on lead problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico battery recycling facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with The Battery Recycling Company, Inc. in Arecibo, Puerto Rico requiring the company to prevent lead contamination from leaving the facility on the work clothes and vehicles of company employees and clean up an adjacent property. The Battery Recycling Company recycles used motor vehicle batteries and produces approximately ...

  • Reclaiming the Sydney tar ponds

    Canada’s most famous contaminated site may finally be receiving the treatment that it has sorely needed for two decades. Earth Tech Canada has been retained by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (STPA) to design, construct and oversee the remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Site in Nova Scotia. How the largest remediation project in the country unfolds is likely to change the way ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • $9.3 Million Estimated Cost for the Second Phase of Cleanup Work to Begin at Mercury Refining Superfund Site On Colonie/Guilderland Border

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the second phase of cleanup work will begin this week at the Mercury Refining Superfund site, a former mercury reclamation facility in the towns of Colonie and Guilderland, New York. Soil, sediment and ground water at the site became contaminated with mercury as a result of past operations and waste disposal practices. Exposure to mercury ...

  • Canada’s most contaminated site may finally receive the treatment it needs

    At one time, Nova Scotia produced almost 50% of Canada’s steel. When production ceased in 2001, a legacy of contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater remained, bearing such contaminants as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, and heavy metals. What remains today is one million tonnes of contaminated soil and sediment spread over, an area spanning 68 hectares, at two major sites - the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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