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  • GE Technology to Help Remove Toxic Metals from Wastewater at Canadian Coal Mine

    Anglo American Selects GE’s ABMet* Technology for Peace River Coal Trend Mine in British Columbia First Canadian Installation of ABMet New Turnkey Facility Process Meets or Exceeds Stringent Standards for Selenium Discharge Anglo American, one of the world's largest mining ...


    By General Electric

  • Preparations underway to remove toxic sediment from Lower Passaic River

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that work has begun on removing 200,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from an area of the Passaic River near the Diamond Alkali Superfund site located at 80 Lister Avenue in Newark, NJ. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are overseeing the work, which is funded and being performed by Tierra Solutions, Inc. The work is being ...

  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • Toxic-free Ontario - CELA releases toxic use reduction model law

    The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has released its model toxic use reduction law. For the past year CELA has worked with other environmental, health and worker groups to frame a model law to reduce our use and reliance on toxic substances in manufacturing, workplaces and consumer products in Ontario. 'Concerned parents, workers, and consumers in Ontario support widespread ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection has removed mercury that contaminated several homes and schools in the Parcelas La Cordillera community of Ciales, Puerto Rico and completed the cleanup of the affected homes and schools. The EPA continues to work with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Public Buildings Authority and the Department of ...

  • Degreasers to Cut Air Toxics Emissions

    Approximately 50 of the largest degreasing facilities will reduce air toxics emissions under tighter EPA standards that will prevent an additional 1,700 tons of solvent emissions and save the industry more than $1 million per year. Degreasers, also known as the halogenated solvent cleaning industry, use solvents to remove soils such as grease, oils, waxes, carbon deposits and tars from metal, ...

  • EPA removes Long Island Toxic site from superfund national priorities list (NY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has successfully completed cleanup work at the SMS Instruments Superfund site located in Deer Park, NY and has deleted the site from the Superfund National Priorities List of the most hazardous waste sites. After completing all the cleanup work needed to address contaminated soil and ground water, and assessing recent monitoring data, EPA has ...

  • EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Toxic Sediment from the Passaic River; the Largest Cleanup in EPA History

    In an historic action that will protect people’s health and the environment, and benefit riverfront communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a plan to remove 4.3 million cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from the lower eight miles of the Passaic River in New Jersey. The sediment in the Passaic River is severely contaminated with dioxin, polychlorinated ...

  • Earthworms for heavy metal

    Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Swati Pattnaik and M. Vikram Reddy of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, at Pondicherry University, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. If exposed at high levels, the pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA recovers a quarter million dollars in cleanup costs at H.M. Quackenbush site in Herkimer, N.Y., after EPA removed tons of toxic waste and sludge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Frederick H. Hager, the former Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and majority shareholder of H.M. Quackenbush, Inc. for EPA’s cleanup work at the H.M. Quackenbush Superfund site in the Village of Herkimer, New York. The 1.5-acre property was a manufacturing and metal plating factory between 1874 and 2005. In 2006, ...

  • 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 METIS Scientific

  • 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

  • Xylem Commends 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner for his Ground-breaking Invention to Remove Heavy Metal Contaminants from Water

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, congratulates Perry Alagappan of Houston, Texas, the winner of the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious international student competition for water-related research. The award was presented to Mr. Alagappan during the 19th SJWP ceremony ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Toxic Site in Newfield, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to address soil, sediment and surface water that is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and heavy metals by past industrial operations at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey. The EPA is requiring a combination of cleanup measures at portions of the site including capping of the soil, ...

  • EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for Toxic Site in Newfield, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address soil, sediment and surface water that is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and heavy metals by past industrial operations at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey. The proposed plan calls for a combination of cleanup measures at portions of the site including capping of the soil, ...

  • EPA awards innovative plating company in Clovis for significant reductions of toxic chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today recognized Valley Chrome Plating for its achievements in environmental and worker protection under the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) program. The plating company, located in Clovis, Calif., successfully substituted lead anodes and hexavalent chromium with less harmful alternatives. These advancements have resulted in the ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2008 Toxic Chemical Releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).  The TRI database contains information on chemical releases into the air, land and water, as well as waste management and pollution prevention activities.  The analysis of the 2008 data, the most recent data set available, shows that 3.86 billion pounds of toxic ...

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • Africa being turned into digital dump for West`s toxic waste

    Parts of Africa are being turned into hi-tech toxic dumps due to the large amounts of electronic waste from developed nations being exported there. Obsolete televisions, computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment which is exported for 're-use and repair', often ends up gathering dust in warehouses or being dumped and burned in streets and empty lots in towns and cities, creating ...

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