EPA Enforcement Settlement Addresses Pesticide Violations by Chemical Universe, Inc., of North Kansas City, Mo.

An inspection by the Missouri Department of Agriculture of Chemical Universe, Inc., a pesticide producer in North Kansas City, Mo., has revealed alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).



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EPA Reaches Agreement with Honolulu to Continue Cleanup at Waipahu Ash Landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City and County of Honolulu recently signed an agreement to begin work on the second phase of cleanup at the Waipahu Ash Landfill site on Oahu.



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IFAT 2014 to Include Special Event "Think Green - Think Future"

From May 5-9, IFAT 2014 will be taking place in Munich. The trade fair offers new events like job fairs for visitors of various skill sets and education, and live demonstrations of environmental equipment.



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EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Toxic Sediment from the Passaic River; Largest Cleanup in EPA History Will Protect People’s Health and Create Jobs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 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.



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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Testifies Before the Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations at a hearing to discuss EPA’s proposed FY 2015 budget.



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Presidential FY15 Budget Includes Increases for OSHA, Cuts for EPA

President Obama has proposed his budget for FY15, and it includes small increases for OSHA and MSHA, but cuts in NIOSH and EPA funding.



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EPA to Work with Ports to Improve Environmental Performance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit to mark the kickoff of a new EPA initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance. EPA will also award $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six U.S. ports.



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Siemens and McAfee to Provide Security Solutions and Services for Industrial Customers

The Siemens Industry Sector and McAfee, a division of Intel Security, plan to extend their partnership to enhance the security offerings for industrial customers to protect against cyber threats.



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EPA Awarding Close to $13 Million to Assist Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Across the United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $12.7 million in grants to small drinking and wastewater systems to improve small system operations and management practices, promote system sustainability and support EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment.



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LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium Releases Preliminary Technical Program

The International Society of Automation’s (ISA) 14th Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium is poised to have record-breaking attendance with solutions in leak detection, repair, and prevention. The event will be held from May 19-21, 2014 in New Orleans.



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Battelle, Winner Water will Clean Polluted Water for O&G Industry Use

Battelle and Winner Water Services will clean polluted water for use in the oil and gas industry thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).



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Proposed EPA Rule Will Protect Streams and Wetlands

A Clean Water Act rule proposed by the EPA would restore pollution and encroachment protection for thousands of miles of headwater streams and wetlands across the country.



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U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Carbon Sequestration Permits in Southern Illinois

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on proposed permits that would allow the FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. to inject carbon dioxide deep underground near Jacksonville, Illinois.



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New Jersey Considers Fracking Ban

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by natural gasdrillers.



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New Name for Abresist Kalenborn Corporation

Abresist Kalenborn Corporation has changed its name to Kalenborn Abresist Corporation, effective January 1, 2014.



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Judith Herschell Receives Presidential Award at AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference

Judith Herschell, President of Herschell Environmental in Pittsburgh, is the recipient of the 2014 American Membrane Technology Association’s (AMTA) Presidential Award.



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Three Companies to Repay EPA for Costs of Cleaning Up Contaminated Site in Clifton, New Jersey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced legal agreements with Clifton 2003, LLC, Hampshire Generational Fund, LLC and WEA Enterprises Co., Inc. to repay $2.1 million spent by the EPA to clean up contamination at Abrachem Chemical, a former bulk chemical packaging facility in Clifton, New Jersey.



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Blue-White® Industries Awarded Patent on New Component Control System

Blue-White Industries has been awarded a new patent for its Component Control System available on several of the company’s metering pumps.



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Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Flint Hills Resources of Port Arthur has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.



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Oil Spill Closes U.S. Shipping Channel

A major U.S. shipping channel was closed for several days after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway. A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship on March 22 in the busy Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as a fifth of its cargo into one of the world's busiest waterways for moving petrochemicals, according to the Coast Guard.



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Five Companies in Washington Comply with Chemical Emergency Planning Laws

Five companies in the state of Washington have agreed to correct errors in reporting hazardous chemicals as required by federal laws designed to protect communities during chemical emergencies.



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New West Coast Facility Offers Off-Site Product Contamination, Anomaly Screening

West Coast processors will now have improved access to local, rapid response, off-site product inspection and anomaly screening. A new Thermo Fisher Scientific facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., is now available to assist in addressing food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers’ safety and quality concerns.



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Dr. Fritz Holzwarth Appointed New Managing Director of WASSER Berlin e.V

Dr. Fritz Holzwarth was appointed as the new managing director of Wasser Berlin e.V on March 1, 2014. He succeeds Arnd Böhme who previously held the post of managing director.



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North America’s Largest Acid Manufacturer and its Subsidiaries Agree to Slash Emissions and Reduce Air Pollution

The EPA and Department of Justice announced that LSB Industries Inc. and four of its subsidiaries have agreed to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). The measures required in the settlement will reduce emissions an estimated 800 tons per year and cost between $6.3 and $11.7 million to implement.



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Colorado Clamps Down on Fracking Pollution

Regulators in Colorado have approved controls on oil and gas operations’ emissions. This decision came as a result of a coalition of energy companies and environmentalists.



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NewAge Industries Celebrates 60th Anniversary

New Age Industries is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1954 by entrepreneur Raymond Baker. The company is headquartered north of Philadelphia and has recently made environmentally beneficial improvements to its facility.



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