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Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
There is at least 10 times more plastic in the Atlantic than previously thought »
Scientists measured 12-21 million tons of three of the most common types of plastic in the top 200 meters of the Atlantic....
Monday, August 17, 2020
Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage »
Engineering professors and their students have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials from s...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
EPA recounts waste management progress in US for 50th anniversary »
According to the EPA, the nation’s early efforts in promoting responsible waste management have been very successful at pr...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
A Look at the EPA’s Audit Policy and Self-Disclosure »
On March 26, 2020, the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA) issued a temporary enforcement discret...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
EPA Releases Final Changes to Clean Water Act’s Water Qualifications Rule »
On July 13, 2020, the EPA published its final rule “to update and clarify the substantive and procedural require...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Why limiting PFAS in drinking water is a challenge in the US »
The EPA faces legal and other hurdles as it attempts to regulate PFOA and PFOS.    Read more.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Dozens of methylene chloride uses pose health risks, US EPA says »
Nearly all uses of methylene chloride examined by the US Environmental Protection Agency pose “unreasonable” health risks...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Michigan collects over 30,000 gallons of PFAS for disposal »
More than 30,000 gallons of toxic fluorochemical foam has been collected from municipal fire departments and commercial ai...
Thursday, July 9, 2020
EPA’s Proposed Cost-Benefit Analysis Rule Seeks Consistency, Transparency, and Public Comment »
The EPA proposed a new rule on June 11, 2020, that would impose specific requirements for the Agency to utilize uniform an...
Monday, June 29, 2020
EPA issues final rule giving it authority over manufacturing, sale of products containing PFAS »
As part of the U.S. EPA’s PFAS Action Plan, the agency announced that it is issuing a final rule giving it the authority t...
Friday, May 8, 2020
Recycling 101: Cancelling Household Hazardous Waste and COVID-19 changes »
This time of year, I would normally be writing about spring cleaning and what to do with all the materials you find in you...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Dept. of Ecology sees increase in illegal dumping in parks, public lands »
While many waste collection sites are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in illegal dumping of was...
Monday, July 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncertainty Abounds Despite Clean Water Act Update »
By The National Law Review Last month marked the 50-year anniversary of one of the more infamous and impactful envir...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Water sites in 43 states contaminated with toxic chemicals »
By Environmental Leader   According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the known extent of contamina...
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Frequent Questions About Implementing the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule »
EPA updated the hazardous waste generator regulations in a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 28, 20...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
EPA wants environmental justice input on superfund push »
By Bloomberg The EPA wants its environmental justice advisers to take part in Administrator Scott Pruitt’s efforts...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pre-publication copy of the proposed rule adding aerosol cans to the universal waste regulations »
By EPA   EPA is providing a pre-publication version of the action that proposes to add hazardous waste aerosol...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
EPA: Butte Hill cleanup agreement reached »
By the Montana Standard The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a milestone agreement with all the parties o...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
EPA: Air Emissions of Toxic Chemicals From Industrial Factories Down More Than 50 Perfect Since 2005 »
By EHS Today EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis , which offers some good news...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Study Identifies More Than 6,600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period »
By The Huffington Post A controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fra...

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