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Improper PCB Disposal Leads To $13.75M Fine
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros . In what constitutes the largest penalty for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA") at a single site, a titanium product manufacturer agreed to pay $13.75 million to settle the Government's claims... Read More

EPA may be preparing tough report on dioxins in food
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Dioxins collectively refers to hundreds of chemical compounds that share certain structures and biological characteristics. See Dioxin . Dioxins fall into three closely related groups: the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDD's) chlorinated dibenzofurans... Read More

9-11 firefighters show increased cancer risk, notes new study
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have addressed the various studies that have been published regarding the impact of exposure to the toxic dust and smoke that was generated by the 9-11 disaster. Researchers have now identified that male firefighters who were exposed to the... Read More

Lake Erie contains substantial quantities of tiny pieces of potentially toxic plastic
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the great Atlantic and Pacific garbage patches. [See, for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch ; http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/translating-uncle-sam/stories/what-is-the-great-pacific-ocean-garbage... Read More

9-11 firefighters show increased cancer risk, notes new study
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have addressed the various studies that have been published regarding the impact of exposure to the toxic dust and smoke that was generated by the 9-11 disaster. Researchers have now identified that male firefighters who were exposed to the... Read More

EPA may be preparing tough report on dioxins in food
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Dioxins collectively refers to hundreds of chemical compounds that share certain structures and biological characteristics. See Dioxin . Dioxins fall into three closely related groups: the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDD's) chlorinated dibenzofurans... Read More