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EPA Deems Coal Ash Non-Hazardous

In a decision widely viewed as a victory for the coal industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a final rule that classifies coal combustion residuals (CCRs) as solid—n...


Coal Ash Rule Goes to the Wire

Four and a half years after it was proposed and one year after a federal judge demanded a decision, a rule to determine the disposal fate of coal waste has—theoretically—reached its last sto...


U.S. Beryllium Proposal Advances

After nearly 12 years in the pipeline, a federal plan to reduce beryllium exposure in the workplace has moved to the White House for final review.


Abrasives Maker Gets 10th OSHA Case

Fourteen months after resolving numerous federal health and safety violations at its plant in Harvey, LA, U.S. Minerals is facing a fresh round of citations at the facility.


EPA Green-Lights 2 CCR Uses

Abruptly breaking years of silence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has newly affirmed as “beneficial” the two largest reuses of encapsulated coal ash: in concrete and in wallboard.


Abrasives Maker Faces New OSHA Case

One year after settling eight federal health and safety cases with a $700,000 fine, U.S. Minerals is facing new allegations at the plant that started it all.


Beryllium Rule Planned for 2014

New federal proposals limiting worker exposure to beryllium—a particular hazard in open-air abrasive blasting—are on track to roll out in April, Occupational Safety and Health Administration...


Judge Orders EPA to Act on Coal Ash

After years without action, a federal judge has dropped the hammer on the Environmental Protection Agency to make up its mind on regulating coal waste.


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


New Concrete May Extend Bridge Life

A new concrete material that uses lightweight aggregates to absorb internal moisture that inevitably seeps in over time is fast finding a home in the decks of Indiana's newest bridges.


New Rules Could Shake Up Industry

SAN ANTONIO—Coating manufacturers are starting to see sweeping changes in hazard communications that could potentially impact every safety data sheet in the industry.


Abrasives Maker Fined for Labeling Issue

An Alabama abrasives maker has been fined $1,100 for one federal labeling violation for failing to list beryllium as a component of a coal slag abrasive.


More Suits Aim to Force CCR Decision

Few industry debates are as bitterly divisive as that over Coal Combustion Residuals, but there is one thing on which friends and foes agree: It is high time for the Environmental Protection...


Harsco Unveils its 1st Glass Abrasive

Breaking a tradition that dates back generations, Harsco Metals & Minerals has introduced its first-ever crushed-glass abrasive for a range of surface preparation applications.


OSHA Probe, Draft Rule Target Beryllium

Worker exposure to the toxic metal beryllium is drawing new attention, as federal authorities probe labeling compliance by some abrasives manufacturers and the beryllium industry itself prop...


Disclosures Urged on Abrasive Beryllium

Federal safety authorities have failed to enforce a law requiring manufacturers of coal-slag abrasive to disclose levels of beryllium in their product, consumer advocate Public Citizen conte...


Harsco Launches Copper Abrasive

Harsco Minerals has introduced a new surface-preparation abrasive, made from recycled material, to the Southeastern U.S.


EPA Won’t Review Coal Ash Risks Soon

Although twice chastised by its own auditor for promoting the use of Coal Combustion Residuals without sufficient research, the Environmental Protection Agency has no plan to evaluate the ri...


House Targets CCR ‘Hazardous’ Label

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking aim at any federal notion to classify fossil fuel combustion waste as hazardous.


EPA Releases Utilities’ Plans on Coal Ash

While work on federal rules for coal ash grinds on, the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing plans developed by 15 electric utility facilities to make their coal ash impoundments saf...


Harsco Corp. Names New President, CCO

Harsco Corp. has announced the appointment of Daniel S. McAtee as President of Harsco Minerals, succeeding Gene A. Iannazzo, who becomes Chief Commercial Officer for Harsco Metals and Harsco...


Investors Urge EPA to Adopt Coal Waste Rule

A group of investors representing more than $240 billion in assets urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday (Sept. 15) to adopt federally enforceable regulations governing...


OSHA Fines Abrasives Maker, Widens Probe

Reports of dust-covered workers and other hazards at a U.S. Minerals plant in Illinois have led federal authorities to propose a $466,400 fine against the company and initiate inspections at...


EPA Announces Hearing Schedule for Proposed Coal Ash Regulations

The EPA has released a schedule of public hearings on its proposal to regulate disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants.


American Concrete Association Seeks Comments on EPA’s Proposed CCR Rule

The American Concrete Association is conducting a survey among interested parties so that it can comment to the EPA on its proposal to regulate coal combustion residuals (CCR's), including f...


 
 
   

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