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A Plant to Capture, Clean and Convert

Tomorrow's baking soda may be coming in part from the emissions of an industrial plant near you.


Paint Paperwork Draws $100K Fine

A Vermont ferry service will pay $100,000 to resolve federal allegations of recordkeeping violations and improper paint use.


Coating Emissions Cost Fabricator $60K

A Wisconsin metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for self-reported excessive emissions of toluene and xylene in its coating process.


Billboard Lets Workers Breathe Easy

Construction workers in Peru are getting some extra respiratory protection from an unlikely source—a billboard that reportedly sucks pollution from the air.


DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...


Protective Coating Withstands 1400°F

A new heat-resistant coating for a variety of metal applications is the latest offering from Flame Control Coatings.


New EPA Paint, Chemical Rules Loom

Three years after they were issued, new federal environmental rules are set to take effect for certain coating, adhesive, and chemical manufacturers.


DOD Launches $1.4M Powder CARC Project

The Defense Department’s environmental research arm has tapped Sherwin-Williams to lead the development of a novel Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) powder topcoat for military vehicle...


OSHA Sets $118K Fine in Manhole Death

A Texas contractor failed to test atmospheric conditions, provide sufficient ventilation, or have rescue equipment ready before sending a worker into a sewer line, where he then died, federa...


RPI Plea Deal: Probation, $1.65M Payout

RPI Coating Inc. will pay $1.65 million and accept five years of probation as part of a plea bargain in the deaths of five of its painters trapped underground by fire in 2007.


Emissions to Cost Cement Maker $2.7+M

Portland cement producer CalPortland Co. has agreed to pay a $1.425 million fine and spend $1.3 million on pollution controls to resolve federal clean air violations alleged at its Californi...


Limits on Ship Coating Emissions Expand

After years of delay, federal emissions limits on shipyard coating operations are now in effect 24/7, in the wake of a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Protective Bridge Coating is HAPS-Free

Sherwin-Williams has announced the launch of Zinc Clad DOT, an inorganic zinc-rich primer for steel bridges that meets federal content restrictions on hazardous air pollutants (HAPS).


Protective Waterborne OK’d for DTM

Aqua-Thane, the waterborne, high-performance, protective coating from Excalibur, can now be used for direct-to-metal applications, the company has announced.


Chemical Co. OKs $245K EPA Settlement

Chemical maker Hercules Inc. has agreed to pay a $245,521 federal civil penalty to resolve claims that it violated Clean Air Act requirements at a manufacturing facility in Louisiana, MO.


Lawmakers Seek Delay in Cement Rules

Support is building in Congress for legislation that would delay and weaken long-planned regulation of the cement industry.


Dow to Pay $2.5M Environmental Fine

Dow Chemical Company has agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of federal air, water and waste regulations at its century-old manufacturing and research com...


New Metal Finishing Rules Loom

Metal fabricators and spray finishers, beware: After three years on deck, new federal emissions standards are set to take effect, with implications for training, cleaning, equipment and othe...


Glove Grabbers, Hazmat Suit Enhance Protection

“Grabbers” that temporarily attach gloves and other items to clothing and a gas-tight chemical protective suit have just hit the protective equipment market.


EPA to Reconsider National Smog Standards

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced this month that the agency would reconsider the 2008 national smog standards to ensure they are scientifically sound a...


 
 
   

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