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New MSA Unit Monitors 100 Gases

Global safety equipment provider MSA has introduced a monitor designed to provide precise, low-cost, high-performance monitoring for 100 different industrial gases.


Data Demands Rile Coating Makers

A sweeping plan to collect years of sales and formulation data on paints and coatings in California is not sitting well with manufacturers. And the new round of VOC-cutting that may follow i...


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


Prison Awaits EPA’s $900K Con Man

The bizarre flameout of John C. Beale’s once-distinguished federal career—from senior official to fake CIA spy—will end with a 32-month federal prison sentence.


Hearing Urged after $900K EPA Theft

A Republican Senator is demanding hearings into management practices at the Environmental Protection Agency after a former official admitted making bizarre claims that reaped him nearly $900...


Painter Shares in $190M Asbestos Award

Two boiler manufacturers have been ordered to pay $190 million to five workers—including three who have since died—for workplace asbestos exposures that led them to contract mesothelioma.


EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.


‘Self-Cleaning’ Paint Draws New Scrutiny

Some “self-cleaning” paints touted for their ability to break down airborne pollutants may be doing more harm than good, a group of environmental chemists now say.


OSHA Fines Firm in Blaster's Death

A fatal labeling error that led an abrasive blaster to hook his supplied-air hood to nitrogen gas rather than oxygen will cost a West Virginia employer $42,700 in federal health and safety f...


CA Plans New Squeeze on VOC Limits

Even lower VOC emissions limits on architectural and industrial maintenance coatings may be headed for California, to the dismay of coating manufacturers.


Portlanders Fume Over Paint Vapors

In a neighborhood perched above Swan Island in Portland, winds have shifted with the cooler weather, and it's making residents nauseous. Literally.


TVA Invests $1B in Scrubbers, Upgrades

The Tennessee Valley Authority will spend about $1 billion to install four large scrubbers and other pollution control equipment at the Gallatin Fossil Plant to reduce emissions by as much a...


Lack of Maintenance Eyed in Venezuelan Refinery Disaster

As the death toll neared 50 in Venezuela’s horrific Amuay refinery explosion and four-day blaze, initial speculation on the cause focused quickly on maintenance and management neglect.


Carlsbad Odor Laid to Coating, Solvent

Carlsbad Caverns National Park has reopened after “extensive” air quality testing showed that chemical vapors released during elevator renovation had not spread to the visitor center or surr...


ACA Case Heads for CA Supreme Court

Oral arguments begin May 1 before California’s Supreme Court in a high-stakes lawsuit by coating manufacturers to block tougher VOC limits on industrial maintenance and other coatings.


Action Set on Silica, Confined Space

Long-delayed federal standards on crystalline silica, confined-space work, hazard communications and other critical industry issues will see action in 2012, according to the Occupational Saf...


Cement Maker’s Emissions Tab Tops $35M

A leading U.S. cement producer will spend $1.7 million in fines, $33 million in pollution control upgrades, and $745,000 in mitigation measures to settle emissions violations at six of its p...


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...


Areas in 15 States Fail EPA Lead Tests

Despite improving compliance, areas in 15 states are still failing to make the grade on federal air-quality standards for lead, the Environmental Protection Agency reports.


NY Paint Fumes Force Evacuation

Painting has been halted at the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal after fumes from the project forced the evacuation of an adjacent building, sickening some occupants and sending four to ...


OSHA: No Ventilation in 2 Tank Deaths

No ventilation was used and the air quality was not tested or monitored in a small underground septic tank where two men worked and perished last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Ad...


New Suit Reignites Obama Ozone Battle

As expected, public health and conservation groups have revived their effort to force the federal government to tighten ground-level ozone standards—an uphill battle that the Obama Administr...


Trailer Maker, Coater Draws $950K Fine

Two Texas trailer manufacturers have been slapped with nearly $1 million in federal fines for a wide variety of noise, toxic exposure and electrical violations, including many in the facilit...


HEPA System Made for Paint Booths

Air filtration systems provider A.J. Dralle Inc. has introduced the HEPA-XFP, a third-stage filtration system meeting HEPA-level efficiencies, NESHAP Method 319, and ASHRAE 52.2 testing.


EPA Retreats 4th Time on Ozone Rule

Coatings makers and other manufacturers have won another 11th-hour reprieve on an unpopular federal rule that would further tighten ozone emission standards.


OSHA Fines Tank Services Company $114K

Lack of machine guards, excessive respirable dust and other alleged hazards have a Wisconsin tank company facing 11 federal safety and health violations and $114,000 in fines.


Industry Fights Looming Emissions Laws

Coatings manufacturers are racing the clock to fend off tighter emissions rules impending in Southern California and at the federal level.


EPA Retreats on Boiler MACT Rules

Manufacturers are declaring victory after the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would indefinitely defer implementing controversial air quality standards for boilers and...


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...


Budget Compromise Slashes EPA, OSHA

The 11th-hour budget deal that averted a government shutdown will come at a high price for two Republican targets: the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health ...


Gas Detector Made for Confined Space

Gas detection instrument maker Industrial Scientific has introduced the Ventis MX4 multi-gas detector, a lightweight, configurable instrument that detects up to four gases.


Cemex to Pay $3.4M in Clean Air Case

Global Portland cement producer Cemex Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.4 million federal penalty and spend $2 million for equipment to control illegal toxic emissions at its plant in Fairborn, OH...


Court Halts EPA’s TX Permit Takeover

A federal appeals court has slapped a temporary hold on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to take over Texas’s regulation of air permitting.


EPA Takes Over TX Air Permit Program

The smackdown between the state of Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over greenhouse gas emissions has heated up again, with EPA now running Texas’ permitting program while...


TX Steps Up Attack in EPA Permit Suit

Texas is turning up the heat against the Environmental Protection Agency over its unilateral rejection of the state’s 16-year-old program for flexible air-pollution permitting.


EPA Retreats Again on Ozone Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced yet another delay in issuing controversial new ground-level ozone rules—a delay that parties on all sides of the issue now view as a retreat...


EPA Again Delays Ozone Standard

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has again delayed a decision on whether she will proceed with her controversial plan to toughen smog standards.


Contractor Clouds PA Town with Lead Paint Dust

A Pennsylvania town is grappling with potentially serious contamination of its air, water and residents after a contractor unleashed “clouds” of uncontained lead-based paint dust while blast...


Court Slashes Awards in LA Paint Thinner Leak

The Louisiana Supreme Court has slashed about 90% of the personal-injury damages awarded in test cases of a class-action suit over the release of paint thinner at a Union Carbide plant.


Environmental Firm, Managers Guilty of Fraud

A federal jury has found a New York environmental services company and three employees guilty of conspiring for nearly 10 years to falsify lab results and air-quality data.


MSA Introduces Air System Respirator Products

MSA has unveiled four new MSA Air System products designed to offer easy-to-use, portable solutions for completion of a breathing air system.


Coated Paving Slabs ‘Clean’ Air

The German city of Fulda has a new weapon in the perpetual fight against Germany’s notoriously unhealthy air: specially coated paving slabs.


New N95 Respirators Promise Comfort, Value

3M has introduced VFlex Particulate Respirators 9105 and 9105S, N95, designed for comfort and flexibility and priced affordably, the company says.


Camfil Farr Opens Five Regional Offices

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control, a producer of dust and fume collectors for industrial processes, has opened five regional sales and service offices across the country for support of custo...


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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