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2014-03-19 16:21:18

Industry Pressure Leaves Enforcement Hands Tied and LA Communities Chronically Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control folded under industry pressure and ignored proven particulate sampling technology that could have shown Exide Technologies is the source of lead and arsenic contamination in East LA communities, Consumer Watchdog said today. Without proof of the...

2014-03-11 20:21:01

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Governor Brown to direct the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to order Exide Technologies, a lead battery recycler in Vernon, to clean up its lead contamination of soil at 39 homes and a pre-school in the area. In a letter to Governor Brown, Consumer Advocate Liza Tucker, thanked the Governor for his role in the DTSC's revealing lead contamination at homes this week, but...

2014-02-27 23:02:40

Pioneering the Green Economy: The Need, the Challenge and the Opportunity Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 WHAT: Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, will host the fifth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology (WEST) Summit to showcase game-changing solutions for planetary sustainability. This year’s speakers will focus on Pioneering the Green Economy, leveraging the...

2014-02-24 23:22:48

Join Policy Makers, Brand Owners, Retailers and Green Chemistry Experts and Get the Information Needed to Play in California’s New Green Chemistry Regime Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Infocast, a leading business intelligence and networking events producer, is pleased to announce the return of its market-leading Safer Consumer Products Summit, scheduled for May 6-8, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 26 states considered chemical safety...

2014-02-21 08:20:06

FleetServ now offers its customers the complete ESW Group product line, including ESW CleanTech, ThermaCat and XtrmCat line of advanced diesel emissions control devices SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetServ, a leader in the diesel emissions industry, today announced a new partnership with ESW Group, a manufacturer of premium diesel particulate filters (DPFs). This partnership will enable FleetServ to begin offering its customers the complete line of ESW Group...

2014-02-12 12:21:56

Both product lines now allow greater temperature flexibility and broader applicability on engines up to 17 liters and 650 HP and a range of duty cycles AUDUBON, Pa., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has extended and modified its verification of two Johnson Matthey Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) product lines -- the CRT(®) Filter and the A(dv)CCRT(TM) system, both of which now allow greater temperature flexibility and higher horsepower range...

2013-12-12 23:00:55

Ranch Town Recycling announces that CRV beverage containers that include non-CRV material are no longer eligible for refunds. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Ranch Town Recycling announces a new change in California Redemption Value (CRV) recycling. The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery has ruled that CRV beverage containers that include non-CRV material will no longer be eligible for refund at recycling centers. The new law went into effect November 1,...

2013-11-21 23:01:28

Moving toward a more sustainable future through leadership & knowledge Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) today announced that Masaru Sakamoto, General Partner at Hack Ventures and Ray Martin, President and CEO of Advanced Lighting Technologies have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors. Jamie Orr, Ph.D., a Physicist and faculty member at Foothill College has been named Board Secretary, while Carl Hekkert, Controller at SVB...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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