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2010-12-24 11:07:06

General Electric said on Thursday that it is on track to complete a $500 million toxic waste cleanup project in New York's Hudson river to settle a decade-old battle with U.S. environmental authorities. GE said it informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will complete the second and final phase of the Hudson riverbed dredging project during the Spring of 2011. It said it had set aside $500 million for the project and that it "expects this step will resolve future...

2010-11-16 00:00:53

New PCB Quote Product and Engenix v3.2.3 Release Combine to Further Automate Pre-Production Processes for PCB Manufacturing Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) November 15, 2010 Consona Corporation (Consona), a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes, today announced the general availability of Engenix v3.2.3 "“ Cimnet Systems' engineering automation solution for PCB manufacturing...

2010-09-03 14:14:00

Junk Science + Junk Politics = 3 Billion Dead and Counting Runs September 17 through September 23, 2010 NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The QUAD Cinema, one of New York City's leading art houses, presents the New York premiere of the provocative new documentary, 3 BILLION AND COUNTING (102 minutes), directed and produced by Dr. D. Rutledge Taylor. Sure to spark outrage, Dr. Rutledge, a California physician specializing in preventative medicine, chronicles the effects of the...

2010-07-13 09:10:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has been selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake a comprehensive analysis of methods for control and management of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in buildings. "PCB-containing building materials represent a real and significant liability for building owners, real estate developers, municipalities, REITS, financing institutions, and contractors. Effective control...

2010-05-10 07:20:00

NORCROSS, Ga., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent lawsuit in California raises attention to fish oil supplement manufacturers distributing products containing illegal levels of the toxic chemical Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation conducted an experiment on 10 different fish oil supplements that all contained PCBs. Three out of the 10 supplements drastically exceeded the California legal daily carcinogen exposure limit of 90 nanograms. Dynamic...

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2010-04-11 08:28:21

Two notorious Great Lakes invaders"”the zebra mussel and the round goby"”now play a central role in transferring toxic chemicals called PCBs up the food chain and into Saginaw Bay walleyes, one of that region's most popular sport fish. The links between zebra mussels, round gobies and contaminated Saginaw Bay walleyes is a disturbing example of unanticipated problems that can occur when non-native species get loose in the Great Lakes, said University of Michigan fishery biologist...

2010-04-02 05:00:00

FLEETWOOD, Pa., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Dave Woynarowski MD is a nationally renowned fish oil expert who has been studying and using fish oil himself and in his practice for over a decade. He commented on the current status of fish oil with regards to purity and Proposition 65 in response to several questions that have come up as a result of the Prop 65 lawsuit filed by a private consumer environmental group. The lawsuit filed by a private group in California alleges that several...

2010-03-19 11:13:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, announced today that Microtek Laboratories, a provider of engineering and testing services, has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with UL. The signing of the Agreement with Microtek expands UL's services for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and provides PCB manufacturers with comprehensive conformance testing and certification services. "The Preferred...

2010-03-17 16:28:01

The Inner Harbour on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont., has mercury levels in sediment more than two times the Canadian government's most severe effect limits, according to a Queen's University study. "Mercury levels in this part of the river have never been studied before," says biology professor Linda Campbell. "Now we know the sources of the problem and just how widespread it is." Most of the western shore of the Cataraqui River south of Belle Park and above the LaSalle Causeway Bridge...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. announced today that its fish oil products fully comply with California's stringent safety requirement regarding PCB contamination. Schiff's fish oil products are well within the safe harbor limits for PCBs under California's Proposition 65. "Schiff® knows that recent press reports have alarmed consumers and raised concerns about PCB contamination in fish oil supplements. It's important for...


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