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2009-07-14 11:30:00

ATLANTA, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) today announced the receipt of authorization by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 to commercially store and treat radioactive Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) through non-thermal treatment at the Company's subsidiary, Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc. (PFNWR) located in Richland, Washington. This most recent authorization for non-thermal treatment of radioactive PCB...

2009-07-08 13:20:00

New phase of long-term environmental engineering research project expected to yield unique data, insightsA long-term environmental research project being conducted at the University of Houston may offer important information about the effects of Hurricane Ike on pollution levels and help regulators determine whether existing fish-consumption advisories remain appropriate.With this year's storm season under way, the UH engineering team's project is entering a new phase as participants collect...

2009-07-07 13:29:22

U.S. scientists are studying Hurricane Ike's effect on Galveston, Texas, water pollution levels to determine whether fish-consumption rules are still needed. University of Houston researchers said their findings might offer important information about the effects of last September's storm. The research team is now collecting and analyzing analyze fresh water and fish samples from Galveston Bay and related waterways. Texas officials issued an advisory last summer for the Galveston Bay area,...

2009-07-02 10:37:04

The River Raisin in southeastern Michigan is set to undergo a multimillion-dollar clean-up to remove polychlorinated biphenyls from its waters, experts say. Alie Muneer, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency project manager, said the PCB contamination of the River Raisin makes the body of water an ideal candidate for Great Lakes Legacy Act funds, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday. We're trying to get this done as quickly as we can, Muneer said. The Great Lakes Legacy program received...

2009-06-04 11:31:56

State officials in Maryland say Atlantic striped bass caught in coastal waters should not be consumed because they may contain a toxic substance. The Baltimore Sun said Maryland Department of the Environment officials have urged the general public to avoid consuming striped bass and bluefish from coastal waters more than once a month. The warning from the state agency was in response to the recent discovery of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in fish caught in area coastal waters, the...

2009-06-01 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six companies allegedly responsible for hazardous contamination of soil and groundwater at the Breslube-Penn Superfund Site in Coraopolis, Pa., have agreed to cleanup up the site, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. According to the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania, the companies have agreed to fund and/or complete a $12 million cleanup at the...

2009-05-20 13:34:38

U.S. scientists say they have discovered marine mammals are being exposed to a cocktail of pesticides, as well as new contaminants. In what's called the most extensive study of pollutants in marine mammals' brains, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute scientists found the animals are exposed pesticides such as DDT and PCBs, as well as contaminants such as brominated flame retardants. Eric Montie, lead author of the study, performed the research in collaboration with Mark Hahn and Chris Reddy of...

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2009-05-20 14:00:56

The most extensive study of pollutants in marine mammals' brains reveals that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, as well as emerging contaminants such as brominated flame retardants. Eric Montie, the lead author on the study currently in press and published online April 17 in Environmental Pollution, performed the research as a student in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-MIT Joint Graduate Program in Oceanography and Ocean...

2009-04-27 11:14:00

DULUTH, Ga., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily exposure to toxins in the products we use for lifestyle convenience, such as plastics, adhesives, and insecticides, are creating a toxic load on our bodies contributing to chronic illnesses, mood disorders, allergies, and asthma. In light of increased awareness of our environmental exposures, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (http://www.metametrix.com) announced today the release of three new testing profiles in the Toxic Effects Profiles product...

2009-04-22 11:36:00

ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) today announced the receipt of 940 gallons of radioactive Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) liquids from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Kevil, KY. This waste marks the first shipment to Perma-Fix of radioactive PCBs from the DOE under the Company's new authorization issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4. This authorization...


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