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TRI Reporting Deadline Approaching

July 1, 2014 marks the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting deadline for reporting year 2013.  The report is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various facilities throughout the US. The TRI tracks the usage of specific toxic chemicals … Continue reading

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2012 Pollution Data Now Available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data from 2012 available to the public.  TRI’s are required annually by various facilities in industries such as manufacturing, metal mining, electric utilities, and commercial hazardous waste. The … Continue reading

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OSHA Releases Resources to Help Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released two new web resources in October to help protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace.  Tens of thousands of workers become sick or die from harmful exposure to these chemicals.  OSHA’s … Continue reading

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Hazard Communication Standard Training Deadline

In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This will … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Consumer Products

Last year, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) developed the Responsible Care Product Safety Code for chemical companies to determine safe amounts of chemicals to use when manufacturing consumer products.  The code will begin to be enforced next year and confirmed … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Rules to Limit Formaldehyde Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed two new rules to protect Americans from formaldehyde exposure.  The rules were created to meet the emissions standards set by the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act signed by President Obama on … Continue reading

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Treating Imports at Philadelphia’s Ports

Guest columnist, Emma Fried-Cassorla, is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s of Environmental Studies program.  During her time in the program, she concentrated on urban environmental issues including stormwater management, brownfield revitalization, and sprawl.  Her thesis focused … Continue reading

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Will The Keystone XL Pipeline Be Approved?

The Keystone XL pipeline has found its way back into the news in recent days, as Congress is pushing for the approval of the necessary permit.  The pipeline’s first press coverage resulted from a massive protest, which included over 1000 … Continue reading

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Brazilian Oil Spill Reminiscent of BP Deepwater Horizon Spill

Two oil leaks from deepwater drilling operations off the coast of Brazil have washed up on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.  In early November, a deepwater oil rig owned by Chevron and operated by Transocean began leaking approximately 200-300 … Continue reading

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Solar Rays Could Replace Petroleum

Yen-Ting Kuo, a doctoral candidate in chemistry at Kansas State University, is working on methods and materials that could replace petroleum fuels with ones made from the sun.  Kuo, originally from Taiwan, has worked for many years attempting to better … Continue reading

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