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Making the Case for Worker Safety Culture & Communication

Making the Case for Worker Safety Culture & Communication

Just over 100 years ago, there were roughly 61 deaths per 100,000 U.S. workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, today this number is  about three deaths per 100,000 workers. Quite an improvement.  But there’s still work to be done.  Beyond the obvious moral and ethical tenets behind the importance of … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: New York State Seeks $2.6 Million Fine from NYC

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking a judge to impose a $2.6 million fine against New York City for releasing more than 40 billion gallons of muddy water into a Catskills-area creek over a four month period, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to a … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: EPA Orders Disposal of Seized E-Waste Bound for Vietnam

Two recycling companies have been ordered to properly dispose of computer waste they attempted to illegally export from Minnesota to Vietnam, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. The EPA alleges that the companies attempted to export hundreds of computer monitors to Vietnam for disposal, through the Port of Seattle. … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Biomass Plants Fined $835,000 For Clean Air Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have settled claims brought against two biomass power plants in California’s Central Valley, the agencies announced yesterday. The companies have agreed to pay a combined civil penalty of $835,000 to resolve allegations they violated federal Clean … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Retailer Fined $222,000 After Detergent Bug Claims

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that it has fined a Honolulu-based retailer of Japanese goods $222,030 for selling and distributing unregistered pesticides in detergents, cleaners and other household products. According to the EPA, Marukai Corp. sold 37 different household products at the company’s retail outlets including kitchen … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: EPA Releases Utility Coal Ash Safety Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released action plans developed by 15 electric power plants describing measures they are taking to make their coal ash impoundments safer. The coal ash plans are a response to on-site assessments of coal ash impoundments and ponds at electric utilities conducted by the … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Cement Maker to Pay $1.4 Million Penalty

Cemex, Inc., one of the largest cement producers in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. In addition to the penalty, … Read more »

EPA Declines Five Confidentiality Claims Under TSCA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has notified five companies that the identities of 14 chemicals associated with a number of health and safety studies submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and claimed as confidential are not eligible for confidential treatment. The agency announced the move yesterday, saying it … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: $4 Million Penalty Imposed in 2003 Staten Island Barge Explosion

The owner and operator of a barge that exploded eight years ago, killing two workers and releasing 50,000 barrels of gasoline into the Arthur Kill Waterway, in Staten Island, New York, has agreed to a $4 million civil penalty to the U.S. Coast Guard, Fire Engineering reports. The civil penalty … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Maritime Contractors Settle Galveston Bay Complaint

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced it has lodged a proposed consent decree (pdf) that resolves Clean Water Act claims against ten maritime contractors, for discharges into East Galveston Bay, Texas. DOJ’s complaint alleges that Rutherford Oil Corp. and nine other defendants violated the Clean Water Act and … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Wire and Cable Manufacturer Fined for Permit Violations

Harbour Industries, which manufactures wires and cables, has been ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay a $123,840 penalty for violating its Clean Air Act permit over a period of three years. The company manufactures high-performance wire and cable using processes that, according to the EPA, emit volatile … Read more »

EPA Finalizes Cabot-Koppers Superfund Cleanup Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its final cleanup plan (pdf) for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site in Gainesville, Fla. On Wednesday, the EPA released its 703-page Record of Decision, a document explaining the remedial treatment options the agency selected for cleaning up the site, which hosted a wood-treating … Read more »

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