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Hazardous Chemicals Found in Halloween Supplies

Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Party City and Walgreens are among the retailers whose Halloween costumes and party supplies contain hazardous chemicals, according to a study by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project. The project tested 106 Halloween related products, including costumes, accessories, decorations and party favors, and found chemicals that are … Read more »

Battery Recycler Seeks to Expand Production 25%

One of California’s two lead battery recyclers, Quemetco, is seeking to expand its production by 25 percent while the state’s second such company, Exide Technologies, attempts to reopen, Southern California Public Radio reports. Only two lead battery recyclers have been operating west of the Mississippi in recent years, according to … Read more »

Battery Recycler Cuts Arsenic Emissions 95%

Exide Technologies says a South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) report confirms it has reduced arsenic emissions 95 percent at its battery recycling facility in Vernon, Calif. Since identifying elevated emissions levels early last year, the company has invested in plant upgrades and emissions control technologies. A SCAQMD report … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Fed’s Carbon Cost, Farm Bill, TSCA

The White House has sharply increased the internal cost it places on carbon, a move that could significantly affect future decisions on policy decisions from the Keystone XL pipeline to power plant emissions rules to efficiency standards for appliances and industrial equipment, InsideClimate News reports. The administration’s central estimate for … Read more »