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Lawmaker Opens Inquiry Into EPA Superfund Clean Up

A California lawmaker opened an inquiry with the EPA into shortfalls of toxic cleanup at Superfund sites. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif, has asked for information about EPA’s monitoring of interstate transport and treatment of hazardous waste from Superfund sites, alternative cleanup methods and whether the agency has enough regulatory authority. … Read more »

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Google Employees Exposed to Cancer-Causing Chemical

Google employees were exposed to high levels of a cancer-causing chemical at the company’s satellite campus on a Superfund toxic waste site, an EPA report says. Between mid-November and mid-January, after workers disabled part of the air ventilation system at an office complex in Mountain View, Calif., levels of trichloroethylene … Read more »

Contract Wins: MaxLite, Aecom, Raytheon, Tetra Tech

JetBlue Airways selected MaxLite’s HighMax High Output compact fluorescent lamps for a series of retrofit projects in its Orlando-based hangar and training center. Inside the JetBlue Airways Hangar, 75 HighMax 200-watt CFL lamps were used to replace 75 1000-watt metal halide lamps in the high bay fixtures. The new luminaires … Read more »

Raytheon Sustainability Report: Carbon Emissions Drop 13%

Raytheon Sustainability Report: Carbon Emissions Drop 13%

Raytheon last year reduced its emissions of greenhouse gas equivalent by 13 percent, from 596,000 to 522,000 metric tons, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. About 92 percent of the defense contractor’s emissions are related to its energy consumption. Raytheon’s greenhouse gas emissions consisted of 82 percent indirect emissions … Read more »