polychlorinated biphenyls pcbs

EPA: General Electric Must Revise River Clean Up Plan

Article: EPA: General Electric Must Revise River Clean Up Plan

BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 10, 2008 (ENS) – General Electric’s cleanup proposal for PCB contamination of the Housatonic River south of Pittsfield, Massachusetts raises more than 150 concerns, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The river sediment is polluted with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, south of the GE property where the company formerly manufactured electrical equipment…

Exxon Let PCBs Leak for Years Off Santa Barbara Coast

Article: Exxon Let PCBs Leak for Years Off Santa Barbara Coast

LOS ANGELES, California, August 25, 2008 (ENS) – Between 2002 and 2005, two large electrical transformers on an Exxon Mobil offshore oil and gas platform in the Santa Barbara Channel leaked nearly 400 gallons of fluid contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs. That long leak off the coast of Southern California has cost the Exxon Mobil…

Fish in Texas' Upper Trinity River Tainted with PCBs

Article: Fish in Texas' Upper Trinity River Tainted with PCBs

DALLAS, Texas, August 20, 2008 (ENS) – Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, are elevated in fish tissue in four segments of the upper Trinity River located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to Texas health officials. Used in electrical equipment, PCBs have been banned in the United States since the late 1970s because they cause…

Waste Company Would Import Mexican PCBs to Burn in Texas

Article: Waste Company Would Import Mexican PCBs to Burn in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups have filed comments and numerous related documents with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in opposition to a company’s application for authorization to import and burn polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, in Southeast Texas. Veolia Environmental Services proposes to import 20,000 tons of toxic liquid PCBs from Mexico to…

Love Field Airport in Dallas Cuts Harmful Chemicals

Article: Love Field Airport in Dallas Cuts Harmful Chemicals

DALLAS, Texas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – After eliminating 4,000 pounds of harmful chemicals, the management of Dallas Love Field airport is pledging to reduce 1,000 additional pounds as part of a national program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The airport plans to reduce 1,000 pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, as part of…

Alcoa Seeks to Dredge Toxic Sediment from Columbia River

Article: Alcoa Seeks to Dredge Toxic Sediment from Columbia River

VANCOUVER, Washington, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – Alcoa submitted its formal request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permission to dredge portions of the Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington starting this fall. The dredging project will remove river sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, toxic byproducts of more than 40 years of industrial…

Environmentalists Raise Alarm Over Towing of SS Independence

Article: Environmentalists Raise Alarm Over Towing of SS Independence

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 12, 2007 (ENS) – The global toxic trade watchdog organization, Basel Action Network, BAN, has contacted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Justice Department and the Government of Singapore to warn them that a breach of U.S. and international law is likely to have occurred with the…

Upstate New York Fire Academy Costly to Clean

Article: Upstate New York Fire Academy Costly to Clean

ROCHESTER, New York, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Some of the country’s largest corporations are required to reimburse the state of New York a total of nearly $1.6 million for cleanup costs at the Rochester Fire Academy, a hazardous waste site in Monroe County once used to train firefighters. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced…