- Federal agencies to reduce emissions. // Occupational Hazards;Sep93, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p38
Reports on the signing of an executive order by President Bill Clinton requiring federal facilities to reduce emissions of toxic chemicals by one-half by 1999. Requirement of federal facilities to file Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Form Rs; Order of federal agencies to review procurement...
- Protecting the public. // Conservationist;Oct94, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p35
Reports that municipalities across New York State are setting up hazardous materials (hazmat) teams to combat hazardous materials spills. Staff members of hazmat teams.
- Emergency response plan signed federal agencies. // Professional Safety;Aug96, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p10
Focuses on the Integrated Contigency Plan, an emergency response plan to oil and hazardous substance developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal agencies in the United States. Design; Importance of the plan; Guidelines to satisfy emergency response planning.
- `Toxics' prove taxing for California family. // American Nurseryman;6/1/94, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p11
Illustrates how California's officials are implementing its laws on hazardous materials. Experience of a family who were billed with $6,544 for the decontamination services performed by the San Mateo County hazardous-materials unit in their residence.
- The Pentagon versus Hawaii. Misrach, Myriam Weisang // Progressive;Jul91, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p16
Observes that the Pentagon is the largest producer of toxic waste in Hawaii. Plan to transfer nerve gas from West Germany to Johnson Island for incineration is a poisonous nightmare; Lawsuit by Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund; Irresponsibility of recent environmental impact studies.
- Panel okays electronic access to MSDSs. // Chemical Market Reporter;08/03/98, Vol. 254 Issue 5, p5
Reports on the approval of a bill designed to simplify the process for distributing information about hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Approval by the US House Education and Workforce Committee; Amendment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hazard communication standard;...
- Bending the rules on toxic fuels. Pearce, Fred // New Scientist;3/23/96, Vol. 149 Issue 2022, p14
Reports on the discovery that British pollution inspectors have relaxed safety standards for some toxic emisssions. Ability of cement manufacturers to burn chemical wastes as fuel in their kilns; Increase in the safety limits of toxic metals; Cement manufacturers' defense of their use of...
- Unabomber beware. Stanglin, Douglas; Fenyvesi, Charles // U.S. News & World Report;8/12/96, Vol. 121 Issue 6, p20
Reports that starting September 1, 1996, anyone sending a large package abroad through the United States postal system must first certify that it does not contain dangerous materials such as explosives. Hopes that the system will serve as a deterrent to mail-order bombers.
- EC and industry prepare to meet on risk policies. Milmo, Sean // Chemical Market Reporter;08/31/98, Vol. 254 Issue 9, p6
Reports that European Commission officials and chemical industry representatives will meet in September 1998 to work out ways for speeding up risk assessment of hazardous chemicals. Complaints about the slow rate of progress; Britain's call for an overhaul of the methods of making assessments;...