Winter is right around the corner. It is inevitable that some people will be happy about it while there are others who will find the season a bother. While it may be true that the white wonderland that comes with the snow is magnificent to the eyes, the freezing weather and risks that go with […]
- Air Monitoring Increased Near Houston-Area Petrochemical Terminal FireThe fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company's Deer Park terminal spread to an eighth tank March 18, and local officials said they aren't sure how long the fire will last.
- SEC Charges Volkswagen, Former CEO with Defrauding InvestorsThe complaint alleges that Volkswagen made false and misleading statements to investors and underwriters about vehicle quality, environmental compliance, and VW's financial standing and that, by concealing the emissions scheme, Volkswagen obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in benefit by issuing the securities at more attractive rates for the company.
- IMO Trains Caribbean Oil Spill Managers to Boost Response CapacityThe March 11-14 course has showcased success stories of several countries in ratifying relevant international preparedness and response conventions, adopting national oil spill legislation, and developing oil spill response capacity.
- Ohio Landfill Misses First Deadline for Odor ControlThe first key deadline required Sunny Farms Landfill LLC to ensure parts of the landfill, not currently accepting waste, were covered with 3 feet of soil by Feb. 28, but an inspection on March 1 by Ohio EPA inspectors found many areas where the facility failed to provide adequate soil cover.
- Texas Agency OKs $30 Million for Water, Wastewater ProjectsThe Texas Water Development Board on March 5 approved financial assistance totaling $30,024,161 for water and wastewater system projects located in three counties. Part of the funding, $4,739,161, was approved for rural projects.
- Resident Inspectors Chosen for New Vogtle UnitsNuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta recently announced the selection of Kenya Carrington and Patrick Heher as resident inspectors for the construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4, new units being built near Waynesboro, Ga.