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PRAB Adds Evaled Evaporative Line, Enters Wastewater Treatment Sector
Partnering with Italian company Veolia to market and support the exclusive Evaled line of evaporative technology in North America.
California Proposes Nation’s First Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium
Proposed regulations set the maximum contaminant level for chromium-6 in drinking water at 10 parts per billion, five times less than the current total chromium standard of 50 ppb, which includes both trivalent chromium (chromium-3) and chromium-6.
NASF Sues EPA Over Hex Chromium Rules
Sierra Club also sues the EPA over the same National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants rules for plating industry; NASF's two court actions include a petition for judicial review of the ruling in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and ...
EHS Q&A: Waste Treatment for Paint Stripping
Q. We will be using concentrated sulfuric acid to strip e-coatings from reject metal parts ... Unfortunately, our only outlet for discharge of this waste is to a nearby storm drain, and we know that we will need to remove the paint sludge and color ...
NASF Says EPA Chromium Air Rules Have Major Flaws
Claims EPA Used Data from 'Phantom Facilities'
NASF Washington Forum Features Ex-EPA Chief Carol Browner As Speaker
As the longest-serving EPA Administrator, Browner worked closely with the surface finishing industry during the Clinton Administration on the Metal Finishing "Strategic Goals" Program. She most recently served as an assistant to President Obama and...
Electronic Precision Specialties Wins 'Metal Finishing Model Shop Award'
The California/EPA Department of Toxic Substances and Control has recognized Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc., with the "Metal Finishing Model Shop Award," only the fourth shop to receive the award.
Scientists Say Egg Shells Remove Hex Chrome from Water
Scientists in China have developed an absorbent material made from waste eggshell membrane that can remove hexavalent chromium from contaminated water.
3 New Databases Have Info on 1,000s of Chemicals
Searchable databases on chemical toxicity and exposure data now available
Two Plating Shops Hit With Fines
Van Nuys, CA plater hit with $100K; Arizona firm ponys up $125K for violations.