If not removed, sulfur remains in natural gas and refined petroleum products and when burned the sulfur compounds are emitted into the environment as sulfur dioxide, a precursor to acid rain. Gas and oil producers, processors and refiners use sulfur recovery units to reduce emissions and to ensure regulatory compliance.
Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.
E.G. Vallianatos' complaints about the heavy influence that large corporations wield over the U.S. government and environmental policy won't be news to anyone. What is surprising and depressing in "Poison Spring," however, is when that influence began, especially over the regulation of pesticides.
Crews investigating a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have turned up no contamination during a second trip farther into the half-mile-deep repository.
The president of Freedom Industries "bears no fault" for a West Virginia chemical spill that spurred a water-use ban for up to 10 days for 300,000 people, his lawyer says in a court filing.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet.
A chemical company is helping clean up a Spartanburg neighborhood even as it fight claims that it polluted the ground and water, causing illnesses and dropping property values.
Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012, the Coast Guard said in a report released yesterday.
Crews investigating a radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico hope to make a second trip into the half-mile-deep repository Friday.
Unilever is paying $4.5 million for environmental violations at its former health and beauty products manufacturing plant in Clinton.
These are the top toxic sites among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details about the sites, as provided by the Justice Department...
The federal government reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it will increase inspections of coal-ash ponds in the wake of high-profile accidents that fouled waterways in other states, and implement other reforms in the division that oversees mining and oil and gas exploration.
Duke Energy's chief executive said the company is putting together a detailed plan to clean up nearly three dozen leaky coal ash pits across the state, but that it could take time to complete the task because Duke was taking a "fact-based and disciplined approach" to the problem.
Crews made their first trip into the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico on Wednesday to begin investigating a radiation release in February that contaminated 21 workers, the U.S. Department of Energy said.
Manufacturers, already pinned down by rising production costs and international competition, continue to struggle against an old adversary - Washington, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has instituted tough rules and regulations on businesses, leading many to believe that compliance is not only futile, but may lead to closures of many facilities.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed legislation imposing new safeguards on above-ground storage tanks and water systems in response to a Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston.
The captains of the two vessels that collided in the Houston Ship Channel were aware they were perilously close to one another but still failed to avert a spill that dumped 168,000 gallons of oil into the water, according to a U.S. Coast Guard audio recording.
Duke Energy is asking a judge to prevent citizens groups from taking part in any enforcement action that would make the company clean up nearly three dozen coal ash pits across North Carolina.
For food processors, pest control is a complex challenge. Though processors have successfully removed most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kinds. A variety of EPA-approved pesticides are available for use in processing facilities, but a better, long-term solution is to prevent infestation in the first place.
Frustrated by federal government delays, the state of Washington issued its own plan for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site.
The manufacturer of a popular rat poison is suing California over a new regulation that would prevent consumers from buying many types of pesticides for at-home use because they can harm pets and wildlife.
A California utility that invested in a Montana wind farm has accused the developer of fraudulently concealing that federal wildlife officials recommended the project get a permit in case it harms eagles.
Unsurprisingly, many are using the West Viriginia chemical spill to push the government to tighten chemical regulations across the country. The typical reaction to this kind of incident is to demand increased transparency - but is that the real problem? And is it a real solution? A new report lays out some of the myths and facts surrounding the spill and the media frenzy that followed.