22 EPA Superfund Sites All or Partially Deleted in 2018

In Fiscal Year 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency deleted all or part of 22 Superfund sites from its National Priorities List, representing a 13-year high. A total of 18 sites were deleted and four were partially removed. This achievement is largely credited to...

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Hawaii Sunscreen Ban

In 2018, Hawaii made headlines by banning sunscreen. Passed by state lawmakers in May and signed into law by Gov. David Ige in July, the bill prohibits the sale or distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate — with the exception of those prescribed...

New Groundwater Treatment System Headed to Puente Valley

Construction on a new $40 million groundwater treatment system is underway in Puente Valley, as part of an ongoing cleanup effort at the San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site in the Los Angeles area. To kick things off, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in September to...

A Look at Harmful Algal Blooms: What You Need to Know

Algae grows naturally within its ecosystems, but certain species reproduce at such a fast rate, they become dangerous. Microscopic systems in the ocean can bloom into dense patches near the surface — commonly referred to as “red tides” — according to the Smithsonian...

Territory Account Manager – Midwest

Territory Account Manager, Midwest U.S. Description: Eco-Rental Solutions, LLC is a fast-growing national supplier of environmental monitoring equipment and supplies. We are currently seeking a personable, highly motivated individual with related experience and a...

Muskegon Lake Cleanup Efforts Underway

Michigan’s Muskegon Lake is getting a major overhaul. A nearly $3 million cleanup effort began mid-summer to get rid of old sawmill debris at the bottom of the lake and restore the local fish habitat — which includes the endangered lake sturgeon. Plans for the...

Beware of Blue-Green Algae in Illinois Lakes and Streams

Blue-green algae is an issue in Illinois lakes and streams. Also known as cyanobacteria, these microscopic organisms occur naturally and can reproduce very quickly in warm, shallow, undisturbed surface water in direct sunlight, according to the Illinois Environmental...

Berry’s Creek in N.J. Slated for $332 Million EPA Cleanup

The Berry’s Creek Study Area in Bergen County, N.J. is in for a major cleanup. Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed off on the $332 million cleanup on Sept. 25, designed to address a major share of the contamination within the...