The EPA has created a new website and phone app to help you find information on thousands of lakes, rivers and streams. The "How's My Waterway?" site and app allow you to use your GPS location or zip code to pull up a list of nearby waterways. Each waterway is listed as unpolluted, polluted, or unassessed. You can view them on a map or search for more details about the type of pollution. It might be worth considering before you plan that next camping or fishing trip. Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Dec 19
CHATTANOOGA ASBESTOS VIOLATIONS In Chattanooga earlier this fall, Don Fillers was sentenced to a four year prison stint for violating asbestos regulations. Fillers and two of his associates were involved in the demolition of an old textile mill in Chattanooga that allowed asbestos-containing dust to blow through the surrounding area in 2004 and 2005. The site required emergency clean up measures when the violations were discovered. The three men involved in the project were assessed fines ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Dec 14
2012 is quickly coming to an end. And if you operate an industrial facility, that means you should have completed several tasks as a requirement of your storm water permit. Depending on the state that you are located in, you may have provided annual training for your employees, gathered visual and/or analytical storm water samples, performed site inspections, and reviewed or updated your Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). If you are lagging behind, there are a few more weeks to ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Dec 6