Thursday, 26 November 2015

Lead Paint Removal Products: Finding Peace of Mind

Ecobond Landing page2You want to eliminate the biohazard of lead paint from your property, but you want to do so in a way that will give you peace of mind. You consider demolition and remodeling, then you visualize clouds of lead dust swirling around and settling on surfaces. You think about the material handling and the disposal. If the cleanup is less than perfect, the loosened lead will make your environment more hazardous than it was before you did the work because you have disturbed the lead-based paint. With this unpleasant possibility, you decide that lead paint removal products offer a more convenient, safer solution. You wonder which would give you the best sleep at night.

You think you could apply lead paint remover or lead paint stripper over the surface with a brush, roller or paint sprayer, then place laminated paper over the surface to slow the evaporation until the unwanted lead paint dissolves. You still worry about the residue and facing a somewhat messy cleanup.

A less complicated and more reliable method is to use ECOBOND®, a patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® formula that stands above all the rest, in fact, there is no other product like it on the market. You apply it with a brush, roller, or paint sprayer, and it adheres to any surface. It has a smooth finish and resists chemicals, corrosion, salt, fire, mold and mildew. Instead of tearing away or dissolving the lead, you simply create an effective barrier and seal it in with no mess and no worry.

Learn how ECOBOND® LBP is different than Encapsulants and is a Lead-Based Paint Treatment. Download free Industry Report: http://www.LeadPaintRemovalReport.com

Why Just Cover it When You Can Treat it!

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Lead Paint Removal Products: Finding Peace of Mind

A less complicated and more reliable method is to use ECOBOND®, a patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® formula that stands above all the rest, in fact, there is no other product like it on the market. You apply it with a brush, roller, or paint sprayer, and it adheres to any surface.  It has a smooth finish and resists chemicals, corrosion, salt, fire, mold and mildew.  Instead of tearing away or dissolving the lead, you simply create an effective barrier and seal it in with no mess and no worry.

Learn how ECOBOND® LBP is different than Encapsulants and is a Lead-Based Paint Treatment. Download free Industry Report: http://www.LeadPaintRemovalReport.com
 

ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL REMEDIATION FOR HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD - AVOID HEALTH HAZARDS AND FINES.

Elevated levels of lead in soil can have a negative environmental impact.  On top of that, if soil lead levels exceed Environmental Protection Agency quality guidelines, federal, state and local fines can occur. In either case, Environmental Soil Remediation is necessary and MT2 can help.

It is important to remember that lead is a naturally occurring bluish-gray metal found in the earth's crust, and can also be found in natural bodies of water.  In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency states that natural levels of lead are anywhere between 50 and 400 parts-per-million.  Soil can become contaminated beyond these levels, however, through various means.  Most common are past industrial use, lead-based paint flaking off houses and buildings, leaded gasoline pollution, and old pipes that contain lead.  
But firing ranges are an obvious source as well, due to lead bullets and fragments. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

EPA Funds Project to Support Sustainability in New York City Restaurants; Information Also to Be Shared with Restaurants in Puerto Rico

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $69,500 to the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to help New York City restaurants support sustainable practices and prepare for the impacts of climate change, such as storm surges. “Pollution prevention is some of the most important work being done to protect the environment,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck

Monday, 23 November 2015

U.S. EPA Settles with El Paso Natural Gas for Cleanup Costs at Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement worth more than $500,000 with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, (EPNG) to reimburse government costs related to 19 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation, near Cameron, Arizona. Under the settlement terms, EPNG will reimburse the U.S. EPA $502,500, based on its share of field investigations of historical uranium contamination

Settlement with EPA to Address TCE Contamination at Former Toastmaster Manufacturing Facility in Macon, Mo.

Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 23, 2015) - EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement with the current and former owners of the Toastmaster small appliance manufacturing facility in Macon, Mo., to address trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination on and around the property

Saturday, 21 November 2015

If These Old Walls Could Speak| Investing in the Children of Tomorrow (2)

kids-playing-inside-21769-hd-wallpapersIf these old walls could speak. So much they would remember. Many faces and memories. Stories of triumph and heartache. Old walls are dependable. They keep these stories to themselves. Like a mature friend, there at all times and ready to listen.

Walls never speak. The secrets they absorb are too numerous to count. These old walls will often hold a secret that, once exposed, will make anyone question their dependability. Ironically, the dependability and durability these walls offer is often provided by and deeply shrouded in a once popular lead-based application. The dangers of lead-based paint are no secret. If left untreated, old walls with this once-common covering impose hazards which can affect the health of any person exposed.

There is a way to restore that lost dependability. ECOBOND® serves to mediate this restoration.

When time is of the essence, our product removes the challenge of lead-based paint removal. With options to treat and leave on those once lead-filled applications, or to remove these applications completely, the power for how one manages their time is again within their hands. Sealing & painting over lead paint is an option. ECOBOND® is the only option on the market today that seals and treats the lead and lead dust in lead-based paint. Treat old walls with our patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® formula, then choose your new covering.

If opting to remove old paint, the dust created when extracting aged applications is specifically treated and rendered safe for elimination. It really is that simple. The treatment is not only good for you and your old walls, it is great for the environment.

We can restore the faith you once had in your old walls. Our patented formula is safe, cost-effective, and proven. Contact us for more information. If these old walls could speak, give them something new to talk about.

Investing in Tomorrow

The future of our children. It is a common theme. Teachers, politicians, and parents alike.
It’s all about the children...and rightly so!

The health and well-being of any child is no doubt important. Heavy emphasis in the interest of a child is an investment in the future of that particular individual as well as the future of a rising generation.

Sounds pretty deep.
Poor choices based on misinformation, misdirection, or a simple lack of knowledge are uncomfortably faced as time progresses. What was once acceptable a generation ago, is not always the case today.

Throughout the world, these choices are abundantly seen. So has the case been in Chicago, Illinois. A contaminated infrastructure is readily available and in use by its youngest population. The extensive use of lead-based paint throughout its history has forced the city to realize the impact it has had on children, especially those from impoverished areas of the city. While the debate for class is cautiously reserved for the pundits and politicians, there is no debate on the effects lead-based paint truly has upon those exposed to its application. It is no respecter of persons or their class.

Proximity contamination is unavoidable when lead-based paint is at the helm. Erosion will cause wear and tear to walls, forcing paint chips to scatter into playgrounds, seeping into soil, and sinking into drinking sources. Children will often sweep their hands across walls when walking from room to room. Simple things become cause for great alarm. When living within the realm of these possibilities, potential risk is always great.

There is a solution. ECOBOND® is that solution. Our product specifically reduces the risk presented by lead-based paint. ECOBOND® adheres to a variety of wall surfaces smoothly, effectively neutralizing the potential consequence the underlying lead-based application may impose. When lead paint is present, contamination is not question. It is an absolute. Take control with a proven product.

ECOBOND® is an investment in the life of a child. It is an investment in the future. Become a part of that investment. Contact us today to learn how.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Powercon Corp. settles hazardous waste violations at Severn, Md. facility

PHILADELPHIA (November 19, 2015) – Powercon Corporation has agreed to pay a $40,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its manufacturing facility in Severn, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. As part of the settlement, Powercon has also implemented a recycling project that will significantly reduce its hazardous waste

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

If These Old Walls Could Speak| Investing in the Children of Tomorrow

kids-playing-inside-21769-hd-wallpapersIf these old walls could speak. So much they would remember. Many faces and memories. Stories of triumph and heartache. Old walls are dependable. They keep these stories to themselves. Like a mature friend, there at all times and ready to listen.

Walls never speak. The secrets they absorb are too numerous to count. These old walls will often hold a secret that, once exposed, will make anyone question their dependability. Ironically, the dependability and durability these walls offer is often provided by and deeply shrouded in a once popular lead-based application. The dangers of lead-based paint are no secret. If left untreated, old walls with this once-common covering impose hazards which can affect the health of any person exposed.

There is a way to restore that lost dependability. ECOBOND® serves to mediate this restoration.

When time is of the essence, our product removes the challenge of lead-based paint removal. With options to treat and leave on those once lead-filled applications, or to remove these applications completely, the power for how one manages their time is again within their hands. Sealing & painting over lead paint is an option. ECOBOND® is the only option on the market today that seals and treats the lead and lead dust in lead-based paint. Treat old walls with our patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® formula, then choose your new covering.

If opting to remove old paint, the dust created when extracting aged applications is specifically treated and rendered safe for elimination. It really is that simple. The treatment is not only good for you and your old walls, it is great for the environment.

We can restore the faith you once had in your old walls. Our patented formula is safe, cost-effective, and proven. Contact us for more information. If these old walls could speak, give them something new to talk about.

Investing in Tomorrow

The future of our children. It is a common theme. Teachers, politicians, and parents alike.
It’s all about the children...and rightly so!

The health and well-being of any child is no doubt important. Heavy emphasis in the interest of a child is an investment in the future of that particular individual as well as the future of a rising generation.

Sounds pretty deep.
Poor choices based on misinformation, misdirection, or a simple lack of knowledge are uncomfortably faced as time progresses. What was once acceptable a generation ago, is not always the case today.

Throughout the world, these choices are abundantly seen. So has the case been in Chicago, Illinois. A contaminated infrastructure is readily available and in use by its youngest population. The extensive use of lead-based paint throughout its history has forced the city to realize the impact it has had on children, especially those from impoverished areas of the city. While the debate for class is cautiously reserved for the pundits and politicians, there is no debate on the effects lead-based paint truly has upon those exposed to its application. It is no respecter of persons or their class.

Proximity contamination is unavoidable when lead-based paint is at the helm. Erosion will cause wear and tear to walls, forcing paint chips to scatter into playgrounds, seeping into soil, and sinking into drinking sources. Children will often sweep their hands across walls when walking from room to room. Simple things become cause for great alarm. When living within the realm of these possibilities, potential risk is always great.

There is a solution. ECOBOND® is that solution. Our product specifically reduces the risk presented by lead-based paint. ECOBOND® adheres to a variety of wall surfaces smoothly, effectively neutralizing the potential consequence the underlying lead-based application may impose. When lead paint is present, contamination is not question. It is an absolute. Take control with a proven product.

ECOBOND® is an investment in the life of a child. It is an investment in the future. Become a part of that investment. Contact us today to learn how.

If These Old Walls Could Speak| Investing in the Children of Tomorrow

Investing in Tomorrow

The future of our children. It is a common theme. Teachers, politicians, and parents alike. 
It’s all about the children...and rightly so!

The health and well-being of any child is no doubt important. Heavy emphasis in the interest of a child is an investment in the future of that particular individual as well as the future of a rising generation.

Sounds pretty deep. 
Poor choices based on misinformation, misdirection, or a simple lack of knowledge are uncomfortably faced as time progresses. What was once acceptable a generation ago, is not always the case today.

Throughout the world, these choices are abundantly seen. So has the case been in Chicago, Illinois. A contaminated infrastructure is readily available and in use by its youngest population. The extensive use of lead-based paint throughout its history has forced the city to realize the impact it has had on children, especially those from impoverished areas of the city. While the debate for class is cautiously reserved for the pundits and politicians, there is no debate on the effects lead-based paint truly has upon those exposed to its application. It is no respecter of persons or their class.

Proximity contamination is unavoidable when lead-based paint is at the helm. Erosion will cause wear and tear to walls, forcing paint chips to scatter into playgrounds, seeping into soil, and sinking into drinking sources. Children will often sweep their hands across walls when walking from room to room. Simple things become cause for great alarm. When living within the realm of these possibilities, potential risk is always great.

There is a solution. ECOBOND® is that solution. Our product specifically reduces the risk presented by lead-based paint. ECOBOND® adheres to a variety of wall surfaces smoothly, effectively neutralizing the potential consequence the underlying lead-based application may impose. When lead paint is present, contamination is not question. It is an absolute. Take control with a proven product.

ECOBOND® is an investment in the life of a child. It is an investment in the future. Become a part of that investment. Contact us today to learn how.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects To Improve Health and Ecosystem of Long Island Sound; $752,000 Awarded to Support Projects in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will open up 7 miles of river for passage of native fish and restore 180 acres of coastal habitat, including lakes, ponds, and grasslands

LEAD POISONING AT SHOOTING RANGES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL REMEDIATION

Over time, lead and lead fragments from ammunition starts to build up in the soil in and around firing ranges. The lead-infected soil poses a danger to the environment and to humans. There is very little doubt that lead is a significant health threat to humans. Exposure to the heavy metal causes serious neurological problems, nausea, fatigue, organ damage, mental impairment and even death. Children are often the most at risk for adverse health effects from lead exposure due to their developing brains and neurological systems. 

The world health organization states that lead exposure is responsible for up to 143,000 deaths, and 600,000 new cases of children developing intellectual disabilities each year. Lead exposure can cause serious illness and disability, and can lead to severe law suits. One example of this is Jose and Guillermina Sierra, who paid 350,000 dollars each to take care of the lead problems in their housing units, but failed to alert their tenants that there were lead issues. Land owners who do not regularly test their land for possible hazards can also be held accountable by the law under your individual state law. Employers who find lead in their work space are required to disclose this information to their employees as well, under the OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration)

Approximately 40 million Americans enjoy frequenting shooting ranges. In 2010, NBC News reported that a 20 children and teens tested positive for lead poisoning after spending time at a Vancouver, Washington firing range. Studies conducted by the State of Alaska Epidemiology revealed that exposure to lead is the largest cause of lead poisoning in children aged 6 to 17. 

Owners of gun ranges are not only required to protect their customers from lead exposure but also their employees. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can inspect and levy fines against the firing range if it is determined that workers at the firing range have experienced lead exposure. Any time a gun range employee is found to have an elevated blood-lead level of 25 micrograms or higher, then OHSU will investigate the gun range and soil for lead contamination. If lead contamination is found, then OHSU may issue fines to the firing range. 

Environmental soil remediation is the professional cleanup of lead from soil. The process renders the area safe for adults and children. The lead-laced at the firing range is sifted for lead and treated with a patented process known as ECOBOND® which removes the lead from the soil. The clean, lead-free soil is then replaced. Please contact us today to learn about our patented ECOBOND® process. 


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

EPA settlement with NASA resolves environmental violations at Goddard Space Flight Center

PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2015) –The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has agreed to pay a $50,660 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental regulations at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Island, Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement brings the Flight Center into compliance with environmental regulations that help protect communities and the environment from potential exposure to hazardous waste

Monday, 9 November 2015

EPA settles hazardous waste storage violations with former owners, operators of Reading, Pa. manufacturing facility

PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2015) -- Baldwin Hardware Corp. and SBD Property Holdings, the former owners and operators of a hardware manufacturing plant in Reading, Pa., will pay a $420,000 penalty to settle alleged hazardous waste storage violations of regulations designed to protect public health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

EPA Settles With Anchorage Companies for Hazardous Waste Violations

(Seattle – November 4, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with UIC Roofing and UIC Construction in Anchorage, Alaska for alleged mishandling of hazardous waste in violation of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). “Improperly managing hazardous waste puts people and our environment at risk from exposure to harmful substances,” said Ed Kowalski, Director of EPA’s Pacific Northwest Office of Compliance and Enforcement