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Hazardous Materials

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  • Veteran Harford firefighter and hazmat officer Ross receives national award

    Clarence E. Ross, assistant chief of the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team, has received the inaugural "Making a Difference Award" from the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazardous Materials Committee. The award was presented...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste cases, to pay $81 million

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million. The accusations against...
  • Authorities secure chemical spill in Bridgeport

    Hazardous material crews this afternoon have secured a chemical spill in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood, authorities said. It remained unclear exactly what chemical was spilled in the 2800 block of South Archer Avenue, just south of the Stevenson...
  • How do cell phones affect young brains?

    How do cell phones affect young brains?
    Cell phone safety warnings are generally designed for a large man with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day. The average toddler's head, however, weighs about half as much and is far more susceptible to the microwave radiation the phone...
  • Cell phones and kids: How to limit exposure

    Cell phones and kids: How to limit exposure
    If you're worried about your child's developing brain being affected by cell phones, try these tips to limit exposure: Don't let toddlers or young children use cell phones. Teenagers should limit use to head sets or texting to keep the antenna away...
  • Synthetic playing fields: Experts to discuss safety

    Synthetic playing fields: Experts to discuss safety
    The safety of artificial turf will be discussed by a panel of pediatric, environmental health and law experts at 7 p.m. Monday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Center in Chicago. Artificial turf is often used as an alternative to natural grass, which can...
  • Toxic Mulch Man Busted On Long Island

    Toxic Mulch Man Busted On Long Island
    Getting quality mulch may not be that high on your priority list, but it may be something to think about as you start your spring gardening. Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice says they busted an Island Park businessman and charged him with selling...
  • Nuclear Peril

    Nuclear Peril
    The tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, wiping out its backup power supply. The release of radioactive material into the air, land and sea became one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.
  • Baltimore's hazardous waste drop-off a welcome boost to environment

    On behalf of Blue Water Baltimore's staff, board and membership, I would like to express sincere gratitude to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Department of Public Works Director Col. Alfred Foxx for reinstating the hazardous waste drop-off program...
  • End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...