Heat illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. OSHA has announced substantial fines to companies that have violated rules and regulations concerning worker safety to prevent heat exhaustion.
W&M Environmental will be hosting a How to Write a World Class Safety Program for the Oil and Gas Industry luncheon at the beautiful Plaza Club in San Antonio.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today in cases filed by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United States.
EPA conducted a survey to evaluate compliance with RCRA Hazardous Waste determination and has recently released the results of that study and we wanted to share key information with you.
In April, W&M Environmental was pleased to make a generous donation to the Environmental Club of Ereckson Middle School in Allen, TX.
Pumping oil and gas out of the ground also produces large volumes of water sometimes with undesirable quality which is known as produced water. Safely disposing of this highly saline and metal impacted water and mitigating the effect of past disposal practices is a national concern for environmental officials, land managers, petroleum companies, and land owners.
"The Earth Breathes", this was an "epiphany" to Dr. Mark Kram, one of the speakers at the ASTM Symposium on Continuous Soil Gas Measurements: Worst Case Risk Parameters. What he was refering to was recent work done in England by Ion Science and their new product, GasClam, they've done continuous soil gas monitoring and showed that as the atmospheric pressure changes, methane readings also change. Some times very dramatically.
Recently, I provided environmental forensics services to a client during a remediation project. The client, who entered the TCEQ voluntary clean-up program for a gasoline spill, encountered a secondary plume. It was determined that this plume was not gasoline; however, the TCEQ recommended the client continue the remediation efforts to include the entire area of contamination - at the client’s expense.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Orientation Manual in October 2011 which was the first since the initial publication in 1990.