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Final Risk Assessment for Chemical used for Paint and Coating Removal (03/23/2015)
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. EPA released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal. "By completing this assessment, we have taken an important step in protecting pregnant women and women of childbearing age who are using NMP to remove paint," said Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. "It is a reminder that as we evaluate these risks, it is very clear that our nation's chemical laws are in much need of reform. Completing this assessment will now trigger a process to address these unacceptable risks."
 
EPA Announces 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States (03/10/2015)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons --equivalent to the annual total energy use of more than 650,000 households. From implementing corporate energy management programs to implementing energy efficiency projects, there are many ways plants can save energy with EPA's Energy Star program.
 
20th Annual Recycling Awards (03/02/2015)
Congratulations to the Finalists for the 20th Annual Recycling Awards! The MassRecycle Board of Directors reviewed all submitted nominations and selected the finalists. It was not easy! Some categories were differentiated by mere fractions of a point! All the nominees should be proud of their work and try again next year. But now it is YOUR turn to vote and select the winners for the 20th Annual Recycling Awards! Be sure to tell your friends and associates to vote and also visit our Facebook page for additional chances to vote!
 
EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants (03/02/2015)
WASHINGTON -- As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. This final action addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan that calls on EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program to identify and approve additional climate-friendly chemicals.
 

 

 

 

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