What to do when your Right-to-Know Filing is Late

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection requires all businesses to report hazardous substances stored, processed, handled or used on-site on a yearly basis. Did you miss the March 1st filing deadline for your business’s 2016 Community Right-to-Know? Unfortunately, with non-compliance comes heavy fines: – First-time Violators often see a penalty of $250-$2,500 –… Read More

The Origins of 1,4-Dioxane: How Did It Get Into Long Island’s Drinking Water?

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Long Island’s groundwater has recently been reported to contain elevated levels of 1,4-dioxane. As discussed in Walden’s recent blog, “How will the 1,4-Dioxane in my Drinking Water Affect my Health?“, 1,4-dioxane, a probable cancer causing chemical, has been detected in drinking water at concentrations exceeding health based levels. What are the origins of 1, 4-dioxane… Read More

How will the 1,4-Dioxane in my Drinking Water Affect my Health?

The presence of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water has recently been a topic of public concern for residents of Long Island, New York. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) classifies 1,4-dioxane as a probable human carcinogen, or a likely cancer-causing substance. According to publicly available water quality reports from 2013 through 2015, elevated concentrations of… Read More

How Will the Adoption of Amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 597 Affect You?

  On April 25, 2016, Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) registration requirements at new facilities became mandatory for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA-acid), ammonium perfluorooctanoate (PFOA-salt), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS-acid), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS-salt) with amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 597. Effective on March 3, 2017, the aforementioned compounds shall be added to 6 NYCRR Section 597.3, the list… Read More