Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Press Conference at the 2015 SHOT Show®

MT2 leads battle against lead poisoning to protect law enforcement officers nationwide    Police officers are committed to “protect and serve,” but who is protecting them?   MT2, LLC (MT2) the leading provider of environmental firing range services in the US is pleased to announce that in addition to holding a press conference, they will be exhibiting at the 2015 SHOT Show, booth #4041.   The SHOT Show is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The SHOT Show features more than 1,600 exhibitors filling booth space covering 630,000 net square feet. The show, which is a trade-only event, attracts more than 65,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.   “We are passionate about Gun Range lead cleanup and restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead. That is why MT2 has developed a free guide for range owners titled 10 Keys to Range Management and Control of Lead Hazards.” stated James Barthel, MT2 CEO; “There are Best Management Practices for managing lead at firing ranges that both indoor and outdoor ranges can implement in order to protect shooters, workers, the environmental and the local community from lead hazards.”   The free guide offered by MT2 includes important safety and management practices to contain, control, and eliminate lead hazards at firing ranges. Range owners can download a copy online at:       MT2’s extensive list of clients includes over 200 law enforcement agencies such as NYPD, State Departments of Corrections, and the US Military. Since 2006, MT2 has been implementing a BMP Program for lead management and maintenance that successfully reduces lead hazards at the NYPD training range where over 40,000 officers and recruits train annually. The NYPD BMP Program includes removal and recycling of lead bullets and bullet fragments; sampling, analysis and monitoring of soil and groundwater conditions; and chemically converting potential leachable lead fines remaining in range soils utilizing MT2’s patented ECOBOND® lead treatment technologies so that treated soils are considered non-hazardous and can be replaced back onto range berms.   MT2 has served over 1,000 public and private firing ranges nationwide since 2000. MT2’s primary areas of expertise include firing range services, complete range maintenance, improvements and lead remediation services.  

Monday, 15 December 2014

An Expensive Lesson in Lead Based Paint

What is $460,000 worth to you? A fine of this caliber would be devastating to a lot of businesses including the Pennsylvania Bridge Painting Contractor that received it. According to an article in “Paint Square,” Panthera Painting Inc. was cited and fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 38 violations pertaining to excessive exposure to lead and lead dust and many respiratory protection hazards. They have also been placed in the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and will be subject to on-going inspections from OSHA."The employer's refusal to correct the hazards, along with its history of failing to correct hazards, demonstrates a clear resistance to worker safety and health and leaves workers vulnerable to potential illnesses and injuries from overexposure to lead and other hazards," said MaryAnn Garrahan, OSHA regional administrator in Philadelphia."Employers have a legal responsibility to provide workers with safe and healthful workplaces. Anything less is unacceptable."Lead paint risk mitigation is critical to businesses that operate around these toxic substances. Provide a healthier atmosphere for you, your employees and the environment by taking the proper precautions when it comes to renovation or demolition of items containing lead based paint. ECOBOND LBP is the ONLY solution on the market that not only seals lead paint, but treats it! For less than $.25/sq ft., ECOBOND LBP is an affordable option for your business to mitigate these risks to keep your workers safe.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

EPA Finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos Health Assessment

Risk assessment shows EPA cleanup has reduced cancer and non-cancer risks in Libby and Troy.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars Funding Climate Change Study

A group under the NSF is spending tax dollars to do more than simply study climate change data. Are monies being wasted?

Little Known Lead Paint Removal Technology is Solving Lead Concerns in Panama ECOBOND® LBP prevents lead poisoning within the historic Panama Canal district

It is estimated that there are more than 1 million workers in over 100 different occupations that may be exposed to lead poisoning. The devastating effects of lead poisoning including mental impairment, reproductive damage, and even death are well known and preventable. In the US, agencies such as the USEPA, OSHA, NIOSH, and the CDC have launched major campaigns to educate and enforce lead poisoning prevention. This concern is shared internationally as well. This month, a leading Panama environmental consulting and engineering firm, JAP Ingenieros Consultores Asociados (JAP), selected ECOBOND® LBP for assistance on a recent demolition project in Central America. The project is near the historic Panama Canal and because of the presence of lead on various structures, great care needed to be followed in selecting a lead paint treatment product. JAP selected ECOBOND® LBP because it’s ability to seal and treat lead dust and lead in lead paint thereby protecting workers from lead poisoning by sealing the lead dust and reducing airborne lead up to 99%. By also treating the lead, ECOBOND® LBP protected the sensitive environment and rendered lead-impacted demolition waste as non-hazardous for disposal in compliance with canal port authorities. “We are so pleased that the success delivered in the United States with our patented ECOBOND®  LBP lead paint removal technology is now being expanded to the global market to eradicate the harmful effects of lead paint hazards” stated James Barthel, President and creator of ECOBOND®  LBP. “Not only does ECOBOND® LBP workers from lead poisoning, but it also contributes to a reduced environmental footprint of lead and lead waste, it is associated with tremendous cost savings, and time management during most lead paint remediation projects.” continued Barthel. ECOBOND® LBP, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 14 years of proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products has been extensively used throughout the US and internationally in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material. To learn more visit
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Arvada, CO 80004

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

New Smog Standards Coming Soon

The EPA is proposing new smog standards to safeguard Americans from air pollution due to ozone.

Supreme Court to Consider if EPA is Overreaching Authority

More than 20 states joined forces with industry groups to complain about overly aggresive air emission standards for the coal-fired power sector.

Monday, 1 December 2014

State Rules - December 2014

Environmental Rules change daily. BLR brings a few of the latest changes needed to stay in compliance.