Safety-Kleen sold for $1.25 billion

Plano-based Safety-Kleen Inc., an environmental services company, has enticed a corporate suitor to buy the company. Clean Harbors Inc., a Boston-area based provider of hazardous water disposal and landfills, announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Safety-Kleen for $1.25 billion in cash. The deal is expected to





O&R Prepares For Storm As Severe As Irene

Preparation is intensifying  across Rockland County today for what the latest forecasts say could be a major storm event at least as destructive as Hurricane Irene. OR declared a company-wide Storm Watch Thursday to get ready for Hurricane Sandy. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting the almost-certain arrival of tropical-storm conditions with gale-force winds, very [...]





Eco-Safe Expands to Home Products Market ANGELES, CA — (Marketwire) — 09/10/12 — Eco-Safe Systems USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ESFS) is pleased to announce development of a new Eco-Safe Ozone Disinfection System for the consumer market. Michael Elliot, CEO of Eco-Safe, stated, “After years of development, we are delighted to announce the availability of a new, extremely compact ozone disinfection …





Tornadoes hit NYC; violent storm tears through DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up for many East Coast residents on Sunday. No serious injuries were reported when a [...]





Tornadoes hit NYC; Violent storms tear through DC

In New York, the first tornado struck Breezy Point on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. The second, stronger tornado hit the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, around 10 minutes after the first.Videos taken by bystanders in New York showed a funnel cloud sucking up water, then sand, and then small pieces of buildings.Later Saturday, Meteorologist Andy [...]





Get home safe from Labor Day gatherings with Tipsy Tow

The Sioux Falls City Public Works issued stage two water management after The Big Sioux River flow went below 50 cubic feet per-second. With stage two comes new restrictions on lawn-watering.





IBHS issues property preparedness guidance for Isaac

As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the U.S., the Insurance Institute for Business Home Safety (IBHS) provides guidance property owners can use to minimize wind and water damage from the storm, which could soon be upgraded to a hurricane. IBHS recommends home and business owners keep a close …





Beat the heat with water conservation and home safety advice

(ARA) – The peak water usage season, which usually begins in late July or early August, arrived early this year with record high temperatures and widespread drought. During the warmer months, the average American uses about four times as much water as they do the rest of the year. More time outdoors translates into more [...]





Severe weather events spur insurance industry changes

The increasing frequency of the kind of severe weather that uproots trees and rips roofs from Ontario homes is also forcing changes in the insurance industry. Home insurance rates are likely to rise and firms have already processed hundreds of millions of dollars due to hail, water and structural damage this summer in the province, [...]