OSHA's San Antonio Area Office initiated a safety and health inspection on July 28, 2010, at the company's facility following a complaint that employees were being stuck by hypodermic needles while sorting trash that was to be recycled.
The Mace Security subsidiary pleaded guilty to a felony charge of storing the waste at its Vermont factory without a permit.
Inspectors found roll-off containers filed with natural gas well drill cutting waste and plastic liners.
As part of the plan, the city will improve its combined sewer system over the next 20 years, reducing discharges of hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage to the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
The Environmental Integrity Project says EPA overstated the value of coal ash recycling by more than 20 times.
Along with solvent delivery, The Dow Chemical Company subsidiary provides waste management, technical support, and use of stabilizers, additives, and test kits.
The citation includes 14 alleged willful and one serious violation against WRR Environmental Services Co. of Eau Claire in connection with a June 29 explosion and fire at its plant, OSHA announced Tuesday.
EPA is beginning to develop requirements for the permit covering incidental discharges from vessels.
The contracts, valued up to $40 million and $119 million, respectively, are designed to help Indonesia reduce threats to deforestation and to assist Kabul in improving delivery of public services such as sanitation and solid waste
The contract includes munitions dating back 95 years and include those that contain mustard agent, phosgene, and other chemical agents.
To date, 1,627 sites have been listed on the NPL. There have been 346 sites deleted from the NPL with 1,281 sites remaining. With the proposal of nine new sites and one site being withdrawn from proposal, there are 62 proposed sites awaiting final agency action: 57 in the general Superfund section and five in the federal facilities section.
New York-based Riverkeeper filed a petition to force the creation of federal standards for the disposal of cement kiln dust, which can be harmful to water quality.
The 24-acre New York site was used for scrap metal operations for 40 years, and the soil contains semi-volatile organic compounds and various metals.
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the law would add a new category of "restricted electronic waste" that cannot be exported from the United States to developing nations, such as Ghana.
New disposal regulations may prevent pharmaceuticals from reaching drinking water sources.
One company minimizes odors from the start by quickly processing organic materials into the composting cell and employing covered aerated static pile technology.
- By Meredith Sorensen
- Sep 13, 2010
Before the Motors Liquidation Company can demolish several buildings at the Massena, N.Y., site, it must decontaminate the buildings and their contents and sample and remove contaminated soil.
EPA's enforcement of mining and minerals processing "leaked" over to chemical manufacturing because the company shipped spent acid to a facility not authorized to accept it.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.