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EPA Adds Seven Hazardous Waste Sites to NPL

These additions and recent cleanups have changed the number of National Priorities List sites from 1,627 to 1,343 final and proposed sites.

Emhart Industries Finishes Initial Cleanup at Centredale Manor

The company excavated contaminated soil near and under parts of the Brook Village parking lot in North Providence, R.I., at a cost of about $1.7 million.

Study: Most Dairy Antibiotics Degrade before Reaching Groundwater

University of California Davis scientists said that most of the antibiotics used to treat dairy cows generally degrade in the top 12 inches of soil.

Siemens to Provide IPS Composting Solution for Lafl├Ęche Environmental

Plant and system modifications will enable the 52,000-square-foot plant to achieve its 50,000-metric-ton design capacity.

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Commentary: Opportunities for Rebuilding New Orleans

Patrick Phillips, chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute, notes progress but cautions against suburban sprawl.

DOE, New York Reach Cost Agreement for Nuclear Cleanup

The decree addresses the cost allocation between the federal and state governments, not the scope of the cleanup or site end-state decisions for the West Valley Demonstration Project and the Western New York Nuclear Service Center

Babcock & Wilcox Wins Cleanup Contract for DOE Site in Ohio

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC activities are potentially valued at $2.1 billion over 10 years.

Tennessee DEC Unveils Tank Helper for UST Owners and Operators

Free, online resource comes complete with training, testing, certification, and customized compliance plan.



'Free' Fertilizer May be Adding Arsenic to Field Runoff

Agricultural Research Service scientists have linked arsenic levels in stormwater runoff on Delmarva Peninsula to chicken litter storage and use.

Runoff Forecasting May Stem Fertilizer Nutrients from Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are analyzing how runoff measurements in different Pennsylvania regions correlate with different National Weather Service data sets for the same areas.

Group Wants DOE to Prepare EIS for Proposed Plutonium Facility

The Los Alamos Study Group has sued the government for its alleged failure to follow the National Environmental Policy Act for a planned $4 billion plutonium warhead core plant.

Corrosion a Problem, Plains Pipeline to Upgrade 10,000 Miles of Line

To resolve Clean Water Act issues related to 10 crude oil spills in four states, Houston-based Plains Pipeline will pay a $3.25 million penalty and install controls or new pipe to prevent future spills.

N.J. Panel to Review State Land Leasing Policy

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other stakeholders will determine if the formula needs updating to account for disturbances to habitat, conservation, or resource protection, for example.

'Aged' Biochar Lowers Nitrogen Emissions from Soil, Study Finds

Four months after application, biochars reduced nitrous oxide emissions by up to 73 percent and lowered ammonium leaching by up to 94 percent.

Beef Production More Sustainable Now, WSU Expert Says

Advances in productivity over the past 30 years have reduced the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of U.S. beef production.

26 Agree to Clean up Soil at Great Lakes Container Site

A drum reconditioning business left volatile organic compounds and other chemicals at the site in Coventry, R.I.

Grace, Oldon to Clean Up Asbestos in Easthampton, Mass.

Grace leased the facility from Oldon and received asbestos-contaminated vermiculite concentrate there to manufacture attic insulation and fireproofing material.

Agencies Affirm Salt Ponds Are Part of San Francisco Bay

Water Board, U.S. Army Corps, EPA echo concern raised by other groups about potential development in Redwood City.

Jet Fuselage Manufacturer Pays $132,500 to Settle Hazwaste Issues

According to EPA, the Wichita, Kan.-based plant generates significant quantities of hazardous waste, including industrial wastewater treatment filter sludge, primer residue waste containing chromium and cadmium, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene waste from degreasers, and hazardous waste oil.

Savannah River Site Job Training Graduates Second Class

Thirty-nine candidates completed the Superfund program initiative at Denmark Technical College in Barnwell, S.C.

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