Environmental Protection

Land


Navy Returned to Drawing Board for Jackson Park Cleanup

EPA assessed a penalty for the U.S. Navy's failure to consider the full range of cleanup options for discarded military munitions within the Jackson Park Housing Complex Superfund Site in Washington.

EPA to Update Imperial Oil Site Progress after ARRA Infusion

Cleanup project gets $25 million in stimulus to speed remediation of contaminated soil.

Groups Lobby for Chesapeake Landscapes in Report

The Friends of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake Trail, the Environmental Law Institute, and the National Geographic Society recommend the development of a bold and coordinated strategy for conserving the Chesapeake’s treasured landscapes and call for more federal investment in land conservation.

Cleanup Cost for Idaho Superfund Site Set at $12 M

EPA has ordered Carney Products Co., B.J. Carney & Co., and the City of St. Maries, Idaho to remediate the site using thermal treatment and excavation.

Final Amendments Set to SPCC Rule

Amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule clarify exclusions and exemptions.

EPA Adds 3 Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List

New Jersey, Utah, and Virginia sites contain lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, and hexachlorobenzene, according to assessments.



EPA Orders Oregon Ranch Owner to Finish Hazardous Waste Cleanup

Dennis Beetham and D.B. Western will be liable for the cleanup of hazardous waste at the ranch ─ whether he does it or the feds do, EPA says.

Luminant Wins Award for Mine Reclamation Program

U.S. Department of the Interior describes company program as a "model for others."

EPA to Revoke Rules Allowing Carbofuran Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward without an evidentiary hearing to implement the agency's May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran.

12 Approaches to Clean up World's Worst Pollution

Blacksmith Institute report highlights top 12 cleanups and successes from around the world.

AEP to Test Stability of Ash Impoundment

As a precaution, EPA alerted West Virginia and Ohio officials of its concerns related to the Philip Sporn facility.

$1.8 M in Stimulus Goes to Brownfields' Jobs

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is distributing funds to help clean up lead contaminated property, creating jobs in the process.

EPA Seeks Comments on Dioxin Cleanup Goal

The Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response is reconsidering the remediation goals based on the latest science.

Surfrider Foundation Argues for Public Access in Brief

The case, between beach front property owners and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in December.

EPA Will Re-evaluate Atrazine Risks

The agency will consider the potential for atrazine cancer and non-cancer effects as well as data generated since 2003 from laboratory and population studies.

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