Environmental Protection

Landfills


150 Pilot Projects Test National Landscape Rating System

These projects will restore habitats, rehabilitate landfills, clean and store stormwater, lower the urban heat island effect, create outdoor educational opportunities at schools and reconnect neighborhoods to parks and public transportation.

EPA Releases 16 Electric Utilities' Plans for Coal Ash Safety

According to the agency, many facilities have already begun implementing recommendations to improve safety of their impoundments.

Superior Court Judge Upholds Limits on Solano County Landfill Use

Ruling forces the California county to limit landfill use by municipalities outside of the county.

EPA Offers Two Alternatives in Coal Ash Regulation

One would treat it as non-hazardous, the other as a "special waste" -- a definition selected to encourage continued reuse.

57% Say 'Zero Waste' Achievement Is More than 40 Years Away

Glass Packaging Institute says it is trying to increase awareness to meet its goal of using 50 percent recycled content in glass containers by 2013.

Compactors to Help Improve East Russia City's Waste Disposal

Khabarovsk, Russia looked to sister-city, Portland, Ore., for better waste collection and disposal methods and plans to incorporate pre-load compactors into its waste transfer system.

It is estimated more than 3 billion syringes generated outside of health care are discarded in regular trash annually.

Assessing the Hidden Problem of Medical Waste Disposal

Throwing sharps containers, red bags, and spill cleanup materials into the trash sends up a red flag to commercial or municipal trash collectors because they are not allowed to take this waste.



Aluminum Wind Turbine Makes Finals' Cut in Recycling Contest

Wind Simplicity is a finalist in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Design for Recycling Award.

Barcelona Study Measures Stability of Organic Waste

Respiration indices can be used as a measure of the biodegradable organic matter content and stability of organic materials and have defined the most suitable form of expression for those indices.

Honeywell to Clean Up, Contain Former Tar Plant at Ohio Superfund Site

Honeywell International Inc. also will pay for all of the United States’ response costs relating to the tar plant area, including oversight costs.

NSWMA: Tritium-containing Exit Signs Don't Belong in Landfills

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a rulemaking for the disposal of tritium exit signs, which contain a radioactive form of hydrogen.

Video Town Hall Focuses on Efficient Land Use

EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response wants to know what you think about its role in land reuse.

NV Energy, Waste Management Complete Agreement

The companies signed a power purchase agreement for the sale of renewable energy from a 3 MW landfill gas-powered project near Reno, Nev.

Team Completions Requests Waste Injection Well Permit

EPA seeks comment on the company's request to dispose of leachate in a Michigan underground injection well.

EPA, NREL May Use Brownfields for Renewable Energy Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investing $650,000 in the project, which pairs agency expertise on contaminated sites with NREL's renewable energy know-how.

A Bulb Crushing Victory

Going fluorescent is a no-brainer, much like using lamp crushers to recycle and safely dispose of the small amount of mercury in each bulb.

Maine DEP Finds Pharmaceuticals in Landfill Leachate

Trash disposal isn't the answer to keeping drugs out of the water supply after all.

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