Environmental Protection

Landfills


Maine DEP Finds Pharmaceuticals in Landfill Leachate

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

Tennessee Emory River

22 Electric Utilities Develop Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA says many of the electric utilities the agency has assessed are already implementing recommended measures to make their impoundments safer.

Researchers Use Fungus to Decompose Plastic Containing BPA

Researchers pretreated polycarbonate with ultraviolet light and heat and exposed it to fungi, which broke down the plastic without releasing bisphenol A.

TVA Fly Ash Spill Evaluation, Cost Analysis Ready for Comment

EPA's engineering evaluation addresses cleanup, stabilization, and closure of the Swan Pond embayment area.

USDA Seeks Comment on Transport of Garbage from Hawaii

Agency will assess environmental impacts related to a revised petition from Hawaiian Waste Systems LLC to move garbage destined for a landfill in Washington.

EPA Applauds 8 Landfills for Lower GHG Emissions, New Power

Recognized methane capture projects include the largest liquefied natural gas facility in Livermore, Calif.

Agency Reaches Settlement for Sutton Brook Disposal Area

Twenty of 49 potentially responsible parties will now have to contribute funds for the cleanup of the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site.



Methane Power Opens N.C. Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

GE's landfill gas engines generate renewable electricity for Duke Energy's grid.

Settlements Bring Funds for Old Southington Landfill Cleanup

Southington, Conn., GenCorp., Kraft Foods, Shell Oil Co., and United Technologies Corp. will pay millions to ensure protections from contaminated groundwater at the Superfund site; 86 other parties also will contribute.

EPA Analysis Shows Reduction in 2008 Toxic Chemical Releases

The TRI database contains information on chemical releases into the air, land and water, as well as waste management and pollution prevention activities.

Live Holiday Trees Make Mulch, Not Landfill Clutter

Botanist makes "green" case for buying living trees instead of artificial ones.

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Sandia Labs Covers Mixed Waste Landfill

The New Mexico Environment Department in 2005 selected an evapotranspirative cover with a biointrusion rock barrier as the remedy for the low-level radioactive waste landfill, which was constructed this fall.

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.

UNH Stands for Sustainability

The University of New Hampshire plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2020, and it has begun by investing in co-generation and landfill-gas-to-energy projects.

EPA Data Show U.S. Has 584 Coal Ash Impoundments

The agency shares data on coal ash sites, including ownership, location, hazard potential, and dates of last regulatory or company assessment.

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