Environmental Protection

Remediation


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.

12 Approaches to Clean up World's Worst Pollution

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

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.

$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.

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 Provides Best Practices for Meth Lab Cleanup

State and local governments now have technical guidance in the form of voluntary guidelines to remediate methamphetamine laboratories.

Wyoming Group: Drilling Contamination Puts Water at Risk

Residents of Clark, Wyo., are concerned that Windsor Energy Group LLC may not voluntarily clean up contamination left from a gas blowout.

Virgin Islands Get $57,000 in Stimulus for Fixing Petroleum Leaks

The funds will be used to assess and clean up leaks from underground petroleum storage tanks.

Agency Provides Guidance on Handling PCBs in Caulk

EPA recommends minimizing dust, washing, and vacuuming to lower exposure to caulk that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls in buildings 31 years old or older.

Chinese, Defective Drywall Meeting to Deliver Protocols

The conference will issue protocols and proposed national warranties for homes remediated under these protocols.

Joint Study Finds Diversity in Shewanella Microbes

Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers uncovers some of the differences among the strains of Shewanella, which is used in bioremediation.

NIST Issues 3 New Soil Reference Materials for Labs

These standard reference materials are useful for soil analyses performed by various commercial, government, and university laboratories.

Plants and Poultry Waste Can Immobilize Lead in Soil, Study Says

The researcher measured lead speciation and enzyme activity in shooting range soils treated with grass plant and/or poultry waste in a large column setting.

Ohio EPA Teams with Insurers for Brownfields' Cleanups

Those who want to voluntarily clean up a brownfield site in Ohio may be eligible for discounted insurance through a new state program.

Landmark Deal Puts Hanford Cleanup on Track

The settlement of Washington's 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Energy recommits the federal government to a cleanup of groundwater and waste stored in tanks at the Hanford Site, officials said this week.

WI Environmental Has Heavy Metal Cleanup Technology

Company president claims XR-88 can clean up Puget Sound, other sites.

Regenesis Credits ORC for 29 Contaminated Site Closures

San Clemente, Calif.-based Regenesis says its Oxygen Release Compound has facilitated the cost-effective closure of 29 major petroleum company sites in the Midwest.

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