Environmental Protection

Remediation


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.

Five Companies Pay for Damages from Palmerton Zinc Pile

CBS Operations Inc., TCI Pacific Communications Inc., CBS/Westinghouse of Pa. Inc., HH Liquidating Corp. and HRD Liquidating Corp., agreed to pay $21 million to Pennsylvania and the federal government, according to the Department of Justice.

EPA Gives Recovery Funds for Underground Petroleum Leaks

U.S. territories, states to receive more than $9.8 million to assess and clean up underground petroleum leaks.

Financial Assurance Rule to Target Hardrock Mining

EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.

SURF: How Should Clean-up Industry Clean Up?

Organizations white paper assesses remediation and whether it is or can be sustainable.

13 States to Get $45 M in Stimulus for UST Cleanup

EPA is using stimulus funds to help states address underground storage tank leaks, which can contaminate groundwater.

Justice: G-I Holdings Must Address Asbestos Waste

As the result of a settlement agreement, G-I Holdings must secure Vermont Asbestos Group Mine Site, reimburse clean-up costs, and address hazardous waste issues at nine other Superfund sites.



DuPont, Lucite Agree to Pay $2 M for Clean Air Violations

A sulfuric acid plant in West Virginia is the focus of the companies' settlement agreement with EPA and the Justice Department.

Invista Self-reports Violations at Former DuPont Facilities

The company will pay a $1.7 million penalty and spend millions to correct violations in seven states that were found after Invista took ownership of the DuPont facilities.

EPA Adds 9 Sites to National Priorities List

The nine hazardous wastes sites are located in seven states, and an additional 13 sites in 12 states are being considered for the National Priorities List.

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