Environmental Protection

Wastes


$7M in STAR Grants Target Effects of Exposures, Social Stressors

EPA is asking universities to gather comprehensive community-wide data on human health impacts,

Evansville, Ind., to Fix Sewage Overflows, Pay $490,000 in Fines in Clean Water Act Settlement

The agreement would resolve allegations in a lawsuit the United States and Indiana filed in September 2009, alleging violations of its Clean Water Act discharge permits.

EPA Proposes $17M Settlement with 275 Parties to Clean L.A.-Area Landfill

The landfill is a 190-acre facility located in Monterey Park, Calif., about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

"Poo-Gloos" Eat Sewage

Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, according to a new study.

DEP Fines Minuteman for Operating Transfer Facilities without Approval

Inspectors found roll-off containers filed with natural gas well drill cutting waste and plastic liners.

Household Sewage, a Viable New Energy Resource

Scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought.

Hanford River Corridor

DOE Notes Work Progressing at Hanford

The River Corridor is about halfway to its 2015 cleanup goal, the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office reports.

Clinical Waste Management Needs Specialized Regulation

A study carried out by the University of Granada warns of the need to unify existing plans for clinical waste management in the different autonomous communities to improve recycling and waste disposal.



Iowa City Agrees to Address Sewage Discharge into Miss. River

As part of the plan, the city will improve its combined sewer system over the next 20 years, reducing discharges of hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage to the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Vermont Law School Spotlights 10 Critical Issues

Professors examine significant legal responses to such topics as climate change, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and greenhouse gas rules.

Amiad's Filtration for Underground Storage Project Moves to Next Stage

The company is providing an advanced industrial self-cleaning solution to a liquid hydrocarbon storage facility in France.

California Contracts with Andersen Environmental for Hazmat, Cleanup

The company will be working for the Real Estate Services Division of the state's Department of General Services.

Coal ash

EIP: Coal Ash Recycling Cost-Benefit Analysis Flawed

The Environmental Integrity Project says EPA overstated the value of coal ash recycling by more than 20 times.

Safechem Offers Chemical Leasing Solution for Metal Degreasing

Along with solvent delivery, The Dow Chemical Company subsidiary provides waste management, technical support, and use of stabilizers, additives, and test kits.

Company Extends Prescription Drug Disposal Program Through 2011

Covanta Energy Corporation has extended its “Prescription for Safety” program, which safely disposes of medications collected at community-sponsored drug take-back programs, free of charge, through the end of 2011.

Veolia Landfill in Wis. Will Generate Electricity from Landfill Gas

The project, slated to commence operation in early summer 2011, will have the initial capacity to generate 42,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power 2,800 homes.

Environmental Pharmaceutical Contamination Removed by Octolig

Octolig, a commercially available material, removes certain dyes and amoxicillin from water samples.

OSHA Issues $787,000 in Penalties Against Wisconsin Firm

The citation includes 14 alleged willful and one serious violation against WRR Environmental Services Co. of Eau Claire in connection with a June 29 explosion and fire at its plant, OSHA announced Tuesday.

EPA 2010 Enforcement to Reduce 1.4B Pounds of Pollutants

289 defendants were charged for allegedly committing environmental crimes, 198 criminals were convicted, and $41 million were assessed in fines and restitution.

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