Environmental Protection

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Agency Will Cap Standard Chlorine Site and Treat Soil Gas

The Delaware Superfund site was being cleaned up by Metachem, which declared bankruptcy in 2002, and now EPA is leading the remediation effort.

Testing Opens Door for DeconGel Use at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

The Savannah River National Laboratory used the product in a headspace simulation test of disposal of a decontamination agent in a waste package after a predetermined drying and packaging time.

EPA to Excavate Soil, Monitor Groundwater at Ellenville Scrap Iron Site

The 24-acre New York site was used for scrap metal operations for 40 years, and the soil contains semi-volatile organic compounds and various metals.

Regenesis Gets Patent for Microemulsion Bioremediation Product

The 3DMe molecular structure and microemulsion promotes wide-area transport in aquifer systems, requiring less substrate and fewer injection points for effective contaminant treatment.

Bacteria May Remove Steroid Used in Tilapia Fish Farming from Water

Methyltestosterone is used in aquaculture to produce male tilapia because they grow faster; Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus ceresus may help remove the steroid from the water.

EREF Issues RFP for Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research

Applicants have until Jan. 8, 2011 to submit their proposals.

Doe Run Resources to Pay $7M Penalty, $65M for Compliance Upgrades

North America’s largest lead producer will shut down its Herculaneum lead smelter by Dec. 31, 2013 and provide an initial $8.14 million in financial assurance to guarantee cleanup work.

E-waste dumping in Ghana

Reps. Green and Thompson Introduce E-Waste Export Bill

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the law would add a new category of "restricted electronic waste" that cannot be exported from the United States to developing nations, such as Ghana.



5 Companies Win Inaugural Environmental Protection Product Awards

Our judges chose OMI Industries, Excal Visual, KriStar, Calgon Carbon, and Hach as companies having this year's most helpful products among those entered in the first Environmental Protection New Product of the Year awards.

Congress Approves Prescription Drug Disposal Law

New disposal regulations may prevent pharmaceuticals from reaching drinking water sources.

Prefurbia traffic flow

Part 2: Prefurbia Incorporates Flow

This is the second installment of a multi-part series on some of today's problems in land development and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help overcome them.

Restoration Plan Would Have Spill Penalty Money Stay in Gulf

The report from U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the money will be used for recovery through a coordinated federal, state and local, long-term strategy

EPA and ExxonMobil Settle Case for Closure of Illegal Acid Waste Impoundments

EPA and ExxonMobil agreed to settle a case involving more than one billion gallons of illegally stored hazardous waste at the Agrifos Fertilizer site in Pasadena, Texas.

More Oxygen Needed to Finish Exxon Valdez Spill Cleanup, Study Says

Researchers in EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Ohio tested the ability of oil to biodegrade after 20 years and discovered that oxygen was the limiting factor.

EPA Adds Seven Hazardous Waste Sites to NPL

These additions and recent cleanups have changed the number of National Priorities List sites from 1,627 to 1,343 final and proposed sites.

EPA Sets Sights on Mercury Waste from Dental Offices

The agency says existing technology will be able to capture mercury waste from dental amalgams.

University of Nevada Demonstrates Successful Sludge-to-power Research

The researchers' custom-built processing machine uses an innovative process with relatively low temperatures in a fluidized bed of sand and salts to economically produce biomass fuel from sludge.

Court Allows $4.3M Settlement for Indiana Scrap Yard

After three years of litigation, the Evansville Greenway & Remediation Trust will be able to clean up lead and PCBs. Gas and electric and coal companies will be paying the bill.

Scalable Waste Heat Power Generator Vies for $200M GE Challenge

Cyclone Power Technologies' WHE/Generation system converts waste heat to mechanical power and electricity.

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