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Good Compost Neighbor Uses Robust Odor Control

One company minimizes odors from the start by quickly processing organic materials into the composting cell and employing covered aerated static pile technology.

Change the World Challenge Includes High School Students

Students will be judged on both their ability to create a positive, measurable solution to a local sustainability issue or challenge using scientific methodology and their ability to explain how the solution can be replicated by other communities.

SiteWise Tool Assesses Environmental Footprint of Cleanups

Navy mandates the use of new assessment tool, co-developed with Battelle, in feasibility studies at all of its remediation sites.

Beach embayment design keeps sand and contaminants in.

Numerical Ocean Models Help Find Causes of Dirty Beaches

U.S. Geological Survey and Michigan State University study applies NOAA models to determine the pathways of contaminants and indicator bacteria.

Algae Aqua-Culture Technology to Use Stimulus for Biodigester Plant

The company's technology turns wood chips and algae into methane and organic fertilizer.

Study: Most Dairy Antibiotics Degrade before Reaching Groundwater

University of California Davis scientists said that most of the antibiotics used to treat dairy cows generally degrade in the top 12 inches of soil.

Lawmakers Call for Probe into Claims Handling by Enbridge

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said it has evidence that residents affected by the recent spill in Michigan are being asked to waive legal rights or sign over medical records.

Company Must Remove PCB-contaminated Materials from GM Superfund Site

Before the Motors Liquidation Company can demolish several buildings at the Massena, N.Y., site, it must decontaminate the buildings and their contents and sample and remove contaminated soil.



Air Products to Pay $1.5M for Transferring Spent Acid to Agrifos

EPA's enforcement of mining and minerals processing "leaked" over to chemical manufacturing because the company shipped spent acid to a facility not authorized to accept it.

Emory River Opens for Recreation as Coal Ash Cleanup Continues

Federal and Tennessee agencies have determined that any coal ash remaining in the river presents minimal health risks to recreational users.

Siemens to Provide IPS Composting Solution for Lafl├Ęche Environmental

Plant and system modifications will enable the 52,000-square-foot plant to achieve its 50,000-metric-ton design capacity.

DOE, New York Reach Cost Agreement for Nuclear Cleanup

The decree addresses the cost allocation between the federal and state governments, not the scope of the cleanup or site end-state decisions for the West Valley Demonstration Project and the Western New York Nuclear Service Center

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Commentary: Opportunities for Rebuilding New Orleans

Patrick Phillips, chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute, notes progress but cautions against suburban sprawl.

Chemtura OKs $26M Bankruptcy Settlement for CERCLA Liabilities

The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.

Fewer Worker Deaths in Solid Waste Industry, DOL Says

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.

AMEC and Dakota Technologies Work on Groundwater Contaminant Detection

A laser-induced fluorescence tool may help map denser than water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene.

MVR's New Facility to Make Plastic from Recycled Material

Frankfort, Ky., plant is expected to support 360 green jobs by 2011

Textile Waste Solutions Company Wins California Recycling Award

Working with local thrift stores and businesses, the company recovers millions of pounds of textiles for reuse in developing countries and as industrial rags.

Babcock & Wilcox Wins Cleanup Contract for DOE Site in Ohio

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC activities are potentially valued at $2.1 billion over 10 years.

Tennessee DEC Unveils Tank Helper for UST Owners and Operators

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