Environmental Protection

Wastes


Corrosion a Problem, Plains Pipeline to Upgrade 10,000 Miles of Line

To resolve Clean Water Act issues related to 10 crude oil spills in four states, Houston-based Plains Pipeline will pay a $3.25 million penalty and install controls or new pipe to prevent future spills.

Republic Services, RecycleBank to Deploy Reward Program

The agreement has set a 1-million home goal for increasing curbside recycling levels.

N.J. Panel to Review State Land Leasing Policy

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other stakeholders will determine if the formula needs updating to account for disturbances to habitat, conservation, or resource protection, for example.

umbrellas for a rainy day

Think Like an Underwriter

If you assess your risk from an underwriter's point of view, you should be able to secure some of the best possible terms and conditions for your environmental insurance.

APWA, SWANA Co-locate Annual Conferences in Boston

American Public Works Association and Solid Waste Association of North America cooperate by holding conferences in same city.

Silent Spring Study: Residential Indoor Air Has High Levels of EDCs

Samples from high- and low-income areas of San Francisco showed that 32 chemical compounds, some of them suspected or known endocrine disruptors, were more prevalent in indoor air than outdoor air.

EPA Solicits Ideas for Enbridge Oil Spill

The agency has a website to answer questions about what technical solutions would be most useful to reviewing officials.

Idaho Lab Cleanup Contract Gives Stimulus to Small Businesses

North Wind Services and TerranearPMC received recovery funding in the amounts of $14 million and $2 million, respectively, to manage construction and cleanup at Idaho National Laboratory.



New Stormwater Management Guide to Benefit Chesapeake Bay

According to EPA, many municipalities’ stormwater management plans are out of date and have not been fully implemented, and permits don’t always contain clear milestones to ensure that water quality standards would be met.

Allied Waste to pick up and recycle trash from Boy Scout Jamboree

Allied Prepares to Collect Estimated 900 Tons of Boy Scouts' Trash

Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.

New Jersey Asbestos Dump Removed from Superfund List

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Wildlife Service are responsible for the ongoing monitoring and maintenance activities at the Morris County site.

UN scientists speak out on global warming

Commentary: Little Objectivity on Climate Change

Environmental professional calls for Environmental Protection newsletter and EPA to take the blinders off.

'Aged' Biochar Lowers Nitrogen Emissions from Soil, Study Finds

Four months after application, biochars reduced nitrous oxide emissions by up to 73 percent and lowered ammonium leaching by up to 94 percent.

afterflyashbioremediation

A Re-think on Fly Ash Ponds in India

Bioremediation of ash ponds has the potential to reclaim the contaminated environment and return it to a more natural condition.

Offshore Vessels Pleads Guilty to Dumping Oil on High Seas

The company will pay $2.1 million in penalties for discharging oily wastewater from the bilge tank of the R/V Laurence M. Gould in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

Former, Current Owners to Pay for Cleanup at Walpole Superfund Site

The Justice Department has settled with W.R. Grace, Tyco Healthcare Group, BIM Investment and Shaffer Reality Nominee Trust for $13 million that will pay for past and future cleanup costs related to asbestos and caustic solution use on the site.

Gulf Tech Expo Looks for Best Cleanup Invention

Show sponsors are offering a $20,000 technology development grant at the expo, which is scheduled for Aug. 13-15 at the Mobile Convention Center.

WWEMA Expresses Disappointment on Buy American Clause

House AQUA bill would fund drinking water SRF, grants, and endocrine disruptor screening program but also requires local communities to procure their infrastructure needs from U.S. –based equipment companies.

2.6 Billion Sanitation Business Opportunities

2010 World Toilet Summit Comes to Philadelphia

The summit will be hosted by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.

Free e-News Subscription

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy