Environmental Protection

Wastes


Most comments are opposed to the proposed U.S. Coast Guard plan to let fracking waste water move by barge on inland waterways.

Barge Shipments of Fracking Waste Water Opposed

Dozens of comments urge the U.S. Coast Guard not to allow barge owners to ship shale gas extraction waste water via inland waterways, saying it is a threat to drinking water supplies.

Shreveport Agrees to $342 Million Sewer System Upgrade

"The key provisions of this settlement will eliminate overflows of raw sewage in neighborhoods that have for too long been subject to these contaminated overflows," said Acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General Robert G. Dreher.

Texas Researchers Head to Antarctica for Pollution Study

A team of scientists will be leaving for Antarctica this week in order to conduct a pollution study.

Interpol Part of European E-waste Coalition

"The e-waste challenge has many facets. Illegal shipment is just one aspect, and it causes substantial losses of valuable resources. At the same time, the illegal trade in e-waste leads to extreme pollution cases at local dump sites," said Dr. Jaco Huisman, scientific coordinator of the project.

Keystone XL Pipeline Derailed?

Impatient oil companies associated with the project build rail terminals to deliver oil from western Canada to U.S. refineries in the Gulf Coast.

Container Recycling Rate Not Nearly Good Enough

"Between 1990 and 2010—a period that saw almost feverish growth and investment in municipal recycling programs, education and infrastructure—Americans have persisted in wasting more beverage containers than they've recycled," the Container Recycling Institute reports.

Purdue University Receives Two Environmental Awards from GE

GE helped Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., enhance the safety of its campus community by reducing the use of acid and caustic chemicals in the university’s utility plant.

Russian Refinery Chooses GE Technology

Strict discharge regulations and the need to reuse the treated water led Bashneft to choose GE's technology for its new wastewater treatment plant.



Tennessee DEC Shows How Household Hazwaste Collection Has Changed

Today's material includes cleaning fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent bulbs, lithium and button batteries, aerosols, adhesives, medications, brake fluid, swimming pool chemicals, and paint thinner.

Coyote Land Company Cleanup Completed

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced nearly 20,000 cubic yards of solid waste at the Panama City site has been cleaned up, and it is no longer an environmental hazard.

China Gets Plasma Thermal Waste Destruction System

PEAT International has successfully commissioned a Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery (PTDR) systems in Shanghai, China. The system was designed to deconstruct medical waste and oil refinery sludge.

Last Year, Fracking in the US Created a Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste Water

Research shows damage to air quality and possible radiation risks also occur.

Recovering Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings for Reuse

Why drilling mud is an essential component of the drilling process.

Adding Insult to Injury

300,000 gallons of sewage and 233,000 gallons of molasses dumped in Hawaii’s waters.

King County, Wash. Passes Rx Drug Take-Back Law

Puts lid on flushed and trashed prescription meds that poison the environment

EPA Wants To Allow Continued Wastewater Dumping In Wyoming

EPA has proposed permits that would allow oil companies to continue releasing contaminated wastewater onto the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming.

U.S. Senate Confirms McCarthy as EPA Administrator

The 59-40 vote confirmed her as the newest chief of the powerful agency.

Huge Wal-Mart CWA Settlement Announced

"As one of the largest retailers in the United States, Wal-Mart is responsible not only for the stock on its shelves, but also for the significant amount of hazardous materials that result from damaged products returned by customers," said Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

Refuse Vehicles on Display at Waste Expo

Refuse Vehicles on Display at Waste Expo

Beginning today until Thursday, McNeilus is displaying 12 industry-leading refuse vehicles at the Waste Expo. The lightweight front end loader prototype and Excalibre cylinder demo are booth highlights at the event.

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