Environmental Protection

Wastes


EPA is proposing to add two abandoned mine sites to its Superfund list.

2 California Hazardous Waste Sites Proposed for NPL

EPA is proposing that the abandoned sites New Idria Mercury Mine in San Benito County and the Blue Ledge Mine in Siskiyou County be added to the National Priorities List.

N.J. Proposes Easing Some Strict Compliance in Favor of Economic Growth

Used under limited circumstances, the rule would allow the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to waive strict compliance when such action would not compromise the environment or public health.

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USDA Analyzes 8 Animal Waste Lagoons for Nitrogen

Despite a large amount of nitrogen cycling genes, researchers concluded that denitrifying and nitrifying organisms were not active.

Hexavalent Chromium Lawsuit Can Move Forward, Judge Says

A class action lawsuit against Honeywell and PPG is seeking money for medical monitoring of residents who live near a chrome ore processing site in Jersey City, N.J.

Sundew. Courtesy Ken Sturm, USFWS

American Rivers to Oversee $1.8M Potomac Highlands' Grants

By selecting this conservation organization to implement the program, EPA seeks to improve the natural resources and socio-economic conditions in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands.

Final Boiler, Incinerator Rules Cut Compliance Costs in Initial Proposals

EPA says it is proposing "sensible standards" that will provide significant public health benefits while cutting costs by nearly 50 percent; the agency is offering these standards for additional public review and comment.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Arkla's Wastewater Manager, Supervisor

Two Arkla Disposal Services, Inc. employees were charged in a five-count indictment for discharging untreated wastewater to the local Shreveport publicly owned treatment works and the Red River.

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson speaks at an event unveiling expanded solar power for groundwater treatment at Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, Calif.

Solar Power Cuts 120 Years off Superfund Site Cleanup

Partners used stimulus funding to expand solar panels that run electrical resistance heating system to clean up groundwater at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site.



Urban housing typically means high-density developments.

Part 5. Prefurbanism

In this fifth and last installment of the multi-part series on today's problems in land development, the author takes a look at redevelopment in the inner suburban core.

Metal Finisher to Pay for Poor Hazardous Waste Management

Southern Maine Specialties will pay $38,250 for claims that it violated proper storage, labeling, and other management of hazardous waste.

TCEQ Fines DCP Midstream, Citgo Refining for Records' Review Issues

Some of the penalty money will support supplemental environmental projects on clean school buses and tire cleanup.

Leominster Dye Company to Settle Hazardous Waste Issues

Hudson Color allegedly failed to adequately determine the contents of a waste pigment containing high concentrations of lead.

Study Says the Pill Contributes Little Estrogen to Drinking Water

Natural estrogen from multiple sources actually accounts for much more of the total contribution.

Ayer, Mass., Developer Protects Wetlands to Settle CWA Violations

Crabtree Development will give the town 7.6 acres of the Pingry Hill development.

Which EPA Rules Are Outmoded?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on its plan to review regulations.

Evansville Greenway Site Wins National Environmental Award

The site is a newly opened section of greenway built upon a remediated scrap yard near downtown Evansville, Ind.

DOI Invites Input on Hardrock Mineral Development in Northern Arizona

The Department of the Interior is seeking comment on a draft environmental impact statement that offers four alternatives for managing mineral development near the Grand Canyon.

New York Takes Issue with NRC Plan to Dump Nuclear Wastes

The attorney general is suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for authorizing nuclear power plants to dispose of radioactive wastes at Indian Point for 60 Years after closure, without a mandated review.

Lenovo ThinkPad Captures UL's Environment Gold Rating

UL Environment put the laptop to test for sustainable lifecycle design.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.

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