Environmental Protection

Wastes


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.

USDA Forest Service has proposed a new planning rule.

Forest Service Proposes Planning Rule, Seeks Comment

The rule provides a collaborative and science-based framework for creating land management plans that would support ecological sustainability and contribute to rural job opportunities.

Minnesota Farmer Offers Plain Speaking in 'EcoCommerce 101'

Tim Gieseke's book illustrates a practical method to identify environmental values and makes a case for bringing the externalities of agriculture and business into the economic accounting framework.

$13M Settlement Will Help Expedite Walpole, Mass. Site Cleanup

W.R. Grace & Co., and Tyco Healthcare Group, former site owners, will work with BIM Investment and Shaffer Realty Nominee Trust, current owners, to dredge soil, treat groundwater, and perform long-term monitoring.

N.J. Governor Joining Legal Action against Pennsylvania Power Plant

New Jersey has taken legal action against another out-of-state coal-fired power plant that is spewing pollutants into the air and impacting the state.

15 Facilities Turn in Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA is making the plans, which describe how companies are making their impoundments safer, available through its website.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Kelly Newlin

EPA, Coast Guard MOU Steps Up Efforts to Protect U.S. Waters

A memorandum of understanding outlines enhanced coordination of enforcement and compliance activities.

Drake Water Technologies Gets Second Desalination Patent

The technology continuously uses ion exchange resin to "dial-in" the removal of salts in wastewater.

Cemex to Pay $1.4M for Clean Air Act Violations

The company also will install control technologies that will reduce nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions emanating from its Fairborn, Ohio plant.

Technology to Turn Sewage Waste into Renewable Energy

Xebec Adsorption's innovative biogas technology was used to launch the first renewable energy project in California to purify biogas from a wastewater treatment facility, to meet California's stringent natural gas quality standards.

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